Tag Archives: Directorate of Emergency Services

Military Police celebrate 75th anniversary, honor fallen

The 209th Military Police Detachment grilled burgers, hot dogs and sausages Sept. 23 to celebrate the MP Corps' 75th anniversary.

By Gerald Williams, Bayonet & Saber / The 209th Military Police Detachment celebrated the MP Corps 75th anniversary Sept. 23 on Fort Benning with food, floats for children and other games. Capt. Benjamin North, Commander of the 209th Military Police Detachment, said the event also featured a working dog demonstration and police cars for kids to check out. “The family

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Terrorism is a real threat: recognize and report

Antiterrorism Awareness poster

Army Office of the Provost Marshal General / What is it? August marks the U.S. Army’s seventh annual observance of Antiterrorism Awareness Month. The wide range of terrorist-related threats during the past year reflects the realities of the risks faced by the nation. To help prevent terrorist activities, Army communities must remain vigilant and constantly aware. The focus areas for

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Antiterrorism Awareness Month Message

Antiterrorism vigilance poster

This August marks the Army’s seventh annual observance of Antiterrorism Awareness Month. The number of terrorist-related threats during the past year indicates increasing risk to our nation and the Army. Our goal must be to stay a step ahead of these threats and to do so we must focus our collective and individual actions on “vigilance” and “awareness.” By making

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Security is #betteratbenning

Police cars parked in front of the Department of Emergency Services. (Photos by Gerald Williams)

By Gerald Williams, Bayonet & Saber / Security officers on Fort Benning say that living on Fort Benning is one of the safest options for current and future residents. “Before you even get on the installation we are already making security better for you,” said chief Jim Webster, physical security division. “Security starts at the gate,” said chief of police

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DES implements new gate access program

Fort Benning's Department of Emergency Services will begin implementing the Trusted Traveler Program Aug. 7. It will allow Department of Defense identification cardholders to vouch for the occupants in their vehice. (Photo by Danielle Davis)

By Danielle Davis, Bayonet & Saber / Fort Benning’s Directorate of Emergency Services will begin the Trusted Traveler Program Aug. 7, said James Webster, the Physical Security Division chief at DES. The Trusted Traveler Program will be active from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. at access control points postwide. It will allow Department of Defense identification cardholders to vouch for

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Military police encourage resident curfew hours

Police cars parked in front of the Department of Emergency Services. (Photos by Gerald Williams)

By Gerald Williams, Bayonet & Saber / Barbecues and social gatherings are to be expected during the summer. Military police, however, want residents to make sure their festivities do not interfere with nearby neighbors’ rest and relaxation. Maj. Joseph Labranche, operations officer for the Directorate of Emergency Services, encourages residents to pay attention to curfew hours. “At night, people who

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