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May 6, 2015

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Nellis boosts security measures ahead of 9/11 anniversary

Two days before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Nellis and Creech air force bases and the Nevada Test and Training Range announced Friday they have implemented increased security measures.

Nellis raised the Force Protection Condition level of the installation to FPCON Bravo this week, according Nellis spokesman Michael Charles. The FPCON system, directed by the Department of Defense, measures possible threat levels to military facilities.

Charles said the heightened security measures were implemented Wednesday by the secretary of defense. He said a possible terror threat revealed Thursday -- a threat federal officials deemed as "credible" with a possible target of New York or Washington, D.C. -- might be related.

“It’s for caution,” Charles said. “Every military base has a raised FPCON right now.”

The security measures apply to all military and civilian personal, defense contractors and anyone visiting the facilities.

Visitors should be prepared for delays and ID checks at entrance gates.

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  1. Hopefully they have been checking all along. The September 11th, 2001 event was an inside covert job. There is much that is out on the internet by scientists and engineers who have more than proven it. Most folks don't know that psychics must now be yearly licensed by the FBI, thanks to the event! I knew about it a year and a half BEFORE it happened and could do NOTHING about it. ZERO. The United States of America is a very interesting social experiment created by our Founding Fathers and continues to evolve into ______. (YOU fill in the blank!)

    Hopefully, Americans have learned and will be opened enough to continue to learn and practice what the have learned, for their own good and to keep our great country FREE.

    HOMELAND SECURITY reminds us that we all must be responsible about maintaining vigil. Each and every one of us. If something looks out of place, REPORT IT! Please and Thank YOU!

    Let us not have another event as September 11th ever occur in our great country every again! Be an active part of assuring that!