Category Archives: Guard

Guard deploys immediate reaction force at Capitol after officer, suspect, killed in attack on police there

The Washington, D.C. National Guard deployed an immediate reaction force of troops at Capitol Hill Friday afternoon following an attack on police officers there earlier in the day. The Associated Press reported a car rammed a barricade outside of the Capitol just after 1 p.m., injuring two Capitol Police officers and leading to the driver […]

Guard officials say troops’ march on Republican congresswoman’s office wasn’t a political statement

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National Guard officials are insisting that a march on a controversial congresswoman’s office by a large group of uniformed members wasn’t a political statement but instead an effort to raise awareness about their operations. But the stunt is once again raising questions about the politicization of military members by advocates and elected officials, at a […]

Guard should start winding down Capitol mission now, key lawmakers say

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The Democratic and Republican leaders of the House Armed Services Committee think it’s time to wind down the National Guard mission at the U.S. Capitol. Just days after Defense Department officials announced the guardsmen would remain stationed around Capitol Hill until late May, committee chairman Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., and ranking member Mike Rogers, R-Ala., […]

Guard response to Capitol riots wasn’t hurt by politics, officials insist

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Former Capitol Hill security officials on Tuesday insisted their decision not to involve more National Guard forces ahead of the deadly attack on the Capitol building on Jan. 6 was the result of intelligence analysis that underrated the threat on Congress and not concerns about the “optics” of having military personnel on Capitol Hill. “We […]

Iran’s Guard begins ground forces drill near Iraqi border

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard Thursday began a ground forces drill near the Iraqi border, state TV reported. The report said the annual exercise, dubbed the “great prophet,” is ongoing in the southwest of the country and has aimed at readiness and assessment of forces. Drones and helicopters will be used in the […]

Will the Guard’s Capitol Hill deployment count towards GI Bill benefits?

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House lawmakers are pushing to ensure that the National Guard deployment to Capitol Hill to provide security to Congress will count towards credit for veteran education benefits. In a letter to National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Daniel Hokanson this week, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano, D-Calif., and the panel’s economic opportunity subcommittee chairman […]

Will the Guard’s Capitol Hill deployment count towards GI Bill benefits?

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House lawmakers are pushing to ensure that the National Guard deployment to Capitol Hill to provide security to Congress will count towards credit for veteran education benefits. In a letter to National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Daniel Hokanson this week, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano, D-Calif., and the panel’s economic opportunity subcommittee chairman […]

National Guard chaplains reflect on Floyd protests, lessons learned

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Reflecting on a polarized nation in the throes of a bitterly fought election, Stephanie Christoffels started the communal prayer at a fall training of her fellow Minnesota National Guard chaplains by reminding them of Christianity’s two greatest commandments: to love God and neighbor. “It’s difficult to love our neighbors … […]

National Guard chaplains reflect on Floyd protests, lessons learned

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Reflecting on a polarized nation in the throes of a bitterly fought election, Stephanie Christoffels started the communal prayer at a fall training of her fellow Minnesota National Guard chaplains by reminding them of Christianity’s two greatest commandments: to love God and neighbor. “It’s difficult to love our neighbors … […]

National Guard chaplains reflect on Floyd protests, lessons learned

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Reflecting on a polarized nation in the throes of a bitterly fought election, Stephanie Christoffels started the communal prayer at a fall training of her fellow Minnesota National Guard chaplains by reminding them of Christianity’s two greatest commandments: to love God and neighbor. “It’s difficult to love our neighbors … […]