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Naval Station Everett has scheduled a harbor security exercise

(EVERETT)- Naval Station Everett will be conducting a security exercise in the harbor around the base from May 13-15. Due to this exercise, expect Naval Station Everett gate closures on May 15 between the hours of 8:30-11:30 a.m.

The exercise will include security boat maneuvers and the use of automatic weapon blank rounds, to enhance training realism. Exercise participants will not be issued live ammunition.

There will be a 100-yard safety zone in effect and a notice to mariners will be in effect during the exercise.

City of Everett Fire and base fire and medical personnel will also practice responding to simulated mass injuries.  Providence Regional Medical Center Colby Campus and Cascade Valley Hospital will participate in the exercise by receiving simulated injured patients.

The purpose of the exercise is to maintain and improve qualifications of emergency response personnel who are charged with protecting the base, naval vessels, and maritime environment.  Additionally, the exercise will test the base’s ability to integrate with community partners during a simulated mass casualty incident.