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Peterson Air Force Base testing tornado siren at noon Friday

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The Giant Voice on Peterson Air Force Base in southeast Colorado Springs will play a blaring emergency tone for one full minute on Friday.  

There's no need to worry - for as they say - this is only a test.

Emergency planners on base just want to make sure the tornado warning notification system is working properly. Normally there's a shorter test every Friday afternoon.

Everyone one on Peterson AFB property will be notified ATHOC messaging system before the test takes place -- just in case. 

Anyone who lives around the property will also be able to hear the test. 

Not familiar with the Giant Voice?

The system is used on U.S. military installations across the globe to fulfill the critical role of notifying everyone of severe weather warnings, changes in security conditions, and every day for Reveille at 0700 (that's 7:00 a.m.), Retreat at 1700 (5:00 p.m.), and Taps at 2200 (10:00 p.m.).

If there was an actual severe weather warning for Peterson AFB the siren would sound continuously for three to five minutes. 

Security condition changes like lockdowns are announced via voice. 

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