It’s a proud symbol of the U.S. military — and that’s why it could be a target. The Naval Academy tells WJZ it’s increasing security in light of recent attacks targeting service members.

Rick Ritter with the steps being taken in Annapolis, just 24 hours before Plebe Parent Weekend.

The Naval Academy is staying very tight lipped about the extent of the security changes, but experts believe the campus is a prime target for terrorists.

Just weeks ago, gunfire erupted in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The target — military recruiting centers. Four marines were murdered. Their families — left shattered.

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