The Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station will take part in the largest Navy security exercise of the year from February 9-13.
Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2015 will be conducted on naval bases and installations throughout the continental United States. At the naval weapons station, joint drills will be conducted in cooperation with local civilian first responders.
Measures will be taken to avoid disruptions to normal operations, but there may be times when the exercise causes increased traffic around the weapons station, delays in base access, and gate closures. Area residents may also see increased military and civilian law enforcement activity associated with the exercise, and the station’s “Giant Voice” mass notification loudspeaker system may be used. Civilian boat traffic through Anaheim Bay may be temporarily restricted.
The event is not in response to any specific threat but is a regularly-scheduled exercise, developed to enhance the training and readiness of Navy security personnel to respond to threats to installations and units.
For more information about Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2015 contact the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach Public Affairs Office at 562-626-7215. Live updates will also be posted on the station’s Facebook page.
The preceding article was released by the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station.