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.
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.
Defense One Radio, Ep. 87: Climate change vs. everyone
In this episode, we review how our understanding of the threats posed by human-caused climate change is evolving, and we look at some ways the U.S. could more smartly compete with China.
California, Louisiana Receive Outside Help to Support Natural Disaster Response
Both states have units deployed that would otherwise be helping in their efforts.
Wildfires Are So Dangerous Now that the National Guard Prepares for Them Like Hurricanes
For West Coast units, there’s no wildfire season anymore. ‘It’s really a fire year now,’ top general says.
Republicans Try New Bill to Repay National Guard for Post-Riot Protection, Minus a Rapid Response Force
No House GOPers voted for a May bill that would have reimbursed the Guard more than a half billion dollars.