National Guard conducting urban military drills in Iowa

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  1. black racer x

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    [font=TIMES NEW ROMAN, TIMES, SERIF]Guardsmen to conduct urban training at Arcadiain April[/font]

    [font=ARIAL, SANS SERIF]By BUTCHHEMAN[/font]
    [font=ARIAL, SANS SERIF]Staff Writer[/font]

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    The Carroll National Guard unit will train on urban military operations by holding a four-day exercise atArcadia.

    The purpose of the April 2-5 drill will be to gather intelligence, then search for and apprehend a suspected weaponsdealer, according to Sgt. Mike Kots, readiness NCO for Alpha Company.

    Citizens, law enforcement, media and other supporters will participate.

    Troops will spend Thursday, April 2, staging at a forward operations base at Carroll. The next day company leaderswill conduct reconnaissance and begin patrolling the streets of Arcadia to identify possible locations of the weapons dealer.

    The primary phase will be done Saturday, April 4, when convoys will be deployed from Carroll to Arcadia. Pictures ofthe arms dealer will be shown in Arcadia, and soldiers will go door to door asking if residents have seen the suspect.

    Soldiers will knock only at households that have agreed to participate in the drill, Kots noted.

    "Once credible intelligence has been gathered," said Kots, "portions of the town will be road-blockedand more in-depth searches of homes and vehicles will be conducted in accordance with the residents' wishes.

    "One of the techniques we use in today's political environment is cordon and knock," Kots explained."We ask for the head of the household, get permission to search, then have them open doors and cupboards. The homeowner maintains control. We peer overtheir shoulder, and the soldier uses the homeowner's body language and position to protect him."

    During this phase of the operation, troops will interact with residents and media while implementing crowd-controlmeasures and possibly treating and evacuating injured persons.

    The unit will use a Blackhawk helicopter for overhead command and control, and to simulate medevacs.

    The drill will culminate in the apprehension of the suspected arms dealer.

    Alpha Company will conduct a review of the drill on Sunday, April 5.

    A meeting to give residents more information and accept volunteers will be held 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, in the ArcadiaAmerican Legion hall.

    Kots said the exercise will replace Alpha Company's weekend drill for April.

    "We have a lot of extended drills this coming year," he added.

    In addition to surveillance, searching and apprehension, the exercise will also give the troops valuable experience instability, support, patrol, traffic control, vehicle searches and other skills needed for deployment in an urban environment.

    "This exercise will improve the real-life operational skills of the unit," said Kots. "And it willhopefully improve the public's understanding of military operations."

    The pre-drill work with residents is as important at the drill itself.

    "It will be important for us to gain the trust and confidence of the residents of Arcadia," said Kots."We will need to identify individuals that are willing to assist us in training by allowing us to search their homes and vehicles and to participate inrole-playing."

    "We really want to get as much information out there as possible, because this operation could be prettyintrusive to the people of Arcadia."







    What do you think? Does this bother you? Think its necessary? Some people are wondering if they are doing thisspecific drill so they can form a sort of standard for targeting citizens with small cache's of weapons or personal collections.
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  2. Dragonflijones

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  3. ninjallamafromhell

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    I'll believe it when I see it.
     
  4. black racer x

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    What do you mean, they've done drills like this before.
     
  5. mateen cleaves

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    cliffnotes? what are they doing?
     
  6. black racer x

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    I'm not making cliffnotes.
     
  7. y2kingsfan

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    national guard conducting urban military drills in iowa
     
  8. mateen cleaves

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    then dont post because 90% of NT wont read that long crap.
     
  9. gumbottombandit

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    NWO preparations? just joking..........or am i?
     
  10. bonde111

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    Crazy. What paper did this come from?

    BTW I'm from Iowa. I'll have to talk to a buddy that lives and grew up around there.
     
  11. callhimar

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    Then 90% of NT needs Ritalin because that really is not that long.
     
  12. gescobe

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    it has begun...[​IMG]
     
  13. danikerhino

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    Good, they'll be more prepared for similar situations.
     
  14. essential1

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    dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
     
  15. throwedindagame

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    Executive summary?
     
  16. abernja

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    So now that they've said they're gonna search for this dude, he has what, two months to flee the area?
     
  17. essential1

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    now that I read the whole article way to hold your cards National Guard
     
  18. moonmaster3

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  19. lesfamilia

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    Things are really starting to get out of control...[​IMG]
     
  20. bonde111

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    ***Abernja***

    It's a "training exercise" they aren't really looking for a real suspect. They will choose a person to be a suspect, to play along with thewhole thing. The people in town will also play along if they so choose.
     
  21. black racer x

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    Because...you know...the fact that we're fighting in urban terrains in the Middle East has nothing to do with this. It's both a PR move on the military's part and a chance to use a new urban training environment.

    Just a matter of time before more dudes like you and abeautifulhaze jump in here and claim NWO.

    Dudes like me? When did I even state my opinion or even suggestion what my opinion was? An intelligent person would of asked me my opinion instead of assuming.Stop reaching.
     
  22. abeautifulhaze

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    moonmaster is not intelligent though.
     
  23. shortydoowopp

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    this doesn't sound good...
     
  24. kash55

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    Is this for real?