The U.S. Army Military District of Washington hosted an Antiterrorism Awareness Display as part of the U.S. Army's Antiterrorism Month at Fort Lesley J. McNair, August 21, 2013.

"The idea behind this display is to educate the staff on antiterrorism awareness," said Marvin C. Solomon, PMO/Protection Division and the coordinator of the event. "It is important for all of us to be aware especially because of our location here in the National Capital Region."

The event is synchronized with the 4th annual U.S. Army's Antiterrorism Month. The Army's antiterrorism (AT) program protects personnel, information, and facilities in all locations and situations against terrorist activities.

"Making note and reporting suspicious activity to your installations Antiterrorism Officer is something everyone should do," said Solomon. "If you see something, say something."

The purpose of AT Awareness Month is to instill Army-wide heightened awareness and vigilance to protect Army communities from acts of terrorism.

"We do this display to not only educate our staff but also try to give them the awareness tools to teach their family and friends," said Solomon. "That is the overall goal."

The AT Officers at each of the organizations affiliated with the JFHQ-NCR/MDW are listed below:

JFHQ-NCR/MDW Provost Marshal/Protection Directorate -- Mr. Marvin C. Solomon
Fort AP Hill -- Mr. Jerry Bennett
Fort Belvoir -- Mr. Darrell Wade
Fort Hamilton -- Mr. Jose Colon
Fort Meade -- Mr. Mark George
Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall -- Ms. Sharon Dixon
Army Air Operations Group -- Ms. Heather Ellis
Joint Air Defense Operations Center -- Maj. Kimberly Achey
Joint Personal Property shipping Office, Washington Area -- Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Castanon
The U.S. Army Band -- Sgt. 1st Class Francisco Hernandez
3d Infantry Regiment -- 1st Lt. John Nielsen
White House Transportation Agency -- Sgt. 1st. Class Anthony Alexander

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