MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE Albany, Ga. – Following President Barack Obama’s announcement Sunday that al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. forces, the U.S. Northern Command instituted a force protection baseline change for all its Department of Defense installations across the nation.
All military installations and activities have been placed in force protection condition Bravo, which is an elevated security posture. There is no specific threat to Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany. Base personnel and others visiting the installation need to understand that there may be delays at entry points of the base, as well as other increased surveillance. W
e ask personnel entering and exiting the installation to exercise patience and cooperate with members of the Marine Corps Police Department. The safety of all base personnel and our visitors is a top priority. We also ask personnel to remain alert to who is around you and what they are doing. Contact the Marine Corps Police Department immediately if you observe anything suspicious (911 from a Base telephone, or 639-5911 from a cell phone).
“This is an exceptionally proud moment for each of our installations, from where so many courageous Marines and Sailors have gone and are still deployed in the fight against Al Quaeda and its supporters. While we celebrate this historic achievement with the rest of the nation, their work continues, and our thoughts and prayers continue to remain with those still in harm’s way,” said Lt. Col. Don Finn, base executive officer.