North Carolina National Guard Rapid Reaction Force Civil Unrest Training Photos

The following photos depict soldiers from the 252nd Combined Arms Battalion training in June for their role as a “rapid reaction force” capable of responding anywhere in the state of North Carolina within “four to eight hours with additional forces arriving within 24 to 36 hours.”  The same unit trained in March to respond “to an emergency ahead of federal assets by providing site security, establishing roadblocks or checkpoints, and assisting civilian authorities in controlling civil disturbances.”

The exercises depicted below were held from June 10-14 at an abandoned shopping mall and a water treatment facility in Charlotte.  Soldiers trained to suppress protesters who perform a sit-in as part of a fictional group called “The Pink Panthers.”  According to the North Carolina National Guard, the exercise at the water treatment facility tests soldiers’ “ability to use nonlethal force to disperse a crowd of aggressors.”  Photos of the exercise show soldiers operating from Be On the Look Out (BOLO) notices with the identities of specific individuals in the crowd, listed as “AIN Members,” that are to be targeted for arrest.

Photos via North Carolina National Guard and Grant Baldwin Photography.

Charlotte, N.C. A UH-60 Blackhawk flies over the Franklin Water Treatment Plant during a Rapid Reaction Force exercise on June 13th, 2013. The RRF exercise is an opportunity for the North Carolina National Guard to highlight special skills to provide valuable support to our communities, throughout the state, during catastrophic homeland events. NCNG photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen.

Charlotte, N.C. During a Rapid Reaction Force exercise at the Franklin Water Treatment Plant on June 13th, 2013, members of “The Pink Panthers” perform a sit-in to test soldiers skills during a demonstration. The RRF exercise is an opportunity for the North Carolina National Guard to highlight special skills to provide valuable support to our communities, throughout the state, during catastrophic homeland events. NCNG photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen.

Charlotte, N.C. During a Rapid Reaction Force exercise at the Franklin Water Treatment Plant on June 13th, 2013, members of “The Pink Panthers” clash with Soldiers of 1-252 Armor during a demonstration. The RRF exercise is an opportunity for the North Carolina National Guard to highlight special skills to provide valuable support to our communities, throughout the state, during catastrophic homeland events. NCNG photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen.

Charlotte, N.C. During a Rapid Reaction Force exercise at the Franklin Water Treatment Plant on June 13th, 2013, a member of “The Pink Panthers” uses a megaphone to communicate with soldiers. The RRF exercise is an opportunity for the North Carolina National Guard to highlight special skills to provide valuable support to our communities, throughout the state, during catastrophic homeland events. NCNG photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen.

Charlotte, N.C. During a Rapid Reaction Force exercise at the Franklin Water Treatment Plant on June 13th, 2013, members of “The Pink Panthers” perform a sit-in to test soldiers skills during a demonstration. The RRF exercise is an opportunity for the North Carolina National Guard to highlight special skills to provide valuable support to our communities, throughout the state, during catastrophic homeland events. NCNG photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen.

Charlotte, N.C. During a Rapid Reaction Force exercise at the Franklin Water Treatment Plant on June 13th, 2013, members of “The Pink Panthers” perform a sit-in to test soldiers skills during a demonstration. The RRF exercise is an opportunity for the North Carolina National Guard to highlight special skills to provide valuable support to our communities, throughout the state, during catastrophic homeland events. NCNG photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard train for Rapid Reaction Force duty at the Catawba River Pump Station here today. The training scenario tests the Soldiers ability to use nonlethal force to disperse a crowd of aggressors from a water plant. This training prepares the Soldiers to support state and local first responders and county emergency management agencies. The RRF is a quick reaction team that, on order, is deployable anywhere in North Carolina within 24 to 36 hours of a critical event. In times of crisis, the RRF may be ordered by the President of the United States or the Governor of North Carolina in order to augment Federal or State Authorities in response to actions such as a known terrorist attack, civil unrest or a natural and/or man-made disaster. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1s Class Robert Jordan / released)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard train for Rapid Reaction Force duty at the Catawba River Pump Station here today. The training scenario tests the Soldiers ability to use nonlethal force to disperse a crowd of aggressors from a water plant. This training prepares the Soldiers to support state and local first responders and county emergency management agencies. The RRF is a quick reaction team that, on order, is deployable anywhere in North Carolina within 24 to 36 hours of a critical event. In times of crisis, the RRF may be ordered by the President of the United States or the Governor of North Carolina in order to augment Federal or State Authorities in response to actions such as a known terrorist attack, civil unrest or a natural and/or man-made disaster. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1s Class Robert Jordan / released)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard train for Rapid Reaction Force duty at the Catawba River Pump Station here today. The training scenario tests the Soldiers ability to use nonlethal force to disperse a crowd of aggressors from a water plant. This training prepares the Soldiers to support state and local first responders and county emergency management agencies. The RRF is a quick reaction team that, on order, is deployable anywhere in North Carolina within 24 to 36 hours of a critical event. In times of crisis, the RRF may be ordered by the President of the United States or the Governor of North Carolina in order to augment Federal or State Authorities in response to actions such as a known terrorist attack, civil unrest or a natural and/or man-made disaster. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1s Class Robert Jordan / released)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard train for Rapid Reaction Force duty at the Catawba River Pump Station here today. The training scenario tests the Soldiers ability to use nonlethal force to disperse a crowd of aggressors from a water plant. This training prepares the Soldiers to support state and local first responders and county emergency management agencies. The RRF is a quick reaction team that, on order, is deployable anywhere in North Carolina within 24 to 36 hours of a critical event. In times of crisis, the RRF may be ordered by the President of the United States or the Governor of North Carolina in order to augment Federal or State Authorities in response to actions such as a known terrorist attack, civil unrest or a natural and/or man-made disaster. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1s Class Robert Jordan / released)

Charlotte, N.C. Sgt. Raul Gonzalez, of Bravo Company, 1-252 Armor, plays his role as a Rapid Reaction Force Soldier, providing security during an exercise by observing from atop the Franklin Water Treatment Plant main building. The The RRF exercise is an opportunity for the North Carolina National Guard to highlight special skills to provide valuable support to our communities, throughout the state, during catastrophic homeland events. NCNG photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen.

