State Mission of the National Guard Essay

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Along with deployments over seas the National Guard has state mission. These state missions comprise of multiple parts. Part one of the mission is to respond to the natural disasters of their state and country. Most everyone has heard of the National Guard going out and battling fires, helping general public deal with all aspects of the floods, tornadoes and civil unrest. In these situations the governor of the state, territories or district, places his province in a state of emergency. This allows him to control the National Guard until the crisis is exerted and in which case the National Guard is returned to its normal state as the protector of freedom and safety of their state and country. The second part of this mission is to …show more content…
These operations included patrolling dikes, manning traffic control points, distributing and placing sandbags, performing emergency sandbagging operations, facilitating dike construction and working as QRF’s, Quick Response Forces. These QRF’s were only called up a few times to assist with problems. One such time included helping a man whose home is located outside of the city of Kindred. The QRF assisted in a levee break near his home. Their successful mission resulted in not only saving his life but also saving his livestock. The QRF can be deployed state wide and at various times during the same disaster. Earlier in this same flood season they were called up to an emergency scene near the city of Harwood saving a lady who needed immediate assistance. . As the flood season winds its way down the National Guard will continue to watch the rivers in there state for ice jams and for more flooding. Major General Sprynczynatyk said, “The bottom line is whenever we’re called upon, the Guard will be ready, the Guard will be there,” [quote] and when Govern John Hoeven said “Our men and women in uniform help to make sure that whatever needs to get done gets done,” [quote] Commanders such as these bring a since of well being to communities and a since of pride to the National Guard soldier. [Cite] Warriors
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