Business as usual at Fort Bragg following Navy Yard shootings

September 16, 2013 6:18:24 PM PDT
Some military bases around the country have heightened their security following Monday's deadly shootings at the Navy Yard in Washington.

A Fort Bragg official told ABC11 that the base, however, is not under any lockdown.

Around the post's access control points, security appeared as normal as soldiers manning the checkpoints went about their usual security check procedures.

At Fort Bragg, as in Washington at several gates, soldiers, civilian employees and others simply show their military IDs to gain access. At other gates, IDs are checked and vehicles are searched.

That's may be where the similarities differ. Without going to details, Fort Bragg officials say they have "layers" of security on post.

Still Fort Bragg spokesman Ben Able, in a statement today, said "This attack could have happened anywhere in the country. Like the rest of the country, Fort Bragg is not immune to this type of threat."

Many soldiers and civilians said the Navy Yard shooting was scary.

"You don't know who the enemy is these days," said veteran Vanice Ball. "These are people your work with, you come and go everyday and now they are shooting at you killing you. It's nuts."

A similar incident happened at Fort Bragg in 1995 when Army Sgt. William Kreutzer opened fire on his fellow 82nd Airborne soldiers just before a morning run. One soldier was killed, and 20 others were wounded.

Kreutzer is serving a life sentence.

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