FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INDIAN ISLAND TO CONDUCT SECURITY TRAINING EXERCISE
Naval Magazine Indian Island is scheduled to conduct a security training exercise on Thursday, October 17, 2019.
The exercise will take place on the water outside of the ammunition pier’s port security barrier and outside of the installation’s main gate.
The Navy routinely conducts these types of security exercises at installations across the world to ensure readiness and verify response procedures.
Installation personnel and residents living in the communities surrounding Indian Island could notice increased activity on the water near the pier during the exercise. Training activities will include the presence of harbor security boats on the water, the use of blank ammunition, an object in the water within the exercise area, loud sirens and bright blue flashing lights.
Additional security personnel will be present around the main gate for a training scenario, during which time there will be loud noises to include yelling, whistles and sirens.
Passersby should remain clear of the training areas for the duration of the exercise. The drill area outside of the main gate will be clearly marked by signage and the blue line demarcating federal property, which is restricted to public access. Safety observers wearing blue vests will also be present for the duration of the exercise.
NMII thanks the community for their continued support and understanding.