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Naval Base Kitsap Holds Security Exercise


Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy, LTjg William Anthony, Photographer.

BREMERTON, Wash. – As part of Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield, an annual nationwide security readiness exercise, an exercise visible and audible to the public will take place in Sinclair Inlet the morning of Friday, Feb. 5.

Those along the Port Orchard and Bremerton waterfront areas will see military vessels and hear the sound of simulated gunfire using blanks during the activity.

Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield is a force protection and anti-terrorism exercise conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on all Navy installations in the continental United States. The annual exercise uses realistic scenarios to ensure U.S. Navy security forces maintain a high level of readiness to respond to changing and dynamic threats.

The Navy routinely conducts these types of security exercises to ensure readiness and verify response procedures.

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