Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III reviewed his first 100 days in office, saying there is measurable progress in his priority areas, but that much more needs to be done.He spoke at a Pentagon news conference, today.39:10 Defending the nation is the top priority and COVID-19 is the most immediate threat, he said.
Guardsmen mistook a vehicle for that of a criminal suspect The National Guard opened fire on two agents of the Sonora Attorney General’s Office Wednesday, killing one and wounding the other in what appears to have been a case of mistaken identity.The incident occurred yesterday afternoon on a dirt road near the Ejido San Isidro, about 30 kilometers from the city of Caborca.
|Updated: seconds ago BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - This year, the North Dakota National Guard has deployed black hawk helicopters twice to assist ground crews fighting wildfires in the western part of the state.The call to action is not as simple as it may seem.
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Gov.Mike Parson on Thursday announced the state has begun scaling back the National Guard's involvement in COVID-19 mass vaccination events.The move comes as demand for COVID-19 vaccines has decreased significantly in recent weeks.The seven-day average for daily coronavirus vaccines administered in Missouri peaked on April 11 at 54,507 per day.
WASHINGTON — A bill introduced this week in the House seeks to bolster the National Guard’s ability to respond to cyber threats, including critical infrastructure attacks in their states.The National Guard Cybersecurity Support Act, introduced by Rep. Andy Kim, D-New Jersey, and Rep. Joe Wilson, R-South Carolina, would give governors the ability to decide when and how to deploy their state’s National Guard to stand off against increasing cyberattacks that could impact various agencies and services, such a water supplies or the electrical grid.
JEFFERSON CITY Missouri will phase out its state-sponsored mass vaccinations by next month, Gov.Mike Parson announced Thursday.Starting in June, the Missouri National Guard will use only “targeted” teams in underserved areas of Kansas City and Missouri.Events scheduled in May will still be held.
MEADE COUNTY, S.D.— From April 24 to May 2, soldiers with the South Dakota National Guard 842nd Engineer Company partnered with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks to refurbished the observation deck near the summit of Bear Butte as part of an Innovative Readiness Training project.
– ARLINGTON, Va. — Ten million moms, dads, grandparents, friends, co-workers and neighbors are now vaccinated thanks to the ongoing efforts of National Guard members who are administering shots “in the communities where they live and serve.” Those words came from Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, during a media roundtable from the Pentagon yesterday.
ILLINOIS (WAND) - Illinois will enter the bridge COVID-19 reopening phase on May 14, Gov.JB Pritzker said Thursday.The governor talked about the latest in pandemic statistics Thursday, saying concerning rise in hospitalizations seen a few weeks ago has stabilized.The continuing administration of COVID-19 vaccines is also a factor, as the state has given over 9.6 million doses.
DULUTH — Mya Kunst was a little disappointed to not have the traditional graduation ceremony when she completed her basic training for the Minnesota National Guard in December."Usually, you have about 10 people come and support you during graduation, but due to COVID, we could not have that," she said.
COVID-19 Moderna vaccines will be administered from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 13 at the National Guard,2929 Scanlan Rd., for those who walked in during the initial National Guard clinic.This site will also be offering Kansas Department of Health and Environment free COVID-19 testing, generating results in 1-2 days.
Abram Markofski is 4th active service member to face federal charges in connection with Jan. 6 attack Abram Markofski.(DOJ) (Newser) – A soldier with Wisconsin's National Guard was arrested and charged for his role in the Capitol riot, after investigators say he drove with an associate to DC to attend a rally supporting then-President Trump.
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.– The St. Joseph County VA Health Care Center will be hosting a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, May 15.The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Center in Mishawaka.Those eligible to receive a vaccine at the clinic include: All Veterans Anyone who served in the U.S. military, to include: National Guard Reserves Coast Guard Commissioned members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or the U.S. Public Health Service Cadets or midshipmen of the U.S. military academies Spouses of Veterans Those in same-sex and common-law marriages.
For Brad Paisley, getting a COVID-19 vaccination shot felt like a patriotic act."I got it at the Ag center (Expo Park) in Williamson County, (Tenn.)" Paisley said."It was emotional.Seeing the National Guard — in many ways on the forefront of defending this country — manning the post of making that (vaccine) available.
The Missouri House approves a bill giving more autonomy to the Missouri National Guard.Under current law, the National Guard is part of the state Department of Public Safety, which oversees both the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the State Emergency Management Agency.The department also oversees the state fire safety office, Veterans’ nursing homes, and regulatory agencies for casinos, alcohol, and tobacco.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The New Mexico police officer accused in a deadly drunk driving crash could face military consequences since he is also a member of the National Guard.“Two people died in this accident, it was a very serious alcohol incident, an alcohol-related incident, and it really is.
A Texas soldier reported sexual harassment. Then, she became the subject of a potentially career-ending investigation
Texas National Guard Sgt.1st Class Nicole Tinker says she knew when she reported that a well-known captain was sexually harassing her that she was risking her career.She correctly anticipated that what happened to her would become the source for chow hall gossip and hostile treatment from fellow soldiers.