GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Tower Barracks Exchange Main Store and the Commissary will participate in a force protection and antiterrorism training exercise Aug. 23 beginning at 8:30 a.m.


The exercise will begin at the Exchange Main Store at 8:30 a.m. and will move to the Commissary between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.


Employees and emergency responders will participate in a training on how to handle active-shooter/terrorist events. While the incident is not real, responses will be practiced in a realistic manner.


These random measures are not in response to any specific threat, but are a standard part of the garrison’s antiterrorism and emergency management programs. 


The areas of the exercise will be clearly marked. Customers in the mall/food court area will be alerted by loud speaker prior to the start so they know it is a training event only.


To learn more about Force Protection Conditions, or FPCON, visit our article “A community member’s guide to understanding FPCON.”


Ensuring the life, health and safety of the Bavaria Military Community is our top priority. We thank you for your support and understanding.