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Originally posted by The Quiet Storm
After all what they are doing IS illegal, and state police DO have the power to arrest the military,
Originally posted by The Quiet Storm
After all what they are doing IS illegal, and state police DO have the power to arrest the military, and after all it WILL be a major disruption for the lives of the people in those places where this is happening.
Originally posted by IKnowNothing
Isn't the military under a different set of laws? I'm pretty sure the state police can't arrest military. But I could be wrong.
Re: Covert Mission Marines to "flood" Morgantown WV to simulate Urban Combat they might face.
Since no one bothered to post the actual link to the OP´s original article, here it is:
And here are more articles from the Dominion:
Brief article with photo of Cobra:
Reactions mixed over Marine training in the area:
An article about WV´s most infamous daughter, Lynndie England:
Marines land for first simulated mission:
Marines raid Fairmont during mock drill:
Marines clean up Fairmont:
And, THE most important article of all:
Dawson to anchor training
Preston camp to serve as homeland security hub
The Dominion Post
The U.S. National Guard Bureau has selected Camp Dawson in Preston County as one of the signature homeland security training facilities in the nation, U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., announced Wednesday.
The new facility will be known as the National Guard Joint Training Center. It will be one of two such national centers. The second will be in the western U.S. at a site yet to be determined.
Camp Dawson is the state´s premier National Guard training facility. The additional designation will increase the camp´s mission, increase the number of men and women arriving for training, and mean more jobs for -- as well as demand on -- the neighboring Preston County communities.
The U.S. National Guard Bureau´s decision was hailed by Byrd as a testament to the hard work and dedication of the West Virginia National Guard "and the effort that they have put forward to make West Virginia a national leader in homeland security training."
"West Virginia will set the standard for homeland security training for the rest of America to follow," he added. "Now, we will be able to share the expertise and the lessons learned in West Virginia with the rest of the country."
"The state´s security expertise has been accomplished through partnerships between the federal government, the National Guard, the state Office of Emergency Services, and WVU."
Byrd, the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations panel and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Emerging Threats Subcommittee, has worked closely with state Adjutant General Allen Tackett to develop key training facilities in the Mountain State.
In addition to Camp Dawson, there is the Center for National Response at the Memorial Tunnel in Kanawha County, and WVU´s Virtual Medical Campus. Byrd has added more than $43 million to federal appropriations bills to develop these initiatives.
"Long before Sept. 11, 2001, the West Virginia National Guard had launched its efforts with Senator Byrd to create the best training facilities in the nation, facilities that could be adapted to any scenario," Tackett said. "That hard work has resulted in solid successes, and now we prepare to open a new chapter in our efforts."
Byrd met Wednesday in his Capitol office with Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau. For several weeks, the National Guard has been evaluating homeland security and other specialized training needs for the Guard and for emergency responders.
"Camp Dawson and the other West Virginia homeland security facilities place it among the top tier of training programs," Blum said. "The National Guard will build on the expertise and assets already in place at the Robert C. Byrd Regional Training Institute at Camp Dawson to create one of a very select group of comprehensive homeland defense training facilities."
Tackett noted that the facility will serve the training needs of other federal agencies, including Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, as well as be a valuable resource for emergency responders and other state and local agencies.
And that, as they say, is the story behind the story...