WASHINGTON -- U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, and Washington D.C.-based Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) are conducting the preparedness exercise Hurricane Exercise/Citadel Gale 2015 (HURREX/CG 15) April 20 - May 1.
The purpose of this annual exercise is to prepare the Navy to respond to weather threats to U.S. coastal regions, and to maintain the ability to deploy forces even under the most adverse weather conditions.
HURREX/CG 15 will involve two simulated storm systems developing and intensifying to hurricane strength, threatening the Caribbean Islands, East Coast and Gulf Coast regions.
All Navy commands with personnel in these regions will participate, to include reviewing and exercising heavy weather instructions and 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 15.