Closed bases emerge as key training centers for homeland security

They were built before World War II to boost America’s offensive might, but now the priority is defense for some former military bases in the South where law enforcement officers and other first-responders train for the next terrorist attack. The region’s two biggest success stories are the defunct Fort McClellan in Anniston, Ala., and Naval Air Station-Glynco in Brunswick, Ga., both of which have largely shed their military roles but inherited homeland security missions perhaps just as important. Other bases, including those in Charleston, S.C., Fort Pickett, Va., and Camp Beauregard, La., have undergone similar but smaller transformations over the years, shifting their focus in part from training soldiers to training civilian agents. Group Profile

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