Ga. Marines respond to Ft. Hood incident - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Ga. Marines respond to Ft. Hood incident

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  As leaders at Georgia military bases are keeping a close eye on developments at Fort Hood, the attack brings tighter security in South Georgia.

Lt. Colonel Donald Finn, MCLB Albany Executive Officer, sent condolences to all the fallen at Fort Hood.

He described the alert status at the Marine Corps Logistics base Albany.

"We decided to implement some precautionary measures, one of those is a 100% identification check aboard the base, and that means that we're not only checking all the vehicle identification decals on vehicles, but we're also check ng all the identification of all the employees. The safety and security of all the employees and residents aboard the installation is our top priority."

The Marine Corps Logistics base practices to be ready for emergencies all the time. "The Marine Corps Police Department does a number of events for a varying number of contingencies, and this is one of the scenarios that we do practice for."

The civilian employees were watching TV and heard from the Colonel. "We made the decision to go ahead and increase security, and getting that word out to the civilian employees that we've gone to 100% identification, and be aware of some delays coming aboard the base tomorrow morning." 


©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.  Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT: Subtropical Storm Alberto gets stronger

    FIRST ALERT: Subtropical Storm Alberto gets stronger

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-05-28 02:29:36 GMT
    Subtropical storm Alberto will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)Subtropical storm Alberto will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)

    As Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the Gulf coast, it has strengthened over the Gulf of Mexico. 

    More >>

    As Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the Gulf coast, it has strengthened over the Gulf of Mexico. 

    More >>
  • Thomas County prepares for heavy rains and flooding

    Thomas County prepares for heavy rains and flooding

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-05-28 02:25:33 GMT
    Thomas County Fire Dept., EMS and Sheriff's Office is preparing for heavy rains, flooding and the worse case scenario. (Source: WALB)Thomas County Fire Dept., EMS and Sheriff's Office is preparing for heavy rains, flooding and the worse case scenario. (Source: WALB)

    As the potential for heavy rains and isolated flooding increases, Thomas County emergency services have begun planning for a worse case scenario.  ..

    More >>

    As the potential for heavy rains and isolated flooding increases, Thomas County emergency services have begun planning for a worse case scenario.  ..

    More >>
  • Thomas Co. offers free sandbags to residents in low lying areas

    Thomas Co. offers free sandbags to residents in low lying areas

    Sunday, May 27 2018 9:56 PM EDT2018-05-28 01:56:45 GMT
    Tomas County officials prepare sandbags for residents in low lying homes. (Source: WALB)Tomas County officials prepare sandbags for residents in low lying homes. (Source: WALB)
    Tomas County officials prepare sandbags for residents in low lying homes. (Source: WALB)Tomas County officials prepare sandbags for residents in low lying homes. (Source: WALB)

    Thomas County has been working all weekend to help community members prepare for the storm.  One way they're doing that is offering free sandbags for people who live in low lying areas that hold a lot of water.  

    More >>

    Thomas County has been working all weekend to help community members prepare for the storm.  One way they're doing that is offering free sandbags for people who live in low lying areas that hold a lot of water.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly