Latest U.S. National Guard News

Report: Mexico's immigration enforcement relies on military

May. 24, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s immigration enforcement is increasingly militarized with the armed forces and National Guard now accounting for more migrant detentions than immigration agents, according to a report published Tuesday by six nongovernmental organizations. The human...

Retired Army warrant officers can now join Tennessee Guard

May. 24, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Beginning this month, warrant officers retired from active duty in the U.S. Army will be able to join the Tennessee National Guard. The program has been talked about for years, but Tennessee is the first to implement it, Brig. Gen. Warner Ross, Tennessee’s...

Honolulu Police Commission picks Logan for new police chief

May. 24, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The former head of the Hawaii National Guard was chosen Monday to be Honolulu's new police chief. The Honolulu Police Commission chose retired Army Maj. Gen. Arthur “Joe" Logan from among four finalists. Logan takes over from Interim Chief Rade...

Weather Service confirms 3 tornadoes hit Indiana on Saturday

May. 23, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three tornadoes, one of which toppled a church steeple at the Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury, hit parts of central and south-central Indiana on Saturday as a wave of severe thunderstorms swept across the state, the National Weather Service said. A...

EXPLAINER: Who were Mariupol's last defenders?

May. 21, 2022 06:42 AM EDT

The Ukrainian forces who made a determined last stand in a Mariupol steel mill against Russian troops were a mixture of seasoned soldiers, border guards, a controversial national guard regiment and volunteers who took up arms in the weeks before Russia’s invasion. As Russia...

National Guard to help with northeastern Minnesota flooding

May. 19, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

ST. PAUL (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday activated the National Guard to help control record flooding in areas of northeastern Minnesota. Emergency management officials in St. Louis and Koochiching counties requested the assistance to deal with high water caused by heavy...

Governor, lawmakers highlight support for military families

May. 19, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear was joined by Republican lawmakers to highlight recently passed legislation to support military families. One measure expands the Military Family Assistance Trust Fund to provide money for emergency expenses for members of...

Feds: National Guard members on state duty can join unions

May. 18, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Department of Justice has given the green light to National Guard members on active duty for their states to join labor unions, despite a U.S. law that makes it a felony for military personnel on active federal duty to unionize. The department on Tuesday...

Tennessee National Guardsmen honored for medical evacuation

May. 18, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four members of the Tennessee National Guard were honored recently for a lifesaving medical evacuation in the Smokies. The members of the 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion responded last June after a 17-year-old girl was attacked by a bear while camping...

'Yes, I'm a Trump girl': WVa Guard member charged in riot

May. 16, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A part-time member of the West Virginia National Guard who authorities say was wearing a sweatshirt that read “Yes, I'm a Trump girl” inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda has been charged with participating in the January 2021 riot. Jamie Lynn Ferguson was...