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NEWS | Aug. 15, 2022

U.S. Navy Installations to Conduct Citadel Pacific 2022 Exercise

Commander, Navy Installations Command

WASHINGTON -- Navy installations will exercise their security forces during Citadel Pacific 2022 (CP22), an annually reoccurring force protection exercise assessing emergency response in Navy Region Japan, Navy Region Korea, Joint Region Marianas (Aug. 15-19).

Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) and Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet conduct the exercise to enhance readiness of Navy security personnel and better prepare Navy installations for potential force protection situations. The exercise also establishes a learning environment for security personnel to exercise functional plans and operational capabilities.

“Citadel Pacific simulates threat scenarios such as active shooters, gate runners and improvised explosive devices so that our personnel are prepared to respond for such events, should they occur onboard our installations,” said Mark Sinder, Director of Operations for CNIC. “This training approach ensures U.S. Navy security forces maintain a high level of readiness in a dynamic security environment.”

CNIC conducts annual force protection exercises at each of its 70 installations, which are distributed across the globe. Citadel Pacific is not in response to any specific threat.

Measures have been taken to minimize disruptions from Citadel Pacific to local communities and normal base operations, but there may be times when the exercise causes traffic congestion or delays at installation gates. Area residents may also see or hear unusual activities associated with the exercise including smoke, simulated gun fire, explosions and Giant Voice announcements. Advanced coordination has taken place with local law enforcement and first responders.

CNIC oversees 48,000 employees located across 70 Navy shore installations in 10 regions around the world and is charged with sustaining the Fleet, enabling the fighter and supporting the family. For more news from CNIC, visit www.cnic.navy.mil or follow the command’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

For media queries regarding Citadel Pacific, contact CNIC Public Affairs: cnic_hq_public_affairs@navy.mil.
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