NAS Patuxent River Community
Multiple Drills Encompass Scope of Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2019 at Pax River
Story by Donna M Cipolloni on 02/15/2019
NAS Patuxent River security forces and first responders were repeatedly tested from Feb. 4-15 as they responded to numerous drills designed to evaluate their training and readiness during the Navy’s annual two-week Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain antiterrorism/force protection exercise.
On Feb. 4, first responders and medical corpsmen from Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River were onsite at a simulated aircraft mishap with six injured crew members. On Feb. 5, security dealt with unauthorized drone surveillance at Gate 3 and the driver of an automobile who had breached the installation’s airfield.
Another drill Feb. 6 simulated a disgruntled Pax River employee in the lobby of Center Stage Theater carrying an improvised explosive device bio-weapon.