Thursday, February 23, 2012

Navy Installations to Conduct Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2012 Next Month

From U.S. Fleet Forces Command Public Affairs

NORFOLK (NNS) -- Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) are in the final stages of planning the Force Protection and Anti-Terrorism (FP/AT) exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield (SC/CS) 2012 to be conducted on naval bases and installations throughout the continental United States March 19-24.

These annual exercises are designed to enhance the training and readiness of Navy security forces to respond to threats to installations and units. The two exercises, each with a distinct focus, occur simultaneously and will stress different areas of the Navy's anti-terrorism program to enhance the training and readiness of naval security force personnel to respond to real-world threats.

There will be an increase in patrols on and around Navy installations as a result of this planned exercise. Exercise SC/CS 2012 is not in response to any specific threat, but is a regularly scheduled exercise.

Measures have been taken to minimize disruptions to normal base and station operations, but there may be times when the exercise causes increased traffic around bases or delays in base access.