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Dept. Of Defense Asks Civilian Not To Stand Guard At Recruiting Offices

Chattanooga shooting scene
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Flags placed outside the recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

On Tuesday, several armed Las Vegas residents stood guard outside a Marine Corps Recruiting Office on Craig Road.

Their actions were in response to the deadly shooting that occurred in Chattanooga, Tennessee at a military recruiting center. Four Marines and a Navy sailor at a nearby naval reserve center were shot and killed, when a gunman open fired.

The Department of Defense has issued statements asking people not to stand guard.

Captain Dave Baugh, of the 12 th Marine Corps District public affairs office, talked to KNPR’s State of Nevada about why.  

Capt. Dave Baugh, 12th Marine Corpos District public affairs office

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Prior to taking on the role of Broadcast Operations Manager in January 2021, Rachel was the senior producer of KNPR's State of Nevada program for 6 years. She helped compile newscasts and provided coverage for and about the people of Southern Nevada, as well as major events such as the October 1 shooting on the Las Vegas strip, protests of racial injustice, elections and more. Rachel graduated with a bachelor's degree of journalism and mass communications from New Mexico State University.