Antiterrorism Family Awareness

Tuesday February 23, 2010

What is it?

The Army's antiterrorism (AT) program protects Army communities against terrorist acts. Family members represent a special group included within our protection efforts. During the 3rd quarter, fiscal year 2010 (Q3/FY10,) the Army's AT awareness theme focuses on enhancing family awareness about the indicators of possible terrorist activity and how to report suspicious behavior.

Why is it important to the Army?

We recognize the commitment and sacrifices that our families make and the Army is committed to building a partnership with Army families. When informed about the threat of terrorism and empowered to help protect our communities against terrorism, Army families become an extension of our overall protection.

What is the Army doing?

The Provost Marshal General and Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, established quarterly AT awareness themes. The intent is to enhance AT awareness and vigilance across the Army (Soldiers, Department of the Army civilian employees, Department of Defense (DOD) contractors and family members of DOD employees). The current awareness theme (Q2 /FY10) is suspicious activity reporting.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

As antiterrorism awareness products and tools are developed to support local communities, they will be posted and available on the Army Antiterrorism Enterprise Portal (ATEP). August 2010 is approved by the senior Army leadership as an Antiterrorism Awareness Month. Implementation of revised terrorist threat reporting procedures and publication of an Antiterrorism Field Manual (FM 3-07.2) will continue.

Resources:

AKO log in registration: Army Antiterrorism Enterprise Portal Web site

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT

SOCIAL NETWORKING

PROFESSIONAL WRITING

Army Professional Writing

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

ABOUT THE ARMY

OVERSEAS OPERATIONS

OF INTEREST

WORLD VIEW

SPORTS

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Events

February 2010

African American History Month See Web site: African Americans in the U.S. Army

Feb. 12-28: XXI Olympic Winter Games, British Columbia, Canada - See U.S. Army Olympians Web site

Feb. 22- Mar. 1: Military Saves Week (See Military Saves Web site)

Feb. 24- 26: AUSA Winter Symposium

March 2010

Women’s History Month
Brain Injury Awareness Month

Mar. 18: Army Day

Mar. 25: Medal of Honor Day (See U.S. Army Medal of Honor Web site)

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"We are there for a very, very important reason and we can't forget that. We are in Afghanistan to ensure that it cannot once again be a sanctuary for the kind of attacks that were carried out on 9/11…"

- Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command, emphasized on NBC's "Meet the Press," that al-Qaida requires constant vigilance as it is a "flexible, adaptable" enemy

Afghan campaign will be tough, Petraeus says

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"I got an e-mail… from a troop I didn't know and I've never met in my life. I'm not sure of the extent of his injuries, but he said 'getting blown up sucks but you make it worth it by what you're doing for the Army and how you're representing makes it worth it.' I realized at that point the only way I can lose is to hold my head low as any finisher…So I'm going to hold it high and I'm going to represent for the Army for that Soldier and many other Soldiers overseas right now."

- Sgt. John Napier, a U.S. World Class Athlete Program bobsled driver, is ecstatic about representing troops worldwide at the XXI Olympic Winter Games

Holcomb leads Team USA in Olympic bobsled event

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