Comment: These guys are actually National Guard.

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These guys are actually National Guard.

They are the New York Army National Guard's 24th Civil Support Team.

"A Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD-CST or CST) advises civilian responders in the event of a suspected weapon of mass destruction attack. CSTs are federally funded National Guard units established under Presidential Decision Directive 39. There are 57 fulltime teams: one in every U.S. state, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the US Virgin Islands, and an additional team each in California, Florida and New York."

Here are more photos of them: http://imgur.com/a/YrTOK

Here is a photo of some of them wearing vests identifying them as CST: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2013/apr/15/boston-m...

The vehicles they are using are identical to those used by other Army National Guard CSTs as well, as can be seen here: http://www.oregon.gov/omd/pages/pressrelease/2010/02-22-10pr...

As for their use of non-standard uniforms instead of the Army Combat Uniform, here is an earlier picture from 2011 of a member of the 24th CST wearing khaki and black: http://www.bnl.gov/newsroom/news.php?a=22521

As to why two of them were seen wearing Craft apparel, Craft International provides training programs to police and military, and it is likely that the whole team received training from Craft and received the apparel from them.

Their presence does lend credence to the idea that authorities may have had prior intelligence of a possible bombing, or were in fact holding a drill that day.

Sources: http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/fort-hamilton-anti-ter...

http://killerapps.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/04/16/nat_gua...

See my post on it here: http://www.dailypaul.com/282579/identity-of-the-men-in-black...

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