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Originally posted by StratosFear
reply to post by allenidaho
Not true, the groups i know have mostly ex-military guys with combat they can put on there resume. They join up for the comradery that one gets from being in the sh!t together that they dont have in civilian life. Dont have any retarded backwoods hicks with a double-barrel and a jug O` shine wistlin` dixie here. If and that is a really big IF we had to go up against NG or Army regulars we could give them a good fight. We know the land, we know what they know, we have mostly what they have as far as personal equipment. We even have an AirForce, even if its just a broken down single engine Cessna I havent flown it in 2 years, the engine has gone bad in it and its currently in a thousand pieces that litters the hangar floor.
No one plays call of duty in this outfit.
The Virginia Defense Force (VDF) is the Commonwealth's military reserve.
The force is governed by the military laws of Virginia and managed by the Virginia Department of Military Affairs. The chain of command for the force consists of the Governor of Virginia (Commander-in-Chief), Adjutant General of Virginia, and Commanding General of the Virginia Defense Force.
The Virginia Defense Force, with a targeted membership of at least 1,200, shall be organized within and subject to the control of the Department of Military Affairs.
When called to state active duty, the mission of the Virginia Defense Force shall be to
* provide for an adequately trained organized reserve militia to assume control of Virginia National Guard facilities and to
secure any federal and state property left in place in the event of the mobilization of the Virginia National Guard
* assist in the mobilization of the Virginia National Guard
* support the Virginia National Guard in providing family assistance to military dependents within the Commonwealth in the
event of the mobilization of the National Guard
* provide a military force to respond to the call of the Governor in those circumstances described in § 44-75
Originally posted by neo96
the fact is the national guard is the only allowed "citizens militia"
Originally posted by loneranger26
During these tough and trying times, would seem logical for average Joe citizens to congregate and work on weapons training, survival techniques, fitness training, shooting lessons. As trust in the government is scarce these days, and all of these talks of martial law, should we take our own actions to learn how to stand up and fight a corrupt government? Would we need to learn these tactics? Would our military support the citizens, or obey orders from there command? What do you guys think? Food for thought.