KITTERY, Maine — Portsmouth Naval Shipyard announced it will conduct a routine training exercise on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

This exercise will be in the vicinity of the shipyard’s Gate 2 and is designed to enhance the training and readiness of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard’s Naval Security Force. This is not in response to any specific threat, but is regularly scheduled training.

Area residents may see security activities associated with this exercise. The timing of the training exercise coincides with normal closure hours of Gate 2 to minimize disruptions. Gate 1 will remain open as the main access/egress to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.