HOSTAGE RESCUE TEAM (HRT) TRAINING DEATHS
The members of the Society of
Former Special Agents of the FBI extend our heartfelt condolences to the
families of Special Agents Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw, as well as to
their active duty FBI colleagues. While the high risk of serving on the elite
HRT is well recognized, all of us in the FBI Family mourn the tragic loss of
these Agents in a training exercise off the coast of Virginia Beach on Friday,
The HRT is part of the Critical
Incident Response Group based at Quantico in Northern Virginia. The group is composed
of full-time FBI Special Agents, who constantly prepare for rapid deployment to
tactically respond to terrorist, hostage, and major criminal threats. The HRT
motto, Servare Vitas (To Save Lives), was exemplified in their recent rescue of
a 5-year-old boy held hostage for a week in a bunker in Alabama.
|POLICE UNITY TOUR — REMEMBERING FBI MARTYRS|
Special Agents Kate Kelley, Laurie McDonough and Heather Hendershott rode in the Police Unity Tour from New Jersey to Washington, DC, in memory of FBI service martyrs Robin Ahrens and Martha Dixon. For more information on the tour, CLICK HERE. To see a larger image of the memorial photo that was attached to all three bikes, CLICK HERE.
We recently marked the sixth anniversary of the disappearance from Iran of retired Special Agent Bob Levinson. He was on assignment as a private contractor. The FBI and the U.S. government are actively engaged in an ongoing effort to bring Bob Levinson home to his family. The Society and the FBIAA, together representing 20,000 former and current FBI Agents, continue to support efforts to bring him home and to support his family through this extremely difficult time.
To see more images of Society support for the BRING BOB HOME campaign, please CLICK HERE.
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MSNBC shared a video with information on protecting yourself on the Internet. Technology expert Omar Wasow gives an overview of what you should be looking out for to protect yourself, including changing your passwords regularly and making sure your anti-virus software is up to date.
In an effort to keep our membership informed about online security issues, the Grapevine published a series of articles in 2012 by former Executive Assistant Director Shawn Henry.
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To view a reprint of those articles, CLICK HERE