150th Anniversary Montana National Guard:
150th Anniversary Montana National Guard:
06 JUL 2017 (12:01 UTC-07 Tango 06) 15 Tir 1396/11 Shawwal 1438/13 Ding Wei 4715
Under the guise of defense against Russia, and still claiming there is no Cold War, U.S. led NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) has occupied eastern Europe with thousands of troops. In the official video report NATO leaders try to justify their actions:
The U.S. Army also leads an annual NATO war game called Saber Guardian. This year its focus is in the eastern European countries of Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria.
Video report on U.S. Army logistical convoy from Germany to Bulgaria:
Many of the U.S. troops occupying eastern Europe are state militia (National Guard) personnel. Video report on Ohio National Guard taking part in Saber Guardian river crossing in Hungary:
Another U.S. occupation of eastern Europe operation is called Operation Atlantic Resolve. This year Romania combined their Open Gates air show with Operation Atlantic Resolve:
“I just couldn’t believe it…..there was just nothing anybody could do. There was one man [William Smith] that had run out of the house, along with a neighbor who had been trying to help him, and they were just completely, you know, hysterical.”-Mark Conley, witness
In June of 2016, Erin Smith became not only Idaho National Guard’s first ever M1 tanker (MOS 19K), but the first ever female tanker in U.S. history! One year later (30 JUN 2017) Master Sergeant Erin Smith, along with her daughter, and two other people, died in a house fire at the Tamarack Resort in Valley County, Idaho.
The resort ‘cabin’ was being used by three National Guard personnel; James Harper the Third, Erin Smith and her husband William Smith. James Harper brought his son and the Smith’s brought their daughter on pre-4th of July weekend vacation.
Investigators say the house was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived, they suspect a propane (aka Tricarbane, a type of LNG) fueled fireplace is the origin of the blaze. William Smith was the only one to survive.
02 April 2017 / 20:41 UTC-07 Tango 06 (14 Farvardin 1396/06 Rajab 1438/07 Jia Chen 4715)
Louisiana National Guard is preparing to save the lives of humans and their pets from this year’s expected disasters:
07 January 2017 (04:13 UTC-07 Tango 06) 18 Dey 1395/08 Rabi ‘ath-Thani 1438/10 Ji Chou 4714
The Kansas National Guard Military Funeral Honors was created in 2007 (from previous honor guard units), just days ago they performed their 8-thousandth 451st burial service!
05 January 2017 (05:32 UTC-07 Tango 06) 16 Dey 1395/06 Rabi ‘ath-Thani 1438/08 Ji Chou 4714
In August 2016 Sergeant First Class Erin Smith was awarded with Idaho’s Spirit of Freedom Award. Her ‘exceptional’ act was becoming the first ever female ‘tanker’ in the United States military! (I wonder why the U.S. main stream national news media didn’t mention it?)
SFC Smith officially became a M1 tanker (MOS 19K) in June of 2016. Her original MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) was healthcare specialist. She deployed to Bosnia in 2002 and then Iraq in 2004, where she was awarded the Combat Medical Badge.
Smith’s transition to a combat MOS was the result of U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter opening combat jobs to women at the end of 2015. However, I’ve always known some women can handle combat jobs no problem. Several NATO member countries have had female’s in combat jobs for decades, such as Idaho’s neighbor to the north Canada.
While deployed for a ‘friendly’ armor contest with Canadian tankers in 2002, an impromptu main-gun loading contest was held between Bravo Company, 2-116th Armored Cav, Idaho National Guard and Canadian tankers in Alberta. Main-gun rounds weigh about 19kg (40 pounds) and unlike the auto-loading Soviet/Russian panzers most U.S.-NATO tanks are manually loaded. Guess who won the manly competition? A skinny Canadian army officer who just happened to be a female!
But that’s not the first time I witnessed a female kicking ass over males. While attending Army Basic Training in 1982 one of my Army Drill Sergeants was a little female who could out push-up and out sit-up the men!
Still, I’m proud the Idaho National Guard can boast having the first female M1 Abrams tanker in the U.S.!
05 January 2017 (04:34 UTC-07 Tango 06) 16 Dey 1395/06 Rabi ‘ath-Thani 1438/08 Ji Chou 4714
On 31 December 2016 a small ceremony was held in the city of Kent to welcome home the 179th Engineer Company, Washington National Guard.
On 30 March 2016, the 179th deployed to Iraq, several of their personnel are single parents. On 06 May 2016, Lieutenant David Bauders was killed at the Al Asad Air Base in Iraq. At the time the U.S. Department of Defense said Bauders’ death was being investigated as a ‘noncombat incident’. So far no further details have been released to the public.
The 179th’s deployment to Iraq was its first combat deployment, however, the 179th is routinely deployed to the Kingdom of Thailand as part of the U.S. National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program.
05 January 2017 (03:45 UTC-07 Tango 06) 16 Dey 1395/06 Rabi ‘ath-Thani 1438/08 Ji Chou 4714
On 01 January 2017, the Obama regime deployed about 7-hundred personnel from the 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Arkansas National Guard. They were sent to the oil rich Horn of Africa region.
They will be part of the U.S. AfriCom occupation of Africa under the guise of the legally undeclared War on Terror (U.S. Congress never declared war, the last time that happened was January 1942 a full month after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor).
U.S. AFRICOM: FROM WAR ON TERROR TO WAR ON POACHING
OPERATION JUPITER: ISRAEL CONTROLS U.S. NATIONAL GUARD?
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“We look forward to having a peaceful transition of power on the 20th of January. And we will continue to work with our state and interagency partners to make sure that we have a peaceful transition of power.”-Major General Errol R. Schwartz, District of Columbia National Guard
Joint Task Force-National Capital Region is so short staffed that 8-thousand National Guard personnel have been called-up to help with security & ceremony during Donald Trump’s inauguration!
Security forces are using a giant 18 meters by 12 meters (60 feet by 40 feet) map of Washington DC to walk through their security routes.
Drone video of DC map:
In addition to the 8-thousand state Militiamen, 7-thousand Regulars (federal military) will also take part in the 58th Presidential Inauguration on 20 January 2017. Most of the Regulars will be providing ceremonial services while many of the National Guard troops will be deputized by Metropolitan Police Department, to provide security.
21 December 2016 (13:31 UTC-07 Tango 06) 01 Dey 1395/21 Rabi ‘al-Awwal 1438/23 Geng Zi 4714
13 December 1636 is the official ‘birth date’ for U.S. state militias, aka National Guard. That makes the National Guard 140 years older than the United States itself! It also means the National Guard is one of the oldest continuous military organizations in the world!
In 1636, the Massachusetts General Court ordered that all able-bodied men, between the ages of 16 and 60, join the militia.
While the Regulars (full time federal military) get most of the recognition during wars it’s actually National Guard personnel who supply most of the manpower. On 08 December 2016, Vermont’s Air National Guard deployed for never ending ops in The Middle East.
Virginia and Maryland Army National Guards deployed (first time both deploying together since Korean Conflict) to Kuwait. On 12 DEC 2016, Michigan Air National Guard deployed to The Middle East.
Alaska state Militia:
South Carolina Militia:
Who will deploy in 2017? 2017 National Guard Bureau Posture Statement
Federal News Radio: Army wants more Guard, Reserve deployments in 2017