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Commonwealth of Erie National Guard
The National Guard is the main armed force of the Commonwealth of Erie. As written in the Constitution, the National Guard is to act as the standing military for the Commonwealth, and may be used as a standing army in times of war and peace.
As of 2013 the military had 38,500 active personnel and 14,500 reserve personnel. They are active within the nation, having been formed under federal law as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania three years before the eruption.
Army National Guard
Being the largest branch with 30,000 active and 10,000 reserve, the Army National Guard of the Commonwealth is equipped with a mixture of pre- and post-Yellowstone weaponry and equipment.
|M75 Rifle||31,000||Main Battle Rifle|
|M1 Garand||8000||Reserve/Sniper Rifle|
|M1917 Enfield||12,000||Training, ROTC, police rifle|
|M3 Allegheny||453||Medium Machine Gun (Modified)|
|Allegheny Automatic Rifle||2180||Squad Assault Weapon (Indigenous Variants)|
|BT-03 Firefly||45||Main Battle Tank|
|TT-93 Striker Armored Personnel Carrier||100||Primary Troop Transport|
|Erie Off-road 4x4||340||Light Armored/Reconnaissance/Transport|
Air National Guard
The Air National Guard is the second largest branch with 5000 active and 3000 reserve. The main goal of the Air National Guard is the defense of the national airspace and ability to provide logistic and air support to the army and navy.
The Air National Guard was founded in 1976 as a separate entity from the Army. The first aircraft operated by it were F4F Wildcat fighter planes.
The Navy National Guard's mission is to defend the maritime borders of the Commonwealth, provide fire support for the Army, and in certain situations perform amphibious landings. It has 3500 active and 1500 reserve.
|Erie-class Destroyer||4||Main Surface Ships|
|Ontario-class Patrol Boat||20||Patrol Boat|
|Seaway-class Landing Craft||7||Landing Ships|
|Yarrow-class Resupply Ship||4||Supply Ship|
|Lycoming AP-01||18||Maritime Patrol/light bomber|
|Lycoming LS-06||24||Scout Airplane|
National Police Force
The National Police Force is an internal governmental body responsible for securing the borders, guarding important governmental sites, patrolling federal properties and supporting local police forces. They also lead federal investigations and can arrest citizens on charges of federal crimes.
Another job is to act as an auxiliary paramilitary force in times of war. They currently employ 18,900 officers and 2400 civilians.
|M1 Garand||3710||Standard Issue Rifle|
|M1911||14,350||Standard Issue Sidearm|
|MS-83||840||Standard Issue Shotgun|
|Erie Aero||850||Main Patrol Car|
|Erie Off-road 4x4||374||Off-road Vehicle|
The Coast Guard is responsible for maritime patrol and policing, operating small boats, cutters and a few aircraft. It was originally the primary maritime combat force for the Commonwealth until in 1963 the governor signed an executive order creating the Naval National Guard. Ironically, the Coast Guard is almost as powerful as the Navy.
|Prescott-class Cutter||12||Primary Patrol Vessels|
|Stealth-class Patrol Boat||10||Light Coastal and River Patrol Craft|
|Lycoming AP-01||4||Search and Rescue Aircraft|
Civil Air Command