Marines on Okinawa to hold anti-terror exercise
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Marine Corps will hold an anti-terrorism force protection exercise on its Japan installations next week.
The semi-annual exercise, dubbed Constant Vigilance, is designed to train Marines and security personnel on actions required in the event of a terrorist threat or incident, according to Marine Corps public affairs. The exercise will involve simulated force protection increases at camp gates.
People entering the camps are advised to not be concerned about the presence of emergency vehicles and increased activity during the exercise, a news release stated. There may be traffic delays due to extensive security checks during the period.
Residents and guests are asked to have their identification cards ready well in advance of entering camp gates.
“The Marine Corps continues to implement appropriate security measures to ensure the safety of our personnel and facilities, which is vital to upholding the U.S.-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security, and enables the Marine Corps to maintain security in the Asia-Pacific Region,” a Marine Corps news release stated.