Lemoore Naval Air Station Shocked by Tragedy at Fort Hood

November 5, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Sailors stationed at Lemoore Naval Air Station say they are shocked by the tragedy at Fort Hood. Navy sailors say word spread quickly around the South Valley base about the shooting in Texas.                  |   Watch Video Above for Extended Coverage   |

Lemoore Naval Air Station officials said they did not increase security measures at the base because they feel the Fort Hood shooting is an isolated incident.

Action News spoke with a sailor in Lemoore who said the base is well-guarded.

Broderick Decker said, "This base here is absolutely safe it's gated all around and all the way on or off is with an ID and all that so but everybody I've met here is definitely stable guys you don't have anybody coming back directly from combat to here.

The Lemoore Naval Air Station released a statement saying quote, "There are strict security measures at all of our gates and we have situational awareness across the entire perimeter of the installation. In addition, security personnel continuously patrol the base's perimeter, neighborhoods and facilities."

Base officials also said the entire navy family sends their deepest sympathies to their brothers and sisters at the Fort Hood army base



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