NAS Whidbey Island Testing Mass Warning Loudspeaker System at Full Power

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NAS Whidbey Island, WA – Between December 11-13, 2018, there will be full-power tests of the mass warning and notification loudspeaker system, known as Giant Voice, on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island properties.

These tests will include full-power testing of various types of emergency alerts, voice announcements, sirens and also periods of static noise of 2 – 4 minutes.  The full-power tests may be heard several miles away from the source speakers. THIS IS ONLY A TEST. 

The tests, known as System Operational Testing Verifications, ensure the system is functioning properly and meets the standards required by FEMA and the Navy for emergency notifications.

The Navy intends to reduce impact where possible to neighboring communities while maintaining the necessary capability of a mass warning notification system and ensuring military and emergency management standards are met.  THIS IS ONLY A TEST. 

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