Saturday, September 15, 2007

Keep alert for Solid Curtain exercise

During the week of Sept. 17-20, 2007, all Naval bases and installations in the continental U. S. will be participating in the CFFC-directed and sponsored Exercise Solid Curtain 2007.

Solid Curtain 2007 has been developed to enhance the training and readiness of Naval security personnel and is a regularly scheduled exercise. It is not in response to any specific threat.

Disruptions to normal base operations will be limited; we do not intend to impact our ability to perform our normal mission operations. However, there will be times when the conduct of the exercise may cause increased traffic or delays in base access. Area residents may also see increased military activity associated with the exercise.

On Thursday, Sept. 20, 9-11 a.m. EDT, exercise events will drive all continental U.S. activities to increase their Force Protection Condition. This will involve stricter access restrictions, increased levels of security, and increased readiness. It is anticipated that this elevation in Force Protection Condition will be maintained for approximately 12-15 hours.