News: Added security measure remain in place as workday nears end
Story by Joseph P Cirone
WASHINGTON – Additional security measures remain in place at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) and plans are being prepared to allow select workers to enter and exit the installation as the end of the workday nears.
JBAB Commander, Navy Capt. Anthony T. Calandra, stated that as always, the security of the installation and the welfare of its personnel remains a primary concern.
Calandra stated that the plans will allow JBAB public safety personnel, including DOD Police Officers, to enter or exit the base as the work shifts transition.
Additional plans are being prepared to allow a larger number of personnel to exit the installation as their workday ends and for personnel living, but not working at JBAB, to enter the base in order to return to their homes.
Parents, with children at one of the installation’s Child Development Centers or its Child and Youth Center will be able to reunite with the youth. Children returning on school busses will be dropped off at their normal locations on base or at the Youth Center. “We will take care of the children,” Calandra stated.
Area roadway traffic delays and the added security measures in place at JBAB may delay base access or egress, Calandra stated. “All should be mindful of possible delays tomorrow due to the continuing heightened security measures,” he cautioned.
“Telework or delayed arrival is recommended tomorrow. Consult your immediate supervisor for guidance and approval,” Calandra concluded.
Additional security measures remain in place at JBAB, including temporarily securing the installation with its entrance gates closed and personnel on the base sheltering in place. The measures will remain until the situation at the Navy Yard is secured.