AEF Force Protection: Be Aware Published Oct. 8, 2008 By Capt. Richard Easler 180th FW Security Specialist November 2008 -- It is important to maintain Force Protection awareness 365 days a year. However, there is a special need for vigilance with the upcoming deployments in support of the AEF. Protect the Air Force's most valuable asset by adhering to the following tips: Stay aware of your surroundings, report suspicious behavior to local law enforcement and security forces. Suspicious behavior may include: - Surveillance - Elicitation - Threats - Tests of security Employ basic operational security procedures by limiting discussion on the following: - Dates and times of mass gatherings - Dates and times of deployments - Specialized equipment or training - Access lists and personnel security measures - Unusual types of TDY orders - Supply limitations - Vulnerabilities to equipment If your house will be unoccupied, do not advertise that you are away: - Stop deliveries of newspapers and mail or forward to a trusted neighbor - Do not leave notes on doors or indicate length of absence on answering machines - Do not hide keys outside house - Ask a trusted friend or neighbor to periodically check residence For more information regarding OPSEC and Personal Security, please view the section titled "Anti-terrorism/Force Protection" on the 180th Fighter Wing Air Force Portal Homepage.