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Comment: I went to the Base Shred Day at the Air Base Theater March 1, 2013 around 12:15 p.m., and I was informed I could not bring my box of items to be shredded, and that it was only for base personnel. I informed the attendant in civilian clothes neither the base marquee nor the newspaper said for base personnel only. The attendant said it was in the Base Bulletin and I said as a retiree I don't get the bulletin, but I do look at the marquee and I read the paper. I was disappointed that I was turned away and I think next time it should be a little more direct as to who can get their stuff shredded and who can't. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for taking the time to express your concern. The Base
Shred Day was held for the purpose of shredding paper from government offices. The shredding company was placed under contract to provide base mission support and not community support. The statement "No Personal
Material" was annotated in the base bulletin as well as the flyers posted around JB Charleston. Unfortunately, that statement was not on the marquee.
In the future, we'll ensure the marquee clearly shows that the Base Shred
Day is for government paper only. We apologize for the confusion.