Over the next two weeks you may see more activity around our local Navy bases.

That's because Navy personnel are once again participating in their annual security training exercises.

The Citadel Shield Solid Curtain anti-terrorism force protection exercise kicked off Monday.

While this is a nationally recognized event annually, in this video from past years it shows how each naval base in Hampton roads is participating by conducting several different scenarios based on their needs

"It starts off slowly, on the low end of the security spectrum with things like access control trying to prevent unauthorized access, to a higher end, which is similar to attacks on ships or an active shooter type of scenario,” said Rear Admiral Charles W. Rock, commander NVY Region Mid-Atlantic

Rear Admiral Charles W. Rock said they take real life experiences into effect when creating training exercises, even though there is no real threat to the public at the time.

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