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Guard Bureau Cheif Visits 'Operation Jump Start'
Concept Perfected in Iraq Used Along Border
DEMING, N.M., Dec. 1, 2006 – The National Guard Bureau chief got a look this week at how the forward operating base concept used for U.S. military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world can work for domestic missions, too. Story
Relief on Way for Equipment Shortages
DEMING, N.M., Dec. 1, 2006 – The National Guard Bureau chief assured members of the Army and Air National Guard during a visit here earlier this week that relief is on the way for the Guard’s chronic equipment shortages. The Army National Guard alone will receive almost $29 billion during the next five years to reequip its units, and the Air National Guard will receive a similar sum, Army Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum told National Guard troops serving here along the southwestern U.S. border. Story
Guard Chief, Border Patrol Praise Troops
DEMING, N.M., Nov. 30, 2006 – The top National Guard officer praised Guardsmen serving here along the Southwest U.S. border for protecting the United States against threats ranging from illegal immigrants to criminal activity to drugs to terrorism. Story
Requirements Should Drive Air Guard Strength
DEMING, N.M., Nov. 30, 2006 – Although the active Air Force and Air Force Reserve are downsizing their ranks to free up funds for new aircraft and equipment, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said he wants any force changes within the Air National Guard to be driven by requirements, not numbers. Story
 
Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, chief, National Guard Bureau, is briefed by a citizen-soldier near San Diego, Calif., on Nov. 27, 2006, during a visit to troops participating in Operation Jump Start. The soldier, who is not being identified for security reasons, explained how equipment in the vehicle enables troops to identify possible illegal aliens crossing the border and relay that information to Border Patrol agents. Up to 6,000 National Guard members are helping the Border Patrol secure the nation's southern border. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jim Greenhill  More Photos
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