By Master Sgt. Paul Evans
19th Security Forces Squadron
The 19th Security Forces Squadron is ramping up for the upcoming Arkansas Military Expo. Although this is a major undertaking for the installation, security forces wants to reassure the base populace that while the base is being opened to the public for this event, the security for those who live and work on base remains a top priority. There will be a robust presence on the installation to handle any potential expo incidents as well as routine calls.
Please remember that security is not only a responsibility of the 19th SFS Defenders. They rely on everyone to remain vigilant and notify security forces immediately if something does not seem right or if they notice criminal or otherwise suspicious activity. Each person on base is a vital part of the integrated defense of the installation which helps mitigate potential risks and defeat adversarial threats.
In particular, during the expo, be watchful for suspicious activity. If you see something, say something. Find a 19th SFS Defender or civilian police officer on patrol and brief them immediately. Also, if a child wanders off or becomes separated from his or her family, there is a Missing Child Tent the child can be taken to or any law enforcement personnel on the base can assist. The Missing Child tent will be on the flightline side of Hangar 250, near the misting tent and K9 demonstration area.
As a reminder, the Vandenberg Gate is open only for guests (non-Department of Defense card holders). People on base will not be able to exit Vandenberg Gate from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All base personnel should use the Arnold Gate or the Harris Gate for both entry and exit of the installation.
Important Phone number
• EMERGENCY: 911
• NON-EMERGENCY: 987-3221
• CRIME STOP: 987-6600
• EXPO SECURITY FORCES CONTROL CENTER: (407) 591-3260