Chattanooga was a 'off-base' Military Recruitment Office @ a Shopping Center ..... not at a Military Base !!
highlowsel .. (better late than never) ... obviously you've never served in the MILITARY !!
Military Bases ARE Gun "Free Zones" .. except where they're designated as "Combat Zones"
State-side or "other" - if a soldier has been assigned a firearm, they are to be stored under lock & key in the local "Company Arms Rooms"