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  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Texas, Arizona announce troop deployments to Mexico border

    04/07/2018 12:06:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 39 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | April 7, 2018 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - The US states of Texas and Arizona on Friday announced plans to send National Guard troops to the southern border with Mexico after President Donald Trump ordered a thousands-strong deployment to combat drug trafficking and illegal immigration. The Texas National Guard said it would send 250 troops to the border within 72 hours and had already deployed two Lakota helicopters, while Arizona's governor said he would send 150 personnel next week. "The Texas national guard is preparing to immediately deploy with supporting aircraft, vehicles and equipment to the Texas-Mexico border," Brigadier General Tracy Norris, the commanding general...
  • Nevada’s GOP governor: Border duty not ‘an appropriate use' of National Guard

    04/07/2018 5:51:40 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 192 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 7, 2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Nevada’s GOP governor has come out against President Trump’s plan to send the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border. A spokeswoman for Gov. Brian Sandoval said in an email to the Associated Press Friday that Sandoval doesn’t believe deploying members to the border would be “an appropriate use” of the National Guard. Defense Secretary James Mattis signed a memo Friday authorizing the National Guard to deploy up to 4,000 troops to the border. Trump had announced last week that the military would send troops to defend the southern border until his border wall was completed. The White House later clarified...
  • Arizona, Texas poised to send National Guard to border

    04/06/2018 5:42:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 6, 2018 | Ellen Mitchell
    Arizona and Texas are moving to send hundreds of National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border within days as part of President Trump's push to shore up the area until his proposed wall is built. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) announced Friday afternoon on Twitter that he would be sending around 150 Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. Doug Ducey ✔ @dougducey Our office is working closely with @AZNationalGuard, @DeptofDefense and @DHSgov on plans to deploy approximately 150 national guard members to the border next week Meanwhile, the Texas Military Department, which oversees the state’s National Guard, announced it would...
  • Oregon’s Liberal Dem Governor Kate Brown Accepted Large Soros Donation Three Days Before She trunc

    04/06/2018 11:01:35 AM PDT · by bitt · 61 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 4/6/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Liberal Democrat Governor Kate Brown accepted a large donation from George Soros only days before announcing that she will not send Oregon’s National Guard to the Southern border to help protect the country from illegal aliens. The Oregon RNC reported on Monday April 2nd, 2018, that the Oregon governor received a large donation from former Nazi collaborator and creepy Billionaire George Soros. ... Willamette Week is reporting(link is external) that Governor Kate Brown has accepted “an unprecedented” campaign check from George Soros, a billionaire left-wing hedge-fund manager and campaign donor who resides in New York. This is Soros’ “first direct...
  • Mexicans Want To Strike Back After Trump Sends The National Guard To The Border

    04/05/2018 7:34:54 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 102 replies ^ | April 5, 2018
    In the wake of President Donald Trump's directive to deploy National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border, senators in Mexico are calling on their government to retaliate by cutting off cooperation on security and immigration issues. In a nonbinding resolution approved unanimously on Wednesday, senators said they condemned Trump's "baseless and offensive comments about Mexico and Mexicans and demand the treatment that the relationship between neighbors, partners, and allies requires." Lawmakers rejected "categorically the intention of President Donald Trump to militarize the border with Mexico and consider such action one insult more." They urged Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto "to...
  • Oregon Gov. won't send National Guard troops to border

    04/05/2018 2:45:23 PM PDT · by Hadean · 86 replies ^ | 4/5/2018 | Sophie Tatum
    Oregon's governor says that if President Donald Trump asks to dispatch members of her state's National Guard to the US southern border, she'll "say no." In a set of tweets Wednesday, Democratic Gov. Kate Brown said she was "deeply troubled" by Trump's plan to send members of the US military to the border and implied that the President is doing so as a political distraction. "If @realDonaldTrump asks me to deploy Oregon Guard troops to the Mexico border, I'll say no. As Commander of Oregon's Guard, I'm deeply troubled by Trump's plan to militarize our border," the tweet said. Brown...