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  • Iraq war veteran claims Trump University fired her for serving in the Army Reserve

    06/02/2016 1:00:40 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2, 2016
    An Iraq war veteran claims she was fired by Trump University because she needed two days a month off in order to serve in the Army Reserve. Corrine Sommers, who worked for Trump University for five months, sued Trump University after she was dismissed in October 2007. She reached a confidential settlement in that case. But she later alleged that she was fired because of her military service in a November 2012 deposition she gave in a federal class action suit that accused the school of fraud. That deposition was unsealed this week. Sommers alleged that a supervisor at the...
  • Donald Trump/Chris Christie Fund Raising Event (May 19, 2016)

    05/16/2016 5:33:08 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 874 replies
    Trump Web Site ^ | 05/16/2016 | Trump Web Site
    Both will be speaking at 7:00 pm EST Lawrenceville, New Jersey National Guard Armory Doors Open at 5:00 pm
  • The Infantry and the Police are not similar

    04/11/2016 7:49:30 PM PDT · by pboyington · 17 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 11, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Here we go… The US Army now has its first female infantry recruit, a police officer in Louisiana. According to Fox News: Tammy Barnett said she figures her new job will be a lot like her old one. With one notable exception: She’ll be the first female to do it. The 25-year-old Louisiana police officer is set to report to basic training as the Army’s first female infantry recruit, The Army Times reported. Barnett will serve in one of the military occupational specialties opened to women on April 1. She made her initial visit to recruiters in November, took her...
  • Savior of VA's suicide hotline dropped 1.4M calls from vets (last 18 months)

    03/13/2016 7:10:12 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 9, 2016 | By Pete Kasperowicz
    A division of the Department of Veterans Affairs tasked with fixing up the VA's broken veteran suicide hotline has dropped roughly 1.4 million phone calls from veterans since fiscal year 2015, a VA whistleblower told the Washington Examiner. That high number of abandoned calls is raising questions about whether the VA is doing all it can to fix up the suicide hotline, which has been criticized as the latest part of the VA that is failing veterans. Scott Davis, a whistleblower and program specialist at the VA's Health Eligibility Center in Atlanta, noted that the VA's Health Resource Center is...
  • Portly head of New Jersey National Guard passes fitness test

    12/23/2015 3:09:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 23, 2015 4:35 PM EST | Josh Cornfield
    The overweight leader of the state's National Guard has passed a fitness test, meeting a deadline to shape up that was imposed by the governor, who himself has faced questions about his weight. Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael Cunniff was given 90 days to slim down and meet his obligations in September after he was reprimanded by the Pentagon about his weight and for repeatedly dodging physical-fitness tests. He informed Republican Gov. Chris Christie that he was administered his fitness test Tuesday and passed, Christie spokesman Kevin Roberts said Wednesday. It was unclear how much weight the general had to...
  • The Pentagon Paid Millions to Pro Sports Teams for Military Tributes

    11/04/2015 2:06:05 PM PST · by Wolfie · 23 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 11/04/15
    The Pentagon Paid Millions to Pro Sports Teams for Military Tributes That time 80 members of the National Guard unfurled an American flag on the turf during an Atlanta Falcons football game? You paid for that. That on-field swearing-in ceremony for soldiers at a New York Mets game? You pairs for that, too. That's because the Department of Defense paid at least $6.8 million in taxpayer money to professional sports teams for military tributes over the last few years, according to a new report by U.S. Senators John McCain (R) and Jeff Flake (R), both of Arizona. The document shows...
  • Chris Christie Tells NJ National Guard Leader to Lose Weight

    09/22/2015 6:55:59 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 28 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 09/22/2015 | NBC News
    Gov. Chris Christie wants the leader of New Jersey's National Guard to shape up. The Republican governor has given Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael Cunniff 90 days to slim down and meet his obligations. The action comes after Christie's staff told The Washington Post that the governor was unaware the general had been reprimanded by the Pentagon about his weight and for repeatedly dodging physical-fitness tests.
  • French official: 2 Americans subdued train gunman

