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TOKYO — Navy personnel from Guam and Hawaii will join in the annual nationwide fleet protection exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield this week, the first time servicemembers from the islands have participated, according to a Navy spokeswoman from Guam.

The annual security exercise, coordinated by U.S. Fleet Forces Command, wraps up on Friday.

On Wednesday, servicemembers will simulate a “small boat intercept” at Inner Apra Harbor on Guam, according to Naval Base Guam spokeswoman Annette Donner. Servicemembers will respond to a simulated “swimmer attack” in the same area on Thursday, she said.

The weeklong security exercise will feature 250 training events throughout the U.S., according to a Navy news release.

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