Navy to conduct exercise Thursday at Naval Magazine Indian Island

PORT HADLOCK — Naval Magazine Indian Island will conduct a security training exercise from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, the Navy has announced.

It will be in the water outside of the ammunition pier’s port security barrier and outside of the installation’s main gate.

Installation personnel and residents living nearby could notice an increased presence of harbor security boats in the water, hear loud sirens and see bright blue flashing lights.

Additional security personnel will be present around the main gate, and they will be using whistles and loud sirens.

Passersby should remain clear of the training areas for the duration of the exercise, the Navy said. 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 also will be present for the exercise.

The Navy said this is a routine exercise.

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