Naval Air Station Meridian is participating in a drill this week that will make parts of the base inaccessible to the public.
The base is joining several other Navy bases in Operation Solid Curtain, Citadel Shield.
The anti-terrorism exercise is done annually. The exercise will lead to the closure of several parts of the base that are normally public for short periods during the week. 7
Base officials ask for patience if you need to be on base this week, whether you are military or civilian.
"What people should consider that are used to routinely coming to the base is to expect longer lines, expect more scrutiny from security, more patrols, and to help themselves be prepared by coming early, bringing their ID, and honoring any requests security makes of them," said Capt. Chris Moore, commanding officer.
From noon Thursday to noon Saturday, most of the base's services, like Ponta Creek Golf Course, the commissary and the Navy Exchange, will be closed.