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Capito, Ayotte tour anti-terrorism training program at Summit Point

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) on Sept. 5 visited the Summit Point Motorsports Park in Jefferson County to learn how this West Virginia facility is helping to keep American dignitaries safe overseas.

Lee Chewey, BSR’s vice president and director of training, describes a training exercise for Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Rep. Shelley Moore Capito.
Lee Chewey, BSR’s vice president and director of training, describes a training exercise for Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Rep. Shelley Moore Capito.

BSR, a local security training company, works with federal agencies such as the State Department to train federal personnel at Summit Point Motorsports Park on accident avoidance and anti-terrorism driving. Sen. Ayotte is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Rep. Capito brought her to Summit Point to demonstrate the value of this facility, which is located less than 75 miles from Washington, D.C.

“This West Virginia facility plays a key role in keeping Americans safe while they work and travel overseas on federal business. Federal personnel here are trained in accident avoidance, defensive driving and anti-terrorism strategies, helping them defend against those who would wish to harm American citizens abroad. I asked Sen. Ayotte to join me today to learn more about the valuable training provided at this West Virginia facility, which is less than an hour and a half from Washington, and I will continue to fight for the future of this training program in West Virginia,” Rep. Capito said.

“I would like to thank Congresswoman Capito for inviting me to join her for today’s tour of the Summit Point facility. Anti-terrorism training helps protect Americans serving in diplomatic roles abroad. As a member of two Senate committees that oversee our foreign and domestic security, I believe we must ensure that diplomatic security personnel have access to the training they need to stay safe while serving overseas,” Sen. Ayotte said.

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