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Prediction: we’ll have a market crash on Oct 2nd or 3rd. I just want to put it out there so if it does happen I can say “told ya so!”.

This below is just FYI.

Brigade homeland tours start Oct. 1

3rd Infantry”s 1st BCT trains for a new dwell-time mission. Helping ‘people at home” may become a permanent part of the active Army
By Gina Cavallaro – Staff writer
Posted : Monday Sep 8, 2008 6:15:06 EDT

Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.

But this new mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for federal homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities.

They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack.

P.S. Sometimes I get these aweful pangs, like something is pulling me out. I wish I was off this continent.