About Us


PASDF is a new organization that is structured under the guide lines of a Volunteer State Defense Force. This organizations goal is to become a recognized State Guard. We are not a Militia, we are an unarmed uniformed organizaation. A recognized State Defense Force follows guidance from the State Guard Association of the US and falls under State Government and the National Guard. Presently our capabilities are focused on Search & Rescue. As we grow our intent is to become a State Guard Organization. Link to the State Guard Association of The United States http://www.sgaus.org/ This will give you a better understanding of what we are looking to do with this unit.
The PASDF is looking for members to join. We conduct training on a monthly basis, once a month on a designated Saturday and or Sunday, and at times respond and assist in missing persons searches or disaster relief . The organization is structured under a military type uniformed program. The age limits are 15 to 17 with parental consent and 18 – 70 for adults. For adult members there is a background check required. Anyone can join. There is no obligation or contract, other than the training we do once a month and your availability for a search in support of others in need. We are looking for retired military, prior service, any branch is welcomed. Members of the community with no experience who want to be a part of this organization. Members of the police, fire, ambulance, etc. All are welcome. To join e-mail your contact information to george.karelas@pasdf.us or submit your request through our contact page. 

Unit Locations:  Easton PA & Pittsburg PA

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