17 Apr '18, 5pm

National Guard, Reserve Troops Participate in Disaster Response Exercises

National Guard, Reserve Troops Participate in Disaster Response Exercises

"This training is critical because it is a nonstandard mission for us," Carruthers said. "We have our main mission, which is our warfighting mission. But this is an additional mission we have as guardsmen, to protect the homeland. Not a lot of people appreciate or understand that the National Guard also has this homeland defense and response mission in which we respond to natural disasters or terrorist events. That is equally important to the warfighting, but to those at home, this mission may be more important than the overseas mission."

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