Military personnel have been leading field training exercises near Camp Peary since March 14, causing noise complaints from nearby residents. Concurrent field training has been taking place at the Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown.
Randy Green, public affairs officer for the Central Intelligence Agency training base, said that the exercises have been regularly scheduled as maneuvers that are held quarterly. Instead of being spread out over a period of four weeks, the exercises were held over four consecutive days. The exercises allow military personnel to test out various scenarios and assess overall effectiveness of training exercises.
Camp Peary notified the state police and emergency operations centers for York and James City County to alert the public in advance.
The next scheduled exercise at Camp Peary will be held during this summer.