Preparations for the regularly scheduled Force Protection and Anti-Terrorism exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield (SC/CS 14) 2014 are underway and there could be delays at the gate during the exercise.
Personnel should expect increased security measures at Navy Station Mayport between Feb. 18- 28, according to Installation Training Officer Willie Green.
SC-CS 14 is a Force Protection exercise conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on all Navy installations in the Continental United States to enhance the training and readiness of Navy security personnel, as well as establish a learning environment for security personnel to exercise functional plans and operational capabilities.
Solid Curtain is an exercise focused on command, control and communication (C3) between all echelons Navywide. Citadel Shield is an installation-level training exercise to test the ability of naval security forces during an emergency.
The primary purpose of this year's exercise is to validate and evaluate communication, personnel awareness and preplanned responses to a variety of security situations, including a planned "Active Shooter' drill and waterfront attack scenarios, Green said.
The elevation of Force Protection Conditions (FPCONs) and increased security measures can be anticipated at all Navy installations for the duration of the exercise. While mitigations to alleviate traffic are in place, Naval Station Mayport and tenant commands should emphasize the potential for base-access delays within to visitors, retirees, the workforce, Sailors and their families.
During the SC-CS14 exercise, installation personnel and the surrounding communities may see an increase in delay at installation entry control points.
Local area residents may also see increased military activity, and possible traffic/pedestrian congestion, associated with the exercise.
Some of the training events that will be taking place are waterfront threats, personnel trying to gain unauthorized access to installations, among others.
Personnel should register for the AtHoc wide area alert network if they have not already done so in order to be aware of force protection conditions and other emergency, environmental, or exercise related impacts on the area.
Instructions for adding and updating contact information to the Wide Area Alert Notification WAAN using the AtHoc self service client are:
â€¢ Right click on the AtHoc Self service client (Purple Globe) Icon in the desktop toolbar at the bottom of the computer screen
â€¢Select "Access self service" from the pop-up menu
â€¢The AtHoc self service will open. Select the "My info" tab and update your last name, first name and display name, then save. Do not enter PIN information.
â€¢Select the "Devices" tab and enter your contact information in the appropriate fields.
Staggered entry and exit times for personnel working on installations should be considered in order to limit traffic at entry control points.
Personnel should also familiarize themselves with their command or tenant command anti-terrorism plan to better know what to expect during the exercise.