National Guard Practices Rapid Reaction Force Civil Unrest Drill (Pictures)

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Kristan T. Harris | July 5. 2013 | 11:20pm

Today’s law enforcement resembles the cartoon and movie villains of the 80’s.  The Storm ship Troopers and Cobra Commander army.  Have you not noticed the transformation from the normal gun and badge into coming out in full body armor with armored vehicles?

Well on that same note the National Guard in North Carolina ran a Rapid Reaction Civil Unrest Drill as shown in the pictures below taken by The NC National Guard. This seems to be almost straight out of the trailer from ‘Gray State‘. Watch the trailer and then look at the great pictures of this training. I am not saying that this is what is going to happen, however should be a great motivator.

It should also be noted that I’m not paranoid after the way the United States government used  the Patriot Act to create a surveillance state when they said that could never happen.

 

Photos via North Carolina National Guard and Grant Baldwin Photography.

 

 

Charlotte, N.C. A UH-60 Blackhawk flies over the Franklin Water Treatment Plant during a Rapid Reaction Force exercise on June 13th, 2013. The RRF exercise is an opportunity for the North Carolina National Guard to highlight special skills to provide valuable support to our communities, throughout the state, during catastrophic homeland events. NCNG photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen.

 

 

Charlotte, N.C. During a Rapid Reaction Force exercise at the Franklin Water Treatment Plant on June 13th, 2013, members of “The Pink Panthers” perform a sit-in to test soldiers skills during a demonstration. The RRF exercise is an opportunity for the North Carolina National Guard to highlight special skills to provide valuable support to our communities, throughout the state, during catastrophic homeland events. NCNG photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen.

 

 

Charlotte, N.C. During a Rapid Reaction Force exercise at the Franklin Water Treatment Plant on June 13th, 2013, members of “The Pink Panthers” clash with Soldiers of 1-252 Armor during a demonstration. The RRF exercise is an opportunity for the North Carolina National Guard to highlight special skills to provide valuable support to our communities, throughout the state, during catastrophic homeland events. NCNG photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen.

 

 

Charlotte, N.C. During a Rapid Reaction Force exercise at the Franklin Water Treatment Plant on June 13th, 2013, a member of “The Pink Panthers” uses a megaphone to communicate with soldiers. The RRF exercise is an opportunity for the North Carolina National Guard to highlight special skills to provide valuable support to our communities, throughout the state, during catastrophic homeland events. NCNG photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen.

 

 

Charlotte, N.C. During a Rapid Reaction Force exercise at the Franklin Water Treatment Plant on June 13th, 2013, members of “The Pink Panthers” perform a sit-in to test soldiers skills during a demonstration. The RRF exercise is an opportunity for the North Carolina National Guard to highlight special skills to provide valuable support to our communities, throughout the state, during catastrophic homeland events. NCNG photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen.

Charlotte, N.C. During a Rapid Reaction Force exercise at the Franklin Water Treatment Plant on June 13th, 2013, members of “The Pink Panthers” perform a sit-in to test soldiers skills during a demonstration. The RRF exercise is an opportunity for the North Carolina National Guard to highlight special skills to provide valuable support to our communities, throughout the state, during catastrophic homeland events. NCNG photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard train for Rapid Reaction Force duty at the Catawba River Pump Station here today. The training scenario tests the Soldiers ability to use nonlethal force to disperse a crowd of aggressors from a water plant. This training prepares the Soldiers to support state and local first responders and county emergency management agencies. The RRF is a quick reaction team that, on order, is deployable anywhere in North Carolina within 24 to 36 hours of a critical event. In times of crisis, the RRF may be ordered by the President of the United States or the Governor of North Carolina in order to augment Federal or State Authorities in response to actions such as a known terrorist attack, civil unrest or a natural and/or man-made disaster. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1s Class Robert Jordan / released)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard train for Rapid Reaction Force duty at the Catawba River Pump Station here today. The training scenario tests the Soldiers ability to use nonlethal force to disperse a crowd of aggressors from a water plant. This training prepares the Soldiers to support state and local first responders and county emergency management agencies. The RRF is a quick reaction team that, on order, is deployable anywhere in North Carolina within 24 to 36 hours of a critical event. In times of crisis, the RRF may be ordered by the President of the United States or the Governor of North Carolina in order to augment Federal or State Authorities in response to actions such as a known terrorist attack, civil unrest or a natural and/or man-made disaster. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1s Class Robert Jordan / released)

Charlotte, N.C. Sgt. Naquian McDaniel, of Bravo Company, 1-252 Armor, plays his role as a Rapid Reaction Force Soldier, providing security during an exercise by observing from atop the Franklin Water Treatment Plant main building. The The RRF exercise is an opportunity for the North Carolina National Guard to highlight special skills to provide valuable support to our communities, throughout the state, during catastrophic homeland events. NCNG photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard train for Rapid Reaction Force duty at the Catawba River Pump Station here today. The training scenario tests the Soldiers ability to use nonlethal force to disperse a crowd of aggressors from a water plant. This training prepares the Soldiers to support state and local first responders and county emergency management agencies. The RRF is a quick reaction team that, on order, is deployable anywhere in North Carolina within 24 to 36 hours of a critical event. In times of crisis, the RRF may be ordered by the President of the United States or the Governor of North Carolina in order to augment Federal or State Authorities in response to actions such as a known terrorist attack, civil unrest or a natural and/or man-made disaster. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1s Class Robert Jordan / released)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard train for Rapid Reaction Force duty at the Catawba River Pump Station here today. The training scenario tests the Soldiers ability to use nonlethal force to disperse a crowd of aggressors from a water plant. This training prepares the Soldiers to support state and local first responders and county emergency management agencies. The RRF is a quick reaction team that, on order, is deployable anywhere in North Carolina within 24 to 36 hours of a critical event. In times of crisis, the RRF may be ordered by the President of the United States or the Governor of North Carolina in order to augment Federal or State Authorities in response to actions such as a known terrorist attack, civil unrest or a natural and/or man-made disaster. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Robert Jordan / released)

Charlotte, N.C. — Soldiers exit a UH-60 Blackhawk during a Rapid Reaction Force (RRF) exercise at the Eastland Mall in Charlotte on June 11th. The RRF exercise is an opportunity for the North Carolina National Guard to highlight special skills to provide valuable support to our communities, throughout the state, during catastrophic homeland events. Photo by Grant Baldwin Photography.

Charlotte, N.C. — National Guard vehicles parked during a Rapid Reaction Force training exercise at Eastland Mall. The exercise was put on hold briefly, due to heavy rains. Photo by Grant Baldwin Photography.

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