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KMC Airmen practice active shooter response

A U.S. Airman clears out his weapon during an active shooter exercise at Ramstein Airman Leadership School on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Oct. 16, 2018. During the exercise safety of all participants was a primary concern. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)

A U.S. Airman clears out his weapon during an active shooter exercise at Ramstein Airman Leadership School on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Oct. 16, 2018. During the exercise safety of all participants was a primary concern. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dallas Bergeson, 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron police services noncommissioned officer in charge, directs students through the building during an active shooter exercise at Ramstein Airman Leadership School on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Oct. 16, 2018. Students gathered at a designated meeting point for accountability after being evacuated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dallas Bergeson, 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron police services noncommissioned officer in charge, directs students through the building during an active shooter exercise at Ramstein Airman Leadership School on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Oct. 16, 2018. Students gathered at a designated meeting point for accountability after being evacuated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)

Security forces Airmen clear a stairwell during an active shooter exercise at Ramstein Airman Leadership School on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Oct. 16, 2018. During the exercise safety of all participants was a primary concern. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)

Security forces Airmen clear a stairwell during an active shooter exercise at Ramstein Airman Leadership School on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Oct. 16, 2018. During the exercise safety of all participants was a primary concern. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)

A Security Forces Airman maintains positive control of the apprehended shooter during an active shooter exercise at Ramstein Airman Leadership School on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Oct. 16, 2018. After apprehending the shooter, security forces cleared the building to ensure there were no additional threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)

A Security Forces Airman maintains positive control of the apprehended shooter during an active shooter exercise at Ramstein Airman Leadership School on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Oct. 16, 2018. After apprehending the shooter, security forces cleared the building to ensure there were no additional threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Stephen Cromp, 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron flight commander, talks into his radio during an active shooter exercise at Ramstein Airman Leadership School on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Oct. 16, 2018. After apprehending the shooter, security forces cleared the building to ensure there were no additional threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Stephen Cromp, 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron flight commander, talks into his radio during an active shooter exercise at Ramstein Airman Leadership School on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Oct. 16, 2018. After apprehending the shooter, security forces cleared the building to ensure there were no additional threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)

A 86th Airlift Wing Inspection Team member observes an active shooter exercise response at Ramstein Airman Leadership School on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Oct. 16, 2018. Airmen on the inspection team observe everything during the exercise to include response tactics, public reaction to announcements, and weapon handling safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)

A 86th Airlift Wing Inspection Team member observes an active shooter exercise response at Ramstein Airman Leadership School on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Oct. 16, 2018. Airmen on the inspection team observe everything during the exercise to include response tactics, public reaction to announcements, and weapon handling safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)

Alessandro Fuschiotti, 86th Security Forces Squadron evaluator, fires blank ammunition during an active shooter scenario at Ramstein Airman Leadership School on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Oct. 16, 2018. During the exercise, Fuschiotti tested the active shooter response procedures for instructors and students in the school. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)

Alessandro Fuschiotti, 86th Security Forces Squadron evaluator, fires blank ammunition during an active shooter scenario at Ramstein Airman Leadership School on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Oct. 16, 2018. During the exercise, Fuschiotti tested the active shooter response procedures for instructors and students in the school. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)

Security forces Airmen arrive on scene and clear their weapons during an active shooter exercise at Ramstein Airman Leadership School on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Oct. 16, 2018. As security forces members approached the school house they were directed to a single point of entry to ensure the safety of all participants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)

Security forces Airmen arrive on scene and clear their weapons during an active shooter exercise at Ramstein Airman Leadership School on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Oct. 16, 2018. As security forces members approached the school house they were directed to a single point of entry to ensure the safety of all participants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)

Security forces Airmen respond to an active shooter exercise at Ramstein Airman Leadership School on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Oct. 16, 2018. The main objective of the exercise was to evaluate response procedures for multiple agencies and identify areas for improvement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)

Security forces Airmen respond to an active shooter exercise at Ramstein Airman Leadership School on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Oct. 16, 2018. The main objective of the exercise was to evaluate response procedures for multiple agencies and identify areas for improvement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)

Cleared weapons sit at an entry control point for security forces teams responding to an active shooter exercise at Ramstein Airman Leadership School on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Oct. 16, 2018. Teams who responded cleared out their active weapons and grabbed pre-designated safe weapons before entering the building to ensure safety of all participants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)
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Cleared weapons sit at an entry control point for security forces teams responding to an active shooter exercise at Ramstein Airman Leadership School on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Oct. 16, 2018. Teams who responded cleared out their active weapons and grabbed pre-designated safe weapons before entering the building to ensure safety of all participants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- U.S. Airmen assigned to the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron and the 86th Security Forces Squadron conducted an active shooter response exercise at the Ramstein Airman Leadership School on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Oct. 16, 2018.

The main objective of the exercise was to evaluate the response procedures of students, bystanders, and emergency responders.

“The purpose of the exercise was to ensure the ALS instructors and students were current in conducting their active shooter response procedures,” said MSgt. Eric Mamac, 86th Airlift Wing Inspector General readiness planner. “This included their lockdown procedures, their notification procedures, accountability, and meeting spot.”

We also wanted to ensure the 569th USFPS had a quick and proper response to the scenario, and the transition from the incident commander to the fire chief were completed correctly, said Mamac.

After exercise completion, the initial assessment of the school’s and security forces’ procedures was positive.

“The response by the school was admirable, they locked down the building quickly,” said MSgt. Robert Jarvis, 86th AW/IG readiness planner. “The response by security forces was also impressive.”

After the shooter fired his first shots, security forces responded to the scene and terminated the shooter within minutes, said Jarvis.

Officials say active shooter scenarios can happen anywhere.

“We ensure the KMC's preparedness by continually conducting exercises such as this,” said Jarivs. “Be it at a workplace, school, or other type of occupancy where masses of people assemble, we ensure our forces are ready to put an end to the threat with precision at a moment's notice.”