The Federal government did not react well to Fort Lee’s public announcement that they stood ready to stop any and all attempts to kill former Vice President Freemon and his remaining family. First they denied that any kill-orders existed. Then they ordered other military commands to kill every last soldier of the Fort Lee garrison for their mutiny against their rightful chain of command. The remaining military still under their command did not react well to those orders either. The First Fighter Wing in Langley not only refused to follow them, but then started flying active cover for both Lexington and Fort Lee. Those military and law enforcement units that followed orders quickly found themselves outgunned by those willing to block said orders. Some stepped back from the brink. Some did not.