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Base-wide exercise Nov. 8; all Andersen workers, residents, visitors impacted

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- A base-wide emergency management exercise will take place Nov. 8 between 9 a.m. and noon.

All people on Andersen, to include active-duty members, tenant units, civilians, family members, contractors or any base visitors, are expected to comply with the directions given by emergency responders or facility managers and participate in the event as if it were actually occurring, said officials at the 36th Wing Inspectors General's office.

"The exercise is base wide because it gives us a chance to make an honest and realistic assessment of Andersen's ability to respond to the situation we are exercising," said Master Sgt. Alain Baylosis, 36th WG IG office. "This may inconvenience some of our base members and visitors who are not used to participating in the military exercises, but this scenario is something that will impact any person on the base if it were actually happening and we need to get a baseline for what it would actually look like when you include the base populace."

No non-play areas on the base are designated to include the Exchange, commissary, child development center, base schools, Airman and Family Readiness Center and other places traditionally "out of bounds."

Baylosis noted that people who choose not to participate need to be off-base during the hours of the exercise or stay in their homes if they live on base.

"We will do this in as much of a practical sense as we can," he said. "People will not be expected to do anything dangerous, uncomfortable or difficult. Mostly just follow the directions of the official giving directions during the event and wait for an 'all clear' notification before going about your normal business."

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