NORFOLK, Va. -- Gov. Terry McAuliffe has asked Virginia State Police to increase patrols around military recruiting centers.
The action follows the attacks last week on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn. Four Marines and one sailor were killed.
McAuliffe's request falls short of the actions of some governors who have ordered that their National Guard soldiers be armed.
McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy told The Virginian-Pilot that Maj. Gen. Timothy Williams of the Virginia National Guard advised against arming his soldiers.
In some instances, Coy said state police will work with local departments.
Read more about the attacks on Chattanooga military facilities