(Via Ho’okele News)
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) will conduct the anti-terrorism exercise Citadel Pacific 2014 from Aug. 25 to 29.
The five-day exercise is designed to enhance the training, readiness and capabilities of Navy security forces and other personnel in response to threats to Navy installations and units. Exercise Citadel Pacific 2014 is not in response to any specific threat, but is a regularly scheduled exercise conducted at Navy bases in Hawaii, Japan, and Guam.
As part of Citadel Pacific, JBPHH will hold field training drills on Aug. 26 and 27, when increased exercise activities will take place at a few locations on base. Base personnel should expect to see and hear exercise announcements communicated via the giant voice mass notification system, computer desktop notification system, and other means. All announcements will be preceded and followed with, “Exercise, Exercise, Exercise.”
“We have taken measures to minimize any inconvenience and disruptions to normal base operations,” said Bart Robinson, JBPHH training and readiness officer. “No gates will close, and we expect minimal, if any, traffic delays resulting from the drills.”
On Aug. 26, the drill will take place at the Pearl Harbor Mail Center located at NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor. The mail center will be closed from approximately 8 a.m. to noon on Aug. 26. Mail center patrons should plan accordingly.
On Aug. 27, drill locations will be at Naval Health Clinic Hawaii and Bravo Piers to test active shooter scenario response operations. Simulated gunfire will be heard, and increased security activity will take place in those areas on the morning of Aug. 27.
The exercise will not affect operations or limit visitations to the nearby WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Battleship Missouri Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Pacific Aviation Museum.