by Ryan Labadens, U.S. Navy Public Affairs

Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) Gulfport is participating in the natural disaster preparedness event, Hurricane Exercise/Citadel Gale 2019 (HURREX/CG 19), starting today, April 15.

HURREX/CG, is an annual training event conducted by Commander, Navy Installations Command and U.S. Fleet Forces Command, designed to prepare the Navy and local forces to respond to weather threats to U.S. coastal regions. HURREX/CG19 is scheduled to be conducted from April 15-26.

The exercise provides focused hurricane preparation, recovery, consequence management and personnel account procedures training for afloat and shore-based East Coast and Gulf Coast commands, and it also focuses on installation response and recovery to hurricane preparation, hurricane recovery and Navy family support.

HURREX/CG 19 involves a simulated storm system that develops and intensifies to hurricane strength, and threatens the East Coast or Gulf Coast regions. Since this is a simulated exercise, there will be no naval ship movements associated with HURREX/CG.

U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Command and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), conduct natural disaster preparedness exercises that help the U.S. Navy 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.

For more information, please contact the NCBC Gulfport Public Affairs Office at 228-871-3662 or 228-871-2699.