Norfolk, Va. – Naval Station Norfolk will participate in Exercise CITADEL SHIELD 2013 which will be conducted on naval bases and installations throughout the continental United States from February 19 to March 1.
This annual exercise is designed to enhance the training and readiness of Navy Security Forces to respond to threats to installations and units.
Exercise CITADEL SHIELD 2013 is not in response to any specific threat, but is a regularly-scheduled exercise.
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.