Army To Provide Troops For Security At Air Force Bases

By Dan Dupont / December 16, 2002 at 5:00 AM
The Army and the Air Force have signed a memorandum of agreement governing the mobilization of approximately 9,000 Army National Guard soldiers to provide security at 163 U.S. Air Force installations, the Defense Department announced today. As Inside the Army reported Nov. 11, the Air Force said it lacks sufficient numbers of security forces needed to provide appropriate levels of protection at U.S. installations. Force protection has become a higher priority in the wake of last year's terrorist attacks and...

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