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Direct from the National Guard's website thier mission is:
At the state level, the governors reserve the ability, under the Constitution of the United States, to call up members of the National Guard in time of domestic emergencies or need.
The Army National Guard's state mission is perhaps the most visible and well known. Nearly everyone has seen or heard of Guard uhttp://www.blogger.com/images/ftp.gif
http://www.blogger.com/images/ftp.gifnits responding to battle fires or helping communities deal with floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, snowstorms or other emergency situations. In times of civil unrest, the citizens of a state can rest assured that the Guard will be ready to respond, if needed.
Really?! OK folks in the Katrina affected areas. Rest assured, the guard should be packing up their stuff over in Iraq any minute now, so long as they can make it past that road to the Baghdad airport without driving over any IEDs they will be there shortly.
Hang tight, and stay dry! The National Guard will stop guarding Iraq's national emergency any day now, and they should be "providing trained and disciplined forces for this emergency soon.