Force protection. Cybersecurity. Operations security.

Without you, they're just words. It's up to you to make them work.

There are people in the real world and the virtual world who want to do us, our families, our Army and our nation harm. This page offers a variety of resources to help you improve your own personal force protection, information assurance and operational security.

In the end, your security depends to a large extent on the actions you take to protect yourself.

Force Protection

Force protection is the military term for measures taken to keep the military community safe. Personal force protection is protecting yourself and those immediately around you, such as your family members and the members of your military community.


Cybersecurity is the practice of managing risks related to the use of computers and the information stored on them. Personal cybersecurity is about protecting your information on a personal level, at home and at work, and what the best practices are for fully utilizing the tools available on the web while remaining secure and lowering your risk.

Operations Security

Operations Security, or OPSEC, is keeping potential adversaries from discovering our critical information. As the name suggests, it protects our operations – planned, in progress, and those completed. Success depends on secrecy and surprise, so the military can accomplish the mission faster and with less risk. Our adversaries want our information, and they don’t concentrate on only Soldiers to get it -- they target civilians, contract employees and family members too.

  • AR 381-12: Official Department of the Army regulation on the Threat Awareness and Reporting Program
  • AR 530-1: Official Department of the Army regulation on Operations Security


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iReport is a theater-wide reporting system for Soldiers, civilians, contractors and family members in Europe can use to report suspicious behavior to the appropriate authorities. iReport is available online and as a mobile app.

Travel Alerts

The State Department issues travel alerts for short-term events they think you should know about when planning travel to a country.

For more alerts and warnings, click here.

For local travel guidance and restrictions, visit the Travel Safe microsite.

Ready Army

Ready Army is the Army’s proactive campaign to inform Soldiers, civilians, contractors and their families of relevant hazards and encouraging them to Be Informed, Make A Plan, Build a Kit and Get Involved.


Like U.S. Army Europe Antiterrorism and Force Protection on Facebook for information on potential incidents, up-to-date guidance and general tips on keeping you and your family safe.

U.S. Army Europe Antiterrorism and Force Protection is also on Twitter!

Other great websites and social media accounts to follow for up-to-date information include U.S. Army Europe (Facebook or Twitter), U.S. European Command (Facebook or Twitter), and the U.S. Department of State's Consular Affairs (Facebook or Twitter).