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Increased Security Measures Take Effect At Fort Bragg

Posted August 2, 2001

— Increased security measures took effect Wednesday night at Fort Bragg. Guards are now stationed at key entrances on post 24 hours a day.

A Department of Defense study determined Army security across the country was lax.

Fort Bragg is increasing security at four of the busiest roads on the post. Those roads include:

  • Butner Rd at Bragg Blvd.
  • All American Expressway at Zabitosky Road
  • Reilly Road at Yadkin Road
  • Reilly Road at Canopy Lane
  • In all, there are 10 security pavillions on post. Additional pavillions will be used when there is an increased threat, including times of deployment.

    While some motorists do not mind the added security on post, others disagree.

    "Anyone can just wander. Putting them up there actually makes life a little bit safer for the rest of the soldiers," says motorist Ronnie Bowen.

    "I think one of the things it will do is probably inconvenience people," says motorist Lin McDowell.

    The guards have the authority to perform random checks and inspections at the security stations. The decision is part of an overall plan to protect soldiers and their families from a terrorist attack.

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