Category Archives: National

National Guard says it inspected vendor kitchens after allegations of poorly prepared meals in DC

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About 50 of the 26,000 National Guard troops deployed to the U.S. Capitol have been treated for gastrointestinal complaints since the start of their mission two months ago, Guard officials told Army Times on Wednesday. It’s not clear how many of those cases are linked to the catered meals troops are provided during their deployment […]

National Guard says it inspected vendor kitchens after allegations of poorly prepared meals in DC

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About 50 of the 26,000 National Guard troops deployed to the U.S. Capitol have been treated for gastrointestinal complaints since the start of their mission two months ago, a Guard official told Army Times on Wednesday. It’s not clear how many of those digestive issues are linked to the catered meals troops have been provided […]

National Guard deployment to secure DC will cost nearly $500 million

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WASHINGTON — The cost of deploying about 26,000 National Guard troops to secure the U.S. Capitol in the wake of the deadly Jan. 6 riot is nearly $500 million, U.S. military officials said Thursday. The deployment brought troops in from all 50 states and four territories as law enforcement agencies tried to lock down the […]

National Guard troops will get credit towards GI Bill benefits for Capitol Hill security mission

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The days and nights National Guard troops spent securing Capitol Hill will count towards time needed to qualify for GI Bill education benefits, according to a memo sent to lawmakers on Thursday. In response to congressional questions about the troops’ deployment status and benefits eligibility, Maj. Gen. Eric Little, director of manpower and personnel for […]

National Guard troops will get credit towards GI Bill benefits for Capitol Hill security mission

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The days and nights National Guard troops spent securing Capitol Hill will count towards time needed to qualify for GI Bill education benefits, according to a memo sent to lawmakers on Thursday. In response to congressional questions about the troops’ deployment status and benefits eligibility, Maj. Gen. Eric Little, director of manpower and personnel for […]

National Guard troops kicked out of Senate are back in Capitol following outrage from lawmakers, public

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National Guard troops in Washington in the wake of a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 talk about the experience of being mobilized to the city in the midst of potential unrest around the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. Update: National Guard troops forced to move out of the Capitol complex […]

26,000 National Guard troops came to DC and protected the inauguration without incident. Now the drawdown begins

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National Guard troops in Washington in the wake of a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 talk about the experience of being mobilized to the city in the midst of potential unrest around the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. After every military troop surge eventually comes the drawdown, and that’s what […]

The National Guard had a quiet day in DC standing post against threats they helped prevent

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It was a quiet day for the roughly 25,000 members of the National Guard sent to defend Washington against a potential second insurrection attempt during President Joe Biden’s inauguration. It was “uneventful,” Lt. Col. Marshall Hunt — who commanded some 300 National Guard members from New York stationed at the Supreme Court and Library of […]

The National Guard had a quiet day in DC standing post against threats they helped prevent

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It was a quiet day for the roughly 25,000 members of the National Guard sent to defend Washington against a potential second insurrection attempt during President Joe Biden’s inauguration. It was “uneventful,” Lt. Col. Marshall Hunt — who commanded some 300 National Guard members from New York stationed at the Supreme Court and Library of […]

15,000 National Guard troops now in DC for inauguration in eerie calm before the feared storm

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Interviews: National Guardsmen in U.S. capital for inauguration National Guard troops in Washington in the wake of a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 talk about the experience of being mobilized to the city in the midst of potential unrest around the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. The three National Guard […]