June 3, 2076
Nicholas Blake once again proves that he has friends in high places by convincing Ares Arms to outfit the Peoples Militia with new gear. Squads members were seen out this week sporting top of the line Ares Alpha assault rifles and Ares Hoplite security armor. Blake also confirmed that a team from Ares Military Consulting Services was helping with training recruits in the use of the the new equipment and providing general restructuring guidence. When asked about funding Blake stated that Ares was providing the gear free of charge under a community outreach program to provide security for areas underserved by Knight Errant. Rumors are that the militia will soon be deputized as a volunteer "Block Watch" organization operating under Knight Errant’s Seattle Metroplex security contract.