Navy to Conduct Emergency Preparedness Exercise

Story Number: NNS190802-07Release Date: 8/2/2019 10:15:00 AM
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From Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Commander, Navy Installation Command (CNIC), Commander, Navy Region Southwest (CNRSW) and Commander, Navy Region Northwest (CNRNW), along with their installations and tenant commands will be testing their abilities to respond to a major earthquake and what follows next during an exercise scheduled Aug. 5-9.

The exercise, called Citadel Rumble 2019, will test Navy installations’ capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from all-hazards scenarios that may follow earthquakes.

The installations, along with their tenant commands, will test various procedures, including damage assessment, evacuation plans, disaster preparedness, recovery and consequence management plans, and accounting for Sailors and Navy families in the affected regions through the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS). Sailors, civilian employees and Navy families can login to NFAAS at or utilize the NFAAS mobile app at  for accountability throughout the exercise and during any real-time natural disaster.

In addition, the exercise will further enhance the Navy’s readiness to deploy forces even under the most adverse conditions.


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NAS Whidbey Island Conducts Citadel Rumble Drill
180905-N-KH214-0138 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Sept. 5, 2018) Firefighters from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island's Federal Fire and Emergency Services Department triage and hoist an injured bystander though a manhole as part of the Navy's natural disaster exercise, Citadel Rumble 2018, at NAS Whidbey Island. Citadel Rumble is a Navy-wide earthquake and natural disaster drill providing training and awareness on potential emergency response scenarios that could occur in the aftermath of a large-scale natural disaster. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Wood/Released)
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