Coast Guard to conduct training at NAS Whidbey Island

(NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND)– The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct training from Sept. 16 and 17, on Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island near the Crescent Harbor housing community.

The purpose of this exercise will be to gauge proficiency within the skills of individual and squad movement techniques. During this period, the Coast Guard training will include land navigation, squad movements, tactical combat casualty care, and the setup of a Tactical Operation Center and Expeditionary Base Camp.

People around Crescent Harbor may notice tactical response team movement including blank fire weapons training and smoke grenades.