Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Originally Posted By 94five0:
this man isn't lying. the Guard plays such an active role in theatre operations, it isn't funny. This ain't your daddies National Guard. Some of the "weekend warriors" i know have 2 combat tours.
Its a rare Guardsman who's been in the whole post- 9/11 period who DOESN'T have at least 2 years of mobilized time.
Lets see....my unit, post 9/11...
six months guarding airports while they stood up TSA
Personnel at nuke plants almost continuously from 2002-2008
Air Guard base security 2003-2004
Southwest Border missions 2006-2007
NYC Bridges and Tunnels activations several times
Guys backfilled other units of the BDE who went to Iraq in 2005 or so
and now they are in Kuwait for a year after training most of 2011 for a mobilization that was changed from A-stan to Kuwait at the last minute
On top of that we were dealing with the typical every-few-years reorg in the middle of all that and about half the unit going to an MOS reclass school for an MOS that most ultimately were never awarded because the BN/ BDE didn't want guys with that MOS stolen away as backfill for other deploying units
I know a guy in the Air Guard who, IIRC, deployed at least 3 times to Iraq. I think he's out of the guard now, but it seemed he was always gone then.