Charlotte, N.C. Sgt. Naquian McDaniel, of Bravo Company, 1-252 Armor, plays his role as a Rapid Reaction Force Soldier, providing security during an exercise by observing from atop the Franklin Water Treatment Plant main building. The The RRF exercise is an opportunity for the North Carolina National Guard to highlight special skills to provide valuable support to our communities, throughout the state, during catastrophic homeland events. NCNG photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard train for Rapid Reaction Force duty at the Catawba River Pump Station here today. The training scenario tests the Soldiers ability to use nonlethal force to disperse a crowd of aggressors from a water plant. This training prepares the Soldiers to support state and local first responders and county emergency management agencies. The RRF is a quick reaction team that, on order, is deployable anywhere in North Carolina within 24 to 36 hours of a critical event. In times of crisis, the RRF may be ordered by the President of the United States or the Governor of North Carolina in order to augment Federal or State Authorities in response to actions such as a known terrorist attack, civil unrest or a natural and/or man-made disaster. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1s Class Robert Jordan / released)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard train for Rapid Reaction Force duty at the Catawba River Pump Station here today. The training scenario tests the Soldiers ability to use nonlethal force to disperse a crowd of aggressors from a water plant. This training prepares the Soldiers to support state and local first responders and county emergency management agencies. The RRF is a quick reaction team that, on order, is deployable anywhere in North Carolina within 24 to 36 hours of a critical event. In times of crisis, the RRF may be ordered by the President of the United States or the Governor of North Carolina in order to augment Federal or State Authorities in response to actions such as a known terrorist attack, civil unrest or a natural and/or man-made disaster. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Robert Jordan / released)

Charlotte, N.C. — Soldiers exit a UH-60 Blackhawk during a Rapid Reaction Force (RRF) exercise at the Eastland Mall in Charlotte on June 11th. The RRF exercise is an opportunity for the North Carolina National Guard to highlight special skills to provide valuable support to our communities, throughout the state, during catastrophic homeland events. Photo by Grant Baldwin Photography.

Charlotte, N.C. — National Guard vehicles parked during a Rapid Reaction Force training exercise at Eastland Mall. The exercise was put on hold briefly, due to heavy rains. Photo by Grant Baldwin Photography.

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109 comments for “North Carolina National Guard Rapid Reaction Force Civil Unrest Training Photos

  1. 1776
    July 6, 2013 at 1:31 am

    These zombie, Oath-Breaking, Traitors are nothing but targets.

    • July 6, 2013 at 5:22 am

      CRAIG,you miss the point here,these guys are’t americans,their just some pond scum the DHS brough in to KILL AMERICANS,YOU can tell by looking at them ,THERE ALL RUSSIANS,not an american in the bunch,real americans would have pulled out their pistol and put one right through the head of their commanding officer when he told them they would be KILLING WOMEN AND CHILDREN,cause men don’t need to do that to be men,ONLY animals do that………………….

      • parker
        July 6, 2013 at 3:11 pm

        Of course they are Americans. You need only look at the brutal actions of our police nowadays to see that if you give certain Americans a uniform and a gun, they would shoot their own grandmothers.

        • Mad Angel on FB
          July 6, 2013 at 8:28 pm

          YES…thank you Parker…. they’re ours and they’re mercenaries – that our illustrious leaders have legislated us to pay for, to protect property and to break up crowds

          Mad Angel on FB

      • Carol
        July 7, 2013 at 2:48 am

        You are right, 15,000 Russians have been “invited” to join in with the National guard during exercises on the east coast in section III. DHS is definitetly not American orientated anymore. help us. We are american citizens, who is going to stand up for us? WE ARE. I have sons in the service. Are they going to raise their gun to me? That really is the question!

      • Phil
        July 9, 2013 at 7:47 pm

        It’s people like your dumbass that are gona cause people not to take treats seriously. Don’t be so F’in stupid these are all National Guard. US troops.

    • Jim
      July 6, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      So what are you waiting for? They won’t change? Will you?

    • xzx
      July 6, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      40plus million of americans on some form of welfare. ……Walmart is most busy on the 1st night of the month- ebt/food stamps card gets funds and hungry crowds rush for food. Now you maybe prepped and will take care yourself and your family. …..who will take care 40plus MILLIONS of hungry “zombies” when food stamps cut off?

      • 1r0nM1ke
        July 6, 2013 at 4:57 pm

        Actually, the Nasty Guard was used overseas in WW2, Korea, VietNam and to this day they are overseas in combat zones.

      • bob fisher
        July 6, 2013 at 6:29 pm

        it’s 58 million on some type of govt assistance now.

      • Bill Harzia
        June 12, 2014 at 1:05 pm

        I was taught that a human can survive “four weeks without food, four days without water, four minutes without air.” (Depending on the individual, of course.)

        Between the lack of food and survival of the fittest, I believe the real interesting times will start one month or so after the collapse.

    • max
      July 6, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      National Guard,,,,are not off shore troops…this is a DRILL…

      • Josey
        July 8, 2013 at 10:19 pm

        National Guard troops are deployed all around the world!! Not only used in America!

    • It is I only
      July 7, 2013 at 4:48 am

      They’re trained by Mossad zombies!

  2. Craig
    July 6, 2013 at 3:42 am

    First time I see federal troops used on United states soil as police action, well I will dissent and not verbally, who lost their mind and betrayed Posse Comitatus and free SPEECH? This totalitarian govt is close to fascist, Kent state university should be an example of the horrible outcome when military meets civilians on US Soil!!!

