Camp Lejeune Reaction To Fort Hood Shooting

Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in Jacksonville has issued a statement in reaction to the Fort Hood mass shooting.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the fallen, the wounded, their families and all who are suffering the anguish of the tragedy that occurred at Ft. Hood," said Colonel Richard Flatau Jr., the commanding officer of the Jacksonville base.

Base officials also say they are monitoring the developments at Fort Hood and assessing any possible impact or change in security measures at Camp Lejeune.

Base officials say: "Potential threats to the base are continuously monitored and assessed. The base’s force protection condition and measures are dynamically adjusted as warranted. That is the case every day, not just in response to what happened at Ft. Hood. We will be monitoring information developing from the Ft. Hood incident, and assessing its meaning for Camp Lejeune. We will do so with various Federal, state and local agencies just as we do routinely. As always, we will strive to balance security of the Base and people aboard it with expedient access of the Base by those authorized and needing it.
Persons seeking entry to the Base should have the necessary, valid Department of Defense (DoD) personal identification and DoD or base vehicle registration, or seek assistance at the Visitors Center located at the Base’s main gate.”


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  • by Thomas Location: Columbia on Nov 9, 2009 at 04:52 PM
    I got an idea for you. Don't allow Arabs or any other muslim fanatic nationality to be in our military period. Also, security ????? why is he still breathing ?
  • by Yeyo Location: NYC on Nov 7, 2009 at 04:59 PM
    Mr. Rite, Nationality does not matter. We have heroes that have done great things in this country and they are from different country. I take this Offensive because you basically saying that other countries are not good enough to fight the war. If you read news, you will see that even immigrant would do great things for this country. A big percentage of our troops are Immigrants Including My self, Proudly Born in Dominican Republic and now fighting for this country.. Semper Fi.
  • by Mr. Rite Location: choco on Nov 7, 2009 at 06:47 AM
    This is why we should not allow other nationalities (I know they are citizens...but) into our military. When we go to war with there home Country they are not loyal to us. Hope we never go to war with Mexico.
  • by hlynn Location: JVille on Nov 6, 2009 at 12:21 PM
    Ugh. Some of you people are so impossible. Why does it matter about the security level on base? The shooting at Fort Hood was by a SOLDIER. He was alaready on base, worked for the US gov't. Has a college degree, even picked up some rank. But he should've been kicked out the moment he hired an attorney to get out of a deployment.
  • by Rachel Location: zumez on Nov 6, 2009 at 11:46 AM
    I would say there is a slim margin of dumb servicemen, but it is unfortunate that you would call anyone who puts their life on the line for our safety "moronic." What happened at Fort Hood was incredibly tragic but people are capable of anything and that could have happened anywhere. You can't control the actions of every person no matter how the military tries to break and control you out the gate from basic training. Instead of pointing fingers and assuming what could have been done I think we should all just focus on the families that just lost a father, son, husband, friend, etc.
  • by Brad Location: Eastern Carolina on Nov 6, 2009 at 07:16 AM
    Hopefully. If we had, 13 people will still be alive! It'd be a little too late for those in Hood.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 6, 2009 at 06:51 AM
    Exactly, especially by these moronic, card carrying members of the NRA (Neurotic Redneck Association).
  • by Retired E Location: Jacksonville on Nov 6, 2009 at 05:41 AM
    So I assume that any Marine or Person with a Muslim Surname will be targeted now??????????!!!!!!!!!
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