Latest U.S. National Guard News

1st African American named NV Air Guard's adjutant general

Aug. 19, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 32-year veteran of the National Guard who worked as assistant Reno police chief and a casino executive has been named as the Nevada Air National Guard's first African-American adjutant general in its 154-year history. Gov. Steve Sisloak announced 60-year-old Ondra Berry's appointment on...

Indiana National Guard soldier dies training at Fort Hood

Aug. 17, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana National Guard says one of its soldiers has died during training at Fort Hood, Texas. It says 29-year-old Staff Sgt. Andrew Michael St. John of Greenwood died Thursday night in a tactical vehicle accident. The Guard says the cause of his death is under investigation and no...

New general in Louisiana National Guard

Aug. 17, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

PINEVILLE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana National Guard's newest general is a high school assistant principal and sports coach in daily life. Damian "Keith" Waddell of Lake Charles was promoted to brigadier general Saturday recently at Camp Beauregard in Pineville, according to a news release. His new rank...

Uruguayan military ship makes stop in Connecticut

Aug. 17, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A military ship from Uruguay is making a stop in Connecticut and will be open for free public tours this weekend. The Capitan Miranda is scheduled to be at the New London Pier and will be open to the public from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The 210-foot,...

Nevada Army National Guard unit to deploy to Afghanistan

Aug. 16, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada Army National Guard unit is headed to Afghanistan, the first of five Guard units set to deploy in coming months. A mobilization ceremony will be held Tuesday in Las Vegas for the 30 soldiers of the 3665th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company's 10-month mission in...

West Virginia National Guard soldiers prepare for deployment

Aug. 16, 2019 5:08 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than 500 West Virginia National Guard soldiers are deploying to the Middle East. Gov. Jim Justice's office says the soldiers are deploying along with members of the North Carolina National Guard as part of a mission to support partner nations. The West Virginia soldiers belong...

Woman who sued Indiana Guard leader criticizes retirement

Aug. 15, 2019 5:52 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A woman says she's upset that the Indiana National Guard's leader was allowed to retire just days after she filed a lawsuit accusing him retaliating against her for reporting his alleged affair with a subordinate. Adjutant General Courtney Carr submitted his resignation to Gov. Eric...

Virginia National Guard to name armory for vet with NC ties

Aug. 14, 2019 4:46 AM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Virginia National Guard is naming an armory after a World War II veteran who was a combat medic on D-Day. The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports the armory in Norfolk will be renamed Wednesday in honor of Arnold Lindblad Sr., who died 16 years ago. His daughters, Karen...

Trial delayed for man charged with stealing WWII dog tags

Aug. 13, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge has agreed to postpone a trial for a Virginia National Guard soldier charged with stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland. A trial was scheduled to start Wednesday for Robert Rumsby of Fredericksburg,...

Gabbard takes presidential campaign break for Army training

Aug. 13, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is taking two weeks off from her 2020 Democratic presidential campaign to participate in Army National Guard training. Gabbard announced the two-week break in a statement Monday. She will return to the campaign trail on Aug. 25. Gabbard is a major in...