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01/22/16 12:00 AM

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash.- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, along with Commander Navy Region Northwest and other Navy bases in the Puget Sound and Seattle area will participate in an annual security readiness exercise, Solid Curtain – Citadel Shield (SC-CS16), from Feb. 1-12, 2016. 








During the SC-CS16 exercise, installation personnel and the surrounding local area community may see increased travel times traveling to and from installations. Installation personnel, contractors, visitors and retirees should be flexible with their scheduling of meetings and appointments during the exercise.  Local area residents may also see increased military activity and possible traffic and pedestrian congestion, associated with the exercise, near military facilities. 

The Navy routinely conducts this type of security exercise to ensure readiness and verify response procedures.

Exercise SC-CS16 is a Force Protection and Anti-Terrorism exercise being conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on all Navy installations in the continental United States. The annual exercise uses realistic scenarios to ensure U.S. Navy Security Forces maintain a high level of readiness to respond to changing and dynamic threats.

For more information, please contact the NAS Whidbey Island Public Affairs Office at 360-257-2286.