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    BOSTON (CBS) – Getting a prison under control requires the kind of training that correction officers say National Guard personnel do not have. Kevin Flanagan, the legislative liaison for the Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union tells WBZ-TV’s I-Team, “with all due respect to the men and women of the National Guard, we have highly trained correction officers who have worked...
    Hundreds of members of the Massachusetts National Guard have been activated to help support the testing of Kindergarten through 12th-grade students across the Commonwealth. Gov. Charlie Baker issued an order on Tuesday, Oct. 12 enlisting up to 450 members of the state’s National Guard to help support two missions. The Governor’s orders activate up to 200 members of the...
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) has reportedly activated members of the National Guard to help with COVID-19 testing in schools, as education facilities struggle to test students and teachers amid staff shortages. The Boston Globe reported on Tuesday, citing an administration spokesperson, that Baker activated up to 200 National Guard members to help with testing in the state’s public K-12...
    "The Texas Department of Public Safety is committed to securing our southern border under the direction of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott," the statement read. "We continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds in order to make real-time decisions and will adjust operations as necessary. "As we work closely with the Texas Military Department, any potential threats toward law...
    Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon announced Tuesday he had activated the National Guard to assist hospitals in the state facing a surge in COVID-19 cases. "I am grateful to the members of our Wyoming National Guard for once again answering the call to provide assistance in our hospitals during this surge," Gordon said. "Our Guard members truly are Wyoming's sword...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Brockton, Framingham, Holyoke, Quincy and Woburn school districts will now get help getting kids to school from the Massachusetts National Guard. Governor Charlie Baker signed an order on Monday making 250 members available to towns for transportation assistance as school districts face a shortage of bus drivers. This week, more than 190 members of the Guard completed...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two Minnesota National Guard members helped rescue a couple from a car crash last month after the vehicle became wedged under an overpass. According to the Minnesota National Guard, Sheri Bailey, a retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant, and Christopher Reed, first sergeant of Headquarters, were driving separately on Highway 35E on August 20. READ MORE: Shooting Near...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Dozens of Massachusetts National Guard members are now ready to help students get to school as districts deal with a bus driver shortage. The Massachusetts National Guard was activated earlier this week. Up to 250 members will be available to cities and towns. They will be able to drive school transport vans, known as 7D vehicles. Members of...
    READING (CBS) – It usually takes longer than one day to become a school bus driver but more than 60 members of the Massachusetts National Guard were able to go through the entire process Tuesday at Camp Curtis Guild and they’ll be ready to hit the streets this week. Sixty-seven members of the National Guard left Camp Curtis Guild...
    BOSTON -- As school districts across the U.S. are facing bus driver shortages, one state is tapping the National Guard to help.Starting Tuesday, Sept. 14, nearly 100 members of the Massachusetts National Guard will begin training sessions to serve as school bus drivers and assist communities impacted by school bus driver shortages.According to a statement released by the office of...
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) on Monday activated 250 National Guard personnel to provide support for school transportation due to staffing shortages in local communities. According to Baker's office, the Guard members will act as drivers for certain districts experiencing staffing shortages. They will drive 7D vehicles — for school pupil transport — which require two hours of training and for the driver...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts National Guard has been activated to help with the state’s shortage of school bus drivers. Up to 250 members will be available to cities and towns. They will be able to drive school transport vans, known as 7D vehicles. READ MORE: BU Professor David Jones Dies After Falling Through Rusted Out Stairs While On Run...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — To mark 20 years since 9/11, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is proposing legislation to make sure National Guard members are considered veterans. As she issued a citation honoring members of the guard for their service during and after 9/11, the governor said some of them are not eligible for support services and federal benefits because...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From a flag raising to a flyover, Minnesota’s military members felt the love Tuesday at the Minnesota State Fair. It’s the 10th year that the fair has held Military Appreciation Day, honoring veterans and active service members. Specialist Nirvana Sanchez was part of every Minnesota National Guard activation that happened last year, from the COVID-19 response...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas National Guard deployment along the U.S.-Mexico border will start helping troopers make arrests, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday, as the state begins filling a formerly empty prison with migrants accused of trespassing. Abbott said the Guard would “assist” troopers with arresting migrants on state charges but offered no details — making the extent...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois National Guard will have to cut training and force time off if not reimbursed for providing security to the U.S. Capitol after the Jan. 6 attack, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Tuesday.Hundreds of members of the Illinois Guard were deployed to Washington, D.C. following the attack by a throng protesting the outcome of the 2020 presidential...
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    CHICAGO (CBS Chicago/CBS News) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday called on Congress to reimburse the National Guard for providing security at the U.S. Capitol following the riot on Jan. 6. Pritzker called on the U.S. Senate to take up legislation to do so, as well as to provide funding for safety and security enhancements at the Capitol. READ...
    Six Connecticut National Guard soldiers were hospitalized on Monday with heat-related injuries after participating in a training march. A total of 116 service members were on a 6-mile trek where soldiers carried heavy backpacks in an event known as a "ruck march" when medical attention was needed for some members, Maj. Dave Pytlik, a spokesman for the branch, told...
                        Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced on Thursday that he will travel to the southern border to visit the members of the state’s National Guard that have been deployed there since October. The members of the National Guard are assisting in attempts to reduce the large surge of illegal...
    Republican Gov. Kristi Noem will be sending an additional 125 members of the South Dakota National Guard to the southern border. “Our South Dakota National Guard is the very best in the country, and they are prepared for the sustained response the national security crisis at our southern border requires,” Noem said in a statement released Wednesday. “I am hopeful...
