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Security Change Proposed for Quantico

Town residents would need new ID for access



    Security Change Proposed for Quantico
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    Quantico residents may soon need to show a special identification card to pass through the gates of the Marine Corps base.

    The move would be to improve the safety and security of everyone who works and lives at Quantico, according to a spokesman for the base.

    Quantico is the only municipality in the country that's entirely surrounded by a military base.

    Residents and people who work at town businesses must pass through the military gates to get into town.

    According to news, the new ID cards would include names, photos, and information allowing the bearer into the town but not on the base.

    Residents are already required to buy vehicle decals.

    A hearing on the proposed security change is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Lillian Carden Community Center.