Wednesday, May 13, 2015

USNA Increases Force Protection Condition

The U.S. military has increased its force protection condition from "Alpha" to "Bravo" at all U.S. bases. This is a general security measure, not a response to any specific or imminent threat. As a result, USNA and Naval Support Activity Annapolis have changed their security posture until further notice.

 This change will not affect USNA's normal operating hours. Gate hours remain the same. As always, drivers can only enter the Yard with USNA IDs, DoD credentials or handicapped tags. Additionally, all occupants of the vehicle over the age of 18 – not just the driver – must now show a government-issued ID (driver's license, passport, etc.)

Visitors may also be subject to scans and baggage checks, which may cause delays entering USNA and NSA Annapolis North Severn Complex. Please plan ahead, especially during Commissioning Week when there will be a greater number of visitors to the academy.

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