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Virginia Bases May House Marine Corps Anti-terrorism Units

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Two military bases in Virginia are being considered as the possible home of several Marine Corps anti-terrorism units that are being consolidated into one unit.

Marine Corps officials say the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station and the Naval Security Group in Chesapeake are two of the three finalists selected from a pool of 35 bases to become the home of the Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team. The third is the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, in Havelock, North Carolina.

According to the Daily Press newspaper the sites will undergo environmental-impact assessments, as well as studies of potential economic and social effects, including the likely impacts on traffic and area schools.

Bill Redlin reports...

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