Military Training Operation, March 19-24, 2012

Submitted by ken on Thu, 03/15/2012 - 12:54

From the MIRAMAR Community Liasion, an announcement that a number of local military and government organizations will be participating in a readiness training operation from March 19-24, 2012. The impact on the community should be minimal, but traffic and delays may be experienced around local military bases. Here's the press release:

SAN DIEGO – The Navy will be conducting its nationwide force protection training exercise at San Diego-area bases and installations from March 19-24, 2012. Held annually, Exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield enhances the training and readiness of Navy security personnel to respond to threats to installations and units. It is not a response to specific threats, but is regularly scheduled for practical experience and learning.

The Navy will be working this year with other military and local, state and federal agencies to enhance the training scenarios. The Marine Corps, Coast Guard, City of San Diego Office of Homeland Security, the Port of San Diego, San Diego Police Department and the Red Cross are just some of the organizations participating.

Measures have been taken to minimize disruptions to normal base and station operations, but there may be times when the exercise causes increased traffic around bases or delays in base access. Area residents may also see increased security activity associated with the exercise. Updates and information addressing potential impacts to base services and operations will be coming out prior to the Exercise.

Please check www.navyregionsouthwest.com and www.navycompass.com regularly for additional information.