Exercises Occurring at NAS Whidbey Island
NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. - NAS Whidbey Island is currently participating in exercises preparing for the base's participation in the annual exercise called Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain (CS/SC) 19 that is slated to occur throughout February.
Area residents may also see or hear security and other first responderactivities associated with the exercise, including potentially seeing training smoke, seeing increased vessel activity on the water near an installation or hearing small explosive sounds. During these exercises,residents should expect to hear announcements over the Giant Voice loudspeaker system as well as delays at some gates.
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. This regularly scheduled exercise is not in response to any specific threat. 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 19 is conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Commander, Navy Installations Command on all Navy installations located in the continental United States.