The purpose of Antiterrorism Awareness Month is to instill heightened awareness and vigilance Army-wide and to prevent and protect Army-critical resources from acts of terrorism.
However, the fact that the Army chooses a month to highlight the program shouldn’t be seen as an indicator that we shouldn’t pay attention every day.
Your personal situational awareness not only improves the safety of you and your Family, but can impact the entire community.
If something is out of place and doesn’t look right, report it, let the professionals take it from there. Here are examples of behaviors and activities to report:
- People drawing or measuring important buildings
- Strangers asking questions about security forces or security procedures
- A briefcase, suitcase, backpack or package left behind
- Cars or trucks left in “No Parking” zones in front of important buildings
- Intruders found in secure areas
- A person wearing clothes that are too big and bulky and/or too hot for the weather
- Chemical smells or fumes that worry you
- Questions about sensitive information, such as building blueprints, security plans or VIP travel schedules without a right or need to know
- Purchasing supplies or equipment that can be used to make bombs or weapons or purchasing uniforms without having the proper credentials.
Report online at www.inscom.army.mil/isalute/default.aspx.