HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Mississippi National Guard recruiters are being relocated to more secure locations after last week's attack on two Tennessee armed forces recruiting centers that killed five U.S. servicemen.
The National Guard said recruiters at 10 storefront offices across the state are in the process of moving, and at least two of those offices in Hattiesburg were closed Tuesday.
The move comes a day after Gov. Phil Bryant issued an executive order authorizing the National Guard to arm full-time military personnel at military facilities, including National Guard recruiting centers.
National Guard officials said recruiting will not be adversely affected.
Those officials have not said whether National Guard instructors who teach military science courses at junior colleges will be armed, but they said appropriate levels of security will be provided for them.