HAWTHORNE ARMY DEPOT — Assistant Fire Chief Rick Schumann was in charge of the SOC Nevada fire station the night of March 18. The Guard Operations Center paged the station to alert them that an incident had happened at the Delta Bowl range where the Marines were conducting a training exercise. “‘Is this another drill?’ was the first thought that ran through his mind,” Schumann said. “In December, the fire department had practiced a disaster drill of a mortar going off at Old Bomb.” The second call, describing a mass casualty incident caused by a mortar exploding, quickly dispelled any …
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