Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

 
Joint Base Antiterrorism Office


Mission: Protect lives, safeguard property and missions, through a concerted effort of deterrence, vigilance, and coordinated actions.

Vision: Fully integrate the diverse JB MDL community as a force multiplier defending against the evolving CONUS threats.

Travel Security
Be prepared for the unexpected:
· Prior to Travel--Complete Level I Antiterrorism Training
· Prior to Travel (OCONUS) - Receive an AOR specific Threat Brief
· Hotel Selection--Considerations
· Select an inside room (away from the street-side window)
· Select a floor between the 4th to the 10th floor
· If traveling overseas, know the location of the U.S. Embassy and other safe locations where you can seek refuge or assistance
· Do not allow the hotel to copy your common access card
· Secureall valuablesat alltimes
· Inspect your room for electronic devices
· Keep your blinds or curtains drawn at all times
To and from work in transit
Be prepared for the unexpected:
· Look for tampering of your vehicle
· Look under and around your vehicle
· Keep your doors locked at all times and windows rolled up
· Alternate routes to and from work
· Avoid choke points
· Alternate parking spaces
· When traveling always leave enough room between your vehicle 
· If disposing of your vehicle be sure to remove any installation sticker
Terrorism

Terrorism is defined as the calculated use of violence or the threat of violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological. (Department of Defense Definition)
Fort Dix Six
On May 7, 2007, there was a thwarted terrorism plot aimed at Fort Dix. The "Fort Dix Six" (a group committed to kill as many soldiers as possible) were arrested during the weapon procurement phase of planning. This arrest renewed JB MDL's determination to counter terrorism at every step while continuing to maintain a safe and productive work environment. There is no information that suggests JB MDL is currently being targeted. Furthermore, there is no indication or information to suggest an Active Shooter scenario, but it remains a major concern.
Suspicious Indicators / Behaviors
LOOK FOR:
· Young (17--35 years old)
· Loitering:
· Repeat appearance in the same vicinity
· Avoiding law enforcement
· Nervous
· Measuring distances
· No apparent reason for being around a site
· Asking security related questions
· Taking notes
· Cell phone picture-taking
· Videoing or taking picture of unusual places:
· Gates
· Entry ramps
· Bridges
· Personnel manning access points
· Barriers
· Driving a rental car
Eagle Eyes

CALL THE JB MDL COMM. EMERGENCY CENTER
AT
(609) 754-6001
TO REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
 
Eight Signs of Terrorism
1. SURVEILLANCE
May include drawing diagrams, note taking, or vision enhancing devices to monitor or record facilities and activities
2. ELICITATION
Attempts to obtain information on the people, procedures, or the facility 
3. TESTS OF SECURITY
Attempts to breach security  measures or assess response times
4. ACQUIRING SUPPLIES
Gathering harmful chemicals, infected materials, or other supplies for attacks
5. SUSPICIOUS PERSONS
Person (s) who do not appear to belong in a given setting due to unusual behavior
6. DRY or TRIAL RUNS
Preparatory behaviors, such as practice runs or route mapping
7. DEPOLYING ASSETS
Placing people and supplies into a place to commit the attack
8. TERRORISM FUNDING
Raising or transporting funds through illicit or illegal means