Force Protection Exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield 2016
The force protection and anti-terrorism exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2016 (SC-CS 16) will begin Feb. 1 and last through Feb. 12. Personnel can expect an increased security posture at Naval Air Station Key West for the duration of the exercise.
SC-CS 16 is a force protection exercise conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on all Navy installations in the continental U.S. to allow Navy security personnel to hone skills and situational readiness using real-life training scenarios. SC-CS 16 is not in response to any explicit threat, but is a planned annual exercise.
Measures have been taken to minimize disruptions to normal base operations, but there may be times when the exercise causes increased traffic around bases or delays in base access. Sigsbee Park, in particular, will see increased security activities Tuesday, Feb. 2, during the workday. Sigsbee Park is located at the intersection of North Roosevelt Blvd. and Kennedy Drive.
“People that work and live on base and those that travel near base entry control points should be patient and plan ahead for the two weeks of the exercise,” said Naval Air Station Key West Commanding Officer Capt. Steve McAlearney. “As always, we ask that everyone stay extra alert and if they see something out of the ordinary, call our Security personnel or local law enforcement.”
For more information about SC-CS 16, contact Naval Air Station Key West Public Affairs at (305) 293-2027.