Zombie apocalypse training organized for US military
Published Oct 29 2012, 7:50am EDT
By Ben Lee
The US military might undergo zombie apocalypse training.
The training demonstration to be presented at a summit in San Diego - attended by hundreds of military and law enforcement personnel - will simulate a scenario in which a VIP and his team are surrounded in a village by the undead.
The team's task is to escort the VIP to safety, while those infected must be taken to a medical facility for decontamination and treatment.
The training, to be demonstrated on October 31, is organized by security firm Halo Corp.
"This is a very real exercise," stated Halo Corp president Brad Barker. "This is not some type of costume party.
"Everything that will be simulated at this event has already happened - it just hasn't happened all at once on the same night. But the training is very real.
"No doubt when a zombie apocalypse occurs, it's going to be a federal event, so we're making it happen."
Barker added that the training will be beneficial even outside of dealing with the undead, stating: "If a law enforcement officer sees a zombie and says, 'Freeze, get your hands in the air!' what's the zombie going to do? He's going to moan at you.
"If someone on PCP or some other psychotic drug is told that, the truth is, he's not going to react to you."
Last year, the US government offered advice on how to deal with a zombie apocalypse
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