If you happen to hear sounds of sporadic gunfire coming from 17 Wing Winnipeg today, it’s only a drill.
Military personnel are conducting an exercise to test security measures and procedures at the base, including the use of blank rounds as well as various plastic and training weapons.
The training will be confined to Department of National Defence property between Wihuri Road and Air Force Way. The exercise will not have an impact on public traffic routes. Visitors to the base will be required to show valid identification and may be subject to having their vehicle and belongings searched as part of the security protocol.