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Three army bases in Colorado Springs will take part in coaching drills beginning Tuesday – KKTV 11 Information

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever AFB, and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station will be conducting training drills for the Peterson-Schriever Garrison Tuesday through Thursday, April 15.

Residents of the area can hear simulated gunshots, loud booms and sirens or see smoke during the training.

The exercise is designed to ensure the armed forces have the proper techniques, tactics, and procedures in place to protect missions and grassroots communities.

Col. James Smith, commander of the Peterson Schriever Garrison, says this exercise is a very important opportunity for the military personnel. “It is extremely important that our installations participate in exercises. This is a great opportunity to test our readiness and ensure our no-fail missions continue in the face of real-world disaster scenarios, ”said Smith.

People traveling on and off the base may experience temporary gate closings and blocked road areas on the base. Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities plan to remain open throughout the training.

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