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FLNG/DMA PA Update for 05 February 2018 (Morning Muster)
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FLNG/DMA PA Update for 05 February 2018 (Morning Muster)

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News of Interest

-- PA: New York Times (National) - Confronting a White Nationalist - By Emma Cott

I had pictured the phone call going a lot of different ways, but I hadn't quite prepared for this. I thought he might swear at me and then hang up. Maybe he would try to turn the conversation around, attacking me and the credibility of The New York Times. Or maybe he would become contrite and emotional, and finally answer some real questions. But I never thought he would just deny it... When I got paperwork back from the Army and the National Guard confirming that he had never deployed, I was not surprised.

-- HI: Fox 8 (Regional) - Hawaii false missile alert sender says he thought drill was real - By Staff Writer

The man who says he sent out the false ballistic missile alert last month in Hawaii that caused more than a half hour of panic said Friday he thinks he is being treated unfairly, and he was positive at the time the drill was real. The man, who said he doesn't want to be identified for security reasons, was fired by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) earlier this week. He told CNN on Friday that he feels terrible about what happened, but he did what he was trained to do... Maj. Gen. Joe Logan, Hawaii's state adjutant general, said Vern Miyagi, administrator of the state emergency management agency, resigned Tuesday.

-- OK: U.S. News & World Report (National) - Wildfires Scorch Thousands of Acres in Northeastern Oklahoma - By Staff Writer

Firefighters say wildfires have scorched thousands of acres of dry grasslands in northeastern Oklahoma Dozens of firefighters fought a grassfire along Oklahoma Highway 20 in Osage County Saturday evening that officials say burned up to 10,000 acres. Officials say another large fire in Mayes County burned hundreds of acres more. Authorities say no homes or other structures were damaged in the fires and no injuries were reported. The Oklahoma National Guard used helicopters to drop large buckets of water to help fight the Osage County fire.

-- PA: WITF Radio (Regional) - Guard program would help at-risk youth in PA - By Staff Writer

A new program aimed toward helping at-risk youth in Pennsylvania has won Senate approval. The bill would establish the Pennsylvania National Guard Youth Challenge Program. It provides a structured, quasi-military residential education for youth who are at risk of dropping out of school. State Senator Randy Vulakovich, who sponsored the bill, says over 13 thousand Pennsylvania teens drop out every year. "It's mission is to intervene in, and reclaim the lives of 16 to 18 year old high school dropouts, producing program graduates with the values, life skills, education and self-discipline necessary to succeed as productive citizens and discover their true potential," he said.

-- MN: Duluth News Tribune (Local) - Home destroyed by fire northeast of Duluth - By Staff Writer

A home was destroyed by a fire northeast of Duluth on Sunday morning. Fire crews battled the flames - and subzero conditions - at 1713 Hegberg Road, in Duluth Township about 20 miles northeast of the city of Duluth. Thick smoke billowed across the road and could be seen from several miles away... Fire crews from Clifton, Normanna, Two Harbors, Lakewood, Rice Lake, Gnesen, Fredenberg, the 148th Fighter Wing and Canosia responded to the fire, as well as St. Louis County Public Works plow crews and Two Harbors Ambulance.

-- WA: KEPR CBS News (Local) - Benton City man arrested for stealing Humvee from WA Army National Guard armory - By Cody Proctor

A Benton City man's alleged attempt to join the U.S. Army landed him in the Franklin County Corrections Center. According to Pasco Police, Kerry Brooks, 24, broke into the Washington Army National Guard armory near downtown Pasco and got inside a military Humvee. Police say he managed to start the vehicle and crashed it through the gate.

-- WA: KATU 2 (Local) - Hiker rescued after nearly 40 ft. fall in wilderness east of Salem - By Staff Writer

A 21-year-old was flown to a hospital overnight Saturday after falling about 40 feet near Henline Falls, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said. Initial reports state that Andrew Agnesse, 21, of Beaverton, was hiking with friends when at about 5:30 p.m. he fell while trying to climb to get a higher vantage point of the falls. Rescue crews hiked in, reaching their location at about 8:15 p.m. They had to carry Agnesse about 600 feet to an area where he could be lifted into an Army National Guard helicopter; he was taken to the hospital about 9:20 a.m. Sunday.

-- MN: CNN (National) - Security faces 'herculean' challenges at Super Bowl -- By Joe Sterling

The Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots have been working on their Super Bowl game plans for two weeks. Law enforcement has been planning security for Sunday's spectacle for two years.

-- DC: Air Force Times (National) - Air Force will test fed's ability to detect small aircraft over D.C. - By Nicole Bauke

Residents of the nation's capital may see Air Force-piloted gyrocopters and other small aircraft flying overhead, as federal officials begin testing the government's ability to identify and intercept unknown aircraft, according to the Washinton Examiner.

