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Posted on: January 29, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Special event notice: Naval Station Everett to participate in anti-terrorism exercises Feb. 1-12

City of Everett special event notice

The below news release announces the upcoming Navy anti-terrorism exercise called Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2021. The exercise is scheduled for Feb. 1-12 and will take place on all Northwest U.S. Navy installations, including Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Naval Station Everett, Naval Base Kitsap and Naval Magazine Indian Island.

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January 25, 2021

Release #210125

Navy conducting Force Protection Exercise at Region Bases

SILVERDALE, Wash. - Northwest Navy bases will participate in an annual anti-terrorism force protection exercise called Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2021 (CS/SC 21) February 1-12.

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, 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.


For more information, contact the Navy Region Northwest Public Affairs

Office at 360-396-1630 or

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