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100% ID check in effect for Marine Base

News release from the Marine Corps

MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE Albany, Ga. – A 100 percent identification card check is now in effect for Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany as a result of the ongoing Anti-terrorism/Force Protection Exercise. 

Significant traffic delays are expected on Johnson and Fleming Roads around the base. 

All employees reporting to work on the installation Thursday, Feb. 11th, should expect significant traffic delays in the morning and/or temporary gate closures throughout the day. 

All personnel accessing the base should have valid I. D. immediately available for all occupants to minimize delays. Expect changing traffic patterns, closed roads, ongoing traffic delays at all gates as well as other anti-terrorism measures. 

The exercise will continue throughout today and tomorrow, with increased police, fire, and rescue anti-terrorism activity base-wide, to include base housing and shopping areas.

Media are invited to announce expected traffic delays on morning news shows to keep the public informed.

Media interested in covering the exercise should arrive at the main gate on Thursday, Feb 11 at 9:45 a.m.  Media arriving later than the prescribed time should contact the public affairs office at the above numbers to determine feasibility of access.

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