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Fort Campbell holds full-scale emergency exercise

Fort Campbell holds full-scale emergency exercise

Story submitted by Fort Campbell Public Affairs

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – Fort Campbell and tenant units will hold a full scale exercise on post, Tuesday, June 25, which is designed to enhance and strengthen capabilities to respond locally to a full spectrum of crises.

While some elements of the exercise are notional, there will be a visible increase in movement of emergency service vehicles and personnel around post. Leadership wants all installation residents, workers and visitors to be aware of the exercise so there is no alarm due to the increased movement of emergency responders.

Full-scale exercises are conducted yearly at Army installations across the U.S. as part of a cyclic training plan designed to maintain and enhance response capabilities to a multitude of events, while fostering ties and forging partnerships with local principalities.

Fort Campbell is coordinating closely with several local agencies from surrounding communities, including Clarksville and Oak Grove Police; Montgomery County, Stewart County and Trigg County Sheriff’s departments and local emergency medical services, in order to safeguard Soldiers and Families.

Blanchfield Community Army Hospital will hold a mass casualty drill as part of the full scale exercise. Additionally, real time Facebook postings will be used to inform the public of what is happening and what to do. These messages will be characterized with a large graphic (see attachment) denoting the information is part of an exercise. However, proper response to emergency vehicle movement should be observed.

Limited manpower resources prevent the opportunity for media to observe the exercise. However, it is our wish that you have knowledge of this training should you be called with reports of unusual activities taking place on the installation.

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