Security Exercises at Walter Reed Expected to Cause Traffic Delays

Beginning Monday, the Naval Support Activity Bethesda (NSAB) will participate in a series of Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain training exercises at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. During the two-week training that concludes on next Friday, Feb. 17, there is a possibility for increased traffic in the base’s surrounding areas exists, especially on Rockville Pike and Jones Bridge Road.

While the Navy takes measures to minimize community disruption, there will be “times when the exercise will cause increased traffic around our installations or delays in installation access,” according to the official U.S. Navy Website.

The exercises are not related to any current threats, but rather generate realistic scenarios to practice skills and communication with local responders. These drills may take place anywhere.

Commuters are encouraged to follow along with traffic updates on NSAB Facebook and Twitter accounts (@NSABethesda) over the two-week period.

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