Mon., May 2, 2011 3:28pm (EDT)

Fort Gordon Tightens Security
By Noel Brown
Updated: 3 years ago

Augusta, Ga.  —  
An Augusta military base is tightening security measures in the wake of Osama Bin Laden’s death. (Photo courtesy Jeff Snover)
An Augusta military base is tightening security measures in the wake of Osama Bin Laden’s death. (Photo courtesy Jeff Snover)
An Augusta military base is tightening security over concerns of retaliation for the death of Osama Bin Laden.

Guards at Fort Gordon are randomly searching people entering the base. A press release asks residents to be vigilant while the heightened level of security is in place.

But Lisa Janak with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency says Bin Laden’s death hasn’t prompted any wide-spread security changes for the state.

"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has informed us that it is not going to be issuing an elevated alert and we’re not aware of any specific threats against Georgia but we will remain on alert throughout this evolving and enduring threat," says Janak.

Other military bases across the country have put similar measures in place.

There is no added security at Warner Robins Air Force Base or at the nuclear Plant Vogtle near Augusta.