The United States Army Garrison in Italy recognizes the month of August as Antiterrorism Awareness Month.
"See Something, Say Something" is more than the motto for the ongoing antiterrorism campaign. All military and civilian personnel, and their families, should always remain vigilant.
The United States Army Garrison in Italy recognizes the month of August as Antiterrorism Awareness Month.
"See Something, Say Something" is more than the motto for the ongoing antiterrorism campaign. All military and civilian personnel, and their families, should always remain vigilant. (Photo Credit: Laura Kreider)
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VICENZA, Italy – In August, U.S. Army Garrison Italy recognizes antiterrorism awareness month, along with the entire U.S. Army, to promote and emphasize awareness and vigilance.

Vicenza and Darby military community members should be be aware of their surroundings, according to antiterrorism staff assigned to the garrison. Law enforcement and security professional required community assistance to ensure continuous safety from various threats.

Since September 11, 2001, there have been over 70 terrorist plots against the United States and approximately 800 linked investigations. Military facilities have been the number one target of these plots, security officials said.

A proactive and prepared community can make a big difference, and could also save one or more lives. Service members, civilians, contractors, and family members are encouraged to use the resources available to protect themselves, including the mandatory antiterrorism trainings offered by the Army.

"See Something, Say Something" is more than the motto for the ongoing antiterrorism campaign. Sometimes seemingly benign but odd situations can lead to terrible consequences if they go unreported. All military and civilian personnel, and their families, should always remain vigilant.

The garrison antiterrorism office seeks the community’s assistance in reporting anything that may seem suspicious. Partial reports can help officials investigate and put pieces together to prevent a potential for a terroristic event; what one person may have missed, another person may have reported.

A good rule of thumb is if it causes you to question what you see, report it.

Check out upcoming security awareness trainings offered by your USAG Italy antiterrorism office this month.