SILVERDALE, Wash. - Navy shore installations in the continental United States -- including those in Puget Sound -- will participate in Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield '10, an annual security training exercise from Mar. 22-26.
The week-long security exercise is the largest Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) exercise conducted nation-wide and is designed to enhance the training and readiness of Naval Security Force personnel to respond to threats to installations and units. This exercise is not in response to any specific threat.
Many internal communication tools will be used to keep base personnel informed about exercise security situations, including the "giant voice" system (a loud outdoor intercom) which may be used to immediately alert people of exercise events base-wide. People near or on the bases may also hear isolated, simulated gunfire.
While disruptions to normal base and station operations will be limited, there may be times when the exercise causes increased traffic or delays in base access. Area residents may also see increased security activity associated with the exercise during this week.
Naval Base Kitsap, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Naval Station Everett and Naval Magazine Indian Island are all participating in this week-long exercise. More specific information is being provided by each Navy installation to their affected communities.