MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg has announced a Readiness Exercise August 9-13 at Shepherd Field.

An announcement from the 167th says “Our Airmen will engage in a variety of simulations and scenarios as an essential part of our preparedness training.

Those near Shepherd Field may notice increased activity on and around the installation to include increased air traffic, pyrotechnics, and alarms and notifications on the loudspeaker system.”

The exercise is for training purposes and will be conducted in a manner that ensures the safety and security of everyone involved, according to the announcement.

During the exercise, on-base services will be modified as follows:

-Medical Appointments will be offered on Thursday, August 9 only.

-Force Support Squadron Customer Support Services (including ID card services) will be offered to current unit members only.

-The Base Gym will be open for current unit members only.

-The Base Shoppette will be open for current unit members only with the following modified hours of operation.

•Wednesday and Thursday:  9:00 a.m.  – 3:00 p.m.

•Friday and Saturday: 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.

•Sunday: 9:00 a.m.  – 3:00 p.m.