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Where the National Guard soldiers might go . . . is a bit of a mystery
Originally posted by Blaine91555
My guess would be to assist in natural disasters. Take a look at the news. Probably preparing to assist FEMA.
Members of Washington Army National Guard found out over the weekend they could be deployed overseas.
A notice of sourcing is a new process and the earliest word a Guard unit gets about a possible upcoming deployment. It could be followed by an alert order, which would be followed by mobilization order that would have fuller details of a deployment. The 506th Military Police Company, a 50-person unit based in Tacoma, also received a notice of sourcing. Capt. Keith Kosik, a Guard spokesman, said the notice of sourcing has been added to the Pentagon’s notification process since the last time the 81st Combat Brigade was called up, so it’s not possible to say with any certainty how much time can elapse between the notice and an alert order, if one is to come. “It’s certainly not set in stone. We’re being considered as a possible solution to a mission,” Kosik said. “We really don’t know if we will receive an Alert Order.”
Originally posted by LAMudd
70 area National Guard troops set to leave for training, then deployment to Afghanistan
Posted on June 3, 2010 at 2:35 PM Updated Thursday, Jun 3 at 6:01 PM CAMP MURRAY, Wash. -- The Washington National Guard today announced it is going to be the first of two states to create a Homeland Response Force that will be deployable nationwide.
The Guard says another unit will be set up in Ohio and eventually there will be 10 units in 10 states that will operate on a regional basis.
The Guard says the 560 person force will consist of "citizen-soldiers and airmen organized, trained and equipped to idenfy and respond to and mitigate the effects of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or high-yeield explosive events. The HFR will deploy to incidents within six to twelve hours of receiving an activitation order from the Governor and Adjutant General."
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