By Pacific Island Times News Staff
U.S. Naval Base Guam security forces and first responders will participate in the Command Assessment of Readiness and Training (CART), Feb. 28-March 4.
CART is a Commander, Navy Installations Command program that evaluates
installations on their response capabilities and ability to train their
personnel in various scenarios.
The exercise, which will take place on Naval Base including Apra Harbor, involves training scenarios that replicate real-world events. It is designed to
enhance the training and readiness of Navy security forces response to
threats to installations and units. CART is not in response to any specific
threat, but is a regularly scheduled exercise.
This exercise will incorporate blank ammunition fire as part of simulated
attacks. Residents are advised to not be alarmed if they see or hear an
increase in military presence in the Naval Base Guam area. The exercise is
scheduled to last from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
During the training, there will be increased patrols and security activity
on and around NBG main base. Measures have been taken to minimize
disruptions to normal operations, but there may be times when the exercise
causes increased traffic and delays for base access.
As part of the exercise, the NBG Giant Voice (GV) system will be activated,
and residents in surrounding areas of the GV speakers will hear exercise
announcements throughout the week. (JRM)