Joint Base Charleston trains in security exercise

Joint Base Charleston trains in security exercise

JOINT BASE CHARLESON, S.C. (AP) - Military and civilian workers at Joint Base Charleston Air Base and Weapons Station are taking part in a security exercise that may cause some traffic delays.

Air Force spokesman Staff Sgt. William O'Brien says the event scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday is needed to keep the installations' first responders at a high level of readiness.

Although planners are trying to minimize disruptions, visitors and base workers should anticipate possible traffic delays at base gates due to increased security measures. It is possible the entire installation may participate in a security lockdown as part of the exercise.

Local residents may see increased activity of security forces during this time, but should not be alarmed.

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