700 National Guard Homeland Response Force Troops Set to Train in New York

May 14, 2012

Seven hundred National Guard Troops from the Northeast and Caribbean are set to conduct disaster preparedness training in central New York this week.

According to the Associated Press, the troops will train for certification as a regional response force in the event of a chemical, biological, nuclear, or high explosive incident.

In an article published on Infowars.com, Kurt Nimmo outlined the history of the National Guard Homeland Response Force and policy directives signed by Obama.
In February, it was reported that FEMA plans to move National Guard troops from one FEMA district to another during natural disasters and other emergencies. FEMA administrator Craig Fugatemade the announcement after Obama signed Presidential Policy Directive 8 on March 30, 2011.

“PPD-8 reflects the Obama Administration’s belief that the whole community – including all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and individual citizens – plays a key role in preparedness efforts,” the National Guard website reported.

PPD-8 allows FEMA to “facilitate an integrated, all-of-nation/whole community, capabilities-based approach to preparedness” that involves “federal partners, state, local and tribal leaders, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, faith based and community organizations ─ and most importantly the general public” in the effort, according to the FEMA website.

“HRFs will increase the focus of DoD Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High explosive (CBRNE) Consequence Management Response forces on life-saving objectives and increase operational flexibility while recognizing the primary role that the governors play in controlling the response to CBRNE incidents that occur in their states,” a DoD PDF explains.

This set of National Guard preparedness drills correlates with a long line of Pentagon and Homeland Security related exercises in relation to some sort of major attack on U.S. soil.

It also further shows the integration of federal, state, and local authorities under the auspice of homeland security and national security.

You can watch a video from the Federal Jack YouTube Channel showing the Homeland Response Force in action below:

700 National Guard Homeland Response Force Troops Set to Train in New York :