Midnight Thunder is a Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)-led exercise which will be held in the general vicinity of the base May through June, 2013.

The purpose of this research and development exercise is to assess,review and verify long-term structural integrity of strategic U.S. facilities. The exercise includes dozens of participants from DTRA, in addition to other federal agencies. This is neither an inspection nor an evaluation.

Those in the vicinity of the exercise may experience some road closures and hear some loud noises, caused by ground burst simulators and other devices. While the exercise poses no threat to public safety, officials do requestcitizens avoid exercise areas as a precautionary measure. The base will keep local residents informed of activities which may cause additional traffic or loud noise.