Tag Archives: National Guard

Convicted National Guardsman Rioter Still With Unit

Military.com reports: A Wisconsin National Guardsman who pleaded guilty to charges related to his role in the assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, is being removed from the military, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. However, he has been allowed to continue his military training for a year after he was first charged, …

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Pentagon To Deploy National Guard Ahead Of Convoys

The Associated Press reports: The Pentagon has approved the deployment of 700 unarmed National Guard troops to the nation’s capital as it prepares for trucker convoys that are planning protests against pandemic restrictions beginning next week. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved the request Tuesday from the District of Columbia government and the U.S. Capitol Police, the Pentagon said in a …

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National Guard May Deploy Against DC Trucker Convoy

Politico reports: The Pentagon said Tuesday it is considering a request to deploy the National Guard to provide assistance ahead of trucker protests that could halt traffic around the nation’s capital as soon as this week. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said the department received a request for Guard support from the U.S. Capitol Police and the D.C. government, but …

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Maine Gov Activates National Guard To Help Hospitals

Via press release from Maine Gov. Janet Mills: Governor Janet Mills announced today that she has activated additional members of the Maine National Guard to help alleviate short-term capacity constraints at hospitals and maintain access to inpatient health care services for Maine people amid a sustained surge of COVID-19. The Governor’s decision follows discussions with Maine’s hospital systems and comes …

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Generals Accused Of Lying About Capitol Riot Response

Politico reports: A former D.C. National Guard official is accusing two senior Army leaders of lying to Congress and participating in a secret attempt to rewrite the history of the military’s response to the Capitol riot. In a 36-page memo, Col. Earl Matthews, who held high-level National Security Council and Pentagon roles during the Trump administration, slams the Pentagon’s inspector …

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NY May Bring In National Guard To Aid Health Workers

The New York Times reports: Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York is considering calling in the National Guard and recruiting medical professionals from other states to cover looming staff shortages at hospitals and other facilities as the likelihood grows that tens of thousands of health care workers will not meet the state’s deadlines for mandated vaccinations. In a statement released …

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National Guard Asked To Assist During Rally For Rioters

CNN reports: US Capitol Police have requested DC National Guard assistance ahead of planned right-wing protests scheduled for this Saturday at the Capitol, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said Wednesday. “We have received a request from Capitol Police for some assistance for this weekend’s protests, scheduled protests. I’m not going to detail the specific request,” Kirby said. US Capitol Police …

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GOP Idaho Gov Deploys National Guard In “Last Ditch Effort To Avoid Activating Crisis Standards Of Care”

Via press release from Idaho Gov. Brad Little: Governor Brad Little announced today a last-ditch effort to avoid the first-ever activation of statewide crisis standards of care by adding hundreds of new medical personnel for Idaho hospitals, but he said the real solution to the crisis is more Idahoans choosing to receive the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. Nearly all …

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GA Gov: 2500 National Guard Troops To Help On COVID

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Gov. Brian Kemp committed up to 2,500 Georgia National Guard troops Monday to fighting the surge of COVID-19 cases across the state. While the 105 Guard members Kemp deployed to 10 hard-hit hospitals last week were medically trained, the newly assigned troops will be given non-medical assignments, the governor said. He said hospital executives have told …

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National Guard Deployed To Assist Kentucky Hospitals

CNN reports: Kentucky hospital officials high-fived one another during a news conference Monday as they learned multiple National Guard teams would be deployed to hospitals across the state dealing with rising Covid-19 cases and hospital staffing shortages. Between 21 and 25 of the state’s regional hospitals are at a critical staffing shortage stage, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said in a …

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Oregon Gov Deploys National Guard To Help Hospitals

Axios reports: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) said Friday she is deploying up to 1,500 National Guard troops to support hospitals as Delta continues to reach across the United States. 733 Oregonians are currently hospitalized with severe cases, including 185 in intensive care, Brown said. “I know this is not the summer many of us envisioned, with over 2.5 million …

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DC Requests National Guard Ahead Of Chauvin Verdict

CNN reports: The Army is preparing to approve a request for DC National Guard forces to deploy as soon as Monday night if there is unrest in the wake of the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, according to a US defense official. The move comes amid nationwide tensions after recent police killings of Americans of color and as cities …

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PA National Guard Activated Ahead Of Chauvin Verdict

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Philadelphia officials and community leaders Friday outlined plans for increased emergency operations and law enforcement staffing, while Gov. Tom Wolf activated more than 1,000 Pennsylvania National Guard members to the city in preparation for any potential unrest following the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin. At the request of the city, Wolf signed a proclamation …

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Man Holds National Guard Vaccine Caravan At Gunpoint After Multiple Attempts To Run Them All Off The Road

Lubbock’s NBC News affiliate reports: An Arizona man has been arrested after he cut off and held at gunpoint a caravan of National Guardsmen transporting COVID-19 vaccines to Matador, Texas around 7 a.m. this morning, according to Idalou Police. Larry Harris, of Willcox, Arizona, is accused of following three National Guardsmen vans from Love’s Travel Station on East Regis Street …

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Task Force: DC Needs Permanent National Guard Force

Military.com reports: A task force charged with making recommendations to boost congressional security after a deadly Jan. 6 pro-Trump mob assault on Capitol Hill has proposed establishing a permanent military presence ready to go at a moment’s notice in Washington, D.C. The security review, led by retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who ran military relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina, …

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National Guard General: Pentagon Waited Over Three Hours To Approve Sending Troops To Capitol [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Senior Pentagon officials took more than three hours to approve sending National Guard troops to the Capitol as it was being violently breached on Jan. 6, even as troops were loaded on buses and ready to go, the commanding general of the D.C. National Guard testified Wednesday. William Walker told senators that senior Pentagon leaders did not approve …

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National Guard Braces Over QAnon March 4th Threats

Salon reports: Nearly 5,000 National Guard troops are expected to stay in Washington for at least another three weeks amid concerns over potential violence from QAnon adherents, some of whom believe former President Donald Trump will be inaugurated on March 4. The Trump Organization appears to have taken notice of the chatter too. The Trump International Hotel in Washington has …

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National Guard To Remain In DC Through March 31st

Politico reports: The deployment for the entire D.C. National Guard has been extended until March 31 in anticipation of “civil disturbance” throughout the nation’s capital, according to a memo obtained by POLITICO on Tuesday. The extended deployment was confirmed by a National Guard spokesperson. The new orders suggest that law enforcement agencies in the nation’s capital are preparing for potential …

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200 National Guard Members In DC Test COVID+

The Wall Street Journal reports: Nearly 200 members of the National Guard deployed to Washington in the days leading up to Wednesday’s presidential inauguration have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and some officials fear cramped rest and working quarters contributed to the spread, defense officials said. Approximately 26,000 Guard members from all 50 states, three territories and the District …

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Two National Guard Members Removed For Militia Ties

The Associated Press reports: Two U.S. Army National Guard members are being removed from the security mission to secure Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration. A U.S. Army official and a senior U.S. intelligence official say the two National Guard members have been found to have ties to fringe right group militias. No plot against Biden was found. The Army official and …

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