  3. roger
    July 6, 2013 at 3:43 am

    Effing nazi storm troopers practicing beating down their own neighbors, and look like they’re enjoying it. the nc natl guard are the ones who are supposed to be protecting their neighbors against DHS and the rest of the Feds when the SHTF. traitors…

  4. July 6, 2013 at 4:58 am

    HEY ,have you been practicing on shooting women and children yet,if not you might as well, we already figured out your nothing but commies and traitors,we need a military who protects us from you commie bastards, the only good THING about what you terrorists are doing now, is proving to the LORD you lied when you swore to him you weren’t commies and traitors, and would protect our US CONSTUTITION and defend the people from terrorist like you animals are,now ZACHARIA 5,comes into play,guaranteeing every one of you will ROT IN HELL,prepeare to meet your new daddy LUCIFER,and we’ll even punch your bus ticket for you…………………………

    • July 6, 2013 at 5:26 am

      “your nothing but commies ” you wrote? Nothing illegal or unconstitutional about “commies’ ( crimes are illegal and criminal ; not economic political systems ) . Anywise ; anyways this is not Communists but corporate Fascist doings. The corporation is a person and that person is not a commie but a fascist capitalists of the 1% that has free speech that is not words but monies. The bank bail outs shows that to be true; The U.S. is under capitalist Fascist aristocracy ruled by the rich minority from the 1%. Oligarchy; not Communism is in power in the USA.

      • bloodyspartan
        June 16, 2014 at 3:05 am

        Obama is a Marxist Fag and don’t think that Commies have no use for Bankers.

  5. July 6, 2013 at 5:08 am

    ” 8 U.S.C. 1385

Sec. 1385. Use of Army and Air Force as posse comitatus 

Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of
Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to
execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

Editor’s Note: The only exemption has to do with nuclear materials (18 U.S.C. 831 (e) ”

    http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/army/csi_matthews_posse.pdf

  6. July 6, 2013 at 5:09 am

    HEY ,you commies,are you going to be helping the russians and chinese kill americans to,OR are you going to just kill americans all on your own,you know like you did at KENT STATE UNIVERSITY when you opened fire on UNARMED college kids,who couldn’t fight back,THATS A COWARD who does things like that,and you boys are all cowards aren’t you……cause you sure act like it…look like it too……..NATIONAL GUARD,you make america VOMIT……………………

    • July 6, 2013 at 6:47 am

      Arizona you wrote “NATIONAL GUARD,you make america VOMIT” You are way out of line with that comment. NATIONAL GUARD are mostly good ol’ boys and are not Chinese from China as a occupation troops. Don\t be a panic mongrel with hysterics.

      Violation of the posse comitatus does not mean that tyranny is at work but that there may be WMD nuclear threats present ( or what ever WMD ); of course the danger of tyranny is always present under dangerous times and one needs to be wary, but not fall to tyranny’s misinterpretations to events and become an instrument to its lawlessness.

      As with the Sec. 1385. Use of Army and Air Force as posse comitatus.
      Editor’s Note: The only exemption has to do with nuclear materials (18 U.S.C. 831 (e)
      http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/army/csi_matthews_posse.pdf

  7. July 6, 2013 at 6:35 am

    One can intimidate some all the time; intimidate all some of the time but one can not intimidate all of the Judiciary all of the time. Either this is tyranny or this is a temporary emergency action we will see soon enough. If no one is seriously opposing all this; i would think one should think that it is an emergency. There are many agencies local, state and federal there will be more leaking coming out as to judge whats what. As with the Sec. 1385. Use of Army and Air Force as posse comitatus.
    Editor’s Note: The only exemption has to do with nuclear materials (18 U.S.C. 831 (e)
    http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/army/csi_matthews_posse.pdf

    Violation of the posse comitatus does not mean that tyranny is at work but that there may be WMD nuclear threats present ( or what ever WMD ); of course the danger of tyranny is always present under dangerous times and one needs to be wary, but not fall to tyranny’s misinterpretations to events and become an instrument to its lawlessness.

  8. Paul
    July 6, 2013 at 7:52 am

    People on here trying to blame chinese or russians… lol…

    Chinese don’t want anything to do with America, neither do Russians. After living there for 10 years I can tell you Russians just want to live in peace and NOT TO BE THREATENED BY AMERICAN IMPERIALISM which has been going on around the world for decades. Just look at whats happening in the world today. Look at Syria and who America is supporting. Look at what America does to its own citizens and whistleblowers. Don’t involve other countries in this. This is all done by Americans who just don’t give a f about other americans.

    • John
      July 6, 2013 at 10:34 am

      You have no idea what iraq or afghanistan is like. not like i want to be there but if i have to go, and someone shoots at me im gonna shoot back. maybe we dont need to be there (even though the afghan army begged us out of fear to stay) but the taliban and al qaeida is def not our friend..whether or not they had anything to do with 9/11 or anything similar. im telling you all this based on experience. Ive seen them kill their own ppl plenty of times, and if thats not a problem for you then i dont want to hear your gripes and complaints.

    • Dan
      July 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      What Russians want and what Russia wants are not synonymous. In Russia, as in the US, the gubmint knows what is best for it’s ‘constituents’.

      Unless you were having tea with Vlad for those 10 years, you are as ignorant as any Russian concerning policies of state.

      Same with China. They may not be interested in us personally, as well they shouldn’t be, but as a nation they seem quite interested in holding our debt and acquiring property here.

      This is all, of course, depending on whether you still believe that gubmints are interested in anything more than an individual’s ability to efficiently produce a valuable commodity (read: money) or not

    • Mr. FREE MAN
      July 6, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      Russians, as well as people from other nations, ARE HERE IN THE US RIGHT NOW and have been for MANY YEARS, “TRAINING” to quell any “riots” during the “banksters” WORLD WIDE TAKEOVER!
      They are under the UN and will be wearing Blue Berets or helmets, claiming they are trying to keep “PEACE”, when in actuality they are HIRED THUGS for the Worlds Banker Elite.
      INFOWARS DOT COM

      • Josey
        July 8, 2013 at 10:28 pm

        You got that right!!

