National Guard field training
After reading and listening to several national "newsmen" stumble around speculating on what the role of the National Guard is and finally reading the details in the last paragraph in our newspaper, I feel obligated to explain what their role will be.
The National Guard will take up a supporting role of technical communications and construction.
This will be on a mostly voluntary basis and part of the already obligated "days and dollars" for their annual field training, formerly known in the 1970s as "summer camp". This will in no way reduce the availability of units for federal use in OEF/OIF missions in Afghanistan or other locations, nor homeland defense such as an act of God. They will be under Title 32 and therefore the various State Governors through their Adjutant Generals will command their forces.