COLORADO SPRINGS — The US Air Force Academy will be conducting a readiness exercise on May 4th.

Residents are likely to see increased first responder activity and heightened security, as well as loud speaker announcements that are all expected to cause brief delays to routine activities and traffic.

Visitors and residents are warned they may hear simulated explosions and other loud noises as part of the exercise. Medical appointments and other services continue as normal with limited interruption.