Neighbors adjacent to the Naval Construction Battalion Center here, as well as on-base residents, may hear gunfire on board the base over the next few days.
Base officials want everyone to know there is no need to be alarmed as it is part of a battalion exercise on the north side of the base from approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., today through Saturday and the Seabee Mud Run, Sept. 10.
The rounds which are being fired are blanks, contain no projectiles and are muzzled. Local law enforcement has been notified.
Anyone with questions or concerns can call the base Public Affairs Office at 228-871-2699.