    08/21/2015 4:24:53 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 59 replies
    washington post ^ | August 21 at 6:32 PM | Greg Keller
    PARIS — A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris Friday, wounding two people before being subdued by two American passengers, officials said. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, speaking in Arras in northern France where the suspected was detained, said one of the Americans was hospitalized with serious wounds. Their names were not immediately released. Philippe Lorthiois, an official with the Alliance police union, said on i-Tele that the two Americans were soldiers. In Washington, the Pentagon said it “can only confirm that one U.S. military member was injured in the incident. The injury is...
  • Shots fired near Mississippi military site AGAIN

    08/05/2015 9:52:53 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    While male in red truck seen firing at training center two days in a row National Guard authorities in Hattiesburg said a shooter fired into the air near soldiers training at Camp Shelby on Wednesday morning It was in the same area where soldiers reported gunshots fired from a pickup truck a day earlier. The description of the shooter was the same in both instances, Patterson said: a white male in a red pickup truck
  • Minn. Lawmakers to Propose National Guard Members Carry Weapons at Recruiting Centers

    07/27/2015 7:23:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/27/15 | Jay Kolls
    Several state lawmakers plan to introduce legislation that will make it legal for Minnesota National Guard members to carry weapons at recruiting centers, or whenever in uniform. State Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, says the killing of five military personnel in Tennessee is not to be taken lightly and said, "It is time we make sure our Minnesota National Guard members can have the ability to protect themselves when in uniform." Gazelka said "our guard members are targets wherever they go in uniform because they represent the United States and there are those who would do harm to them for that...
  • Indiana Guard Armory, Michigan City

    07/23/2015 10:51:47 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 6 replies
    7-23-15 | Me
    While driving past the local National Guard armory yesterday everything was looking normal.Today there are Humvee's blocking both entrances.Wonder if threat level has increased?
  • Gov. Doug Ducey arms Arizona National Guard after Tennessee shooting (another one!)

    07/22/2015 5:40:28 PM PDT · by Marie · 11 replies
    KTAR ^ | July 22, 2015 | KTAR Newsroom
    PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order Wednesday arming the Arizona National Guard in response to multiple shootings at military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee. "With the number of tragic shootings that have occurred on military installations in recent years, it's imperative that our soldiers and airmen -- people who put their lives on the line every day to protect our state and nation -- have at least the same level of self-defense as the citizens they're fighting for," Ducey said in a statement. Ducey's order will allow Guard personnel to carry weapons at Guard facilities and train them...
  • Scott Walker issues executive order to arm Wisconsin National Guard members

    07/21/2015 10:42:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-2-15 | Mary Spicuzza
    Gov. Scott Walker has issued an executive order allowing Wisconsin National Guard members to carry weapons while they are on duty. The move comes less than a week after a gunman in Chattanooga, Tennessee, opened fire on a military recruiting center, then drove to a Navy operations support center and launched a second attack, killing four Marines and a sailor. "Safety must be our top priority, especially in light of the horrific attack in Chattanooga," Walker said in a written statement. "Allowing our National Guard members to carry weapons while on duty gives them the tools they need to serve...
  • Governors order National Guardsmen to be armed after attacks

    07/20/2015 12:56:15 PM PDT · by NorthMountain · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 18, 6:46 PM EDT | By GARY FINEOUT Associated Press
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Governors in at least a half-dozen states ordered National Guardsmen to be armed in the wake of an attack on two military facilities in Tennessee, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott went a step further Saturday by immediately relocated recruiters to armories. In an executive order, the Republican governor said he wants Guard recruiters to move from six storefront locations into armories until state officials can evaluate and make security improvements, including possibly installing bullet-proof glass or enhanced surveillance equipment. Scott ordered the Guardsmen to be armed, as did governors in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Indiana....
  • Gov. Scott signs order to protect, arm Fla. National Guard members

