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‘Clear the Capitol,’ Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows

Apr. 10, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling demand. “Clear the...

New Mexico governor gets request to send troops to US border

Apr. 09, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell on Friday asked Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to deploy New Mexico National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border as more migrant families and unaccompanied children arrive, but the Democratic governor's office suggested that she redirect her...

Governor appoints first woman to lead Arizona National Guard

Apr. 08, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday appointed Brig. Gen. Kerry Muehlenbeck to be the first female leader of the Arizona National Guard and the state's emergency management agency as it enters a second year on the front lines in combatting COVID-19. As adjutant...

Alaska woman is 1st infantrywoman in state's national guard

Apr. 01, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska woman has made history by becoming the first infantrywoman in the Alaska National Guard. Serita Unin, a Cup'ik woman, joined the National Guard in 2009 as a generator mechanic and said combat jobs were not available for women at the time,...

Reversing Trump, Pentagon releases new transgender policies

Mar. 31, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Wednesday swept away Trump-era policies that largely banned transgender people from serving in the military, issuing new rules that offer them wider access to medical care and assistance with gender transition. The new department...

60 Vermont Army National Guard soldiers deploy Tuesday

Mar. 30, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — More Vermont Army National Guard soldiers are heading overseas. WCAX-TV reports that 60 soldiers are leaving Tuesday for U.S. Central Command, which covers the Middle East. About 950 Vermont Guard members are being...

Tinkham, former leader of Maine National Guard, dies at 73

Mar. 29, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Retired Maj. Gen. Joseph E. Tinkham II,former leader of the Maine National Guard, has died after a years-long battle with cancer, the national guard announced. He was 73. Tinkham served more than 37 years in the U.S. Army and Maine National Guard,...

Business as usual: Thousands cross Mexico's southern border

Mar. 26, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

FRONTERA COROZAL, Mexico (AP) — On the day this week that Mexico imposed new measures to shut down migrant crossings at its southern border, some 1,200 made the trip at a single remote jungle outpost without showing a document to anyone. A man who helped board the...

Pelosi taps DC National Guard head to lead House security

Mar. 26, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maj. Gen. William Walker, commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard, was tapped Friday to become the House’s first African American sergeant-at-arms as Congress sorts through the grave security failings revealed by the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. ...

Guard to hold virtual town hall, answer public's questions

Mar. 24, 2021 02:06 AM EDT

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont adjutant general and other leaders of the Vermont National Guard are holding a virtual town hall on Thursday to discuss some topics related to the Guard and take questions from the public, officials said. The topics to be discussed...