Drills Happening Thursday And All Next Week At Naval Station Everett

January 26, 2022


There is training happening Thursday and then all of next week.

Naval Station Everett

The Navy has come out with a couple of announcements about drills happening at Naval Station Everett that may cause alarm for neighbors hearing emergency announcements or seeing an emergency response around the base.

The first drill is happening Thursday January 27th during the morning hours:

Naval Station Everett will be conducting a training exercise at the Everett main base on Thursday, Jan. 27.

The exercise is scheduled to occur between 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.

All gates will remain open for normal business.

Those nearby may hear mass warning announcements or see active emergency response vehicles.

The Navy regularly conducts training exercises to maintain and improve security and emergency response qualifications.

These exercises help prepare for a real emergency and enhance coordination with mutual aid partners.

For current base notifications and happenings, visit https://www.facebook.com/NavalStationEverett

The second exercise starts next week and will run for 10 days as Naval Station Everett participates with other bases around the Puget Sound.

Naval Station Everett

Photo credit: Naval Station Everett

Northwest Navy bases will participate in an annual anti-terrorism force protection exercise called Exercise
Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2022 (CS/SC 22) January 31 – February 11.

Measures have been taken to minimize disruptions within local communities and to normal base operations, but there may be times when the exercise causes increased traffic around bases or delays in base access due to temporary gate closures or other security-related activities.

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 or emergency notification loudspeaker announcements, and observing increased response vehicle or vessel activity on or 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 trained and prepared to respond appropriately, quickly and with confidence to a security threat.

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 22 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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