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#007-17 Security Exercise at Naval Academy Complex

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 5:58 PM by mediarelations@usna.edu

As part of a security exercise currently underway at the Naval Academy, there will be an active shooter drill Wednesday, Feb. 8 on Academy grounds. Personnel involved in the exercise will be shooting blanks throughout the drill, and gunshot sounds from this non-live ammunition may be heard from areas in the community surrounding the Naval Academy. Sirens from the Academy’s emergency speakers directing personnel to “shelter in place” may also be heard.

This is a regularly-scheduled Navy-wide exercise and not in response to any specific threat.
Exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield 2017 will be held through Feb. 10 and is an annual security drill held on naval bases and other installations throughout the continental United States, including the Naval Academy and Naval Support Activity Annapolis (NSAA). It was developed to enhance the training and readiness of Navy’s security personnel.

While measures will be taken to minimize disruptions to normal Naval Academy and NSAA operations, visitors to the Naval Academy during this year’s exercise may experience increased traffic and delays near the entrances to the Naval Academy, as well as additional security screening measures. We encourage commuters to consider alternate routes or add additional time to their commutes to avoid increased traffic and possible delays. Area residents may also see and hear increased Navy security activity associated with the exercise.

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


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