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December 14, 2012

Pseudo shooter rampages gym

Staff Sgt. Brandon Floersch, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions storage crew member, enters the Bryant Fitness Center Dec. 5 as a simulated shooter during the Crown Talon 1206 exercise at Luke Air Force Base. This was an Air Education and Training Command facilitated active-shooter exercise designed to test Luke’s response to this scenario.

 

Photos by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert

56th Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Services firefighters and technicians, administer medical aid to simulated victims in exercise during the initial response. Emergency services personnel provide care until medical experts arrive on scene.

 

Southwest Med Evac air ambulance team members prepare to evacuate a simulated victim during the exercise.

 

Col. John Hanna, 56th Operations Group commander, speaks to the press at the Lightning Gate during the exercise.




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