It is truly a Pity when a state decides to close down there State Defense Force. State guards have been giving valuable service to their state their nation and their communities since the founding of our country. Though most people confuse this with the National Guard they are incorrect. The true militia are the State Defense Forces Allowed by both state and federal laws under United States code 32:109. When Oregon shut their Defense Force down they said it would be temporary. Oregon has yet showed an interest in the reactivation from the temporary suspension.
With state defense force members looking to go back to duty after the suspension lift they've come to the conclusion the state is not going to do it so they decided to take matters into their own hands. A small group of former members are now leading the reactivation for the Oregon State Defense Force renamed in a late 2017 Oregon bill to no longer be known as a Defense Force but to be classified as and known by the Oregon State Civil Defense Force. These members decided to educate their communities to draw an interest and to fight the state for the rights to reactivate the former Oregon State Defense Force. To get involved in the movement visit Oregon State Civil Defense on Facebook.