Scott AFB conducts MARE to prepare for 2023 Airshow and STEM Expo

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  • By Airman 1st Class Shelby Rapert and Airman 1st Class Madeline Baisey
  • 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

The 375th Air Mobility Wing conducted a Major Accident Response Exercise to exercise their ability to respond to any base emergency. A MARE, while required by the International Council of Air Shows, allows a base to demonstrate a rapid and effective response to any situation that may arise.

The MARE not only tested emergency responders' capabilities, but also allowed Airmen to practice their search and recovery skills. Units practiced responding to large-scale incidents so personnel are primed for any base emergency. Members partnered with the nearby community's first responders and trained to maintain preparedness in the event of an aircraft incident at the upcoming Airshow and STEM Expo on May 13-14,2023.

Units set up locations for evacuation, medical care and strategic communication to make sure the mission was met safely and efficiently.