Simulated Gunfire At Naval Station Everett Wednesday

January 29, 2017



They will be using blanks and creating a bit of noise at the base on Wednesday.

We always like to give you a heads up when we hear about activity that may cause alarm in a neighborhood. On Wednesday (Feb 1st) there will be simulated gunfire at Naval Station Everett. You also may see local law enforcement rushing to the base. It’s only a drill and here are the details as provided by the base…

Naval Station Everett will participate in Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2017 (SC-CS17) Jan. 30 – Feb. 10. The exercise will be conducted on naval installations throughout the continental United States, including Navy Region Northwest.

Due to this exercise, there will be gate closures at Naval Station Everett on Wednesday, Feb. 1 and Wednesday, Feb. 8 between the hours of 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Measures have been taken to minimize disruptions to the community and 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 law enforcement and first responders. The weeks of training at NSE will include shooting blank rounds to simulate gunfire and a heightened law enforcement presence at the base waterfront.

SC-CS17 is a two-part, anti-terrorism/force protection exercise conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on all continental Navy installations.

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 a regularly scheduled exercise and is not in response to any specific threat.

Naval Station Everett is committed to maintaining a high level of readiness and coordination with mutual aid partners and first responders. Ensuring the safety of Navy equipment, and more importantly, service members, families, Navy civilians, and contractors is a top priority.

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