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Schriever remains vigilant during Opinicus Vista 19-3 readiness exercise

Members of the 50th Space Wing execute tornado warning emergency procedures during exercise Opinicus Vista 19-3 in Building 300 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Nov. 19, 2019.

Members of the 50th Space Wing execute tornado warning emergency procedures during exercise Opinicus Vista 19-3 in Building 300 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Nov. 19, 2019. The 50th SW Inspector General's office is responsible for creating exercises like these on behalf of the wing commander to evaluate the base’s emergency response in preparation for any threat or weather event that may affect the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kathryn Calvert)

Col. Brian Kehl, 50th Mission Support Group commander, coordinates with various agencies during emergency operations in exercise Opinicus Vista 19-3 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Nov. 19, 2019.

Col. Brian Kehl, (center) 50th Mission Support Group commander, coordinates with various agencies during emergency operations in exercise Opinicus Vista 19-3 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Nov. 19, 2019. The 50th Space Wing Inspector General's office created a tornado scenario to evaluate the installation’s emergency response during a severe weather event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kathryn Calvert).

Kevin Mayorga, (left), Schriever Air Force Base paramedic, monitors his simulated patient in an ambulance transport during exercise Opinicus Vista 19-3, Nov. 19, 2019.

Kevin Mayorga, (left), Schriever Air Force Base paramedic, monitors his simulated patient in an ambulance transport during exercise Opinicus Vista 19-3, Nov. 19, 2019. OV 19-3 is a base-wide exercise designed to evaluate and train base members as they respond to various emergency incidents. The 50th Space Wing Inspector General’s office created a tornado scenario with simulated casualties and required from support local emergency medical crews. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

Members of the 50th Security Forces Squadron team line up in a diamond formation behind a crisis response shield during an active-shooter exercise on Schriever Air Force Base.

Members of the 50th Security Forces Squadron form a tactical “diamond formation” in response to a simulated active-shooter exercise during Opinicus Vista 19-3 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Nov. 20, 2019. Exercises give base personnel an opportunity to practice crisis response and remain prepared for real-world events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kathryn Calvert)

Photo of ambulance and other emergency vehicles ready, on stand-by during base-wide readiness exercise.

Schriever Fire Department and emergency response teams respond to an active-shooter exercise during Opinicus Vista 19-3 outside of Building 400 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Nov. 20, 2019. Base-wide exercises help Airmen maintain their readiness and stay prepared for any crisis situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kathryn Calvert)

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