PMRF part of anti-terrorism training

PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY — Pacific Missile Range Facility will be participating in the anti-terrorism/force protection exercise, Citadel Pacific 2017, next week.

The annual exercise is designed to enhance the training, readiness and capability of Navy security forces to respond to threats to Navy installations and units.

“This exercise is not in response to any specific threat, but is a regularly scheduled exercise,” according to a press release.

As part of Citadel Pacific, PMRF will hold training drills Monday to Friday, when increased security activities will take place on and around the base.

The training drills allow security forces to analyze security measures and exercise their ability to respond to threats and deter real-world attacks.

Measures will be taken to minimize disruptions to normal base operations, but there may be times when the exercise may cause increased traffic around the base or temporary delays in base access.

Base personnel and area residents may see and hear sirens, simulated demonstrations in front of base gates and increased security activities on and around the base. Base personnel should expect to hear exercise announcements communicated via the “Giant Voice” mass notification system and computer desktop notification system. All announcements will be preceded and followed with, “Exercise, Exercise, Exercise.”

Exercise Citadel Pacific 2017 is an annual exercise conducted by U. S. Pacific Fleet and Commander, Navy Installations Command on Navy installations in the Pacific region.

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