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Verbal assaults directed at uniformed [military] personnel

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Washington D.C.

Dept of Transportation Federal Transit Administration sends:

Recently, there have been local incidents in which military personnel have been verbally assaulted while commuting on the Metro. Uniformed members have been approached by individuals expressing themselves as anti-government, shouting anti-war sentiments, and using racial slurs against minorities.

In one instance, a member was followed onto the platform by an individual who continued to berate her as she exited the
metro station. Thus far, these incidents have occurred in the vicinity of the Reagan National Airport and Eisenhower Ave metro stations on the yellow line, however, military members should be vigilant and aware of their surroundings at all times while in mass transit.

Should you be approached by any individuals expressing anti-government/anti-war sentiments, or any other types of direct verbal assault, immediately notify your local police jurisdiction. If riding metro, exit the train at the next stop, distance yourself from the individual, and notify the Metro Transit Police Department.

For this and any other suspicious activity, NGB personnel are also asked to notify the Pentagon Command Center at (703)697-1001, and the NGB Antiterrorism/Force Protection Officer, MSgt Cyril Charity, at (703)607-2396 or (571)239-1109 (after duty hours).


Here are a few friendly reminders of personal protective measures that can help you to stay safe:

-If possible, do not commute in uniform (military members) -Do not display DoD building passes, "hot cards", or personal identification in open view outside of the workplace -Do not discuss specifics about your occupation to outside solicitors

-Always try to remain in well lit, well populated train cars if traveling via metro -Be vigilant at all times!

V/R,

National Operations Center

 

Update: Austin Bay has more on the topic: http://austinbay.net/blog/?p=1889

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  • This commment is unpublished.
    Carl C · 11 years ago
    perhaps if the military personnel disobeyed the heinous orders they are given, they wouldn't have to be ashamed of their actions?
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    Jamfish · 11 years ago
    Bugger off, Carl C. You and your agenda are not welcome here.
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    Starman · 11 years ago
    If I catch one of these treasonous, inbred retarded crack babies harassing a soldier, there will be a far different news story ;-)
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    Gunny G · 11 years ago
    I BEG God to let me see this occur. We'll then see how well liberal's health insurance is.

    NO MORE SILENT MAJORITY!
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    MuttTheHoople · 11 years ago
    I went out to see John McCain at NAS Meridian last month. I was seriously hoping there'd be some hippies out there so I could kick them in the nuts.

    However, the bedwetters keep themselves to their own hovels (Washington, DC, San Francisco, Seattle, etc.). These "principled" people never seem to make it down here, or around San Diego, or the Midwest (except for Madison, WI).
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    Arlene · 11 years ago
    Comment #48 Sargeant Major Robert Speakman

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

    God Bless you. Wear your colors proudly!

    Arlene in California (not anywhere near Berkeley)
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    SFC Cheryl McElroy U · 11 years ago
    Before I retired, I was stationed in D.C. I witnessed some asinine anti-war protesters outside the Pentagon now and then, and I always flipped them off. I rode the Metro in uniform and never encountered any mealy-mouthed radicals. If I had, I would have decked the sonsofbitches.

    HOOAH!

    Duty, Honor, Country
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    Rickvid in Seattle · 11 years ago
    "Check the facts for yourselves before you start kicking in the hippies' teeth."

    Okay.

    Is that a hippie? Check! Am I within range? Check! Kick away!

    As for dribbling idiots like Carl C., maybe a trip to the websites of guys like Michael Yon rather than Michael "uuuurrrrppp" Moore would help inform his warped pea brain.

    But that would entail work and facts. Not high on his list, I wager.
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    eagle275 · 11 years ago
    I just want to see it one time - it will be on! They better have good health insurance. Hippies go back to your sewer holes.
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    Trisha B · 11 years ago
    I'm not surprised about the way things are going. We are a country established on Biblical principles. Our society has tried to remove God from everything and has succeeded in many instances including our schools. Our children are being brainwashed. When you rewrite history and ignore God, you are asking for trouble. I pray that we Americans will start standing up for our beliefs so things like this will stop!

    We need to take back our rights and shut up the radicals.....they need to leave permanently and take up residence in countries that agree with them.

    Our military is protecting us and our freedoms. We cannot allow that to be undermined!
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    galoob · 11 years ago
    Looks like you have been spoofed by a spammer. I spent the last 2 weeks in DC and saw nothing about this in the local media.
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    AVN · 11 years ago
    The notice about military personnel being harassed is not a joke. I work at the Pentagon and I received it through official channels. It came through the same email system that advises me when there are parking restrictions in the Pentagon military reservation. The person(s) who wrote it may or may not have had all the facts straight, but the notice was in fact distributed widely throughout the Pentagon. It was not spam.

    In addition, the Pentagon has hosted protestors on several occasions while I have worked there. They gather near the Metro entrance to the Pentagon, chanting and waving signs while we enter the building on our way to work. I have lived in the DC area since 1995, and the city is regularly inundated by radicals of every political persuasion who conduct protests here. They used to focus their efforts at the meetings of the World Bank and IMF. Now I guess they blame our own Soldiers for all the world's problems. What morons these protesters are.
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    Michael Moore · 11 years ago
    I frequently fly thru DFW returning to SJC. Apparentally DFW is a terminus for flights from Iraq/Kuwait for personnel coming back on leave.

    Our sister chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution meet every flight, night and day to welcome the folks back home.

    On my last two flights, whenI've upgraded to First Class, I have seen businessmen give up their first Cl;ass seat so a trooper can ride in comfort. My last flight back, I tried to but was beateen to the punch by another guy. In one case, the GI sat next to me. He expressed his appreciation saying he had been traveling for days and was pretty tired.
    Happy Memorial Day!
    Michael Moore
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    Joseph R. Matteini J · 11 years ago
    They better not harass any our our military in my view.I am good backup from years of weight-training and bodyguard/security/specialist training. We will take the battle to those idiots.
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    galoob · 11 years ago
    Confederate Yankee over at Pajamas has debunked this.

    http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/are-soldiers-really-being-assaulted-on-the-dc-metro/

    You should follow up with a correction, Michael.

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