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Holy virtual ‘copter! Iowa militia 1st to use BAT!

20 April 2017 / 19:19 UTC-07 Tango 06  (01 Ordibehest 1396/24 Rajab 1438/25 Jia Chen 4715)

In the BAT ‘cave’ at Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center, Iowa.

According to the following video report there are only two BAT (BLACKHAWK AIRCREW TRAINER) in use, and the Iowa National Guard is the first state militia unit to get one of them:

By the way, one BAT costs taxpayers $9-million USD, which is cheaper than flying the real thing.

UH-60, WASHINGTON MILITIA SHOOTS THE ‘SHIT’ OUTTA THEIR TWO-FORTIES!

VEHICLE ID: UH-60 BLACK HAWK M240 LIVE FIRE, GRAFENWOEHR

VEHICLE ID: NEW HH-60M FOR HAWAIIAN MILITIA

BLACK HAWK DOWN JAPAN: U.S. ARMY TRAINS YOKOHAMA TO RESCUE DOWNED UH-60 CREWS

National Guard activated for Disney Awards?

20 April 2017 (04:32 UTC-07 Tango 06) 31 Farvardin 1396/23 Rajab 1438/24 Jia Chen 4715

Senior Airman Mariah Klingenberg, 133rd Force Support Squadron, Sustainment Services Flight, Minnesota National Guard

The following official Defense Department video is of Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Force Support Squadron preparing lunch for the UTA Disney Award:

But wait, it’s not what you think.  The UTA doesn’t stand for The Walt Disney Company’s United Talent Agency, it stands for Unit Training Assembly.  The Disney Award is a food service competition named after Senior Master Sergeant Kenneth W. Disney, also known as the Disney Food Service Excellence award.

Senior Airman Terrance Hill of the 132d Wing Services Flight, Iowa National Guard

ARKANSAS MILITIA 2016 VIDEO YEAR BOOK

Alabama Militia defends Kuwait at U.S. taxpayer expense!

16 April 2017 (00:54 UTC-07 Tango 06) 27 Farvardin 1396/19 Rajab 1438/20 Jia Chen 4715

“We have six-gun trucks in first platoon and six gun-trucks in second platoon…..In the event that we had to escort a convoy with all of the assets that we have we would have a total of 12 securing the entire convoy.”-1st Lieutenant Kolby Jarquin

Alabama National Guard’s 1670th Transportation Company, now deployed to Kuwait, conducted live fire convoy defense training: “In Alabama we do not have the ranges like this, so we are taking advantage of the Udairi range complex out here, to be able to conduct this training.”– 1st Lieutenant Kolby Jarquin

According to U.S. military data, Alabama militiamen fired at 11 targets using M2 .50 caliber (12.7mm) and M240 .30 caliber (7.62mm) machine guns, burning through approximately 5-hundred rounds per vehicle.

The newly developed convoy defense live fire range will now be used by future Area Support Group Kuwait units.

National Guard responds to chemical attack(?) in Arizona!

07 April 2017 (01:50 UTC-07 Tango 06) 18 Farvardin 1396/10 Rajab 1438/11 Jia Chen 4715

Arizona first responders and National Guard suit-up for toxic gas situation at animal hospital

On 06 APR 2017, employees at an animal hospital in Gilbert, Arizona, thought they smelled a gas leak.  When the fire department investigated they claim to have found a toxic gas “hazmat situation” and ordered an evacuation of the Arizona Veterinary Specialists clinic.

The National Guard’s 91st Civil Support Team was called in, as well as surrounding municipality’s HAZMAT teams.   Apparently first responders called it a hazmat situation because they determined it was not a gas leak, but they were not able to identify what was in the air.

Entering the Hot Zone in Level-A suits

14 dogs and one cat were evacuated, most were connected to medical equipment.  Local news media said the first dog brought out was in critical condition, but didn’t say if it was due to the toxic gas. Veterinarians who checked out the animals after evacuation don’t think the animal’s conditions are connected to the hazmat situation.

Local news media say the employees, and the fire crews that responded to the 9-1-1 call, were checked for contamination.  Finally, investigators determined the toxic gas was ethylene oxide, a chemical used to sterilize medical equipment.

Ethylene oxide is a flammable colorless gas with a sweet odor, and is also used to make toxic bug spray.

