National Guard in the US, tell me about it. What is their purpose, scale, armament, equipment and capability?

National Guard in the US, tell me about it.
What is their purpose, scale, armament, equipment and capability? Any personal experiences?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm far more interested in your picrel let's talk about that

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cardinal Richelieu at the Siege of La Rochelle by Henri Paul Motte, 1881

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        very good, carry on.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What are those giant stakes for?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Prevents ships from docking and landings troops.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Frogs btfoing anglos as usual

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      very good, carry on.

      >French Protestants claim independance in the coastal town of La Rochelle.
      >Bongs send a fleet to help them.
      >Frogs lay siege to the city, surround it with over 12km of fortifications.
      >Richelieu reinforce local islands with new fortifications and, to cut off naval supply, build a 1500m long and 20m high seawall with artillery and stakes to deter naval forces.
      >Over a year of siege, with further battles on surrounding islands, notably the siege of nearby Saint-Martin-de-Ré.
      >Most of the population of the city had already died when they finally capitulated (from 28000 to 5400). La Rochelle was stripped of its walls, lost its military status and its inhabitants ordered to convert to Catholicism.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        neat. i knew about the siege but thought it was simply the English besieging the French, not a double siege a la Alesia

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not doing your homework Pyotr

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Would unironically team up with
      >tiniest operator, can be added to the team without taking much space at all
      >can easily sneak in small places when lanklets would get stuck
      >very hard to hit especially at long range
      >more coverage of flesh per square inch of plate
      >requires much less food and water
      >callsign will probably be Frodo which is cool as frick
      >can add extra layers of protection inside his helmet
      >probably angrier than most men alive
      >will kill you, then will strip your corpse of its valuable gear like a cave goblin
      >will dig trenches as a fast as a mountain dwarf
      >can hide easily in tall grass like a pokeman
      >will bring good luck like a leprechaun, become squad's mascot
      >females want to cuddle with him and pet him
      >lewd females want to use him as a sex toy
      >can use doggos from K9 units as mounts
      >extremely easy to give him a moral boost by simply being friendly to him
      >the slightest ounce of self confidence acts on him like the most powerful meth, without any side effects
      >the enemy doesn't consider him a threat and let their guard down while they laugh at him, that's when he strikes swiftly
      >will mow down millions of men without batting an eye if you give him the MG
      >can live large when he retires cause for him a tiny house feels like a penthouse
      Chadlets bros, we can't stop winning
      inb4:
      >manlet hands typed this
      Yes.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why does he wear the mask

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    argo nunya

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We have posse comitas, meaning the army cant deploy on US soil. In their absence we have swat teams to deal with armed criminals and the national guard to deal with disaster relief and civil unrest. They're commanded by state governors rather than feds, so in principle it gives individual states something to work with without needing congressional permission. On paper they a copy of the army with the same equipment, but in practice that varies wildly. Like some units are literally the army, with all the modern frills; while others have no optics and a lot of their gear is still UCP (you could see a lot of this in the George Floyd riots and capital hill).

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm in the Air National Guard, I still have a PASGT helmet and Alice gear issued to me.
      Please send help...

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Kek, that's wild
        I ETS'd from my Army guard unit back in 2022, but I feel we were pretty well supplied. Still had UCP kit, mostly IOTV's and FLC's, but we were slowly phasing in OCP shit.
        I had no idea other units didn't have it as good.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mini armies that exist so that governors can react to emergencies without having to wait for the feds to step in. They replaced the state militias that used to exist. There under the control of each states governor in normal circumstances, but the President can take control of any National Guard in the United States, as they are part of the U.S. Military. They range in size from about 20,000 to 2000 men, and consist of both army and air national guard units.

    It's worth to note that State Defense Forces also exist in the United States, and these military units are SOLEY under the control of state governors, the federal government has no legal control over them. Not every state has one, and they tend to be small, the largest is only around 1500 men strong, but every state has the right to form one.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Internal Troops no matter how hard the US pretends they don't have any.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nobody in this thread seems understand the purpose of the Guard.

    The National Guard along with the Reserves and Regular Army are the United States Army. They are all separate entities that comprise the whole. The purpose of the Guard and Reserves is to augment the capabilities of the Regular in wartime and in peace. The Reserves primarily provide logistical and administrative support, so they have a ton of admin and logistics units. The Guard on the other hand is the combat reserve, so in turn it has a lot of combat units in addition to logistics and administrative units.

    The Army does this because in wartime they may need to expand quickly, and it is easier and cheaper to call-up Guard/Reserve units to action than to raise entirely new active duty from scratch. Being the "governor's personal army" is a secondary the mission for the guard, and always plays second fiddle to the war fighting mission. Aside from MP units and Civil Support Teams most Guard units barely train for their civilian mission which is why it's always a clusterfrick when the Guard comes out to a crisis.

    In terms of capabilities, the Guard has all the same ones as active duty. The Guard goes through all the same schools and IET as the Regular Army, but with the caveat that at the unit level they only train once a month excepting AT and JRTC/NTC rotations. It's also important to note that the majority of the Army is Guard/Reserve soldiers.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm in the guard, this guy has got it. a lot of you morons don't know what you are talking about

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah it's a very nuanced thing that doesn't really make a lot of sense unless you've read the institutional history of the Army, and/or been in the Guard/Reserve. I don't even bother explaining it to people IRL because they don't have the patience to listen.

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