366th Fighter Wing readiness exercise

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  • By Airman 1st Class Alexandria Byrd and Airman 1st Class Kevin Martinez
  • 366th Fighter Wing


The 366th Fighter Wing conducted a major accident response exercise Dec. 6, 2023 at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. This MARE was conducted with the objective of testing the interoperability between 366th Security Forces Squadron Airmen and Elmore County Sheriff’s Department. Preparedness is one of 366th Fighter Wing priorities and this exercise allowed for multiple agencies across base to maintain preparedness in the event of a real-world scenario. 


The exercise kicked off with the simulated shooter entering the 366th Medical Treatment Facility, yelling, knocking on doors and firing a rifle. The “shooter” fired blank rounds, resulting in simulated six casualties and seven injuries. 


“I knew I was going to be the simulated active shooter, so the week leading up to the exercise I was acting out,” said William Negri, 366th Medical Group medical training manager. “I was yelling, storming out of meetings, acting out and only one person had asked me if I was okay, so I think a good takeaway from this is that paying attention to those around you and being intentional about connections is very important.” 


Watching out for the mental health of your wingmen is essential to maintaining a healthy work environment and it is the responsibility of all Gunfighters to stay vigilant of threat indicators.


The wing’s inspection and exercise program is responsible for creating, strategizing and executing foundational scenarios and exercises for the base.


“Our Gunfighters did a tremendous job in evaluating the situation and responding accordingly, making this exercise an overall success,” said Col. Isaac Bell, 366th FW deputy commander. “We conduct active-shooter exercises to ensure Gunfighters are always ready to respond to a real threat, maintaining mission effectiveness and workplace safety.”