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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Alabama State Defense Force

Article Title: Alabama State Defense Force

Article Snip: '... The Alabama State Defense Force (ASDF) is the state guard of the State of Alabama allowed by the Constitution of Alabama, The Code of Alabama and Executive Order . It has an authorized strength of 1,000 members and is organized on the United States Army structural pattern. The ASDF is under the control of the Governor of Alabama ...'

Article Reference Source: wikipedia.org

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Training Exercise: Alabama State Defense Force

Article Title: Dale County trains for 'what if?'

Article Snip: '... The Dale County Emergency Management teamed up with Dale County Citizen Corps, Dale and Coffee County Community Emergency Response Teams and the Alabama State Defense Force to help train volunteer coordinators in the event of a natural disaster. ...'

Article Reference Source: www.southeastsun.com

Monday, September 12, 2011

State Defense Force Sign Up (Clark Howard)

Article Title: State Defense Force Sign Up

Article Snip: '... State Defense Force Sign Up ...'

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Monday, August 23, 2010

New York State Adjutant General Pins on Two-Star Rank

Article Title: New York State Adjutant General Pins on Two-Star Rank

Article Snip: '... New York's Military Forces include the New York Army National Guard, the New York Air National Guard, the New York Naval Militia and the state defense force volunteers of the New York Guard. ...'

Article Reference Source: readmedia.com

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Other State Defense Force News: Georgia

Article Title: State Defense Force registration being held in Dalton


Article Snip: '... Organizers say the defense force is an integral part of the Georgia Department of Defense and only serves in Georgia. It cannot be federalized or deployed overseas.
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Article Reference Source: romenews-tribune.com

Monday, February 8, 2010

Defense force ‘gives fulfillment’

Article Title: Defense force ‘gives fulfillment’


Article Snip: '... The State Defense Force is made up of volunteers who assist with search and rescue, traffic control, and disasters. Members are only paid if they are on an assignment for more than three days. The governor can send members to assist with disasters in other states. ...'


Article Reference Source: www.northwestgeorgia.com

Monday, January 18, 2010

Georgia State Defense Force Band

Article Title: Georgia State Defense Force Band


Article Snip: '... The Georgia State Defense Force Band is a volunteer musical organization that includes amateur and professional musicians. The band was formed in 2005 and performs music for civic and military events. ...'


Article Reference Source: www.gasdf.com

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

H.R. 206: State Defense Force Improvement Act (2009-2010)

Article Title: H.R. 206: State Defense Force Improvement Act


Article Snip: '... 1/6/2009--Introduced.
State Defense Force Improvement Act - Recognizes state defense forces as integral military components of the homeland security effort of the United States, while reaffirming that such forces remain entirely state regulated, organized, and equipped, and recognizing that they will be used for homeland security purposes exclusively at the local level under state law. Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to coordinate homeland security efforts with, and provide assistance (including the use of Department of Defense (DOD) property, arms, equipment, and facilities) to, a state defense force, upon request. Leaves participation by a state defense force in a DOD or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) training program to state discretion. Requires a state to reimburse DOD for training assistance costs. Provides that funds available to DOD may not be made available to a state defense force. Makes the state liable for any injuries or damages incurred by a defense force member while engaged in training activities or state active duty. ...'


Article Reference Source: www.govtrack.us

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Alabama State Defense Force Meeting Schedule

Article Title: Alabama State Defense Force Meeting Schedule


Article Snip: '... ALABAMA STATE DEFENSE FORCE: 8 a.m. second Saturday; Fort Hardeman/McLaughlin, 720 Museum Drive; for military veterans and no-prior service individuals who wish to serve community and region. Call 251-661-9258. ...'


Article Reference Source: al.com

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friends, co-workers remember former Dale EMA director

Article Title: Friends, co-workers remember former Dale EMA director


Article Snip: '... Marsh served as executive officer of the Alabama State Defense Force 304th Battalion. “Ray was a man who genuinely loved the people of Dale County. He spent his entire life in public service. Only God knows how many lives his efforts have saved during his years as a firefighter, fire marshal and EMA director. He would boldly question and challenge anyone or anything he felt affected the public’s safety,” Marsh said. ...'


Article Reference Source: www2.dothaneagle.com

Monday, November 9, 2009

Dickerson honored with Mize award

Article Title: Dickerson honored with Mize award


Article Snip: '... Walter S. Dickerson received the O. Lee Mize award on Oct. 10 for his contribution to training, operational readiness and mission accomplishments of the Mobile-based third brigade of the Alabama State Defense Force. ...'


Article Reference Source: blog.al.com

Monday, November 2, 2009

State Defense Force: What is a State Defense Force?

Article Title: State Defense Force: What is a State Defense Force?


Article Snip: '... State Defense Forces (SDF) (also known as State Guards, State Military Reserves, or State Militias) in the United States are military units that operate under the sole authority of a state government, although they are regulated by the National Guard Bureau through the Army National Guard of the United States.[1] State Defense Forces are authorized by state and federal law and are under the command of the governor of each state. State Defense Forces are distinct from their state's National Guard in that they cannot become federal entities (all National Guard units can be federalized under the Militia Act of 1903 with the creation of the National Guard of the United States). The federal government recognizes State Defense Forces under 32 U.S.C. § 109 which provides that State Defense Forces as a whole may not be called, ordered, or drafted into the Armed Forces of the United States, thus preserving their separation from the National Guard. However, under the same law, individual members serving in the State Defense Force are not exempt from service in the Armed Forces (e.g., draft). NGR 10-4 further states: "State regulations should provide for immediate discharge of SDF members who have been appointed, inducted, enlisted, ordered, or called in the Armed forces [sic] of the U.S., or a Reserve component thereof."

Nearly every state has laws authorizing State Defense Forces, and 22 states, plus Puerto Rico, have active SDFs with different levels of activity, support, and strength. State Defense Forces generally operate with emergency management and homeland security missions. Most SDFs are organized as Army units, but Air and Naval units also exist. ...'


Article Reference Source: wikipedia.org
see also the Alabama State Defense Force

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Parnell calls for more VPSOs

Article Title: Parnell calls for more VPSOs


Article Snip: '... In 2006, the village of Hooah on Alaska’s western coast had a major fire. The Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF) and the Alaska Army and Air National Guard were mobilized to assist in the post disaster response. ASDF personnel provided an armed State Military Police Constable presence in assistance to the Alaska State Troopers and supplemented the VPSOs of Hoonah for the first 30 days pursuant to then Governor Frank Murkowski’s disaster declaration at the time. The presence of armed volunteer State Military Police Constables of the ASDF ...'


Article Reference Source: www.examiner.com

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Alabama State Defense Force

Visit the Alabama State Defense Force site to find out what they are all about. The Alabama State Defense Force is a military entity authorized by both the State Code of Alabama and Executive Order. The State Defense Force (SDF) is the state’s authorized militia and assumes the state mission of the Alabama National Guard in the event the Guard is mobilized. The SDF is comprised of retired active and reserve military personnel and selected professional persons who volunteer their time and talents in further service to their state.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Guard soldiers cited for homeland duty

"...The CERFP is comprised of four elements, staffed by personnel from already established National Guard and New York Guard volunteer state defense force units..."
Reference: www.timesunion.com

Monday, March 31, 2008

Alabama Defense Force Looking for Volunteers

"...Officials with the Alabama State Defense Force are looking for volunteers to help in the event of a disaster..."
[Reference: www.wtvynews4.com]

For Information: Alabama State Defense Force Recruiting, Headquarters - 1st Brigade, Huntsville


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