Increased Security for Guard Facilities Announced

National Guard

Governor Nikki Haley and Major General Bob Livingston announced Monday that the security of National Guard facilities across the state will be reviewed and strengthened, Fox Carolina reports.

The undertaking of increasing security comes as a result of the shooting at two Chattanooga Armed Forces recruitment centers last Thursday, which left five men dead. 

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 the assessments, designated officials will be armed at recruitment stations, facilities and installations as necessary, as well as improving all physical security measures at all Guard facilities.

In a statement, Governor Haley said, "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."