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Va. Fort Chosen as Foreign Service Security Training Site; Tim Kaine Comments

Tim KaineFort Pickett in Virginia has been selected as the new location of the foreign affairs security training center for U.S. government personnel who are assigned in dangerous mission areas worldwide.

The site was chosen in part for its proximity to the State Department, the Foreign Service Institute, intelligence agencies and military facilities in Washington, D.C., Sen. Tim Kaine said ThursdayMark Warner

“This training center will generate new economic activity in Virginia while also helping the State Department improve its training efficiencies while holding down costs,” Sen. Mark Warner added.

Rep. Robert Hurt expects for the new facility to create jobs and attract investors.

“The safety and security of our foreign service personnel is vitally important, and I applaud the  decision to utilize the resources that Fort and the surrounding areas have to offer,” said Hurt.

“Our diplomats, security personnel and their families serve in some of the most dangerous places in the world,” Kaine added.

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