I've been reading your updates on BoingBoing and wondered if you'd heard anything more about the regular Army units that are being moved into NOLA.Details on deployments in this Boing Boing post from yesterday:
I spoke to my mother yesterday and she relayed a message from my little sister.
My sister's unit just got back to Ft.Hood from Iraq. She was heading home to take time off when she was recalled for her deployment to NOLA. I guess she used the words Martial Law, and made it sound like the information she received about the mission was made to sound a lot more aggressive than what the news is reporting.
It could just be that the person calling her was just a little excited at the time. She's just in communications, but the units she supports are just getting back from banging heads door-to-door with little accountability. I'd hate to think that the same action type of action is about to take place in [the continental United States].
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Reader Omega-Omega says,
My brother-in-law is stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas. His unit moved out early this morning (Sunday) to Ft. Polk located near Leesville, LA off Hwy. 171. Our understanding at this point is that they are going to supply transportation (he is part of the 1st Cavalry Division) and grunt labor.Snip from an army.mil article:
"Troops from the 1st Cavalry Division and 4th Infantry Division based out of Fort Hood, Texas, are now part of Joint Task Force Katrina, headquartered at Camp Shelby, Miss. Helicopters and crews from Hood's 1st Air Cavalry Brigade are the lead air element of the task force."
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