Guam’s Military Bases Raise Security Level But “Not In Response to Any Specific Threat”

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Commander Joint Region Marianas public affairs office released a statement saying that Guam’s military bases have raised or elevated their force protection condition today. 

Guam’s military bases are at a heightened level of security.

 

This(Fri.) afternoon the Commander Joint Region Marianas public affairs office released a statement saying that Guam’s military bases have raised or elevated their force protection condition today. According to the release this elevated condition puts Guam’s bases in line with the force protection posture in the United States mainland. This will add a number of additional security measures at the bases. According to the release this is intended to “raise awareness and vigilance during the holiday period and is not in response to a specific threat.” The statement adds that no scheduled base activities have been canceled For example the public is still invited to the MWR “Freedom Rocks Festival” scheduled for 4-9pm on the fourth of July at the Polaris Point. The band Hanson is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. followed by a fireworks display.

 

This heightened security means that “random force protection condition changes and exercises are necessary to ensure that the military effectively executes its force protection mission.”