Anti-terrorism drills could cause delays at Fort Gordon

Thursday, May 30, 2013 6:27 PM
Last updated Friday, May 31, 2013 9:24 AM
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Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the days of the drill.

Military and civilian personnel at Fort Gordon can expect more security searches and delays next week as soldiers conduct four days of annual anti-terrorism exercises, officials said Thursday.

The drills will begin June 10 and last through June 13, post spokesman Buz Yarnell said.

He said exercise scenarios will occur at various locations on the installation and will include simulations of casualty events, explosive devices and gunfire.

If possible, personnel should postpone nonofficial business on the post until the exercise is completed, officials recommended.

Officials emphasize that these are only simulations, intended to produce a more realistic training event in preparing personnel for emergency situations and helping the community assess its emergency response plans.

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