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Fort Carson conducts full-scale training exercise

FORT CARSON, Colo. (KRDO) -- Fort Carson got back into the rhythm of training after the impacts of COVID-19 by conducting a full-scale exercise Wednesday and Thursday.

Fort Carson will test the installation's emergency response and recovery systems and capabilities. The original exercise was scheduled for May but was postponed due to weather.

According to the installation in order to conduct the training safely and away from the main installation area, all training events will happen downrange on a Fort Carson training area.

This year's exercise included scenarios such as an aircraft crash and mass casualty situation. The exercise will also test internal law enforcement, fire and emergency services response, and establishment of the Emergency Operations Center by the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. This exercise involved nearly every U.S. Army Garrison-Fort Carson staff with some division assets in support of the first responders.

Evans Army Community Hospital also played a large role in the exercise by taking care of simulated injuries; however, it should not have an impact on normal operations for the hospital.

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