    07/18/2015 10:22:03 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    WFTV ^ | 7-18-2015 | WFTV
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In the wake of the deadly shootings at two Tennessee military centers, Gov. Rick Scott has signed an executive order meant to protect and arm members of the Florida National Guard. In the executive order signed Saturday, Scott wants "to ensure that all qualified full-time Guardsmen are adequately armed for their personal protection." The order calls for expedited processing of concealed weapons permits for Florida Guardsmen.
  • .Hutchinson Orders Adjutant General To Arm Full-Time Military Personnel (ARK)

    07/18/2015 6:49:37 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 26 replies
    5 News Online ^ | 17 JUL 15 1700hrs | Curtis Lanning and Dillon Thomas
    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Following the shooting death of four Marines in Chattanooga, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has authorized Arkansas National Guard Adjutant General Mark Berry to arm full-time military personnel. The governor also ordered the Arkansas flag to be flown at half-staff on Monday (July 20), according to a news release. “Our hearts break at the news of another senseless act of violence and terror, this time out of Chattanooga,” Governor Hutchinson said. “Our prayers go out to all the families of the victims, especially the family of Staff Sgt. David Wyatt of Russellville, one of Arkansas’s own.” He continued, “I...
  • Dad: soldier son killed in training crash deserves Arlington Cemetery burial

    05/30/2015 2:45:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 30, 2015
    A soldier from the Louisiana National Guard who died alongside Marines in a training accident deserves to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, his father said Saturday. Former Green Beret Stephen Florich told Fox & Friends it is a “travesty” his son has been denied that honor because he was not on active duty at the time of his death. Most active duty or retired military members of military service are eligible for in-ground interment at Arlington. Members of the reserves or National Guard are not eligible unless they have been on active duty. “I think my son was very...
  • NBC4 Investigation: Possible Terror Evidence In Robbery Probe?

    07/15/2005 12:37:43 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 179 replies · 3,555+ views
    NBC4 ^ | Friday, July 15, 2005 | ANA GARCIA (REPORTER)
    During the raid to arrest two robbery suspects at a local apartment, police said officers uncovered details of a possible terrorist cell, with alleged plans for an attack in the Southland. Images In an exclusive investigation, Channel 4 News has learned more about the two suspects under investigation by the FBI's counter terrorism task force and an alleged plot that targeted several prominent locations in the Los Angeles area.ANA GARCIA (REPORTER): Is it possible that an Islamic Prison Gang with possible links to Middle Eastern operatives were planning to blow up these targets? El Al Airlines at LAXIsraeli Consulate On...
  • Sen. Cruz receives bipartisan support for NDAA amendments

    05/15/2015 4:37:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Pearland Journal ^ | May 15, 2015 | Office of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) applauds the passage of the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) on Thursday after a week of debate and consideration by both parties. Sen. Cruz introduced or cosponsored more than a dozen amendments that were successfully adopted by the committee. “Congress’ first priority is to provide for the national defense and ensure our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines have everything they need to defend our freedom,” said Sen. Cruz. “I am grateful for the committee’s support for my amendments, including measures that will ensure...
  • Liberalism behind delays in deploying National Guard amid chaos in Baltimore, Ferguson

    04/29/2015 6:33:17 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 3 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jon E. Dougherty
    Deploying National Guard troops in Baltimore City was bound to happen, but when it did the same question that surfaced months ago, hundreds of miles away in Ferguson, Missouri, surfaced there: Why did it take so long? According to various reports, rioting and looting that began over the weekend and spilled over into early Tuesday morning, ostensibly in the name of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American man who died April 12 in police custody under circumstances that remain unclear, finally prompted embattled Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake – she of “give them space to destroy” fame – to request National Guard...
  • Rawlings-Blake says she's thinking 'long and hard' about whether to run for U.S. Senate

