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Posted: 9/1/2005 2:11:08 PM EDT
Guy my wife works with came back from lunch today to tell work his unit was heading south for 30 days at the least. Hes a straight shooter and a nice guy so if PA ANG is going south who else is confirmed?
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 2:12:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 2:14:35 PM EDT by Barrelburner]
Nevada NG is heading southeast.
More Nevada Guard members heading to the South


Another 100 Nevada National Guard members are leaving Thursday for New Orleans, in addition to about 100 firefighters, doctors and medical support troops from the state who left Wednesday to help with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

Members of the 72nd Military Police Company and the 152nd Security Forces Squadron are boarding two planes, one from the Nevada Air Guard and the other from the Idaho Air Guard, to fly to New Orleans.

The military police company is based in Henderson with a detachment in Ely, and the security forces squadron is headquartered in Reno. Both units have seen extensive duty in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere in Southwest Asia in the past two years.

On Wednesday, 70 members of the Las Vegas-based Nevada Task Force left for New Orleans.

The task force is made up mainly of Clark County firefighters plus emergency room doctors, Las Vegas Metro search-and-rescue specialists and structural engineers.

Also Wednesday, a Nevada Air National Guard plane with about two dozen Army and Air Guard medical soldiers and airmen left Reno for New Orleans.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 2:14:27 PM EDT
Also he stated he heard they were being issued rifles and ammo before heading south because of some rule or bullshit about not being able to use another state or units alloted ammo??? I would get the feeling the non-southern state military units are going to have a real dim view of this looting horseshit. how soon before they lay into a mob?
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 2:15:24 PM EDT
Good luck trops. Stay safe.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 2:17:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 2:20:11 PM EDT by Waldo]

1500 from Ohio on the way too.

Ohio is pitching in to help out in the relief effort with 1,500 members of the Air National Guard from that will be sent down to the heart of the destruction.

The men and women at Beightler Armory are ready for the call and ready to help the hundreds-of-thousands of people who have been living a nightmare due to the affects of Hurricane Katrina.

10TV reported Wednesday that Governor Bob Taft has called up some 1,500 members of the Ohio National Guard. Now, they're preparing and waiting to begin their tour at one of the worst national disasters in US history.

Thursday, troops began reporting, and the packing began to deploy Ohio guardsmen and women out of Columbus to the Gulf Coast states that have been hit the hardest.

The companies are waiting for orders to move out, and they will include members of the 437th Military Police Battalion, the 1-148th Infantry Battalion and the 73rd TC-Task Force, the 371st Corps Support Group from Kettering and the 269th Combat Communications Squadron from Springfield.

A spokesperson for the guard says that they already know what they're going to face, but they know they have a lot to offer.

Some small glitches have occurred in their deployment, as it appears the base they're reporting to doesn't have any power. They're waiting for power to be restored and then their operation will begin.

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