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WASHINGTON (NNS) — U.S. Fleet Forces Command, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, and Commander, Navy Installations Command, based in Washington, D.C., are conducting Hurricane Exercise/Citadel Gale 2019 (HURREX/CG 19) April 15-26.

This annual exercise prepares the U.S. Navy to respond to adverse weather conditions in U.S. coastal regions and maintain the ability to deploy forces under the most severe weather conditions. It also tests the response times for accounting for Sailors, Department of the Navy civilians and families in the affected regions through the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System.

HURREX/CG 19 will involve a simulated storm system developing and intensifying to hurricane strength, threatening the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico.

All Navy commands at Naval District Washington, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic and Navy Region Southeast will participate by reviewing and exercising heavy weather instructions procedures.

There will be no Navy ship movements associated with HURREX/CG 19.

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