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Napolitano Visits Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's New Complex

5:23 PM, Aug 23, 2011   |    comments
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BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center is opening a new training facility dedicated to the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

A $5 million facility that houses air, train, bus and subway terminals is designed to give law enforcement realistic training in fighting terrorism.

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The training involves using role players who act out various scenarios to help law enforcement train. The complex is one-of-a-kind, according to the Department of Homeland Security. 

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano dedicated the facility today along with the family of the youngest victim of the attacks, 2-year-old Christine Lee Hanson.

Hanson, who died along with her mother and father, were on United Flight 175 when it hit the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

"The pain never goes away," said Lee Hanson, the little girl's grandfather who participated in the ribbon cutting.

"I think she is representative of the innocence that we lost on that day," said Hanson, who believes the country is better prepared now to combat terrorism.

Napolitano discussed national security changes since 911 and said training is a key to being prepared.

"There are no guarantees; we live with risk," said Napolitano, adding that centers like the new one in Brunswick are crucial.

 

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