Skip to comments.VANITY: Can Anyone Tell Me Why US. National Guardsmen/women Are Being Sent to Egypt?
Posted on 06/06/2012 1:21:06 PM PDT by girlangler
I was talking with a young man who graduated high school last week and has joined the National Guard in Indiana.
He said he is being sent to Egypt eventually. I thought I had misunderstood him and said "Egypt?"
He said, "Yes, and my Dad and I thought/wondered the same thing."
Why would our NG be going to Egypt? Is it part of a NATO deployment? I haven't heard anything about this on the news, etc.
I have read many suspect Obama had a role in overthrowing Murabek, and is in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Anybody has insight into this?
All I know is that some I have also heard some Units are going over there. I am looking to deploy and that was put forward as a possibility. As to the mission over there, I do not know.
Sorry for that first sentence! Ha. Trying to do too many things at once.
Could it be Egypt, Indiana?
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” Could it be Egypt, Indiana? “
Activating NG units and deploying them to *American* towns??
(With no disaster or State of Emergency in evidence??)
Not necessarily a comforting thought....
We train with their military. I have a Guardsman who works for me that deployed on a training mission to Egypt early last year, I believe.
He got to tour the WWII battlefields during his off time.
Thousands of US troops deploying to Israel
05 January, 2012
I’d appreciate knowing, too.
One of my buddies went there for a YEAR! National Guard.
UN has had a peace keeping force in the desert there for decades; firewall between Israel and Egypt. My son’s room mate deploys there next month.
I tried earlier to post a response but was given the dreded blue screen that the thread had been closed.
How soon we forget.
We’ve had a military force in Eqypt since the Camp David “Peace” between Egypt and Israel was signed in the late 70’s. Small, around Battalion size, but still US troops on duty 24/7.
Google Gander Crash - the 101st has not forgotten. 1985 was not that long ago.
Also the US and Egypt have run joint FTX’s every year since the early 1980’s.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Likely a posting to the Multinational Force and Observers, there since Carter days. Mostly National Guard.
Inevitably, the success of the MFO as an organization rests with its people in the Sinai.These professional peacekeepers perform a mission that is difficult, often repetitious and always marked by the sacrifice of the comforts of home and family and by unavoidable limitations imposed by the desert and force protection requirements that can restrict travel. Beyond the obvious variations of national culture, the people of the MFO, as individuals, form a group of considerable variety: men and women, military and civilian.
The MFO does its best to provide for the education, welfare and recreation of all of its members. Education facilities and programs from several colleges and universities, postal services, internet and telephone services are available at both of our camps. Chaplains, medical and dental professionals are present at both camps. Should the need arise arrangements are also in place for treatment of serious illness or injury in cooperating regional hospitals.
Sports facilities are available to cater to most sports. The gymnasia at both camps are run by professional staffs, and are well equipped. At our northern camp is a swimming pool and in our southern camp a beach facility on the Red Sea.
The libraries at both camps contain a large selection of books and periodicals in all of the national languages represented in the Force. DVD's, videos and music CD's are also available for loan. Two Force Exchanges (FX) provide a range of necessities as well as sundry items, magazines, electronics and clothing at a reasonable prices.
The profits from the FX and MFO sponsored Clubs fund our morale support programs. Morale Support tour and travel programs offer a wide range of excursions and accommodations throughout Egypt and Israel. Feature films are shown in the theaters, and satellite TV/Radio stations provide programming from various sources and in several languages.
Beyond these activities directly supported by the MFO is a spontaneous and entirely welcome system of individual and contingent sponsored recreational activities and Contingent clubs.
Good Question. I’ll try to answer.
I just returned from that deployment in March. I’m Command Sergeant Major of the Maryland National Guard Infantry Battalion that was there for a little over 10 months.
The Multinational Force and Observers was formed to observe, report and verify the adherence to the Peace Treaty arising from the Camp David Accords. The UN didn’t want the mission, so a separate entity was formed. 13 nations participate, and the outposts along the border are manned by battalions from the US (southern sector), Colombia (central) and Fiji (northern). An Italian naval contingent watches maritime traffic.
All this is open info, no secrets being given away.
It has worked effectively for 30 years, and like the house that doesn’t burn down, doesn’t make the news.
Traditionally an Infantry mission, the National Guard took over the mission in 2002 when the active Infantry units got busy in Afghanistan and subsequently Iraq.
Happy to hear you employ a Guardsman.
We couldn’t run our units without employers like you sacrificing and supporting us while we go on these missions.
The UN refused the mission, and has had nothing to do with it.
And, as usual, Congress seems AWOL. They hold the purse for this stuff.
“Happy to hear you employ a Guardsman.”
He is trained as a combat MP and is a veteran of the first Falluja (among other things). His unit got to follow the marines and deal with prisoners and civilians. Terrible stuff.
Thank you for your service, Sergeant Major.
I haven’t kept track for about 15 years.
I was under the impression US Army (regular) would be first choice, then US Army Reserve, second choice for overseas missions. I was under the impression National Guard fell under the first call authority of the state governor, and if activated by the State, the State would be accountable for the costs of the State deployment. Instead, a unit deploying TAD for say a 2 week training period, might have an overseas deployment, but at the expense of DoD.
If the unit deployed out of CONUS, doesn’t that require the approval of the State Government prior to their assignment overseas or in another State, as well as Congressional approval for that budget to those other than Army reg and reserve?
Are these old business rules?.
No, the governor has no say when the unit is federalized.
The Reserves are pretty much all combat support and service support. All the combat arms in the Army reserve components are now National Guard units. The Reserves has all support units.
For awhile in 2006, the National Guard had more combat arms units in Iraq than the Active Component did.
Thanks. Didn’t realize we had troops there. My knowledge of Egypt is limited to the recent uprising, and was wondering if these troops were related to that.
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