• Tinker Air Force Base Moves Aircraft to Avoid Storms

    Tinker Air Force Base Moves Aircraft to Avoid Storms0

    Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., has moved aircraft to other military installations and has recommended staff don’t come to work in anticipation of storms expected to batter the state, Air Force Times reported. A base spokesman said the planes were moved to other bases over the weekend, but declined to discuss specifics of the aircrafts’

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  • Installations Adopt New Tools to Enhance Physical Security

    Installations Adopt New Tools to Enhance Physical Security0

    A host of technologies — including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, autonomy and biometrics — are transforming how the military protects its installations, reports C4ISRNet. The Navy is providing physical security for multiple installations in the national capital region through a complex network of cameras and sensors, supported by analytics software. Edwards AFB, Calif., installed

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  • Services Failed to Check Backgrounds of Civilians in Military Housing, IG Finds

    Services Failed to Check Backgrounds of Civilians in Military Housing, IG Finds0

    Installation officials failed to conduct complete background checks on a majority of civilians who applied to live in family housing projects at two of three bases studied by the DOD Inspector General. “As a result, DOD assumed an unnecessary safety and security risk to military personnel, their dependents, civilians and assets,” the Inspector General found. The office reviewed records at Fort Detrick, Md.; Barksdale Air Force Base, La.; and Naval Station Mayport, Fla. …

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  • Visitors, Tourists to Benefit from Easier Access to Rock Island Arsenal

    Visitors, Tourists to Benefit from Easier Access to Rock Island Arsenal0

    Rock Island Arsenal last week began recognizing the Illinois driver’s license as a valid form of identification for visitors, relieving state residents of the need to bring additional identification to gain access to the installation located on the Mississippi River between Iowa and Illinois. Illinois — along with Minnesota, Missouri and Washington — previously did not meet the requirements of the REAL ID Act, which established minimum standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards such as a photograph and biographic information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color and address. The law was enacted following a recommendation by the 9/11 commission …

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  • Policy Bill Amendment Would Help Relocate Municipal Airport away from Georgia Sub Base0

    An amendment House lawmakers added to the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill last week would help alleviate the Navy’s security concerns arising from a general aviation airport located less than two miles from Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. The amendment, sponsored by Buddy Carter (R-Ga.), authorizes DOD to spend $6 million to free the city of St. Marys from financial obligations to the Federal Aviation Administration for past improvements at St. Marys Airport. The money would go to the state Department of Transportation to pay for building a general aviation airport at another location …

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  • New Security Rules Add Hurdle for Visitors to Camp Pendleton

    New Security Rules Add Hurdle for Visitors to Camp Pendleton0

    Visitors coming to Camp Pendleton for reasons other than business or employment will need to register in advance for a background check that can take up to seven days. The change won’t affect workers on the base or military personnel, but those coming to take advantage of the Southern California installation’s recreational amenities — including the popular bike trail that runs along Interstate 5 — will need to register. The new policy tightening access was not prompted by any particular threat; rather it’s a response to incidents around the world, said base spokesman Carl Redding …

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