The 9th Annual Worldwide Army Antiterrorism Conference, Jan. 26 - 30, 2009

Thursday January 22, 2009

What is it?

The Office of the Provost Marshal General, in close coordination with the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, is hosting the 2009 Worldwide Army Antiterrorism (AT) Conference, Jan. 26 - 30 at the Shades of Green Military Resort in Orlando, Fla. This conference will provide a forum for Army command, Army service component command, direct reporting unit, and Army National Guard AT representatives to reinforce AT program improvements and changes over the last year; provide a common operating picture for Army AT; share knowledge and broaden perspectives; and to facilitate the exchange of ideas and best practices. Over 300 AT representatives from across the Army are expected to attend.

The conference theme is "Tempering the Weapon - Broadening Perspectives on Antiterrorism." The goal of this year's conference is to educate and professionally develop Army AT personnel; build synergy for AT strategic goals and initiatives; and involve AT officers in solving key issues impacting the program. The conference will feature a combination of training, briefings, workshops and panel discussions. Key topics and issues to be addressed are: unit and stand-alone facility AT programs, intelligence support to AT, AT doctrine development, AT resource requirements development and validation, and AT measures in contracting.

Why is it important to the Army?

The Army accepts as reality the intent of those that would use terrorism as a tool to destroy people, disrupt our mission, and deter us from our responsibilities. In turn we accept the obligations to not only prevent terrorist attacks targeting the Army community, but to respond effectively to an attack should an enemy attempt to break through our protective posture. The entire Army must be involved with this important endeavor so that every organization, every unit, and every person that is part of the Army community understands their role and responsibilities. All leaders must insist on effective anti-terrorism measures. Through resourcefulness and careful planning Army strengths will prevail over terrorists' intent. In turn there is little doubt that we will successfully prevent terrorist attacks and are ready to respond to an attack if necessary.

Resources:

Requires site registration: Army Antiterrorism Enterprise Portal Web site

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INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates

- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace

- Army Public Affairs Portal

- Stories of Valor

- Speaker's Toolkit

- Information Papers with "2008 Army Posture Statement"

A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT

The Army Community Relations Calendar

Blogger's Roundtable

SOCIAL NETWORKING

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

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  • At inaugural ball, Obama pledges to serve troops (S&S)
  • Commander calls on troops (CT)
  • Troops play key role at inauguration (ARNews)
  • Low morale, stress blamed in Army recruiter suicides (HC)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • Obama meets with officials on Iraq, signaling his commitment to ending war (NYT)
  • Iraqi voters getting a taste of retail politics (WP)
  • NATO chief meets Pakistan president: official (Yahoo)
  • Opinion: How Obama can end the war on terror (SBI)
  • 9/11 families upset at Obama's war court freeze (MH)

OF INTEREST

  • On day one, Obama sets a new tone (NYT)
  • Commander-in-Chief's Ball highlights the military (Ten)
  • Slideshow: Thousands of military children attend 'We Are the Future' concert (ARNews)
  • and C.I.A. prisons (NYT)
  • Plan to eliminate prison faces hurdles (WP)
  • Public supports closing Guantanamo (WP)

WORLD VIEW

  • 'Al-Qaida members' arrested in Pakistan raid (GRD | Article)
  • Israeli warning on Gaza tunnels (BBC | Article)
  • U.N. releases Gaza attack photos (AJ | Article)
  • In Afghan south, Taliban fill NATO's gaps (IHT | Article)
  • France wary on sending more Afghan troops (FT | Article)

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

  • Blogging general reaches out to troops, blows off security fears (Wired)
  • CinCHouse.com launches wife of a wounded Soldier blog (STYS)
  • Dissociation, fructose, insomnia & escape (PTSD)
  • Girl Scout cookie time in the military (SBz)

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