Fort Hood SWAT Training

Oscar Pena, far right, a Pearland Police Department SWAT officer and member of the Combined Agency Response Team, trains soldiers of Killer Troop, 4th Squadron “Longknife,” 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

FORT HOOD — Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division headquarters conducted an active-shooter exercise Wednesday in the headquarters area on post.

It was a planned training exercise designed to test the unit’s ability to rapidly react to an active shooter.

“While the Fort Hood police are trained and equipped to respond to an emergency incident of any nature, it is still necessary for our headquarters to exercise and validate our active shooter response plan,” said Maj. Paul Oliver, 1st Cavalry Division Home Station public affairs officer.

“The training event was not publicized ahead of time in order to maintain the integrity of the training scenario,” he said.

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