Local

May 11, 2012

Ardent Sentry prepares Team Edwards for numerous challenges

Tags:
by Laura Mowry
Staff writer
Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry
95th Security Forces Squadron personnel apprehend a "suspect" after responding to an active shooter scenario during the USNORTHCOM directed exercise, Ardent Sentry 2012. The week-long exercise began May 2 and tested Team Edwards' response to numerous incidents.

There were a variety of challenges thrown at Team Edwards during the U.S. Northern Command directed exercise, Ardent Sentry 2012, which began May 2 and wrapped up May 9.

Team Edwards was tested on the installation’s ability to handle numerous incidents occurring simultaneously.

Moulage kits were used in preparation for the active shooter response scenario May 2, during the installation exercise, Ardent Sentry 2012. The moulage kits add a dimension of realism during the exercise for the first responders.

According to Frank Sporer, Installation Exercise Evaluation Team chief, the base was tested on responses to a number of incidents including an explosive package, a fire and an active shooter scenario. Additionally, the exercise challenged Team Edwards to relocate the 416th Flight Test Squadron.

The exercise served as the Air Force Material Command’s command-wide, Command and Control exercise. It tested AFMC’s ability to support tasks handed down from USNORTHCOM, as well as the Command and Control of AFMC forces.Key players in Ardent Sentry 2012 included the Exercise Evaluation Team, as well as first responder capabilities including 95th Security Forces Squadron, fire, medical, biohazard, and the 95th Civil Engineering Division’ Explosive Ordinance Disposal team.

“I am extremely impressed by the effort that the EET put into making realistic scenarios for the installation to respond to and ultimately, how well the installation forces responded to those scenarios,” said Sporer.Throughout the week-long exercise, members of the Exercise Evaluation Team worked diligently to create realistic scenarios to challenge Team Edwards and test the installation’s responses.”Edwards Air Force Base has performed above expectations, as they followed directives from Higher Headquarters and responded accordingly. The installation commander, Col. Schwab, can rest easy knowing that if something ever were to happen, his forces will respond appropriately,” said Sporer.

A member of the Edwards Air Force Base Exercise Evaluation Team looks on during the 95th Security Forces Squadron’s response to an active shooter scenario during the week-long USNORTHCOM directed exercise, Ardent Sentry 2012.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs July 25, 2014

Focus group Here’s your chance to be heard. The Edwards Commissary is looking for volunteers to participate in a group discussion about your Commissary. They will be conducting focus groups July 29 from noon to 2 p.m. and again from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to participate, send an e-mail to...
 
 
aafes-school

Exchange moves to the head of the class with extra back-to-school savings

With the first bell about to ring on a new school year, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving lessons in savings. The Exchange is helping military shoppers make the grade with competitive prices and tax savings on...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit

Major wins major bucks on ‘Price Is Right’

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Maj. Kevin Van Stone, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 5, and his wife, Melinda (right), speak to a representative from CBS after being handed a giant check for...
 

 
NASA photograph by Tom Tschida

NASA Armstrong Support Center receives LEED platinum certification

NASA photograph by Tom Tschida Large expanses of windows and curved rooflines highlight NASA Armstrong’s new Facilities Support Center. The 38,000-square-foot structure has been certified that it met the Leadership in Ene...
 
 

Exchange shoppers can keep on ticking with Hello Kitty sweepstakes

Military shoppers can keep time with Hello Kitty thanks to the latest sweepstakes from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. Twenty-five winners will take home a Hello Kitty watch, valued at $85. From July 25 to Aug. 22, Exchange shoppers can enter to win by emailing patriotfamily@aafes.com and putting “Hello Kitty Sweepstakes” in the...
 
 

Leadership Lessons: Who would you follow?

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D.†-†Over the last year I have enjoyed reading articles from our wing leadership on their perspectives and experiences which have made them better leaders. I have great admiration for their words of wisdom and have benefited from their shared experiences. When I was asked to write a leadership piece I...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>