After Chattanooga: Navy will arm sailors at reserve centers

After Chattanooga: Navy will arm sailors at reserve centers

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

The authorization is effective immediately but Marks could not say when the actual watches will begin.


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