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Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC)

This state-of-the art training facility in Blackstone, Virginia improves training efficiency, decreases operating costs, and provides the best training to the State Department and other law enforcement personnel.

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FASTC provides security training to personnel from the State Department, the foreign affairs community, and law enforcement agencies.

  • Integrates disparate facilities to improve training efficiency
  • Meets DSS’s unique overseas security training requirements
  • Provides state-of-the-art training

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