Story by David Todd on 01/25/2017NORFOLK, Va. Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2017 (SC-CS17) will be conducted on naval installations within the Navy's Mid-Atlantic Region, Jan. 30 through Feb. 10, 2017.
SC-CS17 is a two-part, linked Anti-Terrorism Force Protection exercise conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Commander, Navy Installations Command on all Navy installations in the continental U.S.
This annual exercise is designed to enhance the readiness of Navy security forces and ensure seamless interoperability among the commands, other services and agency partners. Exercise SC-CS17 is not in response to any specific threat, but is a regularly scheduled exercise.
"Solid Curtain - Citadel Shield is an important annual exercise that tests our ability to prepare for, deter and respond to changing and dynamic threats," said Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, the commander of the Navy's 20-state Mid-Atlantic Region.
The Navy's exercise planners have taken measures 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 communities, law enforcement and first responders.
Note to News Media: 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) 322-2962
Norfolk Naval Shipyard, VA: (757) 396-8122
Naval Support Activity Crane, IN: (812) 854-3524
Naval Station Great Lakes, IL: (847) 688-2430 ext. 359
Naval Station Newport, RI: (401) 841-1832
Naval Weapons Station Earle, NJ: (732) 866-2171
Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs, NY: (518) 886-0200 ext. 105 Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg/Philadelphia, PA: (717) 605-2448 Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME: (207) 438-1525
Submarine Base New London, CT: (860) 694-5681
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, and 50 Naval Operational Support Centers (NOSCs).