Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Washington Navy Yard Shooting Prompts Action At Local Military Facilites In Philadelphia

The CBS Local TV News station offers a piece on the increased security at naval bases in Philadelphia following the tragic shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard has prompted action at local military facilities.

At the Naval Support Activity in Northeast Philadelphia, the security is tight and the atmosphere is solemn.

Employees tell Eyewitness News the mood inside is gloomy after learning about the shooting in Washington. Now security has increased.

It's common to see guards outside of the support center, but today, they are more equipped and more armed.

You can read the rest of the story and watch a video clip via the below link:


Note: I spent the last ten years of my more than 37 years in the Navy and the Defense Department at the Naval Support Activity in Northeast Philadelphia.

I was the administrative officer for a tenant Defense Department command located on the Navy base  and I oversaw security programs for our military and civilians employees. I also served at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia earlier in my career.

I traveled often to Washington D.C. during my time in the Defense Department and I was a frequent visitor to the Washington Navy Yard. On my last visit there I took my daughter to see the naval museum located on the compound.

My heart goes out to the victims of the shootings and their families.

1 comment:

  1. You will find the establishment of the navy and all other information in US naval bases which I did not know before.