Navy Installations to Conduct Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2014

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Story Number: NNS140212-09Release Date: 2/12/2014 2:03:00 PM

From Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affiars

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) will participate in the exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield (SC/CS) 2014.

This annual exercise will be conducted on at Navy installations located in the continental United States Feb. 24-28.

This exercise is designed to enhance the training and readiness of Navy security forces to respond to threats to installations and units. The primary focus of SC/CS 14 is to enhance the training and readiness of the Navy's anti-terrorism program and naval security force personnel to respond to real-world threats.

"The value of training events like this cannot be underestimated, there are very limited opportunities to conduct realistic training that enables the validation of memorandum of understandings/memorandum of agreements (MOU/MOAs) with outside the fence line local agencies - this exercise provides this opportunity," said William Clark, Commander, Navy Installation Command's shore exercise program manager.

Exercise SC/CS 2014 is not in response to any specific threat, but is a regularly scheduled annual exercise.

There will be an increase in activity on and around Navy installations as a result of this planned 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.

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