    04/28/2015 6:41:20 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Mar 4, 2015 | Yvonne Wenger
    Rawlings-Blake says she's thinking 'long and hard' about whether to run for U.S. Senate By Yvonne Wenger The Baltimore Sun As she weighs a decision to run for U.S. Senate, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she’s considering whether she can serve Baltimore better in her current job or in Congress. Rawlings-Blake, who is in her first full term, declined to say how soon she would decide whether to run for the seat that will be vacated by longtime Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. Mikulski announced this week that she will retire at the end of her term after nearly half a...
  • National Guard will train at GJ shooting range ( Colorado )

    04/20/2015 9:32:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | April 18, 2015 | Gary Harmon
    Target shooters at the 27 1/4 Road range could find themselves with military company about four times a year. Soldiers with Company C of 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, headquartered in Grand Junction, will qualify at the range in the use of small arms, under an agreement with the Colorado National Guard and the Bureau of Land Management. Charlie Company soldiers now qualify on arms smaller than an M 240 Bravo — a machine gun — at a range in Fort Carson. “It’s a five-hour bus ride in good weather and a $5,000 round-trip proposition,” said Lt. Col. Brey Hopkins,...
  • National Guardsman, cousin charged in ISIS plot

    03/26/2015 5:11:39 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 8 replies
    WND ^ | 26 Mar 15 | WND Staff
    A national guardsman from Aurora and his cousin were arrested Wednesday night, for allegedly conspiring to join the Islamic State terrorist group, and attack a military facility in Joliet. Federal prosecutors said 22-year-old Army National Guard Spc. Hasan Edmonds, 22, was arrested at Midway International Airport, while trying to fly to Cairo, Egypt. His cousin, 29-year-old Jonas Edmonds, was arrested at his home in Aurora. Each has been charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.
  • Louisiana National Guard identifies Black Hawk copter crew killed in crash

    03/16/2015 11:59:02 AM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/16/15 | Paul Purpura
    The Louisiana National Guard on Monday (March 16) identified the four UH-60 Black Hawk crewmen who died last week when their aircraft crashed during a training exercise in the Santa Rosa Sound in Florida. Four soldiers and seven Marines were aboard the Hammond-based helicopter. Chief Warrant Officer 4 George Wayne Griffin Jr. 37, of Delhi; Chief Warrant Officer George David Strother, 44, of Alexandria; Staff Sgt. Lance Bergeron, 40, Thibodaux; and Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich, 26, of Baton Rouge, died Tuesday."This has been a difficult few days for the entire Department of Defense," Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis said during a...
  • 7 Marines, 4 soldiers missing after Army helicopter crash in Florida

    03/11/2015 3:08:22 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 31 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 11, 2015
    <p>Search-and-rescue crews are looking for seven Marines and four soldiers after an Army helicopter crashed late Tuesday during a routine night training exercise in the Florida Panhandle.</p> <p>Eglin Air Force Base spokesman Andy Bourland told the Associated Press that the helicopter was reported missing at around 8:30 p.m. local time and crews found debris from the crash at around 2 a.m. Wednesday.</p>
  • Illegal Alien in National Guard Busted for Aiding Mexican Drug Gangs [ Arizona ]

    02/22/2015 8:17:07 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Radix News ^ | February 22, 2015 | Jim Kouri
    members of the Arizona National Guard, including military recruiters were discovered working as “muscle” and “traffickers” for Mexican drug gangs .. About 12 National Guard were identified as suspects in one of the FBI’s biggest government corruption cases ever, which was almost totally ignored by government officials in Washington and major national news outlets On Friday in federal court, a non-commissioned officer (non-com) with the border-state Arizona’s Army National Guard was sentenced to federal prison for his role in protecting drug traffickers by using his military position to provide security for shipments of cocaine being transported from Mexico into the...
  • Ferguson mayor says he tried in vain to get Guard to town

