JOFTAA provided this useful information 8 years, 10 months ago:

See Something Out of the Oridinary or Suspicious?

If you find a weapon, or see something out of the ordinary, call DSN 480-2050 or civilian 06371-472050 on Ramstein.

On Vogelweh call DSN 489-6060 or civilian 0631-5366060.

The following information can be found here.

These are categories of suspicious behavior:

Surveillance: Someone recording or monitoring activities. This may include the use of cameras (either still or video), note taking, drawing diagrams, annotating on maps or using binoculars or other vision-enhancing devices.

Elicitation : People or organizations attempting to gain information about military operations, capabilities, or people. Elicitation attempts may be made by mail, fax, telephone, or in person. Examples could include being approached at a gas station (or mall or airport or library, etc) and asked about what's happening at the base; getting a fax (or an e-mail or a telephone call, etc) asking for troop strength numbers... or the number of airplanes on base... or deployment procedures... or how a trash-collection truck gets on base... or the location of the HQ building... or how many people live in a certain dorm... or where the commander lives... or how many people hang out at the officers/enlisted club at night... or which nightclubs/restaurants off base are highly frequented by military people... or the workings of the base's network firewall, etc.

Tests of security : Any attempts to measure reaction times to security breaches or to penetrate physical security barriers or procedures in order to assess strengths and weaknesses. Examples: a person grabs the base fence and shakes it and sees how long it takes for police to respond; a driver approaches the front gate (without ID and/or car sticker) and pretends to be lost or to have taken a wrong term, just to learn the procedures of how he is dealt with and how far into the gate he can get before being turned around; a person places a "smoke bomb" near the fence or throws it over the fence, just to learn how quickly police respond and what effect that has on front-gate operations, etc.

Acquiring supplies : Purchasing or stealing explosives, weapons, ammunition, detonators, timers, etc. Also includes acquiring military uniforms, decals, flight manuals, passes or badges (or the equipment to manufacture such items) or any other controlled items.

Suspicious persons out of place : People who don't seem to belong in the workplace, neighborhood, business establishment, or anywhere else. Includes suspicious border crossings and stowaways aboard ship or people jumping ship in port. This category is hard to define, but the point is that people know what looks right and what doesn't look right in their neighborhoods, office spaces, commutes, etc, and if a person just doesn't seem like he or she belongs, there's probably a reason for that.

Dry run : Putting people into position and moving them around according to their plan without actually committing the terrorist act. This is especially true when planning a kidnapping, but it can also pertain to bombings. An element of this activity could also include mapping out routes and determining the timing of traffic lights and flow. Take note of people moving around from place to place without any apparent purpose and doing it, perhaps, many times. The appropriate example here is the Sept. 11 hijackers, who are now known to have actually flown on those exact flights several times before Sept. 11. Their purpose was to practice getting their people into position, working out arrival times, parking, ticketing, going through security, boarding, etc. By taking note of everything around them, in one sense they were conducting surveillance and testing security, but they were also doing a dry run of the actual activity.

Deploying assets: People and supplies getting into position to commit the act. This is a person's last chance to alert authorities before the terrorist act occurs. Look for people loading up vehicles with weaponry/explosives, etc, and/or parking that vehicle somewhere, or people in military uniforms (who don't look right) approaching an installation or getting into a vehicle, or people who seem out of place standing by at a certain location as if waiting for something to happen. One fairly good example of this is the attack on the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. When the explosives-laden truck pulled up to the fence line (which was the "deploying assets" step) and the driver jumped out and ran away, that was seen by a spotter on the roof of the dormitory, who recognized this as suspicious activity. He then sprinted down stairs and began pounding on doors, rousting people out of bed and getting them out of the building. Because of that, he saved many, many lives, and it's all because he recognized the "deploying assets" element.



Native
8 years, 10 months ago

Wow, this list is ridiculous.

If those guys are that paranoid, I wonder why most radar stuff around Ramstein still submits its data via cable. Somebody should protect these cables and any suspicious mole around, if they do have enough time. I could post some more detailed information about that one here.

Surveillance: Someone recording or monitoring activities.
There are two conclusions for this "problem":
1. No activites any more
2. Ban cameras

Examples could include being approached at a gas station (or mall or airport or library, etc) and asked about what's happening at the base
"Hey there, whozzzup at the base, dude?" -> suspicious!

or the number of airplanes on base
I guess they can be counted

or how a trash-collection truck gets on base
Until now I thought they get there through the gate.

or the location of the HQ building.
I guess it is that one where the top ranking folks get in and out most. Maybe they shouldn`t wear that much uniform cloth.

or how many people live in a certain dorm
There are dorms? Thanks for this information.

or which nightclubs/restaurants off base are highly frequented by military people
I guess that ones where the MP drives most on weekends.

workings of the base's network firewall
Ever heard about NMAP?


Tests of security
Solution would be to not approach testing perpetrators to fool them with the reaction time.


Purchasing or stealing explosives, weapons, ammunition, detonators, timers
OK, thats new to me. Didn`t thought its suspicious if somebody tries to steal a tank or some kind of gatlin gun.

includes acquiring military uniforms, decals, flight manuals, passes or badges
Until now I thought anybody can order them on the internet.

People who don't seem to belong in the workplace, neighborhood, business establishment, or anywhere else.
I often meet canadians, australians and new zealanders in the surroundings of Ramstein and Kaiserslautern. suspicously they do not seem to be from there. I personally guess they are from a different country and do not want people to know where they are coming from. When approaching them and greeting them with a "how are you, whats up in Christchurch, damn earthquakes!" they make a clueless face.

I`ll guess I`ll call them frequently on the number above. I would make a photo of them for the security, but after reading this manual I guess it makes me look suspicious.

Look for people loading up vehicles with weaponry/explosives
How can I see if they are loading a vehicle with bombs? Are the bombs usually marked with signs "BOMB" or "BOOM!"?

or people in military uniforms
Well, there are a bunch of them...

(who don't look right)
How should they look right when they get paranoia induced 24-7-365?

or people who seem out of place standing by at a certain location as if waiting for something to happen.
Now, that is really suspicious.

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Forgot bunch of that ones: ;)

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