Reminder For Those Near Naval Station Everett Over The Next Two Weeks

February 1, 2021


Naval Station Everett

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A reminder Naval Station Everett is one of several bases in the Puget Sound participating in an annual anti-terrorism force protection exercise called Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2021 that runs February 1st-12th.

Exercise operations at Naval Station Everett will include gate closures at the main waterfront base on Tuesday, Feb. 02 between 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The second week of the exercise will include gate closures that affect inbound and outbound vehicle traffic at times between Monday, Feb. 08 to Thursday, Feb. 11.

Those who access the base should plan ahead and expect delays during the exercise period. Here are a few more details about what those near the base may experience from a news release issued by the Navy.

Area residents may also see or hear security and other first responder activities associated with the exercise, including potentially seeing training smoke, hearing small explosive sounds, observing increased response vehicle activity, or observing increased vessel activity on the water near an installation. The simulations are part of the training exercise and pose no safety risk. Advanced coordination has taken place with local law enforcement and first responders.

The safety and security of our people, equipment and facilities is a top priority. This important annual exercise is designed to ensure Navy personnel are at peak readiness to deter and respond to potential security threats.

This regularly scheduled exercise is not in response to any specific threat, but it is based on realistic scenarios designed to increase readiness. It is Navy policy not to discuss the specifics of Force Protection; therefore, the details of the exercise will not be released.

Exercise CS/SC 21 is conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Commander, Navy Installations Command at all Navy installations located in the continental United States.

The Navy routinely conducts this type of security and other emergency response exercises to ensure readiness and improve coordination, communication and collaboration with other agencies during emergency situations.


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