  9. ray
    July 6, 2013 at 7:58 am

    “National Guard” (not the Constitutional militia, by the way) is misleading. They are the US Army–it says so right on their costumes. In other words, ZOGbots, the same mercenaries-for-hire that are presently fighting overseas wars for Israel invading, attacking destroying, raping, looting and murdering people who are not our enemies in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, etc. as well as occupying several hundred Imperial bases all over the planet. They are the robotic enforcer scum of a criminal regime that will blindly obey orders to murder Americans, therefore they are the enemies of freedom. We have every right to resiist with lethal force these criminal murdering scumbags who are making war on us. Except the cowardly, brainwashed sheeple of Boston of course, who actually thanked them for imposing martial law on their city.

  10. July 6, 2013 at 8:03 am

    “The world’s mass media have recently publicized the case of Susan Lindauer, a former CIA operative who was arrested under the Patriot Act after she attempted to testify about 9-11 and U.S. Government foreknowledge and involvement in the attacks of 9-11-2001. The U.S. Government sent 5 FBI agents to her home and arrested her and then attempted to administer psychotropic drugs to her and hold her without trial or hearing.
    Since 9-11 the mass media, in particular in the U.S. has almost never publicized the plights of the thousands of voices who have had evidence which runs contrary to the official version of 9-11. The voices which have come out against the official narrative of 9-11 have included structural engineers, respected scientists, military personnel, professors, eyewitnesses, reporters, bloggers and countless in what can be loosely termed the 9-11 truth movement.”

    : http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_07_06/9-11-advanced-knowledge-MOSSAD-CIA-and-the-PNAC-1680/

  11. John
    July 6, 2013 at 10:27 am

    As an infantryman, i find some of these comments ammusing. Its sickening for me to see that alot of you think that our military is out to get you. Trust me when i say that there isnt a person in my unit that i know who wants to get in youre way. its a double standard though. what would you do if you were told to do something and got fired for not doing it.. but if i dont do it ill lose out on food and shelter too. blame someone other than us because we are not in control of it. besides, were not the ones rioting in the streets.

    • July 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      Don’t blame YOU? YOU need to stand up and grow a pair. There are bigger issues than whether you receive a paycheck, bro.

      If I was instructed to commit an unethical, illegal, or immoral act, especially against fellow Americans, I would rip off my patches and walk away. Period.

      That’s what a real man does. We do not worship or praise leaders and commanders who have no ethics. We do not follow those who ask us to commit illegal acts. Instead, you need to start resisting that sort of tyranny, but alas, it appears as though you are too far lost to ever find your way back to the Constitution and your integrity.

      Paycheck? Food and shelter? Sure, line up those kids against the wall. I guess I *have* to arrest, kill, or maim them in order to keep my paycheck coming.

      You are nothing but a Government welfare wh*re. You are a disgrace to military and police everywhere.

      Kevin Hayden
      Former Police Officer

      • Josey
        July 8, 2013 at 10:34 pm

        You tell ‘em!! behind you all the way!! You don’t have to follow orders that tell you to hunt down and kill armed Americans! We will not be disarmed and you infantrymen are in for a big surprise if you try to disarm us!!

    • Mr. FREE MAN
      July 6, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      “what would you do if you were told to do something and got fired for not doing it..”
      YOU are saying just what NAZI’S said when put on trial and will not save you from anything and “living” for EN$LAVEMENT NOTE$ (Federal NOT! Reserve Notes) is your (AS MOST) FIRST PROBLEM.
      “MONEY”: Created by a few to EN$LAVE THE MASSES.
      “They” created the “money” out of thin air (NO REAL VALUE), told the masses it was “of value”, AND YOU beLIEve them.
      “They” also CONtrol (MONOPOLIZE) EVERYTHING ($TUFF) “they” told you was “needed” for LIFE.
      “Get up to go to work, to earn money, to pay bills, to get up MORE, to go to work MORE, to earn MORE money, to pay MORE bills, to get up MORE, to go to work MORE, to earn MORE money, to pay MORE bills, to get up MORE, to go to work MORE, to earn MORE money, to pay MORE bills…..”
      FEEL EN$LAVED YET? (EN$LAVEMENT $Y$TEM!)
      GOD CREATED EVERYTHING “needed” for LIFE!
      NO “MONEY” NECESSARY!!!!!
      If I told you Bird Poop was “of value” would that make it so?
      Would you beLIEve me?
      Would you go out and collect all you could find and work to be “paid” in Bird Poop?
      You beLIEve “them”, WHY NOT ME?
      “blame someone other than us because we are not in control of it. besides, were not the ones rioting in the streets.”
      I will blame you if you fire on WE THE PEOPLE!
      You need to ask yourself why people are “rioting”.
      Might it be because they WILL NOT CONTINUE BEING EN$LAVED by the Banksters?
      “The most prized $lave$ are the one’s that never realize they are EN$LAVED.”
      Might you fit into that catagory?

      ENJOY!
      EN$LAVEMENT! (NOTE$!)
      &
      $ACRIFICE! (TO $ATAN!)
      MORE!
      YOU deserve it!

      INFOWARS DOT COM

    • ray
      July 6, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      You are a coward and a moron, a classic Zogbot. Preciisely what we are worried about.

