Monday, July 20, 2015

Governor moves to secure Mississippi National Guard facilities.

Governor Phil Bryant issued the following press release:

Governor Bryant Authorizes National Guard Adjutant General to Arm Personnel at State Military Facilities

JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant has issued an Executive Order authorizing the Adjutant General of the Mississippi National Guard, Maj. Gen. Augustus L. Collins, to arm certain full-time military personnel at military facilities, including certain National Guard recruiting centers. The governor’s action follows a deadly attack on two military recruiting facilities in Tennessee last week.

“As commander in chief of the Mississippi National Guard and as governor of the state of Mississippi, I take the safety and security of our military personnel very seriously,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “These men and women put their lives on the line to protect us, and they deserve the opportunity to defend themselves from violent attacks.”

The Executive Order also directs the Mississippi National Guard to examine existing security policies and procedures at military facilities throughout Mississippi and identify any opportunities to enhance the security of those facilities.

“Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families of our heroes lost in the terrible shootings in Tennessee,” The Adjutant General of Mississippi Maj. Gen. Augustus L. Collins said. “The security and safety of our Mississippi National Guard personnel is a top priority.  We support Governor Bryant's executive order to strengthen security for our Magnolia Guardsmen."

There are approximately 12,500 soldiers and airmen in the Mississippi National Guard.

Mississippi National Guard recruiters work in nine standalone recruiting offices and also work on college campuses and at Community Readiness Centers around the state.  The Mississippi National Guard operates two military installations—Camp McCain and Camp Shelby—and has a presence in 72 of Mississippi’s 82 counties. 

Since 2009 there have been at least nine attacks on military facilities in the United States.


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 Kingfish note: This is a good move by the Governor but it is obviously only a first step.  Most of our bases are poorly secured or defended against a terrorist attack.  There is one facility with only one gate.  Two and sometimes three guards are posted to the gate. However, it would not take much for a well-planned attack to neutralize them.  Now the terrorists are in the facility and able to run wild. There might be one or two other soldiers carrying weapons. Other soldiers on post would have to go to the armory or supply room and hope there was someone on duty who was alive and could give them their weapons.  Getting the idea?

 There are woods across from the gate. Perfect hiding ground for a sniper to support the attack.  Ready for this? The facility used to be big blue letters that read "Military Police" on the side of the building housing the MP's that was visible to the road.  Nothing like telling terrorists which building to go after first.  The letters are now removed and the chain link fence was finally replaced by a real iron fence.  The purpose of this note is to give you some idea of how well these posts are defended. 

Hopefully the Adjutant General might review the security of our National Guard facilities.  He should at a minimum, bring in some guys from 20th group and ask them to review and spot the flaws in those posts.   The Adjutant General should also determine whether full-time guard personnel should qualify with sidearms and be allowed to carry them.   Many readers will say such recommendations are wrong.  There is nothing wrong with having such a debate.  What is wrong is playing ostrich and pretending base security does not need to be reviewed. 

The Governor should also make sure Dip is allowed no where near the review process (Inside joke). 

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

totally agree

Anonymous said...

Pleased with our Governor's action. Wish the nation could have a leader who acted this fast to protect our armed forces.

Anonymous said...

Just shoot the A-rabs on sight if they come too close, and we should be ok.

Anonymous said...

I know he can pander, but can anyone tell me one thing he has done to make Mississippi a better state? I know he's in for another four years, but being a placeholder just seems such a waste.

Anonymous said...

Agree 9:53. I can barely find his IQ at a cock fight, which he's probably spent time at. As to 7:54, there are more white folks killing people around here than your A-rabs. Hope you got a lot of ammo if that's you logic.

Anonymous said...

9:53
It's easy to moan and cry but please tell us who you would have as gov. Bitching without telling us who or how you would stop the
"Pandering" and placeholder status is nothing but bitching.
Arming our military isn't pandering to me it's common sense. It's also not being a placeholder it's leading, doing nothing about it would be place holding .
There is nothing worse than someone complaining with no answers.
The gov. In the state of MS is not all powerful the Lt. Gov is the one who runs the legislature

I'm For Phil said...

OK 9:53, Mr. Smarty Pants. Our governor has done several things for this state. Like, for example, he supported the Highway Patrol's purchase of a fleet of SUVs so he can get to football games in Oxford, Starkville and Hattiesburg quicker and in style. There are some other things but I can't think of them off hand and I gotta get ready for work.

Anonymous said...

http://news.yahoo.com/u-navy-recruiter-shoots-himself-leg-georgia-215310697.html

The best way to keep our troops safe is to disband the Navy.

Anonymous said...

What has Phil done? Are you kidding? Phil has created high paying jobs for low skill Mississippians. Josh Gregory, for example, got a job selling access to Phil and now owns a jet!

Anonymous said...

"As to 7:54, there are more white folks killing people around here than your A-rabs."

OK - please name them so we can count them and see this large number of victims of white shooters you claim were shot.

Anonymous said...

Bill Luckett, Johnny Dupree take your pick!

Anonymous said...

The irony of the "Obama is using Jade Helm to take over Texas" crowd now demanding the military be armed at recruiting stations is priceless.

Kingfish said...

Funny you should mention that story.

I came across JDN articles from 1938 where the army played huge wargames across the entire state. Papers covered it. Guess what? no one got upset. No one was screaming FDR was taking over and you know what?

At the end, the troops went home.

Anonymous said...

And those 1938 war games were only a few years after Smedley Butler told of the Business Plot.

Anonymous said...

The 1938 war games were an attempt to prepare for the inevitable WWII. What is Jade Helm preparing for?

Anonymous said...

Should we get concerned KF if, like FDR, Obama starts preparations for internment camps? Or merely wait to express our outrage until after there are already people inside of them?

Anonymous said...

The obvious Obama led takeover of America.

Anonymous said...

He needs to have an accident

Funny I Should Mention This said...

There is a difference that apparently doesn't occur to the rarely astute Kingfish. Citizens of this country pretty much trusted their president to do the right thing in 1938. And rarely were military matters questioned by the proletariat.

Anonymous said...

This is a good move from Bryant, but also is an attempt at pandering to rednecks in an election year. Go look at the comments on his Facebook page for an example of what I'm talking about. Folks acting like he's the best governor we've ever had.

Anonymous said...

9:53 here

I got the answers I thought I'd get. He's done nothing.



Anonymous said...

7:41: he signed a law allowing businesses to discriminate against gays, and has signed a law banning abortions after 20 weeks. Also has taken a supportive stance on the flag. To most people in this state that vote GOP that's all that really matters.

Keepin' Tabs On Feel said...

8:56; Please submit a list of businesses you've found that 'discriminate against gays'. There are none. Next, since we are governed by nine in black robes, it was not possible for him to ban all abortions so he did the best he could with the 20 weeks. Hats off! Lastly, although your twistery suggests he 'supports' the flag, all he's actually done is remind us that it's already been put to a vote.

So, how does it feel to have failed on all three of your weak points?

Anonymous said...

Bryant was elected governor back in 2011, and was a legislator or lieutenant governor for 20 years before that. And in all that time, I am unaware of any previous effort he made to protect stateside military personnel.

MS Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves weighed in, supporting Gov. Bryant's action. But Reeves runs the MS Senate and has also done nothing to implement these protections.

Anonymous said...

Like him or not, the Governor's move is the right thing to do. If we can't trust military members to responsibly carry a sidearm, then who can we trust?

As far as anything being done to protect them to this point, who knew that they'd be under attack? I fear the Chattanooga shooter is the first of many, and we need to be ready.

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