An Army National Guardswoman and part-time band instructor for Mountain Ridge High School was outed this week for her involvement in the local neo-Nazi and white nationalist scene.  Left Coast Right Watch first reported on Ashley Drago’s marriage to David Ryan Drake, who was convicted of manslaughter in 2007 for a racial motivated stabbing. After being released from prison and finding it difficult to maintain employment because his name was easily tied to his neo-Nazi beliefs, he legally changed it to Aleksander Drago. The Dragos are both allegedly involved in a local neo-Nazi club that is part of a larger network of extremist organizations aimed at recruiting younger men. These “active clubs” have harassed the LGBTQ+ community and spread antisemitism. (…) Ashley Drago is a member of the Arizona Army National Guard, where she plays saxophone for the 108th Army Band and has been pictured in Instagram photos posted by the Army. The band was slated to perform for Gov. Katie Hobbs earlier this week at a Memorial Day service; the Governor’s Office declined to comment if she was a part of the service. (…) Ashley Drago appears to be behind a Telegram account associated with the Arizona active club that pushes “TradWife” beliefs. The TradWife Movement aims to instill ideas of the 1950s housewife, but have many beliefs that are rooted in white supremacist ideology.  LCRW found that she can be seen in multiple posts made by the account.  The account has made references to white nationalist talking points and made antisemitic comments while posting symbols used by neo-Nazis.  Photos of Ashley Drago appear in numerous photos of the 108th Army Band including one of her wedding overseen and attended by white supremacists.

via azmirror: An Arizona guardswoman and high school teacher was exposed as a neo-Nazi

siehe auch: MEET THE KILLER NEO-NAZI MASSEUSE AND HIS SAX-PLAYING ARMY RESERVIST TRADWIFE. (…) On May 25, 2021 Drago legally married Ashley June Krogstad. That November, Drago and Krogstad would hold an outdoor “handfasting” wedding ceremony that was “officiated” by Joseph Rozanek, an organizer and “gothi” with the whites-only Asatru Folk Assembly. Wedding guests would include other members of the neo-Völkisch hate group, an organization that blends a distorted version of paganism with white supremacy. (…) In February, TAC-AZ and Tribal Arya Society helped to organize “HyperboreaFest,” a Utah camping trip alongside multiple Patriot Front cells and former Rise Above Movement member Ryan Sanchez, who now lives in Glendale, Arizona. The hike included a bonfire of Pride flags and fliers for a conference on gender identity at the University of Colorado. The multiple Tribal Arya Society and TAC-AZ Telegram, Gab and Twitter accounts would attempt to obscure the faces of members at these meetups, but several of those same photos were unblurred on Asatru Folk Assembly’s social media. (…) While Active Clubs are normally exclusive to men, TAC-AZ footage often features a woman working out and dropping racist propaganda alongside the group. The woman also appears in photos and videos on Tribal Arya Society’s social media and two other Telegram accounts: “TheModernTradwife” and “ModernTradwife.”  In multiple posts on those accounts in which the woman’s identity is obscured, she has a similar build, clothing and hairstyle as Ashley June Drago (née Krogstad). In other posts, however, Ashley Drago could be seen with little to no attempt to hide her identity. In one video posted by ModernTradwife, Ashley Drago raises up a drinking horn as the text overlaid reads “Embrace Tradition.” This is from a TAC-AZ outing that was censored on their own account. “Wholesome Midwest childhood” the caption of one photo reads. “First post flashback. ‘Tis yours truly.” “Anonymous reveal,” reads another image shared to TheModernTradwife. Though her face is censored in this post, the unique wallpaper behind Ashley Drago matches the wallpaper in her husband’s work bio photo. In a video celebrating Oktoberfest in Tempe, Arizona, the woman is blurred but no attempt was made to obscure Ryan Drago’s face, who has his arm around her. (…) Ashley Drago appears in numerous photos on the 108th Army Band’s instagram and Facebook page, including in an image from her white supremacist “handfasting” wedding ceremony. Her uniform displays her married name: “Drago.”  On February 5, 2024, a post on the 108th Army Band social media announced she had been promoted to sergeant.

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