U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), headquartered in Norfolk, Va., and Washington, D.C.-based Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) are conducting a natural disaster preparedness exercise, Hurricane Exercise/Citadel Gale 2018 (HURREX/CG 18), April 24-May 11.

This annual exercise prepares Naval Air Station Jacksonville and all Navy commands 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.

NAS Jacksonville will participate by 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.

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.

There will be no U.S. Navy aircraft or ship movements associated with HURREX/CG 18.

For more information about HURREX/CITADEL GALE 18, contact the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Public Affairs Office at 904.542.5588 or via email Kaylee.LaRocque@navy.mil.