just wondering

West Liberty, KY

#1 Mar 12, 2012
Does anyone know if the National Guard has been told that they cannot help out in town? The reason I ask is that when you see a Humvee there are 10 troops hanging around it or they are asleep in it with their feet hanging out of the window. I am appalled by the unprofessional image that they are portraying. There must be poor leadership where they are concerned. If nothing else, they should be patrolling town to deter looters and vagrants. I am truly ashamed.

On the flip side of that...I am in awe of all of those involved with cleanup and with the numerous volunteers in town. The folks tasked with restoring electric have been amazing!
EagleEye

West Liberty, KY

#2 Mar 12, 2012
just wondering wrote:
Does anyone know if the National Guard has been told that they cannot help out in town? The reason I ask is that when you see a Humvee there are 10 troops hanging around it or they are asleep in it with their feet hanging out of the window. I am appalled by the unprofessional image that they are portraying. There must be poor leadership where they are concerned. If nothing else, they should be patrolling town to deter looters and vagrants. I am truly ashamed.

On the flip side of that...I am in awe of all of those involved with cleanup and with the numerous volunteers in town. The folks tasked with restoring electric have been amazing!
The guard is just there to help with security. Since they r letting ppl through town most of the day their jobs r easy until 7 pm. All they r doing is enforcing the curfew now not letting anyone on after hours. They r not ordered to do drive arounds just secure the outside boundaries
just wondering

West Liberty, KY

#3 Mar 12, 2012
EagleEye wrote:
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The guard is just there to help with security. Since they r letting ppl through town most of the day their jobs r easy until 7 pm. All they r doing is enforcing the curfew now not letting anyone on after hours. They r not ordered to do drive arounds just secure the outside boundaries
I see what you are saying, but it still looks bad when you have that many people loafing. They should lower troop numbers during the day and enhance security during the critical hours if that's the case. Their NCOIC or OIC should be monitoring their people to make sure they are at least looking useful. I saw them passing football a few days ago. It just doesn't paint a professional picture. If all of those people aren't needed, they should be reassigned or cancel their orders to save the tax payer's money.
love the guards

West Liberty, KY

#4 Mar 12, 2012
just wondering wrote:
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I see what you are saying, but it still looks bad when you have that many people loafing. They should lower troop numbers during the day and enhance security during the critical hours if that's the case. Their NCOIC or OIC should be monitoring their people to make sure they are at least looking useful. I saw them passing football a few days ago. It just doesn't paint a professional picture. If all of those people aren't needed, they should be reassigned or cancel their orders to save the tax payer's money.
Now ive heard eve4\ry thing and next week they may be in a war zone where every life and minute counts and this is young men who knows it may not be long till deployed so just don't say any thing more about them and how long have you loafed today and they have been told stand down to standby at ease or what ever you want to call it and they do what is ordered.
EagleEye

West Liberty, KY

#5 Mar 12, 2012
love the guards wrote:
<quoted text>Now ive heard eve4\ry thing and next week they may be in a war zone where every life and minute counts and this is young men who knows it may not be long till deployed so just don't say any thing more about them and how long have you loafed today and they have been told stand down to standby at ease or what ever you want to call it and they do what is ordered.
It was an honest question for them to ask since they didn't understand the purpose of the guard being here. Try to be open minded about ppls intentions before u go off on someone. U reacted very childish. Some free advice, next time stop and think before u act or react
just wondering

West Liberty, KY

#6 Mar 13, 2012
EagleEye wrote:
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It was an honest question for them to ask since they didn't understand the purpose of the guard being here. Try to be open minded about ppls intentions before u go off on someone. U reacted very childish. Some free advice, next time stop and think before u act or react
Thanks for the defense, it is much appreciated.

@love the guards...I know the importance of being a member of the KYNG since I was a member for many years. I do not question why they were there, it's just that I am a proud member of the Guard and it displeases me to see them appearing unprofessional. My old Company Commander would have rolled heads if he caught us loafing around and without purpose.

just my opinion

West Liberty, KY

#7 Mar 13, 2012
SHAME ON YOU ALL! Did you ever think that maybe the ones you see with their feet hanging out of the windows as you say you have seen, are sleeping or resting before their shift starts. Or that they have just came from helping clean an area. I personally think its a shame ANYONE would run down and mouth off about the men and women who go out there in the world everyday to war zones and disaster areas and risk their lives never knowing for sure if they are going to be able to come home to their families just so we as the citizens of the United States can have freedom and protection.
thanks troops

Lexington, KY

#8 Mar 13, 2012
just wondering wrote:
Does anyone know if the National Guard has been told that they cannot help out in town? The reason I ask is that when you see a Humvee there are 10 troops hanging around it or they are asleep in it with their feet hanging out of the window. I am appalled by the unprofessional image that they are portraying. There must be poor leadership where they are concerned. If nothing else, they should be patrolling town to deter looters and vagrants. I am truly ashamed.
On the flip side of that...I am in awe of all of those involved with cleanup and with the numerous volunteers in town. The folks tasked with restoring electric have been amazing!
You remind me of how Obama bashes the troops. Have you done what they have to do during a war? If not, then take care of your concerns yourself. Most of these are really young people. They'll be on the frontlines defending your freedom to b%tch. Go thank them.
wild thing

West Liberty, KY

#9 Mar 13, 2012
I would like to thank the national guard and everyone that has contributed in any way in helping our county. May God bless each and everyone!!!

Since: Feb 12

West Liberty, KY

#10 Mar 13, 2012
just wondering wrote:
Does anyone know if the National Guard has been told that they cannot help out in town? The reason I ask is that when you see a Humvee there are 10 troops hanging around it or they are asleep in it with their feet hanging out of the window. I am appalled by the unprofessional image that they are portraying. There must be poor leadership where they are concerned. If nothing else, they should be patrolling town to deter looters and vagrants. I am truly ashamed.

On the flip side of that...I am in awe of all of those involved with cleanup and with the numerous volunteers in town. The folks tasked with restoring electric have been amazing!
Hey dummy that had been working night and day... Give them a break everyone has to sleep sometime.. They did more in 4 days then what you could have in 4 months so shut your mouth.!!
just wondering

West Liberty, KY

#11 Mar 15, 2012
wow...I am not bashing the guard. I should have known better than to come here for an intelligent conversation. If any of you were in the military you would understand what I am talking about. oh never mind...
I agree

Hazel Green, KY

#12 Mar 16, 2012
just wondering wrote:
wow...I am not bashing the guard. I should have known better than to come here for an intelligent conversation. If any of you were in the military you would understand what I am talking about. oh never mind...
It would seem they would have a barracks set up for them to sleep in besides laying in a vehicle like a vagrant.
lol

Hazel Green, KY

#13 Mar 16, 2012
love the guards wrote:
<quoted text> Now ive heard eve4\ry thing and next week they may be in a war zone where every life and minute counts and this is young men who knows it may not be long till deployed so just don't say any thing more about them and how long have you loafed today and they have been told stand down to standby at ease or what ever you want to call it and they do what is ordered.
Young men yes but most are straight out of the boys camp and enrolled into the national guard.

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