Latest U.S. National Guard News

Senator asks Air Force head to halt whistleblower discharge

Nov. 22, 2019 1:54 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin asked the head of the Air Force on Friday to halt discharge proceedings against a Wisconsin Air National Guard whistleblower until investigators determine whether his commanders are retaliating against him for complaining about sexual assaults in his unit....

Guard general won’t oust whistleblower until probe ends

Nov. 20, 2019 5:34 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard’s leader won’t finalize the discharge of a whistleblower whose sexual assault allegations triggered two federal probes until an investigation into whether his commanders are retaliating against him ends. Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar said in a...

The Latest: Guard clarifies whistleblower reprisal probe

Nov. 20, 2019 12:53 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to discharge a Wisconsin National Guard sexual assault whistleblower (all times local): 11:55 a.m. The Wisconsin National Guard’s leader is shedding more light on who’s investigating whether commanders are retaliating against a soldier who reported...

Students, National Guard, team up for MRE cooking contest

Nov. 20, 2019 1:02 AM EST

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire high school students and the National Guard are teaming up for a cooking competition using Meals Ready to Eat as their inspiration. The 2019 Chopped Challenge on Wednesday at Salem High School is in the style of “Chopped” or “Iron Chef America.”...

Red Arrow troops return from Afghanistan

Nov. 18, 2019 2:58 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — About 200 soldiers from the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s Red Arrow Brigade are back in the United States after a stint in Afghanistan. The soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry returned to Fort Bliss in Texas on Sunday. They will demobilize at that base before...

Polish soldiers train with National Guard in West Virginia

Nov. 16, 2019 3:06 PM EST

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — Members of the Polish Territorial Defense Forces have been training with the West Virginia National Guard and Special Forces near Elkins. The Inter-Mountain reports the Polish troops were participating in the Guard’s Ridge Runner program, which focuses on irregular warfare. Olga...

Wisconsin Guard whistleblower fighting discharge decision

Nov. 14, 2019 4:35 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin National Guard sergeant whose complaints spurred investigations into sexual misconduct in his unit is fighting his commanders’ decision to discharge him. Wisconsin Air National Guard Master Sgt. Jay Ellis’ complaints of sexual assault and sexual harassment...

Baldwin asks DOD to investigate Wisconsin discharge decision

Nov. 13, 2019 4:46 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin wants the Department of Defense to investigate whether a Wisconsin National Guard sergeant is being discharged in retaliation for complaining about sexual misconduct in his unit. Master Sgt. Jay Ellis’ complaints about sexual assault and harassment within...

Virginia man pleads guilty in WWII dog tags theft

Nov. 11, 2019 4:47 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Virginia National Guard sergeant accused of stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland has pleaded guilty to a theft charge. Robert Rumsby of Fredericksburg, Virginia, entered a guilty plea to one misdemeanor count of...

$10M to build houses at Louisiana National Guard post

Nov. 11, 2019 3:55 PM EST

CAMP BEAUREGARD, La. (AP) — Louisiana's governor says $10 million in hurricane recovery money will build about 50 houses for Louisiana National Guard members at a post in central Louisiana. Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a news release Monday that the houses will replace mobile homes originally brought in...