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  • Gavin Newsom Wants to Pull CA's National Guard From the Border...Because They're More Useful Else...

    12/01/2018 2:30:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2018 | Beth Baumann
    Full title: Gavin Newsom Wants to Pull CA's National Guard From the Border...Because They're More Useful Elsewhere California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom has long been at odds with President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Now, he's looking at pulling the state's National Guard from the border because he believes their services can be better used elsewhere. “I have every desire to pull those Guardsmen back and assist in other capacities,” Newsom said . “It’s my intention today, but every day conditions change, and so I want to caveat that with that understanding.” Newsom also said he planned to discuss the border situation...
  • North Ogden (Utah) mayor killed while deployed in Afghanistan

    11/03/2018 5:49:17 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 32 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/3/2018 | Wendy Leonard
    Brent Taylor, North Ogden mayor and a major in Utah's Army National Guard, was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday.
  • Polis slips up on role of National Guard; Sias calls foul ( Colorado )

    11/03/2018 1:09:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | November 2, 2018 | Joey Bunch
    Former fighter pilot Lang Sias, the Republican pick for Colorado lieutenant governor, called out Jared Polis Friday over a televised misstatement about the National Guard. On KUSA-9News’ Next with Kyle Clark program Thursday, the Democratic nominee for governor said he wouldn’t give President Trump access to Colorado Army National Guard troops to send to the U.S.-Mexico border if he thinks it’s politically motivated. “You could use the same rational to not allow someone to fight in Afghanistan or Iraq,” Clark said to Polis. “Is that dangerous?” Polis replied: “Well, it wouldn’t be Colorado National Guard units going to Afghanistan or...
  • Mattis: Military moving equipment to border ahead of migrant caravan

    10/28/2018 8:25:52 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 208 replies
    PRAGUE — The U.S. military has already begun delivering jersey barriers to the southern border in conjunction with plans to deploy active duty troops there, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday as a caravan of Central Americans slowly heads across Mexico toward the United States.Mattis told reporters traveling with him that details of the deployment are still being worked out but he should have them Sunday night. They will include exactly how many forces are needed.The additional troops will provide logistical and other support to the Border Patrol, and will bolster the efforts of the approximately 2,000 National Guard...
  • Mattis to order 800 troops to US-Mexico border: reports

    10/25/2018 8:45:55 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 86 replies
    The HIll ^ | 10/25/18 | REBECCA KHEEL
    Defense Secretary James Mattis is expected to sign an order sending up to 800 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border amid President Trump’s ongoing focus on a migrant caravan traveling to the United States, according to multiple reports. Citing unidentified U.S. officials, reports said Mattis could sign the order as soon as Thursday to send hundreds of U.S. service members to help with logistical support such as providing tents and fencing. A Pentagon spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill. The Pentagon, though, previously said it had received no official request from the White House...
  • Trump: 'I am bringing out the military' to stop border crossings

    10/25/2018 6:09:31 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/18 | MEGYN KELLY
    President Trump said in an early morning tweet on Thursday that he is "bringing out the military" to secure the border with Mexico, calling it a "National Emergency." "Brandon Judd of the National Border Patrol Council is right when he says on @foxandfriends that the Democrat inspired laws make it tough for us to stop people at the Border," Trump tweeted. "MUST BE CHANDED, but I am bringing out the military for this National Emergency. They will be stopped!" Trump tweeted last week that he would use the military to stop a caravan of migrants from Central America, which has...
  • Pentagon identifies US service member killed in Afghanistan

    10/06/2018 4:26:47 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct 5, 2017 | Caitlin Yilek
    The Pentagon identified the U.S. service member killed in action in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on Thursday as Spc. James A. Slape. The 23-year-old from Morehead City, N.C., died of injuries from an improvised explosive device, the Pentagon said in a statement. Slape was assigned to 60th Troop Command, North Carolina Army National Guard, Washington, N.C.
  • A Puerto Rican town wrote 'S.O.S.' in the street after Hurricane Maria. Now it has a new message.

    08/21/2018 4:55:13 AM PDT · by cll · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/20/2018 | Andrea Diaz
    Two messages, scrawled in chalk on the same street 11 months apart. One desperate. One hopeful. What a difference a year makes. Like almost all of Puerto Rico, the beachfront community of Punta Santiago was devastated by Hurricane Maria last September. The town, on the island's southeastern coast, is near where Maria made landfall on September 20, 2017. The town's message then ... With no electricity and dwindling supplies, anxious residents scribbled a plea to the world on the pavement at an intersection in town. "S.O.S," it read. "Necesitamos Agua/Comida." We need water and food. An aid official snapped a...
  • Donations for Puerto Rico hurricane victims found rotting in parking lot

    08/10/2018 6:45:27 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/10/18 | Justin Wise
    Several trailers filled with donations for Hurricane Maria victims were found rotting at a state elections office in Puerto Rico this week. The New York Times reported Friday that at least 10 trailers full of food, water and baby supplies were broken open and overrun with rats. The Times noted that local radio station, Radio Isla, published a video showing cases of items such as beans, Tylenol and water covered in rat and lizard droppings. According to the Times, the Puerto Rico elections commission offices were used as a collection center for donations from private entities and nonprofit groups after...
  • 'Let's Do It Like Eisenhower': Chicago Pastor Calls on Trump to Send Troops [tr]