    • RingSteel
      June 12, 2014 at 3:07 am

      I guess you would be a manly 11Bravo beating up the 70 year old lady in New Orleans during Katrina to take away her revolver and leaving her defenseless after yo slapped her upside the head yeah real manly ……Our military is full of gang bangers, thugs and public schooled kids with no concept of liberty, history or understanding of honor, integrity or standing for anything other then the paycheck. One only has to look at the N.O. videos as the NG confiscated all weapons…..
      I’m a 14 year vet non combat Warrant but make no mistake wear a uniform and kick down my door I am ready hope your proud to be a supporter of the NWO bankers….I will stand for and die for liberty and freedom…even if only one man to be maligned by the media…Your defense of “following unconstitutional orders” will NOT HOLD water as for the Nazis at the Nuremberg trials.

  12. NCGirl
    July 6, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Can I just submit a “what if”:

    What if our National Guard has gone about their normal duties and this display had not occurred. Then one day, we find our water treatment plant has been compromised by terrorist. I wonder what we would hear then. I suspect we would hear “Why weren’t we ready? Why wasn’t our government prepared for something like this?”
    I remember a few years ago when talk was that water treatment plants could be attacked by biological weapons or poisons. Doesn’t this look like the preparedness of our troops to protect our facilities from something like this?

    OK, I know I am going to get a backlash of how naive I must be, so let it fly.
    I did just come from our local parade where I was cheering for the service members past and present to include the NCNG.

    • August 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      The water supply has been compromised by terrorists long ago.. your government are the terrorists and they’ve tainted the water with fluoride (a highly toxic substance delivered in low dosages which do substantial damage over time). If we’re going to understand what’s really going on in the world we have to drop all preconceptions of who poses a threat in our society because these preconceptions have been placed there by those who have power to do so.

      Even if you chose not to look too deeply into this issue (which everyone should if they want to truly understand the balance of power in our society), you can see clearly in this scenario that fully armed military is not reasonable to contend with some peaceful ‘sit-in’ – it’s pretty obvious don’t you think? What happens when we exhaust all methods of speaking out through the system (which systematically silences all those who do)? You might chose to peacefully protest – freedom of speech. A democratic government (if it worked how it’s supposed to) would want to understand the grievances of its citizens right? Instead, we see that it brutally silences them.. that is something everyone should take note of because the implications are devastating.. The U.S. government supposedly reigns down all their might on other governments they accuse of doing exactly this to their citizens.

      It’s time for us to understand what’s happening because soon we’ll be entirely and blatantly immersed in this police state.. we already are but for those who don’t see it, you soon will but you must open your eyes to recognize it for what it really is:

      http://whatsgoingon-us.com/2013/03/05/americas-new-age-hitler-youth/

  13. chiller
    July 6, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Ever look at a map of Red and Blue voters? The blues are heavily concentrated within the cities…the same cities these miscreant traitors will go after. They know to come to the red areas, the countryside, will mean many deaths to them with running gorilla battles that will never end. So they choose to enter vastly unarmed cities to quell their violence. Which is fine with me because these are the same blue voters who voted in the very people responsible for the miscreants rounding them up.
    Ovomit voters will soon get exactly what they paid for. No soup for you!

    • Derpidy-Doo
      July 6, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      Regan started this mess and the Bush’s really amped up the process, with a side-nugget of de-regulation from Clit-on. Do you really think Obama started this process? Dumbass. He is just holding hands with it, pretending to be something else.

  14. geroge
    July 6, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Welcome to The Jew World Order

  15. Dcembre
    July 6, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    America is finished…

  16. July 6, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    As anyone can see the United States military is being trained to suppress its own citizens that disagree with the total takeover of this country by the terrorist that are running it now. The picture of the people above are a prime example of what has gone wrong and is getting much worse all of the time. Every single one of them are traitors and should be held accountable to the true patriots because they are nothing but mercenaries blindly following orders with out any knowledge of the Constitution that is now being used for toilet paper! Treat a traitor like a traitor what the house of cards fall!

  17. Alabama Mike
    July 6, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Infantryman John – just following orders, then? Don’t blame us? I call BS on that, bud. In fact, that’s the same argument the fascists in the 30′s and 40′s used to justify their actions. So let me ask this, John – where are YOU Infantryman John, when you are told to fire on American citizens?

    • Renegade666
      July 6, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      The Obamanator declared Amerika to be a battlefield/warzone..No more Rule of Law..just Rules of War///….and YOU are the enemy combatant!! Hahahaha! Torture for all your family as Amerika turned into GITMO..Prison Camp…

  18. Marine Recon
    July 6, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Let these Russians try that crap on real American Citizens and see how they get they ass handed to them. DHS is waging a War on America and We the People have declared the obama administration an illegal regime and America will be restored by force if necessary.

    • Derpidy-Doo
      July 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm

      If you didn’t say the same about the Bush regime you are fake and partisan to your detriment.

      • RingSteel
        June 12, 2014 at 3:12 am

        Correct BOTH parties use the Hegelian Dialectic to play us for fools. Cantor losing his ass in the VA primary shows what educated voters can do…we must continue on that level first and foremost and well when TSHTF we will be in the rural areas will make 1776 look like a party…it will be ugly….

  19. Billy-Bob
    July 6, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    The land of the free!

  20. Vick
    July 6, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    We’re entering a dark period in American history that’s for sure…

    • Dennis the Mennis
      July 6, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      Agreed …

  21. July 6, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I find it a sad state of affairs that the article purports to enlist the idea there here to protect and even “highlight special skills to provide valuable support to our communities”. This is truly what it is at face value, means to counteract civil unrest. Translation, this country is not what it was designed as, a republic. I ponder at what point we will mirror Egypt. Godspeed people.

  22. Shadow
    July 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I was in the NC National Guard for six years, and deployed with them to Iraq in 2009. I got the same Easter Egg patch on my right shoulder now that I am in the Army Reserve. It is funny seeing my old unit here on infowars, which I read everyday.

    I can tell you that most of the combat arms guys would follow most orders without question, if that means anything, and that most of them are holes of the buttocks.

