Military Bases On Higher Alert Following Bin Laden's Death

Security was heightened at Eastern Carolina Marine bases with the death of Osama bin Laden.

Traffic coming into Camp Lejeune, Cherry Point and New River were all delayed because of Force Protection BRAVO. Message boards outside the bases are warning of the change, telling drivers to have their ID's ready.

BRAVO is the middle of five protection levels, the highest being DELTA which area bases saw immediately after the 9/11 attacks.

The Marine Corps has not yet said just how long the heightened security procedures will last.


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It is to be expected military bases in America and abroad will increase security measures after the U.S. operation which killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan Sunday.

Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base and Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville are now at Force Protection BRAVO. Message boards outside the bases this morning warned of the change.

Below is the announcement on the base's website.

"The Commander, U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) has directed all DoD forces and activities including Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River to assume Force Protection Condition BRAVO. Base personnel should expect delays at gate entrances and heightened security activities associated with this condition."

The State Department is putting U.S. embassies on alert and is warning Americans abroad of possible reprisal attacks from al-Qaida and its affiliates around the world after the killing of the group's leader Osama bin Laden by American forces in Pakistan.

In a worldwide travel alert released shortly after President Barack Obama late Sunday announced bin Laden's death in a military operation, the department said there was an "enhanced potential for anti-American violence given recent counterterrorism activity in Pakistan." It said Americans living or traveling abroad, particularly in areas that have been hit by anti-American violence in the past should limit travel outside their homes and avoid large gatherings.

The alert said U.S. embassy operations would continue "to the extent possible under the constraints of any evolving security situation."


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  • by MQ Location: Pakistan on May 2, 2011 at 09:59 PM
    Well if killing civilians amounts to terrorism, then surely Osama was a terrorist. He allegedly was the mastermind of downing of twin towers that killed thousands of people. Keeping the same yardstick, will you please take pain to count the number of civilian causalities at the hands of America and her natural ally, Israel. The number exceeds millions of innocent Muslims. Osama is dead long live Obama.
  • by Anonymous on May 2, 2011 at 04:18 PM
    Third world idiot is dead. Give the military the credit not obama. Obama just gave the go ahead like any half wit would.
  • by BARBARA Location: PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC on May 2, 2011 at 10:50 AM
    THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR ISSUEING A "KILL ORDER". IT WAS REPORTED ON TV NEWS THAT OBL WAS SHOT THRU THE LEFT EYE. HIS BODY WAS THEN DISPOSED OF AT SEA---HOPEFULLY FROM 5,000 FEET IN THE AIR. GREAT GOING SEALS--WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU AND ALL THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES IN PROTECTING THE USA. AS A FORMER NEW YORKER, 9-11 WAS A DAY WE WILL NEVER FORGET. MY NEPHEW WAS ONE OF THE PEOPLE COVERED IN WHITE DUST WHEN THE TOWERS COLLAPSED. HE KNEW 30 PEOPLE FROM CANTOR-FITZGERALD WHO WERE HIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATES. HE SAW PEOPLE JUMP FROM 100 STORIES UP TO ESCAPE THE FLAMES. 9/11 WAS REAL PERSONAL TO ALL NEW YORKERS. IF WE DID NOT KNOW SOMEONE PERSONALLY WHO DIED, WE HAD MANY FRIENDS OR FAMILY WHO DID KNOW PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES. SO ONCE AGAIN, THANKS FOR A GREAT JOB.
  • by Fran on May 2, 2011 at 09:56 AM
    Why the high alerts? "Obama: bin Laden's Death Makes The World Safer"
    • reply
      by Anonymous on May 2, 2011 at 05:15 PM in reply to Fran
      Would you be happier if he was still alive?
    • reply
      by 250 on May 3, 2011 at 05:23 AM in reply to Fran
      You just stay in that little world of yours honey.
  • by Oldtimer Location: Eastern NC on May 2, 2011 at 06:03 AM
    I knew something was going on yesterday afternoon. I saw the Condition Bravo sign along highway 17 just south of the air station around 5:00.
  • by Fellow Veteran Location: Greenville on May 2, 2011 at 03:32 AM
    My Congratulations and Thank Yous to all the Brothers and Sisters in uniform for never giving up.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on May 2, 2011 at 04:11 AM in reply to Fellow Veteran
      God Bless all the military and thank you all for keeping America as safe as possible.
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