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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." 

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