During previous scenarios conducted for Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain, Naval Air Station Fallon has rolled out various scenarios to test the installation’s readiness.
Photo by Steve Ranson.
Naval Air Station Fallon has begun a two-part Navy-wide force protection exercise, Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2024, which will run through Feb. 15.
Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain is an annual two-part force protection exercise that has been implemented on all Navy installations within the continental United States. The commanders of U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) and Navy Installations Command (CINC) are conducting the two-week exercise.
Although the exercise executed at NAS Fallon is not related to current threats, the Navy said they assist the air station’s readiness and how to respond to potential security threats.
Overall, the exercise in the continental U.S. includes about 324,000 active duty and 58,000 U.S. Navy Reserve personnel along with 210,966 Navy civilian employees.
According to the Navy, individuals should allow plenty of time for potential travel delays near or onboard the air station. Individuals are also requested to follow the directions of local law enforcement and installation security personnel and to drive safely.