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The Missouri National Guard plays a new role in airport security

September 27, 2001
By: Chris DuPree
State Capital Bureau
The Missouri National Guard will play a new part in your Missouri travel experience. Chris DuPree has more from the Capitol.

Missouri Governor Bob Holden says he is still evaluating how to use the National Guard to protect the state's commercial airports.

Governor Holden has pledged his support to the plan proposed by President Bush and says that even though he doesn't know all the details yet, the Missouri National Guard is ready.

Actuality: Governor Bob Holden
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OutCue: "....this nation's defense."
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The Governor's office says necessary training would delay any airport deployment until next week.

The Guard members FAA training in airport security techniques includes passenger and baggage screening, conflict management, and the handling of deadly materials.

Chris DuPree, KMOX News.