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    AUSTIN – A soldier with the Texas Army National Guard died Thursday while conducting land navigation training at Fort Hood, according to the Texas Military Department. Sgt. Bradley Moore, 36, of Mansfield, was a noncommissioned officer with the Texas Army National Guard, according to the department’s release. “We are devastated by this tragic loss of...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A National Guard soldier from North Texas died Thursday during training at Fort Hood, officials said. Officials said Sgt. Bradley Moore, 36, of Mansfield was a noncommissioned officer with the Texas Army National Guard. He died while “conducting land navigation training,” according to officials. “We are devastated by this tragic loss...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new leader is taking over command of the Minnesota National Guard. Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday announced his appointment of Brig. Gen. Shawn Manke as Minnesota’s next adjutant general. Manke succeeds Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen, who recently assumed his new role as director of the Army National Guard. Walz,...
    Governor Tim Walz on Wednesday named Brig. Gen. Shawn Manke as the new Minnesota National Guard commander. Manke, of Cambridge, will take on the title of state National Guard adjutant general. A former adjutant general advisor, he has served in several other leadership roles since 2003, most recently as the assistant commander of the 34th...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday announced the new leader of the Minnesota National Guard. The governor has appointed Brigadier General Shawn Manke to serve as Minnesota’s next Adjutant General, filling the vacancy created upon the resignation of Major General Jon A. Jensen, who was recently promoted to Lieutenant General. “In recent months,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An 18-year-old Minnesota National Guardsman from Fridley has been accused of possessing child pornography. According to officials in San Bernardino County in southern California, Neal McCoy was arrested on Aug. 5 at Fort Irwin. It followed an investigation into child pornography possession by a reserve soldier with the National Guard. ...
    Protesters in Portland, Oregon have taken to the streets for the 75th night running to demand an end to police brutality, as Donald Trump declared that the city is 'out of control' and said the National Guard should be deployed.  About 150 people had gathered at Alberta Park shortly before the scheduled 9pm march.  Some...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The mayor and the police superintendent are blaming the courts and criminal justice system for the embolden criminals who took part in looting across Chicago.Both Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CPD Superintendent David Brown say what happened overnight was unacceptable and appears to have been coordinated on social media after a police-involved shooting...
    President Donald Trump on Monday urged Portland to call in the National Guard to help quell mob violence in the city. “Portland, which is out of control, should finally, after almost 3 months, bring in the National Guard,” Trump wrote on Twitter. Portland, which is out of control, should finally, after almost 3 months, bring...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two people were shot and 13 police officers were injured when several crowds began looting businesses and destroying property along Michigan Avenue and the Near North Side overnight, Chicago police said.More 100 people were arrested, according to law enforcement. Videos posted to social media showed large crowds breaking windows and entering stores...
    President Trump on Monday warned officials in Oregon to call on the National Guard to quell unrest in Portland or they will be “held responsible.” “Portland, which is out of control, should finally, after almost 3 months, bring in the National Guard. The Mayor and Governor are putting people’s lives at risk. They will be...
    President Donald Trump wants Portland to “bring in the National Guard” to handle ongoing protests. In a Monday morning tweet, the president called for Portland to respond to demonstrations that have turned violent and destructive. "Portland, which is out of control, should finally, after almost 3 months, bring in the National Guard," Trump wrote. "The...
    Chicago officials announced Monday morning that police would be placed on high alert, with 12-hour shifts and expanded patrols throughout the city after the Magnificent Mile downtown was attacked by organized looters overnight. Mayor Lori Lightfoot stopped short, however, of calling for the National Guard, which had been used to protect the downtown area after...
    PORTLAND, Ore. — President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests some states may 'pay nothing' as part of unemployment plan Trump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran MORE on Monday suggested Oregon authorities call in the National Guard in response to sustained protests here, claiming...
    President Donald Trump returned to weeks of attacks on officials in Portland after another night of street clashes and told them to bring in the National Guard, which he said is ready to act 'immediately.' The president pushed at Portland's mayor Ted Wheeler as well as Gov. Kate Brown on Twitter, returning to weeks of...
    President Trump on Monday urged Portland to "bring in" the National Guard, after months of unrest, calling the city "out of control," and warning local officials that they will "be held responsible." "Portland, which is out of control, should finally, after almost 3 months, bring in the National Guard," Trump tweeted Monday. "The Mayor and the Governor are putting...
    STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — One of the first Minnesota National Guard units to respond to unrest following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis is headed out on a new mission. The 34th Military Police Company, based in Stillwater, is deploying on a yearlong mission to provide security at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. A send-off ceremony Sunday...
    STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — One of the first Minnesota National Guard units to respond to unrest following George Floyd's death in Minneapolis is headed out on a new mission. The 34th Military Police Company, based in Stillwater, is deploying on a yearlong mission to provide security at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. A send-off ceremony Sunday...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump opened the door on Sunday to allowing some unemployed Americans to get enhanced unemployment benefits even if the states in which they live won't pay part of the costs.Under the memorandum Trump signed Saturday, the additional benefit of $400 per week would only be available to people living in states that agree...
    NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — The Delaware National Guard is holding a deployment ceremony for more than 50 Army National Guardsmen. It’s scheduled for Sunday morning at the Army Aviation Support Facility in New Castle, Delaware. They are assigned to A & D Companies, 238th Aviation Regiment. They are scheduled to deploy to Kosovo in...
    NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — The Delaware National Guard is holding a deployment ceremony for more than 50 Army National Guardsmen. It’s scheduled for Sunday morning at the Army Aviation Support Facility in New Castle, Delaware. They are assigned to A & D Companies, 238th Aviation Regiment. They are scheduled to deploy to Kosovo in...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — About 150 Minnesota National Guard troops based in Stillwater will be deploying to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay this weekend. According to the National Guard, the soldiers of the 34th Military Police Company will be providing base security in support of Joint Task Force Guantanamo. “Our Soldiers are trained and motivated...
    Morelia (Mexico), Aug 6 (EFE) .- A base of the National Guard of Mexico in the western state of Michoacán was attacked on Wednesday by hitmen supported by sympathizers of a criminal group, official sources reported. The hired killers and supporters of the so-called Nueva Familia Michoacana arrived in about 50 vans at the National...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) – President Donald Trump agreed to continue paying for the full cost of National Guard troops deployed to help with the coronavirus response in just two states — Texas and Florida — after their Republican governors appealed directly to him. Other states will now have to pay a quarter of the cost...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump agreed to continue paying for the full cost of National Guard troops deployed to help with the coronavirus response in just two states -- Texas and Florida -- after their Republican governors appealed directly to him.Other states will now have to pay a quarter of the cost of National Guard deployments in...
    Mechanical failure and human error led to the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter that killed three Minnesota National Guard members last December, according to a Guard summary released Wednesday. According to the summary of results from a military investigative board, the crew was conducting a maximum power check on the number one engine near...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An investigation has found critical errors led to a deadly crash involving a Minnesota National Guard UH-60L helicopter last year near St. Cloud. Guard officials say findings show a hydromechanical unit (HMU) was installed incorrectly, which caused an engine to fail during the flight on Dec. 5, 2019. It also shows an...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says the Wisconsin National Guard will be assisting in the state’s primary elections next week. On Wednesday, Evers announced the mobilization of the Wisconsin National Guard, saying the yet-to-be determined amount of troops will be called on to assist local election officials as poll workers. “The...
    Democratic Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said that Democratic Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is to blame for the unrest in the city after failing to take Frey’s requests for the National Guard seriously, the Star Tribune reported Tuesday. Frey’s claim comes after he took criticism from the state for the riots in May. Frey said Monday...
    He said, he said. KARE’s John Croman reports: “Mayor Jacob Frey has often said he made a call to Gov. Tim Walz the night of May 27, asking him to deploy the Minnesota National Guard to the streets of Minneapolis. That would’ve been a full 24 hours before the city evacuated the 3rd Precinct headquarters, allowing...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — With large sections of Minneapolis and St. Paul still in ruins, the charred question lingers: What took so long in those dark days to get the National Guard on the streets? Mayor Jacob Frey has consistently said what he told WCCO on June 2. “I will speak the truth, and the truth...
    National Group troops serving on coronavirus missions in the United States will remain on deployment through Christmas, but only Texas and Florida will receive full federal funding for them, according to a White House memo issued Monday.  The federal government will pay for 75% of the costs for the other deployments, even though nearly all...
    Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey accused Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz of dragging his feet while the city burned during the George Floyd riots. Frey said Monday that Walz hesitated to send in the National Guard as widespread looting and arson took place near the police's Third Precinct in Minneapolis. He said that Walz would not...
    LANSING, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer a statement Tuesday after President Donald Trump granted her request that he authorize the use of Michigan National Guard forces for COVID-19 response through December 31, 2020. Title 32 authority, which allows Guard members to receive federal pay and benefits, was previously set to expire on August...
    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — The Coast Guard rescued an injured teen Monday afternoon after he fell and suffered injuries that needed medical attention. KOMO-TV reports a 17-year-old hiker was medevaced from Olympic National Park shortly after 3:30 p.m. Monday. Watchstanders at the 13th Coast Guard District in Seattle received a call from the Air...
    U.S. President Donald Trump has extended federal government funding for National Guard troops to assist individual states with their coronavirus responses. In a series of memos Monday night, the White House said the funding will now extend through the end of the year. However, the federal government will only be covering 75 percent of the...
    In the Star Tribune, Jennifer Bjorhus and Liz Navratil write: “Jacob Frey has been cast as the mayor who lost control of his city, enduring criticism from the state’s governor that the Minneapolis response to rioting in May over the police killing of George Floyd was an ‘abject failure.’ Now Frey is speaking out, saying...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE on Monday reauthorized funding for the National Guard to assist states with their response to...
    An 18-year-old teenage New Jersey National Guard private recorded the moment he killed a 51-year-old father over an ongoing driving feud because he wanted to be TikTok famous, according to the dead man's lawyer. Zachary Latham, fatally stabbed and Tasered William 'Timmy' Durham Sr. in May after two years of confrontations over his alleged reckless...
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi National Guard’s largest unit has its first female battalion commander. Lt. Col. Annie Lee assumed command of the 106th Brigade Support Battalion, headquartered in Hattiesburg, during a ceremony Friday, multiple news outlets reported. The battalion is one of seven battalions that make up the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team,...
    An Army National Guard veteran who helped stop a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in 2015, told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday that “no one really agrees with what the protesters are doing” in Portland. “I think it’s time that we actually stand up and say so and try to do something about it,” Alek Skarlatos, a Republican candidate for...
    Cody Fenwick August 2, 2020 11:29AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. An officer in the D.C. National Guard delivered a damning account of the events surrounding the federal crackdown on protesters in Lafayette Square in testimony released by the House of Representatives on Monday. Adam DeMarco, a senior officer tapped to serve as a...
    DENVER (CBS4)– This week brought a milestone in coronavirus testing. The Colorado National Guard has tested more than 20,000 people in Colorado at 122 testing sites. (credit: CBS) Those sites were set up in 28 counties and 34 cities. The guard has also helped the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment with testing, including...
    (CNN)States, on the cusp of another deadline, are waiting for the Trump administration to decide whether National Guard deployments to assist with the coronavirus response will be extended past August. In late May, President Donald Trump extended federal funding for National Guard deployments until mid-August, saying at the time the extension would help "states succeed...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Angelenos may catch sight of several military choppers over the skies of Los Angeles Friday. UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment fly over Camp Roberts on July 23, 2020, in Central California. (U.S. Army/Capt. Jason Sweeney/Facebook) The Army National Guard will be conducting training...
    COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Nearly 1,000 Vermont Army National Guard members will be deployed starting early next year and more than 70 Air National Guard members will be deployed this fall, officials announced Thursday. The Vermont National Guard was holding a press conference on Friday to discuss the actions. It said more than 70 airmen...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told Fox News on Friday that federal troops would remain in Portland until he was assured that the Oregon governor's plan to handle daily protests was working, and said sending in the National Guard was still an option if the state did not handle the...
    President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to send the National Guard into Portland, Oregon, to quell the nightly riots that have consumed the city’s federal courthouse and prompted clashes between left-wing extremists and the law enforcement officers tasked with protecting federal property. During a press conference at the White House, Trump said that federal agents will...
    President Donald Trump threatened to deploy the Army National Guard into Portland if the nightly protests seen for the past 60-plus days continues after DHS and DOJ agents pull back off of the city’s streets. Trump’s warning came at a Thursday White House press conference, one day after Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced that...