    08/10/2018 5:34:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 10, 2018 | Outnumbered Overtime
    The Rev. Gregory Livingston, of New Hope Baptist Church, said Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) has "blood on his hands," and is allegedly "sitting on" millions of dollars in Department of Housing and Urban Development funds that could be helping the affected neighborhoods. "Rahm's words do nothing for that family," Livingston said of a mother of a 17-year-old shot and killed over the weekend amid the violence. . . . "Trump, send the National Guard down here. Give us a breather so we can figure this out. Yes, let's talk, bc we have to make some changes here.
  • National Guard deployment led to more than 10,000 arrests of illegal immigrants, says CBP

    07/16/2018 2:04:08 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 16, 2018 | Anna Giaritelli
    The National Guard's deployment to the southwest border in mid-April has led to 10,805 "deportable alien arrests" of people who illegally entered the United States from Mexico, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman said Monday. Because guardsmen are military personnel and not law enforcement officers, they cannot apprehend illegal immigrants. But CBP officers and Border Patrol agents apprehended thousands of people that guardsmen helped point out. The National Guard's presence also helped lead to the interception of more than 3,300 others who were turned back before they crossed into the U.S., CBP press secretary Corry Schiermeyer said in an...
  • Inflatable bounce house could mean trip to 'big house'

    06/20/2018 3:11:33 AM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 32 replies
    WTRF ^ | June 20, 2018 | Staff
    A father and son may yet rue the day when an inflatable bounce house came into their lives, should it lead to an extended stay at the “big house.” In a press release, United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia Bill Powell announced federal grand jury indictments of Sergeant First Class Shane Morgan with the West Virginia Army National Guard and Master Sergeant (retired) Russell Morgan.
  • HAPPENING NOW: Police Chasing ‘Armored Personnel Carrier’ In Virginia

    06/05/2018 7:13:10 PM PDT · by McGruff · 56 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | June 5, 2018
    Officers were in pursuit of a ‘Armored Personnel Carrier’ in Richmond Tuesday night. According to local media, the stolen vehicle was traveling through the Dinwiddie area. The armored vehicle is not believed to be equipped with any weapons. No injuries have been reported.
  • Police: National Guard Officer Who Stole Military Vehicle Was On Drugs

    06/06/2018 5:34:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 06/06/2018
    The personnel carrier was driven away during routine training at Fort Pickett and has been returned to the base, authorities said. The vehicle wasn’t equipped with any weapons, but Yabut had his personal weapon with him without any ammunition, according to the Guard. A Twitter account believed to be Yabut’s showed video of what appeared to be Yabut driving the APC. He also posted several bizarre messages, including one on June 4 that read: “wow i think i just discovered a large illegal spy operation in the us government”. Yabut – a first lieutenant assigned as company commander of the...
  • National Guard to once again find a home in southeastern, MI

    05/11/2018 7:49:27 PM PDT · by madison10 · 2 replies
    WTOL ^ | 5/11/2018 | WTOL Staff
    DUNDEE, MI (WTOL) - A new Army National Guard Super Armory is coming to our area, just across the border in Dundee, Michigan. The armory will be built across the highway from Cabela's and city, county and state leaders hope the project will have a similar impact on the community as the outdoor super store. The armory will sit on 44 acres of land. "This is the biggest announcement for Dundee since Cabela's,” said Republican State Senator Dale Zorn of Lenawee County. “I think Dundee is a great strategic location not only for Michigan but for our entire national security."...
  • Security Video Captures Deadly Puerto Rican National Guard Crash

    05/03/2018 7:32:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    *television news video only. 30 second ad precedes the report*
  • C-130 military transport plane crashes near Georgia airport, FAA says

    05/02/2018 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 05/02/2018 | Katherine Lam
  • Trump slams California Gov. Brown for sending ‘do-nothing’ National Guard to border

    04/19/2018 10:31:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 19, 2018 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump warned California Gov. Jerry Brown that he’ll cut off federal funding for the deployment of California’s National Guard if the governor insists that the troops “do nothing” instead of enforcing immigration laws. “Governor Jerry Brown announced he will deploy ‘up to 400 National Guard Troops’ to do nothing,” Mr. Trump tweeted. “The crime rate in California is high enough, and the Federal Government will not be paying for Governor Brown’s charade. We need border security and action, not words!” Mr. Brown mobilized 400 National Guard members Wednesday to fight gangs and smugglers as part of the president’s efforts...
  • California's governor agrees to deploy 400 National Guard troops at Trump's request

    04/11/2018 1:32:14 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 86 replies
    KCRA news ^ | 04/11/2018 | KCRA news
    Read Gov. Brown's full letter below. Dear Secretary Nielsen and Secretary Mattis: Pursuant to your request, the California National Guard will accept federal funding to add approximately 400 Guard members statewide to supplement the staffing of its ongoing program to combat transnational crime. This program is currently staffed by 250 personnel statewide, including 55 at the California border. Your funding for new staffing will allow the Guard to do what it does best: support operations targeting transnational criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers along the border, the coast and throughout the state. Combating these criminal threats...
  • Texas, Arizona hike number of troops heading to border

    04/09/2018 3:56:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 9, 2018 | Luis Sanchez
    Texas and Arizona increased the number of National Guard troops they’re sending to the U.S.-Mexico border, the Associated Press reported on Monday. On Monday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) increased the number of National Guard troops Texas will send to the border as part of President Trump’s recent call to send military officials to defend the southern border against migrants and drug trafficking from 250 to at least 1,000. On the same day, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) said that the Arizona National Guard would send 338 troops to the southern border. The Arizona National Guard said that 225 troops...