NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) — U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) based in Washington, D.C., are conducting a natural disaster preparedness exercise, Hurricane Exercise/Citadel Gale 2018 (HURREX/CG 18), April 24 – May 11.
This annual exercise prepares the Navy to respond to adverse weather threats in U.S. coastal regions, and to maintain the ability to deploy forces even under the most severe weather conditions. HURREX/CG 18 will involve a simulated storm system developing and intensifying to hurricane strength, threatening the East Coast regions.
All Navy commands at Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, Naval District Washington and Navy Region Southeast will participate by reviewing and exercising heavy weather instructions, procedures and
accounting for Sailors, Department of the Navy civilians, and Navy families in the affected regions through the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS).
There will be no U.S. Navy ship movements associated with HURREX/CG 18.