Massachusetts National Guard

National Guard
pic on CNN

As we mourn the Boston Marathon bombing victims and wait for the filth responsible to be brought to justice, I think its appropriate to be take note of the Mass. National Guard’s role as first responders.  Over 400 guardsmen were already onsite to help with security during the race;  they used their training to aid many in need.  Hundreds more guardsman have been called up in the aftermath and are keeping the population safer and calmer.  We sincerely appreciate and thank you for your service. 


clip from pic on CNN

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2 Responses to Massachusetts National Guard

  1. Kiedove says:

    Agreed. Their presence and actions are critical to public safety.
    I am stunned to learn that all of Boston is in lockdown this morning. The Globe is giving open assess to their website: Hope there is no more violence.

    IEDs are every spreading “wherever there is turmoil and insecurity” according to DOD.
    “Barbero said the IED threat is growing and morphing to other areas of the world.
    “Since 2007, IED incidents outside of Iraq and Afghanistan have increased to average more than 500 incidents per month around the globe,” the general said. “Since January 2011, there have been more than 10,000 global IED events occurring in 112 countries, executed by more than 40 regional and transnational threat networks. The extremist networks that employ the IEDs have proven to be resilient, interconnected and extremely violent.”
    Wherever there is turmoil and insecurity, there will be IEDs, Barbero said.
    “I believe U.S. forces will operate in an IED environment,” he said. “I believe it’s a reality of 21st century warfare, and we must plan accordingly.”

  2. Randy says:

    Great work by those who once again stepped up.

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