    02/11/2015 11:27:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 11, 2015 11:33 PM EST | David A. Lieb
    The mayor of Ferguson said Wednesday that he had tried in vain to urge Gov. Jay Nixon to deploy the National Guard in his town as people burned and looted buildings in protest of a grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case. […] Nixon declared a state of emergency a week before the grand jury decision and had said the National Guard would be available to help local authorities “protect life and property” in case protests turned violent, as they did after Brown was shot Aug. 9 (Mayor James) Knowles (III) said he originally was told by St. Louis...
  • Email Shows Gov. Nixon Ordered National Guard OUT OF FERGUSON Before Riots & Destruction

    01/22/2015 10:57:48 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/22/15 | Jim Hoft
    Protesters and Looters Burn Business District to the Ground— And the National Guard was nowhere in sight. Now we know why… And top state Democratic leaders all knew about this. Governor Jay Nixon (D-MO) ordered the National Guard out of Ferguson before the verdict was announced. And….. TOP MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC LEADERS including Claire McCaskill, Lacy Clay, Chris Koster, Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley all knew about this order.
  • Luke Russert: Joni Ernst ‘Was a Pig Farmer Around This Time Last Year’

    01/21/2015 2:35:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | January 20, 2015 | Paula Bolyard
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Choice of Ernst about personality, not policy. Congressional correspondent Luke Russert said on MSNBC Tuesday that freshman Sen. Joni Ernst was a pig farmer this time last year and marveled that she is now she is giving the rebuttal to the president’s State of the Union address. “That is an extraordinary rise in politics right there,” Russert told Joy Ann Reid. Russert said that Ernst is emblematic of what the GOP wants to be. “That is what you’ll see her do tonight, sell her personality as a war veteran and somebody who was a pig farmer around this time last...
  • Lawmaker wants investigation of McCulloch (Ferguson incident)

    12/19/2014 9:43:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A state lawmaker from St. Louis is asking a legislative committee to investigate whether St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch "manipulated" the grand jury in the Michael Brown case. A joint House and Senate committee is investigating why Gov. Jay Nixon did not use National Guard troops to prevent burning and looting in Ferguson on Nov. 24, the night McCulloch announced that the grand jury would not indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of Brown....
  • Nephew seeing the Army National Guard recruiter tomorrow. Vanity

    12/14/2014 9:33:49 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 68 replies
    FR ^ | Dec 15, 2014 | Self
    My nephew is seeing the Army National Guard recruiter tomorrow. He has some questions and I'm going with him.
  • Governor Nixon Explains Why National Guard Was Not Sent to #Ferguson: We Didn’t Want a Kent State

    12/05/2014 10:07:46 AM PST · by PROCON · 59 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Dec. 5, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Governor Jay Nixon finally explained why he did not send the National Guard to Ferguson, Missouri. –We Didn’t want a Kent State situation. On early Tuesday morning, November 25, 2014, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles told FOX 2 anchors that he had repeatedly requested the National Guard… But his requests were ignored. “I know I’ve been on the phone in contact with the County Executive’s Office. I know he has requested. I am requesting. I’ve requested the National Guard troops to come out from their command post to help restore order along the business district. We have not seen that… Those...
  • Bizarro-World View of Self-Defense on Display in Ferguson

    12/03/2014 6:16:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | Bob Barr
    Last week, residents of Ferguson, Missouri might have noticed a strange sight amidst the scenes of burning buildings, overturned cars, crazed rioters, and police in full military dress. Standing stoically on the rooftops of buildings in areas threatened by prolonged rioting were men dressed in masks and camouflage, armed with buckets of water, fire extinguishers, and occasionally AR-15 rifles. These men were not members of the Ferguson Police Department or the Missouri National Guard. They were members of the Oath Keepers, a nationwide collective of military veterans, former law enforcement officers, first responders and other concerned citizens who have sworn...
  • MO Governor ‘Punished’ Ferguson For Refusing to Fire Darren Wilson, Tom Jackson (Nixon Democrat)

