Security drill next week expected to slow down Fort Gordon traffic

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 8:33 AM
Last updated 5:51 PM
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Military and civilian workers should expect more security searches and some delays while traveling into and on Fort Gordon next week as the post conducts its annual anti-terrorism exercise.

According to a news release from the fort, those who enter the base for appointments or regular business should avoid them if at all possible from Monday through June 26.

For more information, call the Installation Operations Center at (706) 791-9747.

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pai 06/16/09 - 01:08 pm
This makes no sense. "Those

This makes no sense. "Those who enter the base for appointments or regular business should avoid them if at all possible". Gee, does that mean people shouldn't go to work?

addisons65 06/17/09 - 07:09 am
What this means is that

What this means is that unless it's an emergency, you'd be better off making any medical appointments for some time other than next week. "Regular business" could mean soda vendors, candy vendors, food deliveries to the "dining facilities", etc. As far as work goes, this just means we will have to allow a little bit more time to get to work on time.

stillamazed 06/17/09 - 08:16 am
The last time they did this I

The last time they did this I had to leave home an hour early each morning to ensure I got to work on time. It will surely be a mess and you certainly do not get compensated for that extra hour you have to spend waiting to get in the gate but I do understand the need for it.

itwuddntme 06/17/09 - 09:12 am
As a contractor who provides

As a contractor who provides a myriad of services for the base, I appreciate this information tremendously and am contacting my sites to be proactive and spare myself and the security forces the hassles of next week.

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