Local residents may see an increase in law enforcement activities in and around the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station starting Monday, February 6 as base personnel take part in an annual series of nationwide security exercises.
The exercises, collectively called Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2023, will be conducted simultaneously on Navy bases throughout the continental United States. At the naval weapons station, drills and training will be conducted on a wide range of potential security scenarios.
The exercises may cause increased traffic around the weapons station, delays in base access, and temporary gate closures. The station’s “Giant Voice” mass notification loudspeaker and alarm system may also be used. Civilian boat traffic through Anaheim Bay is unlikely to be affected.
The series of exercises are scheduled to run for two weeks and conclude by Friday, February 17. They are not in response to any specific threat, but are part of regularly scheduled annual training, developed to enhance the readiness of Navy security teams.
For more information about the exercise 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 (search under “Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Detachment Fallbrook, Detachment Norco”).