Naval Academy reopens

access rules change

September 27, 2001

The Naval Academy opened its grounds to the public Tuesday for the first time in two weeks after the terrorist attacks Sept. 11 forced the Navy to adopt heightened security measures there.

But access rules have changed since the attack, and officials are not sure when or if the rules will return to what they were before Sept. 11. Under the modified security rules, visitors are subject to random identification checks as well as searches of their vehicles or person.

Visitors are permitted on the grounds between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and during regularly scheduled events. All visitors - including Annapolis residents who want to jog or walk on the grounds - must have a valid picture identification, such as a driver's license.

Vehicles without Department of Defense stickers must enter through Gate 1. Gate 8 will be open 24 hours, and Gates 1 and 3 will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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