Terrorists continue to target commercial aviation, and their efforts have evolved into a web of threats including innovative methods for attacking passenger aircraft.
Based on these threats, DHS has determined that it is imperative to raise the baseline of global aviation security to keep the traveling public – Americans and foreign travelers – safe.
A2: We have reason to be concerned about attempts by terrorist groups to circumvent security in order to target aviation interests.
Implementing additional security measures enhances our ability to mitigate further attempts against the overseas aviation industry.
Due to recurring issues associated with the Automated Installation Entry (AIE) system, all Fort Benning Access Control Points (ACPs) have SUSPENDED THE SELF-SCANNING TERMINALS at all the entry gates until further notice.
The Security Guards or Soldiers at the ACPs will personally scan the identification cards for ALL DRIVERS.
In response, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in consultation with relevant departments and agencies, developed enhanced security measures, both seen and unseen, for passengers at all last point of departure airports to the United States.
The record of terrorist attempts to destroy aircraft in flight is longstanding and well-known.This will not affect the Trusted Traveler Program or the AIE passes and cards.The Trusted Traveler Program is still in effect from 5 a.m. every day at ALL ACPs/Gates The Fort Benning Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) is undergoing changes in the Visitor Center Operations.The first change will affect the Visitor Center at the I-185 Access Control Point.This Visitor Center is currently undergoing renovations and requires the building to be completely closed down.