Dover Air Force Base Conducts Emergency Response Exercise

Aug 20, 2012

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Officials at Dover Air Force are conducting a three-day exercise to test their emergency response capabilities.

The exercise to test the 436th Airlift Wing's ability to respond to a major accident begins Monday.

The exercise will be conducted within the base and its training areas but will include local law enforcement and emergency management teams.

Officials say all base personnel will participate and that visitors could be treated as participants as well.

Military officials say normal base operations and services will be affected during the exercise, including closures and delays at entry points, and operations at the base exchange, commissary, pharmacy, medical clinic and other units.