MILITARY

Vice Mayor Maxwell B. Chambers has been supporting the Florida national Guard, based in Miramar since 2015. He has co-hosted holiday parties, supported the unit during a recent deployment, attended military family fun days and took part in the homecoming celebrations following the deployment.

The Florida National Guard, like those of other states, provides trained and equipped units for prompt mobilization in case of war or national emergency. Guardsmen may take part in functions ranging from limited actions in non-emergency situations to full-scale law enforcement (martial law) in cases when the governor determines that ordinary law enforcement officials can no longer maintain civil control. The state mission assigned to the National Guard is "to provide trained and disciplined forces for domestic emergencies or as otherwise provided by state law."