Naval District Washington Prepares for Annual Pressure Safety Train > United States Navy > News Tales

Naval installations within the Nationwide Capital Area, together with Naval Assist Exercise (NSA) Washington, NSA Bethesda, NSA Annapolis, NSA South Potomac, and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, will take part within the yearly, two-part anti-terrorism and power safety train designed to check the effectiveness of the installations readiness and coaching packages.

“CS-SC24 is an enterprise-wide train meant to check all installations’ capability to foretell, reply to, mitigate, and get well from acts of homegrown and overseas terror,” stated Phil Romeo, area program director of power safety for Naval District Washington. “It would contain conventional installations and off-installation actions reminiscent of recruiting and reserve facilities. Our joint companions at Joint Job Pressure-Nationwide Capital Area may have some involvement within the train.”

Throughout the first week of February 5 – 9, emergency responders on Navy installations will have interaction in Citadel Defend. Throughout the first week, the sphere coaching will give attention to the set up stage with varied eventualities reminiscent of lively shooter, unauthorized base entry, suspicious package deal, and unmanned aerial surveillance.

“The first focus of the train is to check our responses in addition to educate instillation tenants on how an act of terrorism could impression day-to-day operations on the native and regional stage,” stated Romeo.

The second week of February (the twelfth by way of the sixteenth) is the Strong Curtain portion of the train, which can give attention to varied national-level eventualities. Throughout this week, base power safety circumstances or FPCON ranges will change day by day with coaching evolutions. Some eventualities could trigger irregular site visitors patterns or gate hours on the installations.

“Throughout the train, Set up and area employees will assess train menace info and suggest how we must always reply to those train injects. This will imply that some gates could also be closed quickly, ID checks could improve, roads could also be closed or detoured, and a few unexpected impacts because of the train could happen,” stated Romeo. “All individuals (army, civilian, contractor, resident) ought to put together for some modifications throughout the train, and we ask that they continue to be versatile and perceive that native sentries are responding to instructions from their Chain of Command.”

Personnel should additionally take note of important notifications throughout CS/SC24 by registering for the Broad Space Alert Community (WAAN). NDW personnel must also familiarize themselves with their command or tenant command anti-terrorism plan to know what to anticipate throughout the train.

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