All this week the U.S. Navy is conducting security exercises to determine the ability of naval security forces to respond to real world threats.
Two exercises will be held simultaneously in and around the Navy Base in Panama City Beach. They have been dubbed “Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield”.
Each exercise will focus on different areas of the base testing the readiness of the security forces and how effectively they react to real world threats.
The exercises will be conducted through Saturday. And that day's activities may affect traffic flow along Thomas Drive.
Cmdr. Anthony Anglin, USN, Commanding Officer, NSA told us it's all part of an annual exercise and is not being conducted in response to any specific threat. "Obviously we have the exercise going on. But at any time if you see something that doesn't look right we always welcome the report. We would rather get the report check it out and find out if its a false alarm versus not get the report and find out there's something going on that we could have prevented."
Base officials say the exercise is being held throughout the continental united states.