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Tech. Sgt. Justen Stroup, 436th Security Forces Squadron response force leader, apprehends an active shooter during a Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the resolve of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mauricio Campino)

Tech. Sgt. Justen Stroup, 436th Security Forces Squadron response force leader, apprehends an active shooter during a Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the response capabilities of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mauricio Campino)

Airman 1st Class David Carregosa, 436th Security Forces Squadron response force member, stands guard at the main gate during a Force Protection Major Accident Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the response capabilities of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid global mobility in challenging conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Airman 1st Class David Carregosa, 436th Security Forces Squadron response force member, stands guard at the main gate during a Force Protection Major Accident Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the response capabilities of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid global mobility in challenging conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

From the left, Kevonte Jackson and Earl Batten, both from the 436th Civil Engineer Squadron horizontal shop, install bollards during a Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 6, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the response capabilities of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

From the left, Kevonte Jackson and Earl Batten, both from the 436th Civil Engineer Squadron horizontal shop, install bollards during a Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 6, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the response capabilities of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

A backpack emits a simulated unknown chemical during a Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the response capabilities of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

A backpack emits a simulated unknown chemical during a Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the response capabilities of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Maria Quinones, right, 436th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department firefighter, escorts Airman 1st Class Miguel Sastre, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, to a triage area during a Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the response capabilities of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Maria Quinones, right, 436th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department firefighter, escorts Airman 1st Class Miguel Sastre, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, to a triage area during a Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the response capabilities of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Firemen from the 436th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department, simulate decontaminating Senior Airman Gianni Maldonado, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, during a Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the response capabilities of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions.(U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Firemen from the 436th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department, simulate decontaminating Senior Airman Gianni Maldonado, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, during a Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the response capabilities of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions.(U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Senior Airman Kathleen Lacasse, left, 436th Health Care Operations Squadron ambulance response technician and Airman 1st Class Madelyn Renda, 436th HCOS family health technician, prepare a bag of saline solution during a Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the response capabilities of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions.(U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Senior Airman Kathleen Lacasse, left, 436th Health Care Operations Squadron ambulance response technician and Airman 1st Class Madelyn Renda, 436th HCOS family health technician, prepare a bag of saline solution during a Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the response capabilities of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions.(U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Senior Airman Kathleen Lacasse, top, 436th Health Care Operations Squadron ambulance response technician, rinses the eyes of Airman 1st Class Truman Alton, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, during a Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the response capabilities of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Senior Airman Kathleen Lacasse, top, 436th Health Care Operations Squadron ambulance response technician, rinses the eyes of Airman 1st Class Truman Alton, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, during a Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the response capabilities of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Jeremy Lundgren, left, 436th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department section chief, briefs key personnel for a scenario during the Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested theresponse capabilities of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Jeremy Lundgren, left, 436th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department section chief, briefs key personnel for a scenario during the Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested theresponse capabilities of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Senior Airman Jonathan Teissonniere, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, simulates decontamination procedures during a Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the response capabilities of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions.(U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)
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Senior Airman Jonathan Teissonniere, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, simulates decontamination procedures during a Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the response capabilities of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions.(U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Airman 1st Class Alexis Acevedo, 436th Security Forces Squadron response force member, clears a building in response to a simulated active shooter during a Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the resolve of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mauricio Campino)
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Airman 1st Class Alexis Acevedo, 436th Security Forces Squadron response force member, clears a building in response to a simulated active shooter during a Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the response capabilities of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mauricio Campino)

Tech. Sgt. Kimberly Sturges, 436th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron base operational medical clinic noncommissioned officer in charge, renders first aid to a victim after a simulated active shooter during a Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the resolve of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions.(U.S. Air Force photo by Mauricio Campino)
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Tech. Sgt. Kimberly Sturges, 436th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron base operational medical clinic noncommissioned officer in charge, renders first aid to a victim after a simulated active shooter during a Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Oct. 7, 2021. The three-day exercise tested the response capabilities of Team Dover through various scenarios in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide rapid-global mobility in challenging conditions.(U.S. Air Force photo by Mauricio Campino)

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. --

Dover Air Force Base held a base-wide Force Protection Major Accident Response Exercise (FPMARE) Oct. 6-7, 2021.

This exercise tested the response capabilities of Airmen from units in the 436th Airlift Wing, as well as their reserve counterparts in the 512th Airlift Wing.

“This week tested the resolve of our Total Force Airmen and leaders through several worst-case scenario exercises in an effort to strengthen our ability to provide rapid global mobility in challenging conditions,” said Maj. Christian Litscher, 436th AW Inspector General chief of wing exercises.

Department of Defense military installations use Force Protection Conditions levels to dictate security procedures based on current threats to personnel. The 436th AW IG office is responsible for testing the base FPCONs as an annual requirement to enhance training for a real-world scenario.

“The 436th and 512th Inspector General offices have diligently worked with units from across the wings to craft realistic scenarios to ensure the readiness of our Airmen while accomplishing numerous Air Force and Department of Defense exercise and training requirements,” said Litscher.

Team Dover Airmen had their situational awareness put to the test through several different scenarios including an active shooter and a chemical attack.

The active shooter scenario involved Airmen from the 436th Security Forces Squadron apprehending the suspect. Firemen from the 436th Civil Engineer Squadron and medics from the 436th Medical Group provided first aid and provided triage to victims.

During the chemical attack, a bag emitting an unknown substance was left on a crew bus. Affected Airmen were escorted off of the bus by firemen and were taken to the medical clinic for decontamination.

“We must remain ready to respond to any number of events that can occur on the installation,” said Col. Matt Husemann, 436th AW commander. “Training scenarios and exercises challenge us to continuously improve our situational awareness and response capabilities so our Airmen can ensure the safety of the base, while continuing to rock operational objectives.”

Based on observations from this exercise, the IG office will recommend any enhancements to base procedures to ensure operational effectiveness.