NSA Bethesda Participating in Training Exercises That Could Cause Increased Traffic Near Walter Reed

by MCS Staff

NSA Bethesda, under Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) and Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC), will conduct annual training exercises to practice and reinforce skills and measures to take when an active shooter, terror or other security-related incident occurs.

  • The training is not in response to any specific threat and allows participating personnel to “train like we fight” to protect the installation.
  • Local authorities are aware of these exercises and will only respond should a real-world event occur outside of the training.

The exercises begin Feb. 6 and conclude Feb. 17, excluding Feb. 11-12. During this time, as part of the training, real world responses including the placement of barriers and heightened security measures may occur (e.g. 100% ID checks). A possibility exists that traffic may be substantially impacted in and around the installation during training drills tied to the exercise.

  • Drills may take place anywhere, but efforts will be made to keep delays and/or closures (if necessary) to a minimum.
  • Visitors, patients, and employees who work at NSAB should be prepared for possible delays in accessing the base, and/or plan for using alternate access points if necessary.
  • Information regarding traffic disruptions may be posted in real time on Facebook and Twitter (@NSABethesda) and via NSAB Traffic Alerts as drills take place.

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