Air Force bases must be prepared in the event of many contingencies, and at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, that also means zombies.
Col. Glen Vanherck, commander of the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess, addressed this issue during an online Q&A that was posted online in late June and has since made the rounds in social media.
In the Facebook Q&A, Brittany asked: “What is the wing king’s zombie preparedness plan? I’m curious to see how he plans to survive if there ever is one.” And the answer was quite detailed.
“Please rest assured that if a terrorist attack is brought to our gates by zombies, we’ll be ready,” Vanherck wrote.
Vanherck said that if the undead does come back to prey on the living, the first step would be to make sure the base is secure and account for all personnel. Notifications would go out through the base’s website, social media and the Commander’s Access Channel.
He would call on civil engineers and logistics readiness squadron o fortify the base, while security forces airmen would keep the base secure. Force support airmen would ready food and the C-130s from the 317th Airlift Group would drop supplies to the outside community.
Last, he would turn to the base’s Command Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth Lindsay, a trained TACP, to coordinate an airstrike with the base’s B-1B Lancers to “deliver a massive, obliterating airstrike on the zombies.”
Zombies have been showing their undead faces at Air Force bases a lot lately, through fun-runs in places as far away as Turkey, alcohol awareness in Alaska and a survival challenge at RAF Lakenheath, England. Col. Vanherck wasn’t even the first Air Force member to put out a zombie preparedness plan, with one coming back in 2011 at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.
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