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NEWS | April 4, 2023

340th FTG conducts natural disaster response exercise

By Jet Fabara 340th Flying Training Group Public Affairs

The 340th Flying Training Group conducted a natural disaster response exercise in conjunction with Joint Base San Antonio March 29, 2023, consisting of exercise weather messages and a natural disaster response exercise, or NDRE, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., throughout JBSA.

“The purpose of the exercise was to validate notification and communication processes, a facility emergency action plan, organization’s emergency checklists, shelter operations, and personnel accountability,” said Shane MacDonald, 340th Flying Training Group Emergency Manager. “This tornado scenario exercise was also intended to trigger occupants to shelter in predesignated locations in facility to protect themselves and others.”

Natural disasters such as tornadoes can occur at any time of the year, but severe weather such as thunderstorms are more likely to occur during the spring or early summer months.