Acts of terrorism rank among the top potential hazards that you may face. The USS Cole bombing, 9-11, and other incidents around the globe are examples of acts of terrorism.
As a representative of the military, you are a potential target of such attacks and must be constantly on alert for the use of explosive devices, biological attacks, chemical attacks, and even nuclear or radiological dispersion devices or RDDs.
Active Shooter incidents, while by federal definition not always labeled as acts of terrorism, are criminal acts intended to cause terror in random and targeted victims. The Active Shooter incidents at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC in September 2013 and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT in December 2012 are such examples.
While these acts of violence are unpredictable, advanced preparation empowers you and your family to be ready for these and any other hazards.
Click on the navigation links under Terrorism and Active Shooter to learn how to prepare for, what to do during, and what to do after an act of terrorism and active shooter incident.
Each description of a potential terrorist or active shooter act also includes links to additional information and a printable pdf fact sheet.