Navy Plans Armed Guards for Reserve Centers After Attack


The Navy plans to station armed guards at all of its reserve centers across the country, following an attack on a Navy Reserve Center in Chattanooga last month, in which four Marines and a sailor were gunned down, NBC News reported.  

An email sent to Naval Reservists nine days after the attack, and obtained by NBC News, said, "VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY!" to provide 45 days of "armed sentry watchstander duty" at 53 "NOSCs," or Navy Reserve Centers, beginning Aug. 17. The message also asked for volunteers to provide a full year of armed sentry duty at 70 reserve centers starting Oct. 17.

The Navy confirmed to NBC News that it plans to station armed personnel at all 70 reserve centers that are not located on military bases.

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