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Fort Hood Press Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: May 10, 2017 5:15:19 PM CDT

B-Roll and Photo Package for Fort Hood, CENTEX full-scale force protection exercise

FORT HOOD, Texas – Fort Hood emergency responders are testing their active-shooter response techniques during their annual full-scale exercise May 10-11 at the Copeland Soldier Service Center.

This is a planned training exercise designed to test Fort Hood’s ability to rapidly react to an active shooter on post. On May 10, more than 70 role players helped simulate what would happen during an actual active-shooter event testing the response skills of Fort Hood emergency responders. The exercise also included additional scenarios that required the Central Texas emergency responders to respond and coordinate with Fort Hood emergency responders. City officials from Killeen, Copperas Cove, Belton, and Temple all participated in this joint response.

The second day, May 11, of the exercise will test the recovery aspect of the scenario. Various Fort Hood agencies will go through the steps of patient tracking at area hospitals and working with the role-players simulating family members of injured and deceased.

Photos and Broll of the May 10 Fort Hood Annual Full Scale Exercise

Fort Hood DES and Texas Task Force One search and rescue personnel coordinate their search efforts at the staging area on Turkey Run Road April 12 looking for Fort Hood's missing person. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Mary Mittlesteadt) Fort Hood DES and Texas Task Force One search and rescue personnel coordinate their search efforts at the staging area on Turkey Run Road April 12 looking for Fort Hood's missing person. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Mary Mittlesteadt)  
Fort Hood Directorate of Emergency Services personnel and 89th Military Police Brigade Soldiers respond to a Clear Creek high-water rescue site off Turkey Run Road where ongoing swift-water rescue efforts continue searching for an individual whose car was swept into the creek by fast moving waters over the roadway just before 6 a.m. April 11. In addition, a 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, AH-64 Apache helicopter conducts an aerial search for the missing individual.  (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Mary Mittlesteadt, III Corps PAO)   Fort Hood emergency services officials deployed additional 89th Military Police Brigade Soldiers and Texas Task Force One search and rescue teams with their search dogs at first light April 12. The groups are conducting a thorough search based on a deliberate search pattern as derived from an analysis of topography and meteorological conditions. Two AH-64 Apache Helicopters were immediately deployed and also continue to search from the air. Emergency crews have prepositioned a UH-60 Blackhawk medical evacuation helicopter at the staging area ready to respond if the individual is located.  

 

Broll of the May 10 Fort Hood Full Scale Exercise. Users must register with DVIDS to get the high resolution broadcast quality link:

To download the broadcast quality video, click here.

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Fort Hood, TX 76544
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