Wright Patt exercise starts Monday

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Wright Patt exercise starts Monday

Wright-Patterson will launch a base wide exercise Monday that could cause traffic back-ups at some gateways, according to authorities.

The last scheduled exercise of the year will role play scenarios that could involve air piracy and a pandemic, among other situations, Wright-Patterson said.

Base personnel should react as if a scenario is real during the training, said spokesman Bryan Ripple.

The base may impose additional security measures and temporarily block traffic in some areas, authorities said.

They may may activate a “giant voice” intercom and an emergency alert system during the week-long exercise, authorities said.

Neighboring communities may hear sirens coming from the base.

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