  23. roger
    July 6, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    >> @shadow I can tell you that most of the combat arms guys would follow most orders
    >> without question, if that means anything, and that most of them are holes of the buttocks

    The last part of your statement is well-known, and a given. But the first part is very disturbing. Where are the oath-keepers?

    • RingSteel
      June 12, 2014 at 3:14 am

      Oath Keepers….crickets…..are they controlled opposition gathering humint to turn patriots over to TPTB?????

  24. Jason
    July 6, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Nice to see the U.S. Armed Forces training for use against their own people.

  25. Disaster
    July 6, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    They are gonna do us just like fallujah. Lists of people, breaking down doors, black hoods, then off to the torture center. They got all our faces, we gave them the pictures when we were gullible enough to sign up for facebook. They know who you know, what you read, what you buy, and where you go.

    The government always thinks that they are ready, but just like Iraq, the situation will soon spiral out of control. Then again, Americans are such decant slobs, they might just submit. It could be a walk it the park.

    • Renegade666
      July 6, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      Yah, you are right..the takeover of amrika is complete…the 4th Reich RULES!

  26. Renegade666
    July 6, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    This is the NAZIFICATION of Amerika under the 4th REICH. We never defeated the Nazis after WWII…..they simply relocated their base of operations to the United States under OPERATION PAPERCLIP…We are not just a near similarity..BUT AN EXACT COPY…all the same tactics..Hahahaha! Amerikans fall under the jack boot because too chemically lobotomized to resist..RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!!

    • ray
      July 6, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      Renegade666–the German National Socialists did not win WW2 unfortunately. It was the joos and communists. They are re-creating the USSR in America, not a 4th Reich.

    • RingSteel
      June 12, 2014 at 3:19 am

      RAY: Read the book: Fourth Reich of the Rich” it makes no difference to argue over semantics yes the Nazis were brought over here not just the hero (sic) von Braun but Mengele aka ‘daddy’ and many others under the OSS…..so get more education to understand we are being played no matter what you call them the banker scums hide behind the complicit media. The Bilderberger meeting is complete they have set the agenda for the next year. The CFR, Trilateral Commission and other clubs are the steering committees.

      Read “Tragedy and Hope” by Clinton’s mentor and CFR secretary Quigley. The NWO agenda is out there in the open and we are being fundamentally transformed per the play book.

  27. Michael
    July 6, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    This doesn’t scare me one bit. As a twelve year veteran of the national guard, I have ZERO faith in their competency. Most guardsmen won’t go along with such orders.

    • Dennis Capps
      July 6, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      That’s somewhat comforting Mike …. No Doubt the Blacks would stay ‘in line’ though … A very bad scenario … I Mean … everything else in todays society is divvied up on Racial Lines …. Think of it …. The Blacks in Regulation Govt. apparel … ‘Upholding the Law’ Whereas the Insurgents (Whites & Non-Obama Worshippers) ‘Defying the Law’ … Chaos and much Trouble …

  28. me
    July 6, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    The country has no jobs for these guys — there are no plants making anything — nothing — do these guys want to police the public or work at at fast food restaurant and be ordered around.

    This is exactly what Germany did –no jobs fiat currency — young men need to feel responsible — step in JP Morgan and finance the war and standard oil — fuel for there vehicles.

  29. nonyabidnezz
    July 6, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    This is no different than the training we went through before deploying to Haiti or Bosnia….both of which were “Peacekeeping” missions under either UN (Haiti) or Bosnia (NATO). This is standard pk training drilling

  30. big stu
    July 6, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    A lot of bold talk here. Anyone actually getting ready?

    • RingSteel
      June 12, 2014 at 3:20 am

      yes…..

  31. July 6, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Their attitude can be changed with less than a dollars worth of gasoline and a empty beer bottle.

  32. scaredtodeath
    July 6, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    the problem is everyone is talking, and the government is smacking down anyone who tries to assemble. making everyone scared to do so the only way anything is going to change is to oust all state representatives and senators,judges and lawyers. It isnt the Military or law enforcement we need to get mad at we need to all group up together military, law enforcement and civilian oath keeper to remove the legislative and executive representatives hold new elections where Lawyers are banned from running, and dissolve the democratic and republican parties. this can be done peacably or violently the former being the preferable method BUT i dont think any of the leeches in power will give up thier positions due to the fact that Power corrupts and as this moment Absolute power is corrupting our would be leaders.

    • Annie Oakley
      July 7, 2013 at 5:22 am

      The flag isn’t on the wrong shoulder.

  33. JUST CURIOUS
    July 6, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Why is the American flag patch on the wrong shoulder of every man in these phoots?

  34. Wowsy wowsers
    July 6, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    So, protest are what’s considered a catastrophic homeland event?

  35. billy dogman
    July 6, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Hey the NG will do the right thing if the orders where to ever go out and shot americans. they are sworn to up hold the constitution and they will if need be.

    • RingSteel
      June 12, 2014 at 3:22 am

      ha….ha….ha….ha drinking waaaay to much fluoridated water dude……and naive….

  36. Sharon
    July 6, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Why are they doing this? And What would cause Civil Unrest for these men to train for it? Unless they know Obummer is fixing to do something else…

    • RingSteel
      June 12, 2014 at 3:23 am

      why?????? how about 200k illegal kids invading our nation to foment civil unrest get it yet….???

  37. Dave
    July 6, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    When they pull the plug on the dollar & all of the goodies stop arriving into the mailboxes of the parasites, these troops will be needed.

    • Dennis Capps
      July 6, 2013 at 10:30 pm

      Not Seeing this as being an ‘exercise’ for possible Defense against the Welfare Crowd … It would More Follow Obamination’s Profile to Try & Squelch ‘Those’ in Opposition to his Perverted & Crooked Policy … (not to say it wouldn’t be what you’re saying , Dave)…. Obamination’s ‘Angst’ Is and Always has been ‘those’ whom want ‘Adherence’ to a Constitutional Form of Govt. .. as opposed to an ‘Autocratic’ type Govt. ….

