Naval Base Guam to participate in exercise Citadel Pacific 2020

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Citadel Pacific is an annual training exercise designed to enhance readiness of personnel and not in response to any specific threat. (U.S. Navy photo by Jesse Leon Guerrero/Released)

U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) will participate in Exercise Citadel Pacific 2020 (CP-20) Oct. 5-9.

This annual exercise is designed to enhance the training, readiness and capability of security forces to respond to threats to Department of Defense installations and units. CP-20 is not in response to any specific threat, but is a regularly scheduled training exercise.

Measures have been taken to minimize disruptions to normal base operations, but there may be times when exercise events cause increased traffic around the installation or occasional delays in base access. Area residents may also see increased security force activity associated with the exercise.

As part of the exercise, the Giant Voice (GV) public address systems at NBG installations will be activated, and residents in surrounding areas will hear exercise announcements regarding force protection conditions throughout the week. The use of the GV system adds realism to the exercise.

Periodic training exercises support security force readiness and are critical to developing the skills needed to support operational missions throughout the region to ensure a stable, free, and open Indo-Pacific.

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