MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. & McChord will hold a base-wide exercise Wednesday and Thursday that will make access onto base challenging due to increased security measures at all gates.
Roads surrounding McChord may also become congested as various security
measures are tested. Base officials are advising people to avoid coming
to the base to conduct routine business during the exercise unless it’s
absolutely necessary. Movement throughout the base will be difficult
during the exercise as simulated emergencies will snarl traffic base
During the course of the exercise, base personnel will respond to
various force protection conditions. Neighbors near McChord may hear a
variety of sirens and voices as the Giant Voice, or base-wide public
address system, announces the different security levels.
The base security exercise will test McChord’s preparedness to respond
to a security breach or attack. All security threats announced on the
Giant Voice will begin and end with the phrase “exercise, exercise,