Navy Installations and Commands Exercise Force Protection

01/26/18 12:00 AM

Public Affairs Office
201 Hwy 34
Colts Neck, N.J. 07722-5000
Ph: (732) 866-2171
email: William.j.addison@navy.mil

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Navy Installations and Commands Exercise Force Protection

Naval installations within the continental United States (CONUS) will conduct Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2018 (CS/SC 18) Jan. 29 – Feb. 9.

CS/SC 18 is a two-part, linked anti-terrorism force protection exercise conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Commander, Navy Installations Command 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 CS/SC 18 is not in response to any specific threat, but is a regularly scheduled 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.

Area residents may also see increased security activity associated with the exercise.  Additionally, residents in the immediate area may hear announcements over the Station’s emergency broadcast system -- to eliminate any confusion with possible real world events, all announcements related to the drill will begin and end with the statement, “Exercise, Exercise, Exercise.”

For more information, please contact the NWS Earle Public Affairs Office, (732) 866-2171.

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