AntiTerrorism Level 1 Training can be accessed at: https://jkodirect.jten.mil
Retrieve the code word for the program from your chain of command. The program is self explanatory and the Help screen appears in each page. You must establish a user id and password, you will "signup" the first time you use the program, and "logon" any subsequent times. Upon completion of the training, a certificate will be printed out reflecting that the training has been received.
Terrorist Incident Predictor
- Personnel observed near the installation using or carrying video/camera/observation equipment with high magnification lenses.
- Personnel observed with installation maps or facility photos or diagrams with facilities highlighted or notes regarding infrastructure or listing of installation personnel.
- Personnel possessing or observed using night vision devices near the installation perimeter or local area.
- Personnel observed parking, standing, or loitering in the same area over a multiple day period with no apparent reasonable explanation.
- A noted pattern or series of false alarms requiring law enforcement and or emergency services response.
- Theft of military identification cards or government license plate off-base.
- Reports of military personnel being asked questions off base pertaining to the installation.
- Recent damage to an airport/military installation shared perimeter fence or gate such as significant holes or cuts.
- Computer hackers attempting to access sites with personal information, maps, or other targeting examples.
EXPLOSIVE ATTACK PREDICTORS:
- Explosives thefts or sales of (large amounts of smokeless powder, blasting caps, or high velocity explosives).
- Large amounts of high-nitrate fertilizer sales to non agricultural purchasers or abnormally large amounts to agricultural purchasers.
- Large theft/sales of combinations of ingredients for explosives (fuel oil, nitrates, etc) beyond normal.
- Theft/sales of containers (propane bottles, etc) or vectors (trucks, cargo vans, etc) in combination other indicators.
- Reports of explosions (potential pre-testing).
- Seizures of improvised explosive devices or materials.
WEAPONS ATTACK PREDICTORS:
- Theft/sales of large numbers of semi-automatic weapons.
- Theft/sales of ammunition capable of being used in military weapons.
- Reports of automatic weapons firing.
- Seizures of modified weapons or equipment used to modify weapons (silencers, etc).
- Theft/loss/sales of large caliber sniper weapons .50 cal or larger.
- Theft/sales/reported seizure of night vision equipment in combination with other indicators.
- Theft/sales/reported seizure of body armor in combination with other indicators.
- Theft/loss/recovery of large amounts of cash by groups advocating violence against government/civilian sector targets (applies to WMD as well).
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION PREDICTORS:
- Break-ins/tampering at water treatment or food processing/warehouse facilities.
- Solicitation for sales of or theft of live agents/toxins/diseases from medical supply companies or testing/experiment facilities.
- Persons stopped or arrested with unexplained lethal amounts of agents/toxins/diseases explosives.
- Multiple cases of unexplained human or animal illnesses especially those illnesses not native to the area.
- Large number of unexplained human or animal deaths.
- Sales (to non agricultural users) or thefts of agricultural sprayers or crop dusting aircraft, foggers, river craft (if applicable), or other dispensing systems.
- Inappropriate inquiries regarding explosives or explosive construction of personnel by unidentified persons.
- Inappropriate inquiries regarding local chemical/biological/nuclear sales/storage/transportation points.
- Inappropriate inquiries regarding heating and ventilation systems for buildings/facilities by persons not associated with service agencies.
Individual Protective Actions You Can Take
This section gives a quick look at some measures which an individual can use in their daily routine whether at their home station or at a TDY location. If implemented and routinely practiced, these protective measures can significantly reduce the chances of a service member or their family members from becoming victims of a terrorist attack. These measures are normally cost free and take very little time. There will be times when a particular measure is not feasible to maintain. When this occurs, try to implement another measure which can help.
As we have seen in the past, U.S. Government civilian, military and civilian contractors are often targets for terrorist activity. In recent years the targeting has redirected the stage from "over there" to within our own borders. This shift has created an environment where we must exercise more care and increase our awareness for our own protection and the protection of DoD assets. Remember to report all suspicious activities to POM PD at (831)242-7851 or your local law enforcement agencies.
Remember to share these tips with your family!
- Vary your routes to and from work.
- Enter/exit buildings through different doors when possible
- Vary the times and locations that you eat and shop
- Exercise at different times during the day or evening. It is best not to exercise alone.
