Hear gunfire near NAS Jax this week? It’s a training drill

Naval Air Station Jacksonville's current commander is Capt. Brian D. Weiss. (Naval Air Station Jacksonville)

Residents near Naval Air Station Jacksonville might hear gunfire this week near the Navy base, but there’s no reason for alarm. It’s all part of a training drill.

Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 10 will be holding training exercises from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday at NAS Jax.

The training will consist of patrol boats conducting operations and firing blank rounds on Thursday and Friday near the Mulberry Cove Marina.

Residents in the area may hear loud noises during the training days.

Navy officials said the training is vital to preparing the team for future missions.

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