Shaw to hold training at Poinsett range

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According to a news release from 20th FW Public Affairs at Shaw Air Force Base, exercise planners from the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron are scheduled to conduct an adaptive basing exercise Monday through Thursday at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range near Wedgefield.

The exercise will test airmen's ability to rapidly deploy and operate in austere conditions, including simulated chemical warfare survival, base defense and various alarm conditions. Residents of the area can expect increased traffic on roadways as well as increased noise coming from the eastern side of the range.

It is designed to fulfill Air Combat Command's priority to conduct an adaptive basing exercise quarterly, as well as the 20th FW's priority to conduct chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and enhanced conventional weapons training annually.