Be prepared for unexpected events:
- Get in the habit of "checking in" with friends.
- Know how to use the local phone systems.
- Know the location of civilian police, military police/forces, government agencies and if overseas know where the U.S. Embassy is and other safe locations.
Maintain a Low Profile: (when traveling abroad)
- Avoid wearing distinctively American clothing like cowboy hats, oversized western belts or clothing adorned with American flags or other national symbols.
- Avoid wearing military style clothing
- Don't flash large sums of money, expensive jewelry or luxury items
- Show respect for local customs.
Be Aware of Suspicious Packages: (things to look for)
- Is addressee familiar with name and address of sender?
- Package/letter has no return address
- Is addressee expecting package/letter? If so, verify expected contents
- Improper or incorrect title, address, or spelling of name of addressee
- Title but no names
- Wrong title with name
- Handwritten or poorly typed addresses
- Misspellings of common words
- Return address and postmark are not from same area
- Stamps (sometimes excessive postage, unusual stamps) versus metered mail
- Special handling instructions on package (i.e., special delivery, open by addressee only, foreign mail, air mail, etc.)
- Restrictive markings such as confidential, personal, etc.
- Over-wrapped, excessive securing material such as masking tape, string or wrappings
- Oddly shaped or unevenly weighted packages
- Lumpy or rigid envelopes (stiffer than normal, heavier than normal, etc.)
- Lopsided or uneven envelope
- Oily stains or discoloration
- Strange odors
- Protruding wires or tinfoil
- Visual distractions (drawings, unusual statements, hand drawn postage, etc.)
(Please be advised that this is only a general checklist.)
- Do not hide spare keys outside the house.
- Make it a habit to activate the deadbolt when locking doors
- Family members should answer the telephone politely but should provide no information as to the name and rank of the occupants.
- Vary routines in your daily activities.
- Examine all mail delivered to the home.
- Be alert to the presence of strangers around your home.
- Be alert to parked or abandon vehicles or unusual utility work.
- Install adequate outdoor lighting.
- When approaching your vehicle, look for wires, electrical tape etc. Anything that looks out of order.
- Before getting in, take a cursory look around the vehicle, to include the wheel wells and the undercarriage.
- Be familiar enough with the undercarriage of your car to be able to spot "new" items.
- While driving, stay away from civil disturbances or large gatherings of people. Especially in an overseas environment.
Behavior of drivers:
- Extreme smell of fuels, i.e. ... diesel
- Call the police by dialing 911.
- Describe to the dispatcher:
- The exact location of the vehicle
- A detailed description of the vehicle
- A detailed description of the indicators which are cause for your suspicion
- Establish and support an effective security program for the office.
- Ensure all persons working in an office are trained to be alert for suspicious activities, persons or objects.
- Ensure access control procedures are observed at all times. An example of this would be keeping control of your identification cards and special access passes and badges.
- Access to executive offices should be limited.
- Do not post unit rosters, manning boards where they can be viewed by visitors.
- Avoid working alone late at night. If late night work is necessary, work in conference rooms or internal offices where observation from the outside is not possible.
- Placement of office furniture directly in front of exterior windows should be avoided.
- Be alert to anyone loitering near the office.
- Most importantly DO NOT assume that acts of terrorism "can’t happen to me".
- One of the easiest and most important things is be prepared to travel.
- Make adequate financial and personal provisions for your family.
- Prepare at least a one-week supply of medications, plus instructions for their use.
- When possible and where appropriate travel in groups.
- Attempt to use military or military contract flights.
- Consider using a tourist passport
- Use your drivers license or passport for identification, do not use your DoD issued identification.
- Remove all baggage claim and destination tickets from luggage.
**Note: This is not an all-encompassing list.**
This should be a starting point for you to develop
your own personal security plan
Actions to Take
(Before, During, and After a Terrorist Attack)
BEFORE AN ATTACK
Terrorists often choose targets that offer little danger to themselves and areas with relatively easy public access. Foreign terrorists look for visible targets where they can avoid detection before or after an attack such as international airports, large cities, major international events, resorts, and high-profile landmarks. Learn about the different types of terrorist weapons including explosives, kidnappings, hijackings, arson, and shootings.
