National Guard Units On Alert
Updated: Monday, January 7 2013, 09:56 PM EST
The National Guard notifies mountain soldiers they could be called for active duty. That means members of the 210th and 211th military police are preparing for a call-up that could come at any time.
The army won’t say when or where the deployment could be, or whether troops would be mobilized at all. During the alert, soldiers must get their family affairs in order and increase their training. The military police in the mountains last deployed in 2003. There have been big changes in equipment used in that time.
The National Guard has a Family Readiness Program that assists husbands, wives and children left behind. Volunteers also provide community support for military families.
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