UPDATE: During the scheduled active shooter training exercise this morning at Sheppard AFB, the base received reports of possible gun shots outside the designated exercise area.
Security Forces responded immediately and, in an abundance of caution, the base transitioned from an exercise posture to a real-world posture.
Security Forces searched the facility and confirmed there was no threat.
The all clear was announced at around 10 a.m.
If you plan on visiting Sheppard Air Force Base on April 11, you should expect a few delays as base personnel conduct an active shooter exercise.
The exercise is expected to be from 8 to 11 a.m.
Personnel should expect a brief lockdown period, otherwise, the scope of the exercise will be limited to the parade ground.
Base officials are asking retirees and others needing to conduct business with the base to adjust their schedules accordingly as delays could occur during the lockdown period.
An active shooter scenario is designed to test not only the base’s initial response to the threat of a gunman but also all the emergency management actions that would follow such an incident.
People living or working on or near the base can expect to hear sirens and loudspeakers and possibly an increase in emergency management vehicles moving around the base.