NWS to take part in security exercises

Some drills will include blank gunfire 

Local residents may hear and see an increase in law enforcement activities at the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station during the week of June 24 as base personnel take part in a series of security exercises.

The exercises, both on the land and water, may cause increased traffic, delays in base access, and temporary gate closures.  Some drills may include the use of blank machine gun fire, which can sound like actual gunshots from a distance.  The station’s “Giant Voice” mass notification loudspeaker and alarm system may also be used.  Civilian boat traffic through Anaheim Bay is unlikely to be affected.    

The drills are not in response to any specific threat, but are part of regularly scheduled training and inspection activities developed to enhance and maintain the readiness of Navy security teams.

Live updates will be posted on the station’s Facebook page as needed throughout the week (search under “Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Detachment Fallbrook, Detachment Norco”).