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Saddam Hussein attacks NG convoy

| March 24, 2021 | 21 Comments
Saddam Hussein attacks NG convoy

Ok, it wasn’t Saddam, just a guy that looks like him. Larry Lee Harris proves once again that you shouldn’t trust men with three first names. He allegedly started following three vans with uniformed National Guard soldiers transporting COVID vaccine in Texas this week, eventually stopping them and pointing a loaded .45 at them. Military […]

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NG Troops Not Really Wanted in WDC

| March 15, 2021 | 36 Comments
NG Troops Not Really Wanted in WDC

So the National Guard is desperately needed by the District of Columbia to maintain peace amongst the peasantry, is it? Not according to this article. https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/03/12/almost-nobody-wants-troops-us-capitol-including-guard-chief-and-congress.html In fact, support for the idea of an extended stay in the Swamp has eroded right down to the bottom of the swamp. Per the article:  Support for the […]

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SecDef overruled NGB Chief on keeping troops in D.C.

| March 11, 2021 | 18 Comments
SecDef overruled NGB Chief on keeping troops in D.C.

Devtun posted a link to this Fox News article in our last post on the topic. It seems that SecDef Austin overruled the Chief of the National Guard Bureau General Hokanson. Hokanson made the case that the Guard should not and cannot continue to fulfill the Capitol’s request for turning D.C. into Red Square sorry […]

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SecDef Austin extends D.C. deployment through May 23rd for 2,300 National Guardsmen

| March 10, 2021 | 29 Comments
SecDef Austin extends D.C. deployment through May 23rd for 2,300 National Guardsmen

Step one in a perpetual deployment is to always slide back that date you’re going home. Optimally, if you’re a general officer, do it just days before you’re set to get your troops into the planes home. This maximizes the level of “suck” your men and women will experience, thus making them hardier war fighters. […]

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Troops might never leave DC

| March 9, 2021 | 50 Comments
Troops might never leave DC

We’ve discussed recently the unprecedented continued deployment of thousands of National Guard troops to D.C., ostensibly for security (though zero actual threats have materialized). With no end in sight, the first after action reports are coming in. The task force charged with investigating the Jan 6 riots  is recommending a permanent deployment of troops to […]

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New Award for National Guard

| March 5, 2021 | 64 Comments
New Award for National Guard

The new D.C. Inauguration Support Ribbon features blue, white and red bands and a miniature of the Washington, D.C. flag in the center (Photo courtesy D.C. National Guard) National Guard troops who deployed to the nation’s capital to provide security following the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol Building will be awarded local service ribbons, […]

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Idaho National Guard loses three on a Black Hawk during night training

| February 3, 2021 | 8 Comments
Idaho National Guard loses three on a Black Hawk during night training

ChipNASA and the KoB send in the sad news that another three Army aviators have perished in a nighttime training op crash. From Fox News; Three Idaho Army National Guard pilots have been killed after the Black Hawk helicopter they were traveling in crashed Tuesday night, officials announced Wednesday. The incident happened during a routine […]

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Three pilots die in NY Natl Guard helicopter crash

| January 22, 2021 | 17 Comments
Three pilots die in NY Natl Guard helicopter crash

The KoB sends in the sad news that three warriors were lost in a helicopter crash this week while conducting a nighttime training flight. All three pilots were highly experienced aviators. From Fox News; The UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter crashed in a farmer’s field near Mendon, south of Rochester, around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. […]

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