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Mid-Atlantic Navy installations to participate in security exercise

01 February 2024

From Katie Hewett, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs

Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2024 (CS-SC24) is conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on all Navy installations in the continental U.S. “The annual exercise is designed to enhance the readiness of our Navy security forces and ensure seamless interoperability among the commands, other services and our community partners,” said Rear Adm. Wesley McCall, commander of the Navy’s Mid-Atlantic Region. “We are able to test our ability to prepare for, deter, and respond to potential threats.”  
NORFOLK, Va. – Navy Region Mid-Atlantic will participate in an annual force protection exercise, Feb. 5-16, 2024.
 
Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2024 (CS-SC24) is conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on all Navy installations in the continental U.S.
 
“The annual exercise is designed to enhance the readiness of our Navy security forces and ensure seamless interoperability among the commands, other services and our community partners,” said Rear Adm. Wesley McCall, commander of the Navy’s Mid-Atlantic Region. “We are able to test our ability to prepare for, deter, and respond to potential threats.”
 
Citadel Shield, which occurs the first week, is the field training exercise portion led by CNIC. Solid Curtain occurs the following week and is the command post exercise led by USFFC. This two-part approach was designed to enhance the readiness of Navy security forces and ensure seamless interoperability among the commands, other services and agency partners in order to protect life, equipment and facilities.
 
CS-SC24 is a regularly scheduled exercise and is not being held in response to any specific threat.
 
Measures have been taken to minimize disruptions within local communities and to normal base operations, but there may be times when the exercise causes increased traffic around bases or delays in base access. Area residents may also see or hear security activities associated with the exercise. Advanced coordination has taken place with local law enforcement and first responders.
 
“There will be an increase in activity on and around the installations across the region for the next two weeks,” said McCall. “We are striving to train like we fight. Adding a level of realism enables us to test ourselves and seek improvements in the best possible way.”
 
For information about potential impacts due to the exercise, please follow our social media platforms on Facebook (@CNRMA.PAO), Twitter (@CNRMA), and Instagram (@CNRMA).
 
For more information, contact the Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs office at 757-322-2853 or kaitlyn.h.hewett.civ@us.navy.mil.
 
 
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Note to Media: If an actual incident occurs during Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2024, it will be noted that this is not an exercise. The Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs office is available to clarify the veracity of a reported incident for our media partners.
 
Media interested in covering local events should contact their respective installation Public Affairs Officer.
 
Installation Public Affairs Offices:
Naval Station Norfolk, VA: (757) 322-2576
Naval Air Station Oceana, VA: (757) 433-3155
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, VA: (757) 462-8425
Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, VA: (757) 836-1484
Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, VA: (757) 887-4939
Norfolk Naval Shipyard, VA: (757) 396-8122
 
About Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic:
Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (CNRMA) is the regional coordinator for all shore-based naval personnel and shore activities in the Mid-Atlantic region, which encompasses 20 states, 14 installations, 50 Naval Operational Support Centers (NOSCs) and 168 special areas.
As the naval shore installation management headquarters for the Mid-Atlantic region, CNRMA provides coordination of base operating support functions for operating forces throughout the region in support of the Fleet, Fighter and Family.
 
 

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Mid-Atlantic Navy installations to participate in security exercise

01 February 2024

From Katie Hewett, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs

Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2024 (CS-SC24) is conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on all Navy installations in the continental U.S. “The annual exercise is designed to enhance the readiness of our Navy security forces and ensure seamless interoperability among the commands, other services and our community partners,” said Rear Adm. Wesley McCall, commander of the Navy’s Mid-Atlantic Region. “We are able to test our ability to prepare for, deter, and respond to potential threats.”  
NORFOLK, Va. – Navy Region Mid-Atlantic will participate in an annual force protection exercise, Feb. 5-16, 2024.
 
Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2024 (CS-SC24) is conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on all Navy installations in the continental U.S.
 
“The annual exercise is designed to enhance the readiness of our Navy security forces and ensure seamless interoperability among the commands, other services and our community partners,” said Rear Adm. Wesley McCall, commander of the Navy’s Mid-Atlantic Region. “We are able to test our ability to prepare for, deter, and respond to potential threats.”
 
Citadel Shield, which occurs the first week, is the field training exercise portion led by CNIC. Solid Curtain occurs the following week and is the command post exercise led by USFFC. This two-part approach was designed to enhance the readiness of Navy security forces and ensure seamless interoperability among the commands, other services and agency partners in order to protect life, equipment and facilities.
 
CS-SC24 is a regularly scheduled exercise and is not being held in response to any specific threat.
 
Measures have been taken to minimize disruptions within local communities and to normal base operations, but there may be times when the exercise causes increased traffic around bases or delays in base access. Area residents may also see or hear security activities associated with the exercise. Advanced coordination has taken place with local law enforcement and first responders.
 
“There will be an increase in activity on and around the installations across the region for the next two weeks,” said McCall. “We are striving to train like we fight. Adding a level of realism enables us to test ourselves and seek improvements in the best possible way.”
 
For information about potential impacts due to the exercise, please follow our social media platforms on Facebook (@CNRMA.PAO), Twitter (@CNRMA), and Instagram (@CNRMA).
 
For more information, contact the Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs office at 757-322-2853 or kaitlyn.h.hewett.civ@us.navy.mil.
 
 
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Note to Media: If an actual incident occurs during Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2024, it will be noted that this is not an exercise. The Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs office is available to clarify the veracity of a reported incident for our media partners.
 
Media interested in covering local events should contact their respective installation Public Affairs Officer.
 
Installation Public Affairs Offices:
Naval Station Norfolk, VA: (757) 322-2576
Naval Air Station Oceana, VA: (757) 433-3155
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, VA: (757) 462-8425
Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, VA: (757) 836-1484
Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, VA: (757) 887-4939
Norfolk Naval Shipyard, VA: (757) 396-8122
 
About Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic:
Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (CNRMA) is the regional coordinator for all shore-based naval personnel and shore activities in the Mid-Atlantic region, which encompasses 20 states, 14 installations, 50 Naval Operational Support Centers (NOSCs) and 168 special areas.
As the naval shore installation management headquarters for the Mid-Atlantic region, CNRMA provides coordination of base operating support functions for operating forces throughout the region in support of the Fleet, Fighter and Family.
 
 

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