Holiday Season Vigilance
November 30, 2010
The Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region Force Protection Division (J/G-34) wants to remind the Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, Civilians, Families, and Contractors of the JFHQ NCR/MDW Family to continuously maintain awareness and be on guard against terrorist threats during the upcoming holiday season.
According to recent Department of the Army information there is currently
Aca,!A"no intelligence indicating specific terrorist plans to conduct attacks
during the 2010 holiday season - which extends through the New Year."
However, recent events and current threat reporting streams make it clear
that many terrorist groups remain interested in conducting attacks against
the U.S. homeland and may attempt to carry out an attack during the holiday
season in order to capitalize on the cultural significance of such an
As an Antiterrorism (AT) reminder, the current AT awareness theme is
"Personal Protection," which includes the following key points: Maintaining
Vigilance, Don't Be a Target, Individual Response to an Attack, How to
Report Suspicious Activity, and Travelers' Awareness.
Report any suspicious activity through local iWatch Army channels. Everyone
needs to remember Aca,!" Aca,!A"If you see something, say something.Aca,!A?
Personnel traveling OCONUS are required to complete AOR-specific AT
awareness training prior to travel. AOR-specific AT awareness training
information and materials are available through the J/G-34.
Army personnel can find supporting information, products and tools on the
Office of the Provost Marshal General (OPMG) Army AT Enterprise Portal on
Army Knowledge Online (https://www.army.mil/suite/page/605757). Products
include: CJCS Guide 5260, "A Self-Help Guide to AT", CJCS-PC, "Individual
Protective Measures Card", AT Level 1 training, AT personal protection
measures (a consolidated document of key points from the DoD AT Level 1
training), active shooter pocket card ("How to Respond"), tips for
commanders and family members, and a wide range of iWatch Army (terrorist
watch program) brochures, posters, videos, and public service announcements.
Family members and family readiness groups can access supporting AT
Awareness information, products and tools via the Army Family and Morale,
Welfare and Recreation (FMWRC) home page (http://www.armymwr.org) by
clicking on the iWatch Army logo at the bottom right. This will direct
individuals to an Army iWatch web page on Army OneSource which is available
to the entire army community. It includes all of the iWatch Army products,
as well as a broad set of general AT Awareness products and information.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the J/G-34 at