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National Guard Dedicates Counterdrug Center
Posted by FoM on December 06, 1999 at 07:41:41 PT
At Fort Indian Town Gap, Pa.
Source: PRNewswire
On behalf of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, Maj. Gen. William Lynch, Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, today led the official dedication ceremony for the Pennsylvania National Guard's Northeast Counterdrug Training Center at Fort Indiantown Gap.
Joining Lynch was Joseph Peters, deputy director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Washington, D.C., and numerous representatives from the state and local law-enforcement community.The Northeast Counterdrug Training Center provides free, congressionally directed training for drug law-enforcement officers and demand-reduction professionals from throughout the Northeastern United States. Its facilities, instruction and support are focused on helping authorities reduce illegal drug use and promoting the latest, most effective techniques for prevention."This training center is a perfect example of how the National Guard benefits the people of Pennsylvania," said Lynch."Federally funded equipment and skills will be put to use, in partnership with civilian officials, to address a problem of growing urgency in our local communities."In the coming year, the center expects to reach some 2,500 law-enforcement officers through its residential courses at the Gap. These courses take advantage of readily available classrooms, training ranges and the center's motel-like accommodations. Thousands more students will be taught through off-site conferences and state-of-the-art distance-learning technology.Training programs at the center are developed in coordination with its board of directors, chaired by Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Col. Paul Evanko. The board also includes the state police commissioners from Connecticut, Maryland, New York and Virginia."We are truly fortunate to have a facility like this in Pennsylvania," said Evanko. "It will help ensure that law-enforcement officers throughout our region get the training they need to better protect our neighborhoods from the scourge of illegal drugs."Topics currently offered through the center include undercover drug investigation; warrant execution; interrogation and interview techniques; photographic surveillance; marijuana eradication; and grant writing. Courses are presented by qualified civilian and military instructors. A complete course listing is available through the Pennsylvania homepage at: http://www.state.pa.us/or directly on the Pennsylvania National Guard's new counterdrug website: http://www.counterdrug.org./The Northeast Counterdrug Training Center is one component of the overall Pennsylvania National Guard counterdrug program. Established in 1993, the program provides technical and logistic support to civilian law-enforcement agencies in such areas as drug interdiction, aerial reconnaissance and "clean- and-seal" of properties linked to illicit drug use. The Guard also operates youth camps and provides mentors and educational materials to discourage drug use and promote a positive, healthy lifestyle among school-age children.CONTACT: John P. Maietta, Press Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, 717-861-8720. Contact: John P. Maietta, Press Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, 717-861-8720  Published: December 6, 1999Copyright  1995-1999 Excite Inc. 
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Comment #4 posted by Frank DiCastelnuovo on September 15, 2001 at 17:17:13 PT:
Riot Control
Hi, I just graduated from high school and i want to get inlisted into the National Gaurd, Im 20 years old, When you get this E-mail can you please respond. My address is 105 b. West Cohawkin Rd Clarksboro N.J 08020, and my phone nuber is (856)224-1053.           Thank-you for you'r time,            Frank DiCastelnuovo
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Comment #3 posted by observer on March 26, 2001 at 20:01:52 PT
National Guard: Fight for Freedom, Not Tyranny
National Guard just helping people? One way they can do that is to undermine the jailing of responsible adult marijuana smokers in any way they can. People in the National Guard should remember their oaths, oaths sworn to uphold the constitution. Are you sure those orders you're just following, are you sure they are lawful orders? Are they constitutional? Or are they orders that cause you to violate your oaths? How do you know that cannabis plant you're flying over isn't medicine for a cancer patient? Maybe even destined to help someone you know. Please, do what you can do to help us repeal prohibition! Remember what you see on duty. Is your commanding officer fudging things, cutting corners in his zeal to stick it to mom and pop out there growing a few ganja plants? What's it to him, anyway? Career advancement? He's putting people away for years. Is he doing things that in his zeal to bust them "dopers" that would make people re-evaluate the National Guard's domestic counterinsurgencynarcotic mission? Let someone who is fighting to restore traditinal freedoms -- who would want to know about these things -- know about them. If everyone in the Guard and out of the Guard would do what they could to end this war against traditional freedom, the "drug" war would soon be over. 
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Comment #2 posted by CHARLIE BARKLEY on March 26, 2001 at 19:02:18 PT:
NATIONALGAURD
THE NATIOAL GAURD ALSO HELPS TO DEFEND PEOPLE DURING EMERGENCIES, EVEN THOSE WHO DO DO DRUGS. THEY AREN'T TRYING TO KILL YOU. JUST HELP YOU!!!!
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Comment #1 posted by legalizeit on December 06, 1999 at 07:48:01 PT
Notice as usual...
>Topics currently offered through the center include undercover drug investigation; warrant execution; interrogation and interviewtechniques; photographic surveillance; >>> marijuana eradication "This training center is a perfect example of how the National Guard benefits the people of Pennsylvania," said Lynch.Yeah, benefit them by killing or incarcerating more innocent civilians.
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