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Kentucky National Guard sending 300 members to hospitals

Sep. 14, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky National Guard is expanding its role in assisting hospitals during a surge of COVID-19 cases that has stressed the state's health care infrastructure. The guard is activating 310 additional members in logistical roles to 21 hospitals...

Connecticut National Guard troops heading to Poland

Sep. 12, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 70 members of the Connecticut National Guard are heading to Poland as part of ongoing U.S. military preparedness exercises with European allies. A send-off ceremony was held Sunday at the state armory in Hartford for the Danbury-based...

US flag, sewn at POW camp, settles at Smithsonian

Sep. 11, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Its beginnings were humble, but proud and brave too. An American flag, assembled secretively and at risk in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp, was fashioned out of pieces of red blanket, white bedsheets and blue denim dungarees. ...

Gov. Scott urges Vermonters to display flags on 9/11

Sep. 11, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott is urging Vermonters to display American flags as a way to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. On Friday Scott issued a proclamation urging Vermonters to fly the flags as part of an effort to...

Noem says National Guard troops to return from border

Sep. 03, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced Friday that National Guard troops that she deployed to the U.S. border with Mexico will return later this month. The Republican governor deployed 48 National Guard troops to Texas in...

Mexico president says containing migrants not enough

Sep. 02, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

HUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador expressed frustration with a strategy of containing migrants in the south on Thursday and said he would write to U.S. President Joe Biden to insist that country contribute to his favorite development projects in the...

Even in backup role, federal government supports Ida victims

Sep. 01, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Response to disasters such as Hurricane Ida falls primarily to state and local officials, but the federal government is playing an important support role — making available millions of dollars in aid and coordinating with local officials and private relief groups for...

Even in backup role, federal government supports Ida victims

Aug. 31, 2021 22:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Response to disasters such as Hurricane Ida falls primarily to state and local officials, but the federal government is playing an important support role — making available millions of dollars in aid and coordinating with local officials and private relief groups for...

Idaho governor calls in help amid surge in COVID patients

Aug. 31, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Tuesday called in 220 medical workers available through federal programs and mobilized 150 Idaho National Guard soldiers to deal with a surge in unvaccinated COVID-19 patients that is overwhelming the state’s hospitals. ...

NH National Guard members helping arrivals from Afghanistan

Aug. 31, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Eleven New Hampshire Air National Guard members have gone to New Jersey to assist people arriving from Afghanistan. They left Pease Air National Guard Base over the weekend in support of Operation Allies Refuge, a military operation to airlift...