posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 03:54 PM
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
It is not the most secure base. In fact, it sounds like one of the most lax bases Ive ever heard of. All you need is a drivers license
and vehicle registration to get on Ft. Hood.
And anyone can buy military clothing - including patches. So, it would be so easy to blend in, and get on base.
Also, its not the largest military base. It is the largest Army post in the United States.
[edit on November 5th 2009 by greeneyedleo]
As someone who grew up in Killeen, let me give you some background. It's relative laxness comes off of a time just 8 years ago following 9/11 when
civilians found it nearly impossible to get onto post. There have been no plots against the US to raise levels of security so high to require anything
more than proving your identity.
At each entrance, there are check-in stations where they can (and do) search your vehicle at times. If there is anything that triggers suspicion they
will do it, in addition to just random searches.
I had friends who got married on Post following 9/11 and let me tell you, it was a pain in the butt just to make it to their weddings!
As far as size, Ft. Hood is the largest military base in the free world, as I can not speak for restricted nations who keep such figures under