For Immediate Release Release #JB002-21 June 7, 2021
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM –JBPHH will be conducting training exercises beginning today and running through June 17. The annual exercise is called CITADEL PROTECT and it provides anti-terrorism/force protection training scenarios for JB PHH based Sailors. Beginning tomorrow (Tuesday, June 8) the training will involve the use of blank rounds fired from Crew Served Weapons such as M240s in the vicinity of the harbor. Base personnel, residents and those who live near the installation should not be alarmed by the sounds of gunfire, other popping noises and activations of the base-wide Giant Voice System.
Residents and personnel who live and work on JB PHH may see increased traffic and delays in base access. The exercise involves various training scenarios that replicate real-world events, and is designed to enhance the readiness of Navy security forces to respond to threats to installations and units. Citadel Protect is a regularly scheduled exercise and is not in response to any specific threat.