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Hill officials: ‘Security incident’ on base was unfounded

By Deborah Wilber - | Nov 16, 2021

Photo supplied, R. Nial Bradshaw/U.S. Air Force

The sunset highlights hangar 1 at Hill Air Force Base on Aug. 20, 2019.

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A “security incident” occurred around 4 p.m. Monday on Hill Air Force Base, but the incident was investigated and determined to be unfounded, according to base officials. The event caused traffic delays to incoming and outgoing traffic, but all gates were reopened after about 90 minutes.

Kendahl Johnson with 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs office said a security incident can mean a lot of things, from someone accidentally tripping an alarm in a secure work area to someone calling in a threat or anything in between.

“Operational security and force protection procedures are not discussed explicitly,” Johnson said. “All incidents are taken seriously and investigated as though they are real, but usually it’s a false alarm.”

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