PITTSBURGH ASKS ARMY RESERVE FOR WATER!

NATIONAL GUARD PREPS FOR CATASTROPHIC EVENT!

South Carolina Militia’s switch-blade Apache

06 April 2017 (13:20 UTC-07 Tango 06) 17 Farvardin 1396/09 Rajab 1438/10 Jia Chen 4715

South Carolina National Guard tests their new blade fold kit for making deployments of AH-64 Apaches faster:

British empire Apache with now out-of-date blade fold kit

Boring explainer:

 

VEHICLE ID: AH-64D LONGBOW APACHE, GRAFENWOEHR

OBAMA DISAPPEARS THE LAST OF IDAHO’S APACHES!

Snake River Militia (?) spends taxpayer money building hospitals in Central America!

05 April 2017 / 20:14 UTC-07 Tango 06 (17 Farvardin 1396/09 Rajab 1438/10 Jia Chen 4715)

Former National Guardsmen from Montana, now Army Reservists (but still wearing the patch of Idaho based Snake River Brigade), are in the Central American country of Belize building hospitals and schools under a U.S. Southern Command sub-operation called Double Head Cabbage.

Former Snake River Brigade member Sergeant Ramon Firestone, from Montana, measures a 2×4 for use in making roof supports in Belize

Belize was once a colony of the British empire, called British Honduras, gaining so-called independence in 1981.  In 2006 oil was discovered in the area known as Spanish Lookout.

Double Head Cabbage is part of a larger operation between United States and Belize, called Beyond the Horizon 2017.  Beyond the Horizon will provide free medical help to the people of Belize, at U.S. taxpayer expense!

Specialist Troy Hanson, from Montana. Defense Department reports say he’s with Army Reserve, but note the National Guard Snake River Brigade patch on his sleeve.

Interestingly the personnel from Montana claim to belong to a federal Army Reserve unit, yet they wear Idaho National Guard’s Snake River Brigade (116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team) patch (see pics above).

The Army Reserve unit the personnel claim to be from is known as the 672nd Engineer Company.  I discovered that the 672nd was deactivated back in June 1959, but reactivated in September 2008.

The Montana reservists are wearing the National Guard patch on their right sleeves to indicate they were deployed to a combat zone with the Snake River Brigade.  Recently rules were changed concerning the wearing of the ‘combat patch’.  For a long time the size of the unit you deployed with, how long you were deployed in a combat zone, and whether or not Congress actually declared war, determined the wearing of the combat patch.  Another problem has been that some brigade level commanders actually banned the wearing of combat patches.  The wearing of the combat patch is voluntary.

VEHICLE ID: SNAKE RIVER M1A2 SEP, LIVE FIRE ROMANIA!

CANUCKS JOIN SNAKE RIVER MILITIA, AIR ASSAULT MOVE TO CONTACT, ROMANIA!

116TH SNAKE RIVER’S 2015 NTC ROTATION

Militarizing the Cops: Mississippi Militia trains up police!

Mississippi National Guard conducts MARLINSPIKE-2, an operation involving more than 30 federal and state agencies train-up local police/first responders with military tactics and equipment and create Composite Interagency Teams to respond to WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) attacks!

UH-72 Lakota training:

Clearing a Building, Port Security, React to WMD:

Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Smith explains MARLINSPIKE-2:

Vigilant Guard 17-2: PREPS FOR CATASTROPHIC EVENT!

National Guard preps for Catastrophic Event!

The U.S. state of Georgia recently hosted the massive Vigilant Guard 17 part 2 exercise (Vigilant Guard 17 part 1 was held in California & Nevada at the end of 2016):

The exercise is promoted as preparations for natural disasters, however our leaders must be expecting a massive catastrophic event because Vigilant Guard 17-2 included the United States Northern Command, U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard Bureau, Georgia Department of Defense, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, South Carolina National Guard, Kentucky National Guard, Florida National Guard, Tennessee National Guard, Virgin Islands National Guard, and included preparations for a Chemical-Biological-Radiological ‘event’!

State militia personnel conduct ‘Hot Zone’ checks onboard a ship, off the coast of Georgia

U.S. Army NorthCom explains Vigilant Guard:

LOUISIANA MILITIA PREPS FOR DISASTER 2017!