109th Airlift Wing to conduct active shooter drill on Sunday June 4 during training weekend

Media Advisory

STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, SCOTIA, NY (06/02/2017) (readMedia)-- The 109th Airlift Wing will hold a security exercise on Sunday afternoon , June 4 . The exercise will focus on an active shooter scenario.

Local police agencies, fire departments, emergency medical services and county responders will be assisting in the active-shooter scenario.

Beginning around noon, several emergency vehicles will be parked on the former Habel Lane, between Jordan Lane and Stratton Air National Guard Base. These vehicles will depart the staging area during the course of the four-hour exercise. No disruption to traffic is expected.

Members of the Media are invited to cover this exercise.

WHO: Members of the 109th Airlift Wing, New York State Emergency Management Office, Schenectady County Fire and EMS Coordinator, Ellis Hospital, Glenville Police Department, Schenectady County Sheriffs, New York State Troopers, Stratton Air National Guard FD, Alplaus FD and East Glenville FD and Mohawk Ambulance.

In addition to the multiple emergency response agencies, 45 volunteers (20 military & 25 civilian), and Schenectady County Unified Communications Center will be supporting this exercise.

WHAT: Active-shooter exercise

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., Sunday, June 4, 2017

WHERE: Stratton Air National Guard Base, 1 Air National Guard Road, Scotia, NY 12302

For access to this secure military facility, members of the media must contact the 109th AW Public Affairs office at (518) 344-2423 no later than 10 a.m. on Sunday June 4.


"This exercise is designed to evaluate the ability to respond, suppress, triage and account for 109th Airlift Wing personnel," said Lt. Col. Ron Ankabrandt, 109th AW inspector general and event director.

"In the unlikely event that an active shooter gains access to Stratton Air National Guard Base during the Unit Training Assembly drill weekend, members are trained to react in accordance with personalized training provided by Security Forces. This exercise is designed to test the Wing's ability to survive an active-shooter event and the various emergency services supporting the containment, triage, transportation and medical treatment," Ankabrandt said.