An accident involving U.S.
servicemen in Japan claimed eight
lives. To make sure the Japanese
government is properly notified,
the cognizant PAO should coordi-
nate the release with what
The U.S. ambassador to Japan
The Japanese service
The unified commander
The CO informs you that a major
accident has taken place on the
base. You should have an initial
release ready for dissemination
within what amount of time?
Which of the following categories
of information should be included
in an initial accident release?
The probable cause
2. Unclassified pertinent facts
3. Names of the dead and injured
as they become available
Person(s) who may be at fault
the procedures for controlling
video and photography at acci-
A television photographer inad-
vertently videotaped classified
equipment at an accident site on
a naval station. The PAO confis-
cates the tape. When, if ever,
should the photographer be
detained on the naval station?
When he resists relinquishing
When he demands to speak
to civilian law enforcement
When he threatens the PAO
or members of his staff
The naval station is unable to
conduct a security review of the
videotape. To whom sould the
PAO forward the tape for review?
2. Assistant for Naval
Intelligence (Code 009U)
3. Counterintelligence Officer,
If there is no classified infor-
mation exposed at an accident
location outside of military
jurisdiction, the news media
should be assisted in covering
You are the PAO at an off-base
accident scene where there is
exposed classified material.
You tell the five news photo-
graphers in attendance they may
take pictures of the area ONLY
when all classified material is
removed (approximately 10
minutes). One of the reporters
disregards your statement and
begins photographing the scene.
What action should you take?
Physically restrain the
photographer until law
enforcement officials can
assist you only
2. Step in front of the photo-
grapher and obscure his shots
Both 1 and 2 above
Inform the photographer that
taking pictures of the scene
without permission may vio-
late federal law
Learning Objective: Explain the
basic policy on nuclear weapons
accidents and incidents.