July 27, 2012
The Army's senior leadership has proclaimed August 2012 as the Army's Antiterrorism (AT) Awareness Month. This is of special significance as we approach the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon. With our recent successes against our enemies in Iraq and Afghanistan, enhancing our Soldiers, Civilians, and Family Members' understanding of the nature of terrorism and the potential for retaliatory terrorist attacks on army installations, stand-alone facilities and units is critical to our defense.
An essential part of the USARPAC AT Strategic Plan is to instill a level of awareness in every member of the USARPAC community and that each member serves as a part of a protective shield. By building a strong understanding of the threats, we teach our communities how to become less vulnerable to exploitation. Therefore, Soldiers at all levels of command, Family Members and Army civilians are all a part of the solution.