Sunday, June 7, 2015

Security Officer's Love of Drills

The Advocate [Baton Rouge, LA]
6 June 2015

Smiley Anders

Getting his attention

Dear Smiley: My brother, an Air Force pilot in the late ’50s and early ’60s, tells of a squadron he was in where they had a very ‘gung ho’ security officer.

About once a week one of the pilots would find a matchbox on the seat of his aircraft with a note that said, “This is a bomb. What action will you take?”

Then they had to go through the whole security drill business.

He said they took a large, heavy dummy bomb casing from a display at the armory and put it in the back seat of the security officer’s car.

Attached was a note that said, “This is a matchbox. What action will you take?”

There was an immediate reduction in security drills.