Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2017 (SC-CS17) will be conducted on naval installations within the continental United States, Jan. 30- Feb. 10.

This annual exercise is designed to enhance the training and readiness of Navy security forces. Exercise SC-CS17 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.

These Naval installations include Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Naval Support Activity Washington, Naval Support Activity Annapolis, Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSF Indian Head and NSF Dahlgren), and Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

“The goal of this exercise is to test our anti-terrorism and force protection capabilities at the installations throughout the region as well as our ability to effectively communicate during an incident,” said Naval District Washington Training and Exercise Director Matt Brown.

The Field Training Exercises (FTX) portion of SC-CS17 in Naval Support Activity South Potomac’s (NSASP) area of responsibility will occur on Feb. 1 at Naval Support Facility (NSF) Indian Head, Md., and on Feb. 2 at NSF Dahlgren, Va. Additionally, on Feb. 8-9 security forces will practice implementing enhanced security measures at the gates; this portion of the drill will not be conducted during peak commuting times, but on those days, outside of peak commuting hours, motorists may notice small delays at the gates.

During SC-CS and throughout the year, NSASP works closely with its community law enforcement and emergency management partners to develop training programs that benefit the bases as well as local communities.

For more information about Exercise SC-CS17, contact the Naval Support Activity South Potomac Public Affairs Office, (866) 359-5540