With the help of volunteer guides, the veterans spent their weekend hunting deer on secluded depot property while trading stories and building friendships. The veterans were recognized for their participation and honored for their service during a closing ceremony Sunday.

That’s been done, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which oversees the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, but it was unclear Friday whether the new masks also meet other federal guidelines that regulate their use at the Anniston facility.

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