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Security Exercise at Naval Academy Complex

Posted on: February 24, 2014 08:00 EST

Press Release #: #022-14

ANNAPOLIS, Md. --  A regularly scheduled Navy-wide security exercise will be held Feb. 24-28 at the Naval Academy and Naval Support Activity Annapolis (NSAA).  This is a regularly-scheduled Navy-wide exercise and not in response to any specific threat.  During this exercise, Annapolis residents and visitors will notice activity that may look like a real-life emergency.

In addition to other tests of security forces, a mass casualty scenario will take place at the Academy Feb. 25.  This drill will also include the Annapolis City Police and fire departments and Anne Arundel Medical Center playing an active part in the response to the scenario.

While measures will be taken to minimize disruptions to normal Naval Academy and Naval Support Activity Annapolis operations, visitors may experience increased traffic and delays near the entrances to the Naval Academy, as well as additional security screening measures, such as bag checks and possible vehicle inspections.  Area residents may also see and hear increased Navy security activity associated with the exercise.

This security drill is part of the annual Exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield and is the largest force protection/anti-terrorism exercise conducted on all naval bases and installations in the continental United States.  The exercise was developed to enhance the training and readiness of Navy’s security personnel and a series of mock drills will be staged to resemble real-life emergencies throughout the region.

            It is Navy policy not to discuss the specifics of our security measures, so the details of this exercise will not be released.

For more information, contact the USNA Public Affairs Office at 410-293-2292.

                                                USNA

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