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July 22, 2017

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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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