    South Dakota will be sending an additional 75 members of its National Guard to the border between the U.S. and Mexico to assist federal immigration authorities, its governor announced.  Gov. Kristi Noem (R) said the deployment will add to the 50 troops she announced late last month were being sent to the southwest border.  The new deployment will reportedly be funded by a Tennessee billionaire.  “Our...
    The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is calling on President Biden to stop governors of several states from sending law enforcement officers and National Guard members to the southern border. In a letter sent to the White House on Sunday, LULAC National President Domingo Garcia called out Texas, Arizona, Nebraska, Idaho, Florida and South Dakota for sending personnel...
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    COLUMBUS —Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that he has approved a request from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Guard Bureau (NGB) to activate additional members of the Ohio National Guard in support of the Southwest Border (SWB) mission. The requested 185 members of the Ohio Army National Guard will be deployed to provide non-law enforcement...
    On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said that “the situation on the southern border is troubling” and that the 180,000 people attempting to enter the U.S. encountered by Border Patrol in May “is way too high.” Johnson said that South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) sending some members of the National Guard to the...
                        A Friday report revealed that 300 Tennessee National Guard troops are deployed to the U.S. southern border with Mexico, and that they’ll likely remain there until October. “We’ve had National Guard on the border on and off for many months, if not years,” Gov. Bill Lee (R) told...
                        Ohio Governor Mike DeWine will send 185 National Guard troops to the U.S. Southern border in an attempt to curb the dramatic increase in illegal immigration. The members of the National Guard will assist border patrol agents in a non-law enforcement capacity during their time there. “I have...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine said Friday he’s sending 185 members of the Ohio National Guard to the southwestern United States later this year at the request of the federal government. The guard members will provide non-law enforcement support to U.S. customs agents as part of the government’s Southwest Border mission. DeWine didn’t provide further details about the...
    Ohio Gov. Mike DeWineMike DeWineTrump is here to stay, and Republicans should be worried Ohio passes anti-hazing law in honor of deceased college student Ohio GOP governor comes out against controversial state anti-vaccine bill MORE (R) on Friday became the latest governor to approve the deployment of National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to help address the record number...
    The half-billion-dollar National Guard price tag to man the U.S. Capitol for more than five months following the Jan. 6 riot has emptied the Guard's coffers and will affect readiness if Congress does not act, National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Daniel Hokanson said Wednesday. National Guard members were deployed in 2020 for more than 21 million service days to respond...
    The Defense Department wound down the last of 48 federal vaccination sites manned by troops across the country with the closing of a New Jersey facility Sunday after service members vaccinated nearly 5 million people nationally. The effort by 5,100 active-duty service members that began in February spanned medical personnel from across the services and acted in addition to the...
    A total of 100 Minnesota National Guard members is on standby ahead of a possible resurgence of unrest in Minneapolis following new information in an officer-involved shooting and the recent arrest of a man who allegedly drove his SUV into a crowd of protesters. Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday "gave the Minnesota National Guard a warning order to start...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the National Guard, a reserve military force and the oldest component of the US armed forces.FactsThe National Guard consists of the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.There are almost 440,000 soldiers and airmen in the National Guard, as of January 2021. The National Guard was formed in 1636 as the militia of the colonists...
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado National Guard will fly over parts of Colorado as a tribute on Memorial Day. They will salute service members who made the ultimate sacrifice. (credit: Evan Semón/CBS) The F-16 Falcons will start flying about 10 a.m. on Memorial Day over Parker Cemetery before heading over to Grand Junction about 10:40 a.m. A little after...
    Service members placed flags throughout Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on Thursday ahead of Memorial Day, which honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) For the first time in 20 years, all joint services worked together to place American flags at more...
    National Guard troops are wrapping up their months-long mission of securing the United States Capitol this week, the Pentagon said Monday. “Their mission is over. There’s still about 1,000 or so that are still in the Capitol area, but they’re in the process as their whole effort now is just in the process of moving on back home,” Pentagon Press...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Monday thanked the National Guard troops who were deployed at the US Capitol for the past several months as their mission ended at the Capitol grounds on Sunday. "Since the insurrection on January 6, thousands of proud service members, from states and territories all across our Union, have stood watch over...
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    Just over 1,000 National Guard members remain in Washington to protect the U.S. Capitol after their mission following a riot by Donald Trump supporters ran up a bill topping $500 million. The $520 million National Guard presence, which surrounded the Capitol compound for months, began after the Jan. 6 riots and ended at midnight Sunday. The National Guard Bureau estimated...
    National Guard troops will finally leave the grounds of the U.S. Capitol almost five months after being deployed to confront rioters Jan. 6. The official mission for Guard troops ended Sunday night. The Pentagon announced last week that an extension of the mission timeline had not been requested, according to The Associated Press. TODAY: Almost five months after the Jan....
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    The National Guard is ramping up its presence in Washington, DC, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration following the Capitol siege on January 6. Kent Nishimura/Getty Images National Guard troops who have been stationed in DC for months are set to return home on Sunday. National Guard Public Affairs told WUSA 9 that Capitol Police "have not requested...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two men who said they are part of the Illinois National Guard said their guns were stolen from their cars outside of a Morgan Park nightclub Friday morning.Chicago police said at about 12:04 a.m., a person or persons broke into five cars parked on the street parked outside a nightclub in the 11400-block of South Davol Street....
    California National Guard members say a fighter jet was put on standby for a "possible domestic mission" last year, raising concerns that the military could be used to disperse protesters in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report. Four National Guard sources spoke to the Los Angeles Times about the matter, revealing that commanders were concerned about resistance to stay-at-home...
    The Army approved the activation of 250 District of Columbia National Guard members beginning Tuesday and lasting through May 9 in response to potential “First Amendment demonstrations” in the capital as anticipation mounts ahead of a jury decision in the criminal case stemming from George Floyd's death. The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has concluded, and a...