Camp Murray’s planned gate relocation to a residential area of Lakewood-Tillicum disregards criteria for gate location of U.S. military establishments as published in a 2005 Department of Defense document.
It specifically states: Locate ECFs (Entry Control Facilities) away from housing, school, and commercial areas, both on and off installation, to avoid interference with pedestrians, parked cars and driveways.
A paramount reason for this rule is to avoid undue injury and fatalities from terrorist bomb attacks. Terrorists are likely to attempt to bring bombs through military gates in vehicles. If a bomb ever detonates in the entry area, nearby life on …