Latest U.S. National Guard News

Army Guard troops risk dismissal as vaccine deadline looms

Jun. 25, 2022 07:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country — or about 13% of the force — have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and could be forced out of the service. ...

Army Guard troops risk dismissal as vaccine deadline looms

Jun. 25, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country — or about 13% of the force — have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and could be forced out of the service. ...

Panel rejects plan to close Georgia pilot training center

Jun. 20, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A congressional subcommittee has rejected the Biden administration’s proposal to close a training center for military pilots in Georgia. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Monday the decision by the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee is a big step toward...

Florida announces director of newly reactivated state guard

Jun. 15, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

MADEIRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s governor announced the first director of a newly reactivated Florida State Guard on Wednesday to bolster the state’s National Guard with a focus on responding to disasters in the hurricane-prone region. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said the...

House votes to raise minimum gun purchase age to 21

Jun. 14, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — House lawmakers have approved a bill raising the minimum age for anyone in Delaware to legally possess or purchase any rifle, or firearm ammunition, from 18 to 21, the same age requirement for handguns. The bill cleared the House 27-13 on a mostly party-line vote...

GOP candidate Scott Jensen announces crime-fighting plan

Jun. 09, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen announced a crime-fighting plan Thursday that would stiffen penalties for violent crime while boosting the role of the State Patrol and Minnesota National Guard in keeping order. His 10-point proposal would...

Another military plane rolls off Sioux Falls runway

Jun. 01, 2022 08:57 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota National Guard is investigating how another of its planes rolled off a Sioux Falls runway. The Argus Leader reported Tuesday that the F-16C assigned to the 114th Fighter Wing ran off an airport runway that afternoon after returning from a...

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...