Navy Regions to Test Security Forces Readiness at Exercise Citadel Pacific

Exercise Citadel Pacific 2017 will be conducted on Navy installations at Joint Region Marianas, Navy Region Japan, Navy Region Hawaii and Singapore Area Coordinator from July 31 to Aug. 4.

This annual exercise is designed to enhance the training, readiness and capability of Navy security forces to respond to threats to Navy installations and units, officials said, emphasizing that Citadel Pacific is not in response to any specific threat, but is a regularly scheduled exercise.

Measures have been taken to minimize disruptions to normal base operations, officials said, increased traffic around bases or delays in base access are possible. Area residents also may see increased security activity associated with the exercise, they added.

Navy Installations Command is responsible for providing support services for the fleet, fighter and family, with more than 52,000 military and civilian personnel serving in 11 regions at 71 installations worldwide.