Ching says the purpose of the exercise is to maintain and improve qualifications of personnel who are charged with protecting the base, naval vessels, and maritime environment. There will be a 300-yard safety zone in effect and a broadcast notice to mariners in the area will be transmitted before and during the exercise. People may notice a lot of activity around the base and on the water. “If you do hear the sound of gunfire on Friday”, said Ching. “Please don’t call 9-1-1.”
The exercise is set to run from 8:00am – 2:00pm.