Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Militarized Hood River

This Stryker fighting vehicle was recently on display in Hood River as a recruitment tool for the local national guard.

As a city dweller, I rarely see militarization (beyond the police).

This unit trains in The Dalles, a town about 20 miles east of Hood River.

I chatted with one of the officers who felt grateful the guard had mostly paid for his college. I just wish US involvement in foreign wars wasn’t such a tale of woe.  

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