Heightened vigilance in 2016

As the holiday period in Europe ends, we must remain aware and recognize the need to maintain heightened vigilance. Individuals and small groups directed or inspired by terrorist leaders continue to threaten Western Europe and North America. Terrorists pose a threat to urban centers, large events and transportation hubs, including airports and train stations. Law enforcement authorities in our host nations have been taking measures to preempt these threats as we have recently seen at train stations in Munich, Germany.

Due to the potential consequences of terrorist attacks, it is important to disseminate vigilance messages as widely as possible and as often as necessary. Until threats subside, USAREUR will continue to notify personnel via social media and the AtHoc Life and Safety System. It is equally important to take the time to discuss the security environment with unit personnel and their family members to ensure they are aware and actively practice individual protective measures.

For more on the AtHoc notification system and how to sign you or your Family members up, contact your chain of command or your supervisor.

To stay apprised of what is of immediate importance, visit the Hot Topics section at the Ansbach Hometown Herald or the Hot Topics section toward the top of the USAG Ansbach home page.

To report a potential threat, visit www.eur.army.mil/iReport or http://ansbachhometownherald.com/ireport-smartphone-app.

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