Prepare to deal with a terrorist incident by adapting many of the same techniques used to prepare for other crises. Be alert and aware of the surrounding area. The very nature of terrorism suggests that there may be little or no warning.
Take precautions when traveling:
- Be aware of conspicuous or unusual behavior in airports, bus terminals, etc...
- Do not accept packages from strangers.
- Do not leave luggage unattended.
- Learn where emergency exists are located.
- Think ahead about how to evacuate a building, subway or congested public area in a hurry.
- Learn where staircases are located.
- Notice your immediate surroundings.
- Be aware of heavy or breakable objects that could move, fall or break in an explosion.
Preparing for a Building Explosion:
The use of explosives by terrorists can result in collapsed buildings and fires. People who live or work in a multi-level building can do the following:
- Review emergency evacuation procedures.
- Know where fire exits are located.
- Keep fire extinguishers in working order.
- Know where they are located, and how to use them.
- Learn first aid (self-aid/buddy care).
- Contact the local chapter of the American Red Cross for additional information.
Keep the following items in a designated place on each floor of the building:
- Portable, battery-operated radio and extra batteries.
- Several flashlights and extra batteries.
- First aid kit and manual.
- Fluorescent tape to rope off dangerous areas.
If you receive a bomb threat, get as much information from the caller as possible. Keep the caller on the line and record everything that is said. Notify the police and the building management. After you've been notified of a bomb threat, do not touch any suspicious packages. Clear the area around the suspicious package and notify the police immediately. In evacuating a building, avoid standing in front of windows or other potentially hazardous areas. Do not restrict sidewalk or streets to be used by emergency officials.
DURING AN ATTACK
In a building explosion, get out of the building as quickly and calmly as possible. If items are falling off of bookshelves or from the ceiling, get under a sturdy table or desk or get into a doorway for extra protection from falling debris.
If there is a fire:
- Stay low to the floor.
- Exit the building as quickly as possible.
- Cover nose and mouth with a wet cloth.
- When approaching a closed door, use the palm of your hand and forearm to feel the lower, middle and upper parts of the door.
- If it is not hot, brace yourself against the door and open it slowly.
- If it is hot to the touch, do not open the door--seek an alternate escape route.
- Heavy smoke and poisonous gases collect first along the ceiling.
- Stay below the smoke at all times.
AFTER AN ATTACK
If you are trapped in debris:
- Assess your physical condition prior to moving.
- Collect your thoughts then formulate how to escape.
- Visually check debris to be moved prior to movement to aid in prevention of causing more debris to fall onto yourself.
- If possible, use a flashlight to aid vision or to alert responders.
- Stay in your area so that you don't kick up dust.
- Cover your mouth with a handkerchief or clothing.
- Tap on a pipe or wall so that rescuers can hear where you are. Use a whistle if one is available.
- Shout only as a last resort--shouting can cause a person to inhale dangerous amounts of dust.
Untrained persons should not attempt to rescue people who are inside a collapsed building. Wait for emergency personnel to arrive unless to prevent loss of life or limb.
Chemical Agent Attacks:
Chemical agents are poisonous gases, liquids or solids that have toxic effects on people, animals or plants. Most chemical agents cause serious injuries or death. Severity of injuries depends on the type and amount of the chemical agent used, and the duration of exposure. Were a chemical agent attack to occur, authorities would instruct citizens to either seek shelter where they are and seal the premises or evacuate immediately. Exposure to chemical agents can be fatal. Leaving the shelter to rescue or assist victims can be a deadly decision.
Biological Agent Attacks:
Biological agents are organisms or toxins that have illness-producing effects on people, livestock and crops. Because biological agents cannot necessarily be detected and may take time to grow and cause a disease, it is almost impossible to know that a biological attack has occurred. If government officials become aware of a biological attack through an informant or warning by terrorists, they would most likely instruct citizens to either seek shelter where they are and seal the premises or evacuate immediately. A person affected by a biological agent requires the immediate attention of professional medical personnel. Some agents are contagious, and victims may need to be quarantined. Some medical facilities may not receive victims for fear of contaminating the hospital population. Training, Preparation, and Education become the key factors when faced with a terrorist attack – when all else fails – common sense will help prepare yourself and others.