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Preparations being made for Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield 2012

By J. Dwayne Gunther | Chief of antiterrorism | March 13, 2012

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Joint Base Charleston community will be participating in the exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield 2012 from March 19 to 24. This exercise is designed to enhance Security Forces' training and readiness while allowing units the opportunity to practice security increases in response to possible future threats to JB Charleston.

Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield is a U.S. Navy exercise which focuses on "defensive" measures to reduce the risk to personnel and property due to terrorist acts. Within this program is a system called Force Protection Conditions. Increasing FPCONs allow installation commanders the opportunity to employ an appropriate mix of countermeasures, both active and passive, to prevent terrorists from attacking our people and our assets. It is the responsibility of all JB Charleston personnel to remain vigilant and report suspicious activities at all times, not just during an exercise.

Measures have been taken to minimize disruption to normal base operations during the upcoming exercise, but there may be times when the exercise causes increased traffic around the installation or delays in base access. Area residents may also see increased security activity associated with the exercise.

For more information about Exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield 2012, contact the Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs office at 963-5608.

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