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Readout of Secretary Napolitano's Trip to Georgia

Release Date: 
August 24, 2011

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

Glynco, Ga.—Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano yesterday traveled to Glynco, Ga. and joined Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole, and Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Director Connie Patrick for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new FLETC Intermodal Training Facility.

“The FLETC Intermodal Training Facility is an important tool in our efforts to adapt and respond to constantly evolving threats and ensure the safety of our transportation systems,” said Secretary Napolitano. “Ten years after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, we have made great strides towards becoming a stronger, more prepared and more resilient nation.”

During her remarks, Secretary Napolitano underscored the importance of facilities like the FLETC Intermodal Training Facility which address evolving threats to homeland security by offering hands-on training in a state-of-the-art environment. She also reiterated the Department’s commitment to supporting training for federal, state and local law enforcement.

While at FLETC, Secretary Napolitano viewed demonstrations of various types of training including suspicious activity reporting and counterterrorism operations.

The FLETC Intermodal Training Facility is the first of its kind in the country, providing frontline law enforcement personnel at the Department of Homeland Security—as well as the 90 federal agencies that FLETC serves—with a realistic set of scenarios to help deter and combat threats to various transportation modes. The Intermodal Training Facility includes an airport terminal and gate area, security checkpoints, a baggage claim, rental car area, a jet bridge to a life-size 727 aircraft, as well as a bus terminal, railway station, and subway station.

For more information on DHS visit www.dhs.gov.

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