Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point along with all federal installations has been put under a heightened security designation.


Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point along with all federal installations has been put under a heightened security designation.



In a release sent at 12:17 p.m. Friday from Marine Corps Installations East, it was announced that the U.S. Northern Command has directed a change in Force Protection on all federal installations.



MCAS Cherry Point, MCB Camp Lejeune, and MCAS New River  have raised their status to Force Condition Bravo.



“FPCON Bravo applies when an increased or more predictable threat of terrorist activity exists.  This FPCON is not tied to a specific threat, but USNORTHCOM set this condition to ensure random antiterrorism measures are conducted in unpredictable frequency and to ensure increased vigilance and



safeguarding of all DOD personnel, installations and facilities,” the release said.



This condition may affect base access procedures and normal traffic flow onto and off of the base through the installation gates.



“DOD personnel, residents and guests should expect traffic delays at entry control points and heightened security measures.  Plan commutes accordingly and cooperate with law enforcement and



security personnel,” the release said.



Furthermore, the release advised base personnel to be watchful of suspicious activities and to report anything unusual to local authorities by calling the Eagle Eyes Hotline at 451-3333 or by calling 911.