-- CT: Greenwich Time (State) - Groundwater tests causing concern in northwest corner of Greenwich -- By Robert Marchant

GREENWICH - Residents of the northwest corner of Greenwich are concerned and vigilant about a recent disclosure that a contaminant had been found in a groundwater test well near the Westchester County Airport.

-- DC: Federal News Radio (National) - More than a thousand military sites vulnerable to climate change - By Scott Maucione

More than a thousand military installations may be vulnerable to disasters and weather conditions caused by climate change.

-- DC: The Daily Signal (Regional) - The National Security Challenge of Securing Super Bowl LII - By Steven Bucci

This weekend, America will once again sit down to watch the "world championship of American football" (our overseas friends indulge us).

The Super Bowl always is, and again will be, a huge event. In fact, it is routinely designated a national security special event. Other examples of national security special events are the president's State of the Union address, presidential inaugural ceremonies, papal visits, and other major gatherings that might be targeted in this unfortunate age of terrorism.

-- MA: LowellSun.Com (State): National Guard pay boost clears hurdle -- By Colin A. Young

BOSTON -- The governor's bill to double the minimum daily pay earned by soldiers and airmen performing active state duty in the National Guard and to establish a code of conduct for the guard cleared its first hurdle Thursday morning.

-- WA: The Chronicle (State) - History Uncovered: Bits and Pieces of Old Hospital and School at Seminary Hill Sent Off for Museum Curation -- By Jordan Nailon

A plan to put a parking lot near Centralia's National Guard Armory at Seminary Hill last summer revealed a treasure trove of archaeological artifacts that had long been buried beneath the sediments of time.


This Week in History

Week of February 04, 2018 - February 10, 2018:

1763 (255 years ago) Feb. 10 - The British gained control of Florida from the Spanish with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The treaty marked the end of the Seven Years War between the two powers. As part of the treaty, Great Britain returned Havana (which was captured by the British) to Spanish control in exchange for the Spanish holdings in Florida. The British retained control of Florida for around 20 years, returning it to Spain in 1783.

1789 (229 years ago) Feb. 4 - Electors unanimously chose George Washington to be the first President of the United States.

1861 (157 years ago) Feb. 8 - A month after its secession from the Union, Florida joined six other Southern states to form the Confederate States of America on this date. With a small population, Florida contributed more goods to the Confederate cause than manpower. During the Civil War, however, more than 15,000 Florida men served in all major battles of the conflict serving in brigades with the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of Tennessee. The troops were organized into 12 infantry regiments, 2 cavalry regiments, a few artillery batteries, and other miscellaneous organizations. It is less well-known that Florida also contributed two regiments of Cavalry to the Union Army. Members were pro-Union Floridians as well as deserters from Confederate service.

1944 (74 years ago) Feb. 9 -The 149th Field Artillery Battalion (formerly designated as the 2nd Battalion, 116th Field Artillery), 31st Infantry Division, moved by train from Camp Bowie, Texas to Hampton Roads, Va. Port of Embarkation. There, soldiers boarded the SS Cape Henlopen a troopship which transported them through the Panama Canal on the 17th of February. The ship sailed with no land in sight until March 15th when the soldiers reached Milne Bay, British New Guinea. Camp was established near Dobodura for the following three months.

1947 (71 years ago) Feb. 9 - Happy Birthday Florida Air National Guard! The first units of the Florida Air National Guard received federal recognition on this date. They were the 159th Fighter Squadron; Utility Flight, 159th Fighter Squadron; 159th Weather Station (Type A); and Detachment C, 217th Air Service Group. Commanded by Lt. Col. William D. Haviland, the assigned strength was eight officers and ten airmen. Within a year the squadron converted from the P-51D Mustang to the F-80C Shooting Star jet aircraft. Within three years, the 159th was mobilized for service in the Korean War.

1969 (49 years ago) Feb. 9 - Jacksonville Mayor Hans Tanzler proclaims 9 February to be "FANG day" during a dedication ceremony for the newly-built Air National Guard (ANG) base at Jacksonville International Airport. The ceremony fell on the 22nd anniversary of the federal recognition of the first ANG units at Jacksonville in 1947. The ceremony, attracting over 10,000 people, featured numerous static displays, and aerial performances by ANG jets.

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Florida National Guard on Social Media

-- https://www.facebook.com/TAGFlorida

-- https://www.facebook.com/FloridaNationalGuard

-- https://www.facebook.com/FloridaAirNationalGuard

-- https://www.flickr.com/photos/floridanationalguardonflickr

-- https://twitter.com/FLGuard


NOTE: Units holding upcoming annual trainings at CBJTC can contact the Visual Information (VI) section to schedule block official, command and passport photo appointments for all personnel. For more information contact the VI Manager, Staff Sgt. Carmen Steinbach at (904) 823-0174 or via email carmen.n.steinbach.mil@mail.mil.

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