WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio (WDTN)– Base workers were greeted Thursday morning by a flag being flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the Fort Hood shooting.
Colonel Cassie Barlow says Wright-Patterson has measures to try to prevent something like that from taking place here.
She says base workers train for an active shooter situation and that officials are able to identify those who show signs of post traumatic stress disorder.
But she says the biggest preventative measure might be the base’s Wingman concept which encourages airmen to look out for their friends and co-workers.
We wanted to know if the base will take any other actions in light of this recent shooting.
“Just the same procedures we’ve always had,” Col. Barlow says. “We believe those procedures lead to a safe and secure environment for our workforce.”
Col. Barlow says only security personnel are allowed to carry guns on base.
She says people can buy weapons on base but then have to transport them off base.