FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. — As we continue full speed through August and the Army wide Antiterrorism Awareness Month campaign, it is important to remember vigilance must continue year-round. Protecting our communities from acts of terrorism begins with you.
We cannot become complacent and lower our guard. Approximately 80 percent of terrorist acts could have been thwarted if key individuals had recognized the signs and reported them.
The Army iWatch program exists exactly for this reason. It is a safe and secure platform for our community to report all suspicious individuals and activities.
When reporting something or someone suspicious, there are key details to remember. Know the time, date and location the suspicious person or activity took place; this is the starting point of any investigation. Explain what you witnessed and provide the best description you possibly can of who was involved. This includes details, such as gender, height, build, hair color, skin color and approximate age.
The Force Protection team would rather you make several reports that result in nothing, than not report a suspicious person or activity and have it result in harm to the community.
Antiterrorism is everyone’s duty to uphold — remain vigilant and remember: if it doesn’t seem right, report it.