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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 10/8/2003 8:42:35 AM EDT

The all volunteer Alabama State Defense Force was created by state law to assume state military missions in the event the Alabama National Guard is ordered to federal active duty in each National Guard Armory with membership composed of patriotic local citizens both with and without prior military experience

What Does The Alabama State Defense Force Do? The AL SDF units provide a variety of services to their communities. During local emergencies and community events, State Defense Force members assist with traffic control, search and rescue, shelter management, and other vital duties. The Alabama State Defense Force also supports the National Guard in serious disasters such as hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes. The AL SDF is also an active and important part of Alabama’s Homeland Security in the fight against terrorism

WHO CAN JOIN THE ALABAMA STATE DEFENSE FORCE? Membership in the AL SDF is open to any U.S. citizen, male or female, who at the time of enlistment, is not a current member of an active or reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces including the Army and Air National Guard. Prospective members must be of good moral character and should be in good health, but physical disabilities are not necessarily a barrier to service in some capacity. Prior military experience is not a requirement though service men and women, including military retirees, are actively sought

Things YOU Should Know About The Alabama State Defense Force

*We are a state volunteer military force, controlled by the Governor of the State of Alabama.

*We work closely with the National Guard and other state, county, and city agencies.

*Most units attend (1) two hour drill assembly each month and twelve additional hours in three quarterly periods.

*We DO NOT leave the State of Alabama!

*Our members are not exempt from being drafted into federal services if the need occurs.

*Age of enlistment is 17 to 70 years of age. Some retired NCOs are appointed as officers if they qualify.

*Retired officers may be appointed one or more grades higher if they qualify

I am CPT.Farris c.o. charlie co. 103rd infantry battalion. we meet every 2nd tuesday from 7-9pm at the Athens armory.we will meet this thursday (9th)at 7pm at the athen armory because of scheduling problems........you are welcome to visit with us and see if this is for you.we also will have weapons training saturday,oct.18th at swan creek from 9-12 noon at the covered 100 yard range(come shoot with us)tony gooch is coming and bringing his class 3 mg's to help us...thx tony!contact me at thomasal@charter.net or 256-233-5528ask for cpt farris......i hope some of u will get involved in this worthwhile endeavor for your state and country. thx
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