Hurlburt Field Takes Precautions After Fort Hood Massacre

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AP) -- The Air Force's special operations command at Hurlburt Field in the Panhandle is taking precautions against a mass shooting like the one that killed 13 at Foot Hood Army Base in Texas.

The Panhandle base held an unannounced exercise Wednesday afternoon. Alarms rang out and a base official acting as a shooter knocked down doors and made his way around the base.

A public address system continuously announced that an exercise was under way, pop-up notices on computer screens also announced that it was exercise and base officials notified local police of the exercise. Base spokeswoman Amy Oliver says the training is crucial to prepare military and civilians who work at the base for such an attack.


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