National Guard

Hundreds of DOD personnel supporting Maui recovery efforts

Death toll in the devastating wildfires has risen to 111, with more than 1,000 people still missing.

NATO Plans Record Air Exercise as Finland Joins Alliance

Air Defender 2023 exercise will include 100 U.S. aircraft, 2,000 troops, in “largest transatlantic movement” the Air National Guard has ever done.

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US Troops Are Volunteering to Fly Abortion Seekers Across State Lines

Using personal planes, off duty, and out of uniform, the pilots say it’s their ”patriotic duty” to help Americans.

US Military: Bad Publicity Is Hurting Recruiting. Lawmakers: Fix Your Problems

As services miss end-strength and accession goals, senators at personnel hearing have some blunt suggestions.

Vax Refusal Poised to Deepen National Guard’s End-Strength Shortage

The Guard is missing its goals for the first time in several years, and worse is expected to come.

Trump Wants Concentration Camps and Presidential Control of Domestic Troops

The disgraced former president said the next chief executive should take control of the National Guard from state governors and deploy troops to quell cities.

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National Guard Considering Major Expansion in Indo-Pacific

In an interview, Gen. Dan Hokanson says Guard seeks to amplify its training presence because of China’s increased aggressiveness.

Austria Becomes the National Guard’s Newest Security Partner in Europe

The Guard is expanding its presence overseas with new partners and lessons from Ukraine.

Lack of Space National Guard Could Hurt Training, Recruiting

Guardsmen in space-related jobs have trouble getting into Space Force schools, leaders say.

Task Force Gator Back to Training Ukrainians as Battle Rages For the Donbas

A Florida National Guard unit that withdrew just before Moscow invaded is back to teaching as Russia reveals its weak spots.

700 Guardsmen Set to Help If Truckers Block DC Roads

One convoy organizer said they plan to shut down the Capital Beltway.

State Guards’ Vaccine Refusal Sets Up Fight with Feds

Six governors are rejecting the Pentagon’s order to inoculate their troops against COVID. Is a lawsuit next?

No Pentagon Wrong-Doing in Jan. 6 Reaction, Inspector General Finds

“DOD officials did not delay or obstruct” Guard troops who arrived at the U.S. Capitol hours after insurrectionists stormed it.