Preparing for a terrorist attack - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Preparing for a terrorist attack

May 19, 2004

Albany - A simulated terrorist attack in south Georgia. This day long drill put extreme pressure on emergency crews.

The anti-terrorism drill was the first of it's kind at the Marine Corps Logistics Base. The scenario tests emergency crews' reaction time to multiple injuries and fatalities caused by a chemical bomb.

A simulated bomb exploded in a white truck around the maintenance building on the base.

Shortly after, the gates closed and security levels elevated from base force protection Bravo to Delta.

Lieutenant Colonel Neil Hornug with Pentagon's Security Division, says, "Here at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, the important thing is that they can still function and carry out their mission."

After watching the drill he added, "I think the energy that's here in the community is well orchestrated and well coordinated. I think if the community has any issues or concerns, it should be, we are prepared."

The anti-terrorism drill is funded by Marine Corps Headquarters.

posted at 6:09PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Last minute Thanksgiving shoppers crowd grocery stores

    Last minute Thanksgiving shoppers crowd grocery stores

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:09 PM EST2017-11-23 04:09:31 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Just hours before Thanksgiving, grocery stores across South Georgia were packed all day long.

    More >>

    Just hours before Thanksgiving, grocery stores across South Georgia were packed all day long.

    More >>
  • Albany Salvation Army needs bell ringers

    Albany Salvation Army needs bell ringers

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:00 PM EST2017-11-23 04:00:29 GMT
    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign. (Source: WALB)Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign. (Source: WALB)

    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign.  

    More >>

    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign.  

    More >>
  • Travel period begins, GSP talks safety on the roads

    Travel period begins, GSP talks safety on the roads

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 10:19 PM EST2017-11-23 03:19:28 GMT
    Georgia State Patrol Troopers are cracking down on distracted and drunk drivers this holiday season. (Source: WALB)Georgia State Patrol Troopers are cracking down on distracted and drunk drivers this holiday season. (Source: WALB)

    Millions of Americans hit the roads on Wednesday, headed to their Thanksgiving destinations. Gas stations in Albany were busy with customers filling up their tanks and tires before their journeys.  

    More >>

    Millions of Americans hit the roads on Wednesday, headed to their Thanksgiving destinations. Gas stations in Albany were busy with customers filling up their tanks and tires before their journeys.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly