Naval Base Kitsap heightens security following mass shootings at Naval installations

Naval Base Kitsap heightens security following mass shootings at Naval installations

Naval Base Kitsap recently increased security measures in order to enhance safety and protect base personnel, equipment, and facilities following recent incidents at other Navy installations earlier this month, according to a statement posted to NBK’s Facebook page.

Part of the heightened measures include temporary suspension of the Trusted Traveler Program. Residents who live in base housing — not including the barracks, Navy Lodge, or NGIS — can escort guests to and from their residences once they’ve been vetted at a Visitor Control Center, according to the release.

After 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, base security personnel can issue one-day guest access passes at the gate once they’ve completed a wants-and-warrants check. Guests are still required to be escorted by a sponsor.

“At this time, guests may not be escorted onto the installations to use the exchanges, clubs, theater, commissaries, chapels, and all recreational facilities,” the post states. “The Navy is committed to providing the safest working environment for its people. The safety of our people and the surrounding communities is our foremost concern.”

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