  38. Barry
    July 6, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Well from what I can see in all of these picture, It looks like some of the same training I went through at Ft Eustis, Va. getting ready to head to Iraq with the Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New York and the California National Guard. I just have to wonder are these Soldiers training for a deployment to Afghanistan or some other wayward land. As a veteran with over 20 years between the Army and Pennsylvania Nation Guard I am really appalled at some of the comments I see here. But then again that is why many good American Soldiers have died around the world to give you the right to post shit like that…

    • Barry
      July 6, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      Also I just have to let – JUST CURIOUS On July 6, 2013 know the answer to there question.

      Why is the American flag patch on the wrong shoulder of every man in these phoots?

      The U.S. Flag patch is NOT I repeat NOT on the wrong shoulder in any of these pictures. It belongs on the right shoulder of the US Army and National Guard uniform.

  39. chenier
    July 6, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Barry, maybe you haven’t noticed, but our right to post “shit” as well as every aspect of our lives is now being spied upon, monitored & threatened by the government. If we think this is unjust and decide to protest, then we can look forward to getting bullied, tased, assaulted, arrested or shot by the military/police. THIS is what you brave soldiers have been fighting for? All the hundreds of thousands of people that were killed, maimed, tortured and raped in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. so that Americans could be spied upon, their freedoms stripped away and their Constitution torn to shreds? The military has been fighting for fascism – not freedom.

  40. Janet
    July 6, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    This is merely a sign of the times. Our boys will defend us and even fight against the DHS when the time is right. I say let them get all the training they can.

  41. Craig
    July 7, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Totalitarianism is not an option with liberty loving Americans. Those check points and such neverade it out of blue states, and the drones and NSA are about to be axed of monies when election time rolls around I could see more people marching and demanding change now. Illegal immigrants are now citizens, corporations are citizens, and our supreme Court is blackmailed by secret nation defense letters. That is what these mercenaries of fascism have protected, these are not Nobel me in the Armed Services, yet ignorant and brainwashed followers. Followers I believe will see value in liberty over authoritarian measures for their countrymen.

  42. Todd
    July 7, 2013 at 3:23 am

    you know what people……..sometimes training is just that…TRAINING….. maybe if the National Guard had training like this back in the 60′s and 70′s KENT STATE would’nt have happened…

  43. Starre
    July 7, 2013 at 3:32 am

    Man, it’s like the late 60′s all over again! Who says history doesn’t repeat itself? Scary, just scary…..

  44. Annie Oakley
    July 7, 2013 at 5:39 am

    Posse Comitatus forbids the use of FEDERAL troops to enforce the law and arrest people within the US. The National Guard are STATE troops and are under control of their state governor. As long as the National Guard soldiers remain under the control of the governor, it is perfectly legal to use them to enforce the law. This is why National Guard troops are sent into disaster areas even if there are federal troops closer to the affected area. If/when the National Guard troops are “federalized” (ordered to duty on behalf of the federal government), they are bound by Posse Comitatus and can no longer directly enforce the law within the US in scenarios like the one shown in the pictures above. However, federalized National Guardsmen can be used to support those who are enforcing the law. They also have the right to use deadly force to protect themselves for others from serious injury or death, and in certain other situations.

    • RingSteel
      June 12, 2014 at 3:25 am

      Posse Comitatus is gone with the NDAA and Patriot Act……..GONE……GONE…..GONE……and so will many of us as the black suvs come pick us up…..if we are not ready…..

  45. Robert Dunkelbarger
    July 7, 2013 at 6:06 am

    These soldiers are preparing to use force against US Citizens on US Soil?
    The day any American Military person bares arms against a US Citizens, it is at that moment in time when they loose any Honor, Valor, or Bravery, that they might have earned at any time in their life.
    If you are Military you would be wise to take note of what the British learned the hard way.
    There is no winning a war against a people with a righteous Cause that they truly believe in.
    You will only die in your brothers blood for an unrighteous cause.
    You will also be wise to read your Constitution and decide now who you are supposed to defend, a rogue government or the people who you swore an oath to defend.
    We the People are the Country, the Government is not.
    When given the order to bare arms against the Citizens of this country, that is an unlawful order, and when you act on that unlawful order it is a crime that you will pay dearly for.

  46. Kevin
    July 7, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I have been through drills like this for the Wisconsin Army National Guard. Even though I trained and followed orders doesn’t mean that I support or that the people with me support what we were *only* training to do. Although while looking at the images from the article I did notice a large difference between what I was trained to what they are doing. When operating in this (Unconstitutional) capacity, only in very rare and life threatening circumstances will your weapon be in amber (Magazine loaded in weapon w/o a round in the chamber) or red status (Magazine loaded in weapon w/ round in chamber), because this is not war this is American soil, and you are not even allowed fire a warning shot much less deadly force. The only circumstance where you would be authorized to execute deadly force is if your life or the life of an innocent is in danger. Any other time than that your weapon would be in green status (weapon clear w/o a magazine loaded). Seeing the way they are being taught puts me a little on edge, because it is a lot easier for a soldier to misread a situation and rack a round quick than a soldier misreading a situation and loading a magazine into his weapon (giving the civilian the visual that he needs to comply) giving a better chance of a peaceful resolution instead of a injured/killed civilian. I can only hope that I am misreading the situation depicted in the images, they change the training, or the soldiers can see how wrong the actions they are being trained to execute really are, and actually inform themselves on what the situation is that they are going into instead of blindly believing the story their command feeds them. As President Ronald Regan said, “Trust but verify.”

    • RingSteel
      June 12, 2014 at 3:27 am

      Tell that to the katrina citizen trying to protect their homes that got their weapons confiscated and never returned….

