Notice to the public about a planned ACTIVE SHOOTER EXERCISE underway at the New Castle Air National Guard Base, Delaware

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The 166th Airlift Wing is conducting an "active-shooter" EXERCISE today, August 27, 2014, so that base personnel and first responders can practice for potential threats against personnel on the air base.This is a planned training event by the 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard, at the New Castle Air National Guard Base.

This exercise is coordinated with local civilian law enforcement authorities, other first responders and local military units. Representatives of local police departments are on base for the exercise.

Members of the public may observe unusual movements of people or vehicles on base, hear occasional loud noises or witness other activity as part of the exercise scenarios. The public should know that this activity is related to our controlled exercise, a training event we practice on an occasional basis.

This notice is also being posted on the wing Facebook page,

If members of the public have any questions or concerns, please call 166th
Airlift Wing Public Affairs, 302-593-2126 (mobile), or 302-323-3369 (office).

MEDIA Point of Contact:
Tech. Sgt. Benjamin J. Matwey
166th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Delaware Air National Guard
New Castle ANG Base
Facebook page:
Commercial 302-323-3369
Cell 302-593-2126