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Navy Looking At Security Changes After Chattanooga Shooting

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Posted at 6:49 PM, Aug 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:31:51-04

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The U.S. Navy has been looking into possible security changes after the July 16 slaying of four Marines and a sailor at Chattanooga's U.S. Naval and Marine Reserve Center.

Captain Jack Hanzlik, Fleet Forces Command spokesman, told the Chattanooga Times Free Press the Navy has been looking at things like the site's layout and the policies that govern how personnel respond to such attacks.

It also planned to look at how well the Navy communicated with law enforcement and medical responders, and how survivors and victims were supported during and after the attack.

Hanzlik said any recommended changes could impact similar facilities throughout the Navy.

The investigation was being conducted by a 20-person team led by Rear Admiral Frank Morneau. The team's first report has been expected to be finished by the end of September. 

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