  47. Janet
    July 7, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Exactly, they are training because it’s their job to train. I’m glad they are doing as they are told. We are waking up in mass numbers. I woke somebody up 2 days ago. He is alarmed and waking many, many others up. Our boys are not stupid, and they are becoming smarter every single day. I say train and train well because we are going to need them. Praise God for our boys.

  48. Kathy Baccus
    July 8, 2013 at 1:18 am

    You all are RETARDED… They are not Russians.. They are Americans training.!!! Duh!!!! Look at the pics again. Geez. What kind of drugs are you all on?

    • Josh
      July 10, 2013 at 1:19 pm

      It’s a training exercise, they were paid to test the soldiers abilities. Read the caption

  49. Steven Correira
    July 8, 2013 at 11:53 am

    We (III%) need to stop hiding and start training harder. I have heard a lot of talk about how local and state police and US military won’t “cave” to government orders to strip the US citizens of their weapons and violate our US Constitutional freedoms. I’m sorry, but anyone who thinks this way is delusional. DO you really think that when the economy collapses and martial law is declared (which is what Obama wants), do you really think that these people are just going to walk away from a guaranteed food supply and water for their families if the obey the government’s orders? Hello……have you woken up yet? And the person who said “these guys are just targets”….people like him will be one of the first to get killed because they underestimate their enemies. Stock up on food….stock up on water and train….train…..train…..then….train some more…… Our government is training our military to bring riot gear to a PEACEFUL SIT-IN demonstration. A bunch of cowards would actually do that!!

  50. forgotten soldier
    July 8, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    they no longer swear allegiance to the Constitution – they swear their allegiance (or they affirm their will to follow orders, however unlawful) to the president.
    why do you think the US is filled with Russian and Chinese troops?
    It is to kill the red list and then the blue list and take as few prisoners as possible so that the “American” troops don’t have to do so.
    Unfortunately, once that is accomplished, the foreign troops will then turn on the local police and troops and kill them.
    And everyone thinks this is ‘bs’.
    Good luck all.
    May God forgive us and help us through what is about to come.

  51. Guardsman
    July 9, 2013 at 2:03 am

    The stupid here, it burns…
    The National Guard has two missions, the Federal and the state missions. Every state has similar training in riot control.

    • TheWhyteMaN
      July 10, 2013 at 12:58 am

      The irony of your statement is killing me.

      You see, most people who share your view are the fat and happy. The “well that kind of thing happens across the globe, but you are not gonna ever see that here” type. I am even so sure to say that you think 9/11 truthers wear tinfoil hats.

      And maybe you are right, in this lifetime, this generation. But what are you ensuring the generations after us? In the event that future “elected officials” corrupt our government to the point it is beyond repair, then what?

      I will tell you what, then you are one of millions, that history will silently record, who stood by and did nothing while the device for your grandchildren’s enslavement was molded and perfected.

  52. Phil
    July 9, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    We will loose this fight do to our own stupidity and misinformation.

  53. Josh
    July 10, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Are you all fucking idiots? This clearly says in every caption that it’s a Rapid Reaction Force Civil Unrest TRAINING EXERCISE. All of you are fucking morons, wonder why there aren’t women in the crowd or why it isn’t really a crowd? because the men were paid to test the soldiers abilities so fuck all of you who are insulting these soldiers for a training exercise, when this country is invaded by some asshole who the fuck is going to be your first responders? That’s right, the Marines, the Army, the National Guard. All of you ungrateful bastards will be depending on our military some day and i hope you regret your distasteful words against these soldiers.

    • TheWhyteMaN
      July 11, 2013 at 3:34 am

      When we are invaded? This is not training for an invasion. This is training for civil up-rise, you know if our government becomes overzealous in it’s lawmaking and starts infringing on the people’s rights. I know that seems so far fetched, bare with me here.

      I am sure these soldiers have the best intentions, and that most are good people. I do not doubt that. But don’t be so naive to think that their mind’s can not be manipulated to think that what they are doing is for the good of the country. Group identity is both a fascinating and scary human behavior. They are trained to follow orders. Many social experiments show us how susceptible people are to this. Think about The Stanford Prison Experiments.

      We have had illegal wars over and over since WW2. The people did not ask for all of these wars, the military industrial complex described by Eisenhower in 1960 has been using these men’s lives for its own special interests.

      So when you say ungrateful, fuck you. I am not grateful for being a part of a country that has committed hundreds of thousands of murders, over throwing governments and putting in their own puppets in place that history shows that they just end up fucking everything up.

      And if someone ever invades our country with the intent of harming it’s citizens, you better believe I am going to gear up and fight back.

      • Josh
        July 11, 2013 at 11:47 pm

        Once again read the captions, this was a training exercise

        • RingSteel
          June 12, 2014 at 3:29 am

          Sure did and I believe everything I read [sarc/]

  54. Jack
    July 11, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Role players everywhere — stop — this is not a joke or a fun time. The troops are dupes and mercenary. Please do not pretend this is story book America. Stop supporting tyranny.

  55. July 16, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    21 568 230 22 924 560, 192 – 54 – 4141. 1334141. 570 – 394- 275 .

  56. ray
    July 21, 2013 at 6:18 am

    I see comments are censored on here too, like my last one was. Did I insult josh a little too much? You’re real brave too, PI Admins. I guess you don’t want to offend the military, the NSA, Mossad or whoever allows you to remain on the Internet (for the moment). You’re just another phony controlled opposition site in the ilk of Alex Jones, et al.

  57. Will
    February 1, 2014 at 4:39 am

    I have been in the military for 20+ years, and riot control training is something I have done in the National Guard since 1990′s. This is part of our training, and it is not linked to any government conspiracy. National Guard troops are under the control of the Governor, they are not federal troops and therefore Possi Comitatus does not apply. I think most of you in this site are losing touch with reality. Too many folks these days listen to radio shows with radical ideas and mistake fear based entertainment for real news and political discussion.

  58. June 12, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Pitchforks

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