    11/27/2014 4:53:47 AM PST · by sr4402 · 57 replies
    gotnews ^ | November 25, 2014 | Charles C Johnson
    Governor Jay Nixon refused to give Ferguson National Guard protection to punish them for refusing to fire Darren Wilson and chief of police Tom Jackson, Gotnews.com has learned.
  • MO Governor ‘Punished’ Ferguson For Refusing to Fire Darren Wilson, Tom Jackson

    11/27/2014 4:06:46 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 45 replies
    gotnews ^ | November 25, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    Governor Jay Nixon refused to give Ferguson National Guard protection to punish them for refusing to fire Darren Wilson and chief of police Tom Jackson, Gotnews.com has learned.
  • CONFIRMED: VALERIE JARRETT KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH GOV. NIXON DURING FERGUSON FIASCO

    11/26/2014 7:12:16 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 94 replies
    COMPLETE ARTICLE BREITBART.COM ^ | 26 NOVEMBER 2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon adamantly denies that the White House pressured him to resist sending in the National Guard in response to violent protesters unhappy with the Michael Brown shooting decision. It is clear, however, that Nixon has been in close contact with President Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett as the chaotic situation unfolded. According to the White House, Jarrett spoke with Nixon the first night of the protests as well as the morning after. Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz confirmed that Jarrett received “updates” from Nixon, “promising to stay in close touch” as the situation continued. “Valerie spoke to...
  • After Violent Night in Ferguson, State Triples National Guard Presence

    11/25/2014 6:44:39 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 60 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 25, 2014 | MONICA DAVEY and MANNY FERNANDEZ
    Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri said on Tuesday that he would triple the number of National Guard troops in this suburban St. Louis city and broadly expand their role in keeping the peace, after a night of arson, looting and rampaging demonstrators showed that weeks of preparation for a grand jury decision in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown had failed to prevent violence. In Washington, St. Louis and Ferguson itself, an array of public officials, community leaders and clergy were deeply critical of one another as they sought to explain how protests over the grand jury’s decision not to...
  • Missouri Lt. Gov, Ferguson mayor: Where was the National Guard last night?

    11/25/2014 10:38:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/25/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Good question. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon drew the ire of the White House and Department of Justice with a pre-emptive declaration of emergency in Ferguson to prepare all options for the publication of the grand jury report. Even with all of that lead time — and even while the National Guard deployed to several other locations around St. Louis — the first National Guard troops arrived in Ferguson this morning, after rioters destroyed businesses, public property, and looted. Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, a Republican, wants answers from his nominal boss Nixon, a Democrat, as to why the National Guard...
  • Did Holder Cause the National Guard to be Kept From Ferguson?

    11/25/2014 8:25:26 AM PST · by don-o · 41 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | November 25, 2014 | Keith Koffler
    The Republican Lieutenant governor of Missouri today said he believes the state’s Democratic Governor, Jay Nixon, did not deploy National Guard troops to Ferguson to prevent the outbreak of violence because of pressure from the Obama administration to keep them away. “Here’s my question that the governor must answer,” Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said today. “Is the reason that the national guard was not in there is because the Obama administration and the Holder Justice Department leaned on you to keep them out?” Kinder noted that the Guard had been sent to other locations in the region. “I cannot imagine...
  • Texas to extend border plan without National Guard

    11/19/2014 8:39:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 6:50 PM EST | Paul J. Weber and Juan Carlos Llorca
    Illegal crossings along the Rio Grande have slowed dramatically since an overwhelming surge of immigrants had state and federal agents scrambling to secure the border earlier this year. Texas leaders still don’t want their ground troops to leave just yet. As the federal government is downsizing its presence on Texas’ southern border, key state officials are proposing that when about 1,000 National Guard troops go home in the spring they be replaced with state troopers who would remain on duty until August. The plan calls for spending an extra $86 million to extend a border security mission that Gov. Rick...
  • Ferguson dilemma: Was calling up National Guard the right move?

