Latest U.S. National Guard News

National Guard helping with COVID-19 response to withdraw

Jun. 18, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The more than 1,500 Mississippi National Guard members who have been working throughout the state over the course of the coronavirus pandemic to help with COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and other initiatives are being withdrawn next month, Gov. Tate Reeves said Friday....

Guard member to get heroism medal for skiers' rescue

Jun. 17, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

JERICHO, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott on Friday will award the Soldier's Medal to a Vermont National Guard member who risked his life in rescuing two lost and injured skiers in Stowe last year. Sgt. First Class Dustin Dearborn, who was assigned to the Army Mountain...

New vaccine lottery announced for military in Washington

Jun. 17, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announced a new COVID-19 vaccine incentive lottery for the state’s military, family members and veterans because the federal government wasn’t sharing individual vaccine status of those groups with the state and there were...

Military defends Jan. 6 response as House steps up probes

Jun. 15, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Army leader defended the Pentagon’s response to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, telling a House panel Tuesday that the National Guard was delayed for hours because it had to properly prepare for the deployment and that senior military leaders had...

Mexican president to make National Guard part of army

Jun. 15, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Tuesday he plans to make the National Guard part of the army, erasing the thin pretense of a civilian-controlled force that was used to gain approval for its creation two years ago. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador...

Brazil OKs national guard to Indigenous area after attacks

Jun. 14, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's government on Monday authorized the dispatch of national guard troops to its largest Indigenous territory in the Amazon following attacks by illegal miners on the Yanomami people. The Justice Ministry authorized the deployment, which was...

Nevada Air National Guard has 1st female instructor pilot

Jun. 12, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Maj. Sarah Spy wanted to be a pilot since she was a little girl. Now, at 37, she has become the first female flight instructor pilot for the Nevada Air National Guard. “It’s pretty exciting,” Spy told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “It’s kind...

Mississippi National Guard units training in California

Jun. 12, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi National Guard says its soldiers are training in California throughout the month of June. A National Guard news release says Mississippi units are working with units from other states at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin. ...

Kansas National Guard airmen involved in accident identified

Jun. 10, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities identified on Thursday Staff Sgt. Wesley Kubie as the Kansas Air National Guard airman who was killed when a Humvee overturned during a training accident. The 30-year-old Salina man was among members of the Salina-based 284th Air Support...

1 killed, 2 injured in Kansas Air National Guard accident

Jun. 09, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Air National Guard airman was killed and two others were injured Tuesday afternoon when their Humvee overturned during a training accident, authorities said. The members of the Salina-based 284th Air Support Operations Squadron were training...