Navy to arm sailors at reserve centers after Chattanooga shootings

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  1. Revmitchell

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    The Navy is preparing to arm sailors at its reserve centers across the country in the aftermath of the attack last month at a Navy Reserve Center in Chattanooga that resulted in the deaths of 4 Marines and 1 sailor, officials said late Friday.

    The Navy has authorized arming personnel at reserve centers that are not on military installations, such as the Chattanooga center, a Navy spokesman told Fox News.

    Cmdr. William Marks said armed guards will be posted at the centers as “a matter of prudent and necessary action toward protecting our personnel.”

    “The threat posed to military forces in the United States by homegrown violent extremists has increased,” Marks said.

    He said additional measures are being considered.

    The spokesman said sailors will be trained to protect the reserve centers in accordance with Navy regulations.

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    It is a shame it cost us five good men. Once again, we are a nation, governing from behind. Not leading, but sweeping up after the tragedy. :tear:
     

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