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Navy Installations, Commands Exercise Force Protection

SAN DIEGO (February 10, 2016) Federal Fire Department firefighters tend to a Sailor role playing as an injured bystander during an active shooter training as part of Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2016 on Naval Air Station North Island. This annual exercise is designed to enhance the training and readiness of Navy security personnel to respond to threats.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda Chavez/Released)

01/25/17 12:00 AM

From U.S. Fleet Forces and Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs

WASHINGTON -- Naval installations within the continental United States (CONUS) will conduct Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2017 (SC-CS17) Jan. 30-Feb. 10.

SC-CS17 is a two-part, anti-terrorism/force protection exercise conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on all CONUS Navy installations.

This annual exercise is designed to enhance the readiness of Navy security forces and ensure seamless interoperability among the commands, other services, and agency partners. Exercise SC-CS17 is not in response to any specific threat, but is a regularly scheduled exercise.

"All commands under USFF tactical control for force protection will participate in the exercise," said William Clark, CNIC exercise director. "Local area residents in the vicinity of naval bases may see increased military activity and possible traffic and pedestrian congestion associated with the exercise."

Measures have been taken to minimize disruptions within local communities and to normal base operations, but there may be times when the exercise causes increased traffic around bases or delays in base access. Area residents may also see or hear security activities associated with the exercise. Advanced coordination has taken place with local law enforcement and first responders.