National Guard Troops Posted at Three Major Airports

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, August 10, 2006

Travelers at San Francisco, Los Angeles and Oakland airports will see guards much like they did after 9/11—in uniform and carrying long guns.

National Guard troops will be on hand, ready to assist local authorities in enhanced searches and security.   Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger activated the deployment of three hundred soldiers, in the face of heightened security alerts.  

 “The exact duties will be determined by airport authorities, and they will remain deployed until the national threat alert is lowered back to yellow…” 

Schwarzenegger says he’s been assured that the threat was to overseas flights, rather than specific targets in the United States.  The Head of the California National Guard says troops have been called off their jobs to serve.