INDIAN HEAD, Md. – Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren and NSF Indian Head will participate 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.
“We look at this exercise as a way to ensure our personnel are postured to be able to respond to a variety of threats,” said Capt. Todd Copeland, Naval Support Activity South Potomac commanding officer. “This exercise will help us identify training, manning, and material shortfalls and I am committed to identifying all corrective measures to ensure for the safety and security of the South Potomac workforce.”
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 bases 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 the NSASP Public Affairs Office at (540) 653-8153.