Latest U.S. National Guard News

'We the People' at heart of White House holiday decorations

Nov. 28, 2022 18:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — “We the People” is Jill Biden's holiday theme with White House decorations designed for “the people” to see themselves in the tree ornaments, mantel displays, mirrors and do-it-yourself creations that have turned the mansion's public spaces into a winter wonderland. ...

Ukraine searches monastic complex, prompts anger in Moscow

Nov. 22, 2022 10:00 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s counter-intelligence service, police officers and the country's National Guard on Tuesday searched one of the most famous Orthodox Christian sites in the capital, Kyiv, after a priest spoke favorably about Russia – Ukraine’s invader – during a service. ...

Ritchie Boys proposed for a Congressional Gold Medal

Nov. 20, 2022 09:04 AM EST

CASCADE, Md. (AP) — Gideon Kantor first arrived at what was then Camp Ritchie in Cascade as a teenager in 1943. An arduous journey from his birthplace — Vienna, Austria — to the U.S. Army camp on South Mountain had taken him to various stops in Europe as his family attempted to...

'Slow day:' Guard emails don't match Noem border 'war' talk

Nov. 04, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem described the U.S. border with Mexico as a “war zone” last year when she sent dozens of state National Guard troops there, saying they'd be on the front lines of stopping drug smugglers and human traffickers. But records...

Army probes whether troops wrongly targeted in bonus scandal

Nov. 03, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Years after about 1,900 National Guard and Reserve soldiers were swept up in a recruiting bonus scandal, U.S. Army investigators are reviewing the cases and correcting records because some individuals were wrongly blamed and punished, Army officials said Thursday. ...

Indiana GOP touts candidate's brief Army service in ads

Oct. 28, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new television ad introduces the Republican seeking Indiana’s top elections office as “U.S. Army veteran Diego Morales,” while military records show he served less than four months of active service. A commercial that began airing this week and another...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 21, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Trump did not sign an order to...

Ex-Pence aide shrugs off doubts in Indiana election post bid

Oct. 19, 2022 02:18 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former Mike Pence aide is sidestepping previous support for tighter voting restrictions and doubts about the 2020 presidential vote as he tries to avoid turbulence in his campaign for what would typically be a little-noticed election win by a Republican seeking Indiana’s...

New Jan. 6 footage shows Pelosi, leaders as crisis unfolded

Oct. 13, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As rioters stormed through the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was sheltering in a secure location and trying to do what her job demands: take charge of a situation. “There has to be some way,” she told colleagues, "we can maintain the...

Mexican congress approves keeping military in police work

Oct. 13, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Congress has approved a constitutional reform that allows the armed forces to continue performing domestic law enforcement duties through 2028. Putting soldiers on the streets to fight crime was long viewed as a stopgap measure to fight drug gang...