Naval Weapons Station Yorktown conducting training with simulated weapons fire this week

Training runs Tuesday through Thursday
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Posted at 12:55 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 12:55:58-04

YORKTOWN, Va. - If you hear gunfire around Naval Weapons Station Yorktown this week, the base says it's only a training exercise.

Those near or around Nelson Chapel on the base could hear simulated weapons fire between 9am and 10:30am Tuesday through Thursday.

On those same days, security forces will be conducting blank fire training on the pier between 8am and 6pm.

A base spokeswoman says those near the pier and along the York River may hear the simulated weapons fire.

The base says if anyone is ever unsure, or if there's a real emergency, folks can call the Base Emergency Line at 757-887-4911.