Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will hold a routine training event for its first responders Wednesday, Aug. 4, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Myer side of the base.
Wright Gate, located at N. Meade Street and Marshall Drive in Arlington, will be closed from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. in support of the training. Individuals needing to access the joint base during this time are asked to use the main gate, Hatfield Gate at Washington Blvd. and 2nd Street, or Henderson Hall’s Gate 1, at Southgate Road and S. Orme Street. Henderson Hall’s Gate 1 may only be used by those with authorized access.
Motorists are advised there will also be a temporary road closure in support of the training. From 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Aug. 4, Arlington County Police will block off Marshall Drive from where it intersects with N. Meade Street to Custis Walk, the crosswalk that leads to the entrance of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. Drivers are asked to allow extra time while traveling near the joint base Aug. 4 as there may be delays due to the temporarily road closures. Arlington County Police will be on hand to re-route traffic.
Arlington County first responders will also participate in the training, so expect to see an increase in emergency response vehicles near the base. Neighboring communities may hear the base’s external “giant voice” loudspeaker during the training.