Equipment: were they driving a car, or carrying equipment
The report suspicious behavior, base residents are asked to call 334-953-72222. As always, if there is an emergency, call 9–1–1, and from a base phone you can also use 9-9-1-1.
According to the AFOSI Eagle Eyes program, categories of suspicious behavior include:
Surveillance: People standing around observing activities, people looking through binoculars and taking notes, drawing maps or taking pictures.
Solicitation: Attempts to gain information about military operations, capabilities, or people. Examples are, being approached at a gas station (or mall, airport or library) and asked about the base; getting a fax, e-mail or telephone of airplanes on base, deployment procedures, how a trash-collection truck gets on base, the location of the headquarters building or other information.
Tests of security: A person grabs the base fence and shakes it to see how long it takes for police to respond. A driver approaches the front gate (without ID or a car sticker) and pretends to be lost or to have taken a wrong turn, just to learn the procedures of how he or she is dealt with and how far into the gate he or she can get before being turned around. A person places a "smoke bomb" near the fence or throws it over the fence to learn how quickly police respond, and what effect it has on front-gate operations.
Acquiring supplies: That includes noticing the movement or acquisition of any of the tools terrorists use, such as fake IDs, guns, ammunition, military uniforms, explosives, detonators or timers.
Suspicious people who don't belong: This is hard to define, but people know what looks right and what doesn't. If a person just doesn't seem like he or she belongs, there's probably a reason.
Dry run: People moving around from place to place without any apparent purpose and doing it, perhaps, many times. That may involve taking notes and timing things. An example is the 9/11 hijackers, who are now known to have actually flown on those exact flights several times before actually crashing them. Their purpose was to practice getting their people in position ... working out arrival times, parking, ticketing, and going through security, boarding and other processes. By taking note of everything around them they were conducting surveillance, but they were also doing a dry run.
Deploying assets: That includes moving people and supplies into position before acting. Look for people loading vehicles with weaponry or explosives, or parking that vehicle. It also includes people in military uniforms (who don't look right) approaching an installation or getting into a vehicle.
For more information on the AFOSI Eagle Eyes program, go to http://www.osi.af.mil/Home/Eagle-Eyes/