US Military has devised a new way of preparing for Halloween by dressing up as zombies. But this not fun and games in the mood for Halloween, rather, it is part of the latest training exercise that US Marines and Navy will take part in.
“This is a very real exercise. This is not some type of big costume party,” Brad Barker, president of the Halo Corp. security company. The scenario is a part of a public-service campaign launched by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last year and is aimed to warn US citizens that they should be prepared in the event of a zombie invasion.
The event will be played out at Halo’s annual Counter-Terrorism Summit security conference which will also be attended by former Central Intelligence Agency director Michael Hayden. However, the entire training scenario has not come without its share of unwelcome attention. Even Barker acknowledges that the “zombie apocalypse is very whimsical,” adding that the scenario was created to “add some levity to the more-dire scenarios summit goers will encounter.”
In addition to this the increasing admiration of zombie television shows and movies can also provide a teachable moment, not only for US troops but for American public as well, thus adding to the significance of the scenario.
With the help of such awareness campaigns CDC encourages Americans to be prepared for any unexpected emergency.