“We want to be able to have a quick response capability and re-establishing the Florida State Guard will allow civilians from all over the state to be trained in the best emergency response techniques and have the ability to mobilize very, very quickly.” – Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL), December 3rd, 2021
The Florida State Guard (FSG) is trained and funded by the state and therefore cannot be federalized and is available to the governor of Florida whenever needed. Florida law allows the governor of Florida to create and maintain a Florida state defense force should he decide to do so.
Florida Governor DeSantis Activates the Florida State Guard
Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that he is activating the Florida State Guard.
I am proposing more than $100 million for our National Guard, active-duty military and veterans, and to re-establish the Florida State Guard to assist our National Guard in state-specific emergencies.
I am committed to supporting our military and keeping our state safe.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) December 2, 2021
In Escambia County Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced more than $100 million in funding proposals to support Florida’s National Guard and establish the Florida State Guard, a civilian volunteer force that will assist the National Guard in state-specific emergencies
The Governor’s budget proposal includes:
- $87.5 million to expand the existing readiness center in Miramar and to establish three new armories in Homestead, Gainesville and Malabar;
- $8.9 million for existing armory maintenance;
- $2.2 million for a new headquarters for the National Guard Counter Drug Program;
- $5.1 million to support Florida National Guardsmen seeking higher-education degrees; and
- $3.5 million to establish the Florida State Guard.
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The establishment of the Florida State Guard will further support those emergency response efforts in the event of a hurricane, natural disasters and other state emergencies. The $3.5 million to establish the Florida State Guard will enable civilians to be trained in the best emergency response techniques. By establishing the Florida State Guard, Florida will become the 23rd state with a state guard recognized by the federal government.
Watch Governor Ron DeSantis’ remarks about the Florida State Guard.
It appears that Governor DeSantis has activated the Florida State Guard to protect Floridians from all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Foreign enemies may include illegal aliens shipped to Florida by Biden. Domestic enemies might be Biden, his administration and members of Congress who support Biden and his draconian policies.
Just some thoughts upon hearing this news after seeing the sign at Governor DeSantis’ news conference stating, “Florida State Guard, Leave Us Alone.”
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