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Active shooter exercise strengthens MacDill's response

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Weston Super, a 6th Security Forces Squadron entry controller, readies his training weapon during an active shooter exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Weston Super, a 6th Security Forces Squadron entry controller, readies his training weapon during an active shooter exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2019. Airmen are trained and evaluated on how quickly and efficiently they respond to calls during these exercises. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Frank Rohrig)

Evaluators from the 6th Security Forces Squadron talk about how teams performed and take notes during an active shooter exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2019.

Evaluators from the 6th Security Forces Squadron talk about how teams performed and take notes during an active shooter exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2019. Evaluators are essential in the training process by reviewing actions taken and giving feedback on how units can improve. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Frank Rohrig)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Weston Super, a 6th Security Forces Squadron entry controller, aims his training weapon down a hallway during an active shooter exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Weston Super, a 6th Security Forces Squadron entry controller, aims his training weapon down a hallway during an active shooter exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2019. Airmen are trained and evaluated on how quickly and effectively they respond to calls during these exercises. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Frank Rohrig)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sankar Montoute, a 6th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, speaks into a whisper microphone during an active shooter exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug.  8, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sankar Montoute, a 6th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, speaks into a whisper microphone during an active shooter exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2019. The microphone connects to land mobile radios (LMR), and allows security forces to report a situation quickly, bolstering accurate communication. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Frank Rohrig)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Sayre, a 6th Security Forces Squadron installation patrolman, escorts the exercise perpetrator during an active shooter exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug.  8, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Sayre, a 6th Security Forces Squadron installation patrolman, escorts the exercise perpetrator during an active shooter exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2019. Airmen are trained and tested on how quickly and efficiently they respond to calls during these exercises. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Frank Rohrig)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sankar Montoute, a 6th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, pauses for an interview following an active shooter exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sankar Montoute, a 6th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, pauses for an interview following an active shooter exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2019. Montoute emphasized the importance of training with a positive attitude to get the best out of it. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Frank Rohrig)