Iowa to review security at National Guard facilities in wake of Chattanooga attacks

A man holding a rifle stands in front of the armed forces recruiting center in Winchester, Va., Friday, July 17, 2015. The man stated that he was there "to protect the troops." Security at military recruiting and reserve centers will be reviewed in the aftermath of a deadly shooting in Tennessee. (Scott Mason/The Winchester Star via AP)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Gov. Terry Branstad asked the Iowa National Guard on Monday to review security at its facilities after last week's shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Iowa National Guard Maj. Gen Timothy Orr is to assess the protection for those working at the Guard's military facilities and recruitment sites, but there is no deadline to report back to Branstad. The governor's spokesman, Jimmy Centers, said the governor would wait to hear from Orr before making any decisions.

The Republican governor also plans to ask the federal government to review the protections at all military facilities during this week's meeting in Washington of the Council of Governors, who advise federal officials on security matters.

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