U.S. Naval Base Guam to participate in Exercise Citadel Pacific 2021

Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Thaddeus Toole apprehends Master-at-Arms 1st Class Henry Zavala during a simulated machete attack and bomb threat as part of Exercise Citadel Pacific 2021 (CP21) at Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS) July 20, 2021. CP21 is an anti-terrorism and force protection exercise designed to enhance readiness of Navy security personnel and better prepare Navy installations for potential force protection situations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jasmine Ikusebiala)

U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) will participate in the annual Commander, Naval Installations Command (CNIC) anti-terrorism/force protection exercise Citadel Pacific 2021 (CP-21) Oct. 4-8.

The annual force protection exercise is designed to enhance the readiness
and capability of Navy security forces to respond to internal or external
threats onboard installations. Exercise CP21 is not in response to any
specific threat but is a regularly scheduled 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, occasional delays in base access, and gate closures. Area
residents may also see increased security force activity associated with the
exercise. Advanced coordination has taken place with local law enforcement
and first responders.

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.

(U.S. Naval Base Guam Public Affairs)