Stay safe during the holidays this season

Christmas Market at Schlossplatz. Photo by Bardia Khajenoori.

Stay safe during the holidays this season

The holidays are just around the corner and though many may not be able to contain their excitement, do make sure that you stay safe during the festive season.
 
Places such as holiday fests and markets, sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers, places of worship and the transportation sector may be at elevated risk of a terrorist attack.
 
Everyone should maintain a high level of situational awareness and apply appropriate measures to reduce the risk of a terror attack, such as shopping during non-peak hours, avoiding areas near vehicle access points and minimizing time spent in unsecured areas of airports and other mass-transit nodes.
 
Report suspicious activity immediately, and ensure two way communication with your unit and family for accountability.
 
Enjoy the holidays and your time in Europe, but exercise caution and stay vigilant.