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Montana COVID hospitalizations near 400, more Guard deployed

Sep. 22, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Greg Gianforte said Wednesday he will deploy National Guard soldiers to help overburdened hospital staff in Great Falls, as Montana's rising COVID-19 hospitalizations near 400 and a southwestern Montana hospital reports crisis standards of care are imminent. ...

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...

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...

Poland plans fence on Belarus border, offers aid to migrants

Aug. 23, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland plans to build a fence along its border with Belarus and deploy more soldiers there to stop migrants seeking to enter the European Union nation. The government on Monday also offered to send humanitarian aid to a migrant group stuck at the...

The Latest: Biden warns of IS threat to Kabul evacuation

Aug. 22, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is raising concerns that the Islamic State poses a threat as American troops seek to evacuate thousands of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies from Afghanistan. Biden in remarks at the White House on Sunday noted that the terror group is a...

The Latest: Vietnam calls in army for strict virus lockdown

Aug. 21, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam’s government says it is sending troops to Ho Chi Minh City to help deliver food and aid to households as it further tightens restrictions on people’s movements amid a worsening surge of the coronavirus. The army personnel will be deployed to...

Vietnam calls on army for food delivery ahead of lockdown

Aug. 21, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's government said it is sending troops to Ho Chi Minh City to help deliver food and aid to households as it further tightens restrictions on people’s movements amid a worsening surge of the coronavirus. The army personnel will be deployed...

SD Guard chief says donation didn't affect deployment plans

Aug. 18, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The head of the South Dakota National Guard said Wednesday that Gov. Kristi Noem didn’t tell him she would use a private donation for the deployment to the U.S. border with Mexico until after the mission was already planned. ...

The Latest: Food agency warns of hunger in Afghan conflict

Aug. 18, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — UNITED NATIONS — The head of the U.N. food agency in Afghanistan says a humanitarian crisis is unfolding with 14 million people facing severe hunger following the Taliban takeover of the country. Mary Ellen McGroarty, the World Food...

The Latest: Nations call for safe passage out of Afghanistan

Aug. 15, 2021 23:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Dozens of nations from around the world are calling on all involved in events in Afghanistan to respect and facilitate the departure of foreign nationals and Afghans who wish to leave the country. More than 60 nations released a joint statement Sunday night...