    11/18/2014 2:21:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CSM ^ | 11/18/2014 | By Mark Trumbull
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision to activate his state’s National Guard is being welcomed by some in the St. Louis area as a wise precaution for public safety, but others warn will only antagonize already fragile race relations. The sharply divided responses follow Governor Nixon’s announcement of the National Guard callup Monday, a move tied to a grand jury decision, expected in the next two weeks, that could touch off a new round of protests in Ferguson, Mo. The grand jury is weighing whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson on charges related to his fatal shooting of Michael Brown,...
  • Missouri Governor just announced a state of emergency

    11/17/2014 12:21:21 PM PST · by CatOwner · 117 replies
    Details of executive order at link.
  • Missouri governor activates National Guard

    11/17/2014 12:49:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 147 replies
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in advance of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Nixon said Monday that the National Guard would assist state and local police as needed, in case there is civil unrest when the grand jury's decision is announced. There was no indication an announcement is imminent....
  • What Senator Elect Joni Ernst Was Caught Doing 2 Days After the Election

    11/10/2014 5:08:30 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 46 replies
    Joni Ernst was elected as Iowa’s first female US Senator last Tuesday as part of the massive GOP landslide which saw the Party retake the majority in the the Upper House of Congress.
  • Ferguson grand jury announcement soon

    11/07/2014 1:46:45 PM PST · by Celtic Conservative · 110 replies
    Savage radio | 11/07/14 | Celtic Conservative
    Just heard on savages show- National guard choppers headed toward Ferguson, local employers sending workers home early. Is the balloon about to go up?
  • Retirement, discipline ordered for Utah National Guardsmen in pinup calendar shoot

    11/03/2014 9:29:37 AM PST · by Freeport · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 03, 2014 | N/A
    A risque video featuring bikini-clad beauties firing high-powered guns and riding in tanks has landed four Utah National Guard soldiers -- and veterans of war in Afghanistan and Iraq -- in hot water. The guard members face discipline for unauthorized involvement and use of military vehicles in a video promoting a "behind the scenes" look at the making of this year's "Hot Shots Calendar." The company behind the calendar claims that a portion of the proceeds go to help wounded soldiers, but the video shoot, conducted at Camp Williams and at a private gun range near Salt Lake City, violated...
  • British invasion of Utah national guard base sparks outcry

    10/18/2014 7:32:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, October 17, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    Members the Utah National Guard’s 19th Special Forces Group allegedly hosted sexy British swimsuit models at their Draper compound. The deviation from their mission to train for paramilitary operations has been met with an investigation. The Utah Department of Public Safety and the Utah National Guard are both investigating how the British “Hot Shots 2015” calendar was shot at the military installation without authorization, a local Fox affiliate reported Friday.
  • OBAMA AUTHORIZES GUARD, RESERVE CALL-UP FOR EBOLA

    10/16/2014 2:31:03 PM PDT · by shove_it · 71 replies
    AP ^ | 16 Oct 2014 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday authorized the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Obama signed an executive order that allows the government to call up more forces and for longer periods of time than currently authorized. There is no actual call-up at this point...
  • Obama's Next Executive Order: Sending The National Guard to Fight Ebola in Africa

    10/16/2014 12:53:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    resident Obama will sign an executive order as soon as today deploying National Guard troops to Ebola stricken countries in West Africa according to a report from NBC News.President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order Thursday paving the way for the deployment of National Guard forces to Liberia to help contain the Ebola outbreak there, sources told NBC News. The sources said that eight engineers and logistical specialists from the Guard, both active-duty and reservists, would probably be included in the first deployment. They are expected to help build 17 Ebola treatment centers, with 100 beds apiece....
  • Obama May Send National Guard to Liberia to Fight Ebola: Sources

    10/16/2014 9:40:17 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 178 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube
    President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order Thursday paving the way for the deployment of National Guard forces to Liberia to help contain the Ebola outbreak there, sources told NBC News. The sources said that eight engineers and logistical specialists from the Guard, both active-duty and reservists, would probably be included in the first deployment. They are expected to help build 17 Ebola treatment centers, with 100 beds apiece. The sources said that no decision had been made.