Charleston Air Base, Navy to hold joint exercise

CHARLESTON AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AP) - Charleston Air Force Base and the Naval Weapons Station are holding an accident response exercise that could catch the attention of Lowcountry residents and drivers.

Base spokeswoman Trisha Gallaway said Wednesday's exercise could lead to flashing lights and accident response teams near the installation north of Charleston.

Gallaway says delays may occur at entries and exits between noon and 3 p.m. but should not last long.

Gallaway says the exercise is helping both military installations for their unification on Oct. 1.

The Naval Weapons Station is being decommissioned and both installations will become Joint Base Charleston. The move stems from 2005 decisions by the Pentagon's Base Realignment and Closure Commission.

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