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Fort George G. Meade

Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, is a semi-active Army installation. It was used as a basic training post and a prisoner of war camp during World War II. In the 1950s, the post became headquarters of the National Security Agency.

The post was scheduled for closing in the 1990s, but was kept open because of the requirements of the NSA.

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, security on the post has been tightened considerably.

The post is also used for the Department of Defense school of public affairs.

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