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See something, say something: Eagle Eyes vital to spotting danger

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LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. --

In an effort to highlight the importance of reporting suspicious behavior, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and security forces officials across the Air Force are urging all base personnel to remember “If you see something, say something.”

Individuals are encouraged if they notice something that shouldn't be there, or someone's behavior doesn't seem quite right to say something. This type of reporting is part of an integrated base defense program called the AFOSI Eagle Eyes program.

“Eagle Eyes is important because law enforcement officials can't be everywhere at all times,” said Special Agent Tobias Schelling, AFOSI Detachment 327 commander. “We rely on the public and citizens to help us in reporting criminal and suspicious activity.”

The program is an Air Force anti-terrorism initiative that enlists the eyes and ears of all Air Force members in the war on terror. Eagle Eyes teaches all Airmen about typical activities terrorists engage in to plan their attacks.

To report suspicious activity, contact your local installation security forces. The SALUTE acronym may be use to describe the situation:

• Size: how many people were there?

• Activity: what were the individuals doing?

• Location: where did it occur?

• Uniform: what were the individuals wearing?

• Time: when did you see it?

• Equipment: were they driving a car or carrying equipment?

For more information on the AFOSI Eagle Eyes program, go to http://www.osi.af.mil/Home/Eagle-Eyes/

To report suspicious activity, text 'AFOSI' and your tip to 847-411 (TIP411).

 (Information from a document by the AFOSI Eagle Eyes program.)