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Edition: Wed, April 30, 2008
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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"Nonlethal weapons are not a substitute for firearms. You don't take a Taser to a gunfight. But if they are used early enough, you can prevent the escalation to violence."

-Maj. Tom White, National Guard Bureau

Guard enlisted leaders get a lesson in nonlethal weapons

TODAY'S FOCUS

National Guard Public Affairs Rapid Response Team

What is it?

The National Guard Public Affairs Rapid Response Team (PARRT) is a joint, self-sustainable, first-responder capability dedicated to supporting a state or territory during a natural or man-made crisis.

What has the National Guard done?

Approximately 3,000 participants recently completed Exercise Vigilant Guard, a three-day, National Guard-hosted exercise in Beaufort, SC. Some fifteen Army and Air National Guard PA professionals, officers and enlistees, civilians and contractors, from several states and the National Guard Bureau (NGB), deployed to a simulated large-scale earthquake and set up a fully functional forward, interagency joint information center (JIC).

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Information Papers with " 2008 Army Posture Statement"

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates

- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace

- Army Public Affairs Portal

- Stories of Valor

A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT

The Army Community Relations Calendar

National Guard members join 'Rebuilding Day' projects

CALENDAR

Saturday, June 14, 2008: The U.S. Army Birthday Ball

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

OF INTEREST

WORLD VIEW

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS