Navy conducting force protection exercise

Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (NAWS) – is participating in an annual force protection exercise, Jan. 31 – Feb 11, 2022.

Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2022 is conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Commander, Navy Installations Command on all Navy installations in the continental U.S.

“Citadel Shield - Solid Curtain is a dynamic opportunity for the installation to participate in an enterprise wide force protection readiness exercise. These types of exercises ensure our force protection team remains steadfast in their sharpness and agility when responding to actual threats.” – Captain Jeremy Vaughan, Commanding Officer, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake

The exercise is designed to enhance the readiness of Navy security forces and ensure seamless interoperability among the commands, other services and agency partners.

Exercise CS-SC22 is not in response to any specific threat, but is a regularly scheduled exercise.

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 the installation 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.

For more information, contact Naval Air Weapons Station Public Affairs Officer, Hannah Moore, at 760-939-1683.

Story First Published: 2022-02-11