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National exposure for project

ABC segment shows FASTC training here

Blackstone made national news when ABC’s Good Morning America aired a segment on the Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC) being built at Fort Pickett.

In the three-and-a-half minute report that aired Saturday, correspondent Kyra Phillips played the role of a diplomat when “all hell breaks loose.”

The televised training exercise includes explosives and rapid fire gunshots and shows agents in action: “These are specially-trained and equipped members of the Diplomatic Mobile Security Deployment Teams, or MSDs--agents flying under the radar in hostile environments with very little recognition.”


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