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Gov. Haley announces increased security measures at guard facilities

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COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

After the deadly shootings at Chattanooga Armed Forces recruitment centers, Gov. Nikki Haley and Major General Bob Livingston, along with law enforcement officials, are undertaking efforts to better ensure the safety of service members, their families and S.C. National Guard facilities across the state.

"In the wake of the shootings in Chattanooga, I have ordered a full review of all South Carolina National Guard facilities and installations statewide. The safety of our men and women in uniform is paramount, and I fully expect that this rolling review, starting this week, will result in the arming of some of our guardsmen. I will continue to work directly with General Livingston and Chief Keel to make sure we are doing everything in our power to confront the threats facing South Carolina," Haley said in a statement issued Monday. 

Haley has authorized General Livingston and his team to undertake the following steps:

-Over the next week, Guard officials will conduct site-by-site visits for vulnerability assessments of all Guard recruitment stations, facilities and installations across the state.

-Based on vulnerability assessments, designated officials will be armed at recruitment stations, facilities and installations across the state as necessary.

-Continue active shooter exercises with local law enforcement.

-Continue active coordination and training with law enforcement.

-Provide a method of instant contact with law enforcement.

-Improve all physical security measures at all Guard facilities based on vulnerability assessments.

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