Pentagon Rejects DC’s Call For National Guard Help Amid Migrant Influx

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon rejected a request from the District of Columbia seeking National Guard assistance in what the mayor has called a “growing humanitarian crisis” prompted by thousands of migrants being bused to the city from two southern states. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin declined to provide Guard personnel and the use of the … Read more

GOP Governors Have Successfully Created a Migrant Crisis in Washington, DC

M. Felix has taken in at least seven refugee families since Texas Governor Greg Abbott started busing migrants to the US Capitol in the spring. The Washington, DC, resident, who chose to remain partially anonymous, part of the volunteer response to the city’s recent influx of people apprehended on America’s southern border, says they have … Read more

Appalachian Floods Kill At Least 16 As Rescue Teams Deploy

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s governor said Friday that 16 people have died in Appalachian flooding, and the toll will rise as rescue teams search the disaster area. “The tough news is 16 confirmed fatalities now, and folks that’s going to get a lot higher,” the governor said during a midday briefing. He said the … Read more

GOP Slapped Down Again For Jan. 6 National Guard Lie

Fact checker called out Republican leaders Friday over newly resurrected claims that President Donald Trump was not responsible for a no-show by the National Guard during the Jan. 6 insurrection last year. Trump has repeatedly blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) For blocking some 10,000 members of the Guard that day. But Pelosi has no … Read more

National Guard recognized for work at local nursing home

Posted: May 27, 2022 / 09:58 PM EDT Updated: May 27, 2022 / 09:58 PM EDT ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Staffing shortages are being felt at businesses around the Capital Region. On Friday, one local rehabilitation center thanked its employees for helping in the face of worker shortages. Shaker Place Nursing Home held a barbeque … Read more

Alaska, Texas governors sue National Guard vaccine rule

JUNE, Alaska Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has joined Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in an attempt to block the U.S. Department of Defense from imposing COVID-19 vaccines on members of the National Guard who are under state command. The Pentagon has required COVID-19 vaccination for all service members, including the National Guard and Reserve. Lawyers for … Read more

New Jersey will deploy National Guard in nursing homes facing COVID-19 deficiency

New Jersey nursing homes, overwhelmed by the recent COVID-19 increase, will soon receive a boost from the state. About 150 members of the New Jersey National Guard will be deployed to more than 12 long-term care facilities experiencing COVID-19 staff shortages, Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday. The guard members are given the task of testing … Read more

Newsom sends in National Guard personnel to increase Bay Area COVID testing capacity – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF / AP) – With waiting times and growing frustrations, Gov. Newson activated National Guard troops Friday to bolster staff manning several overwhelmed COVID-19 test sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. The announcement comes as the spread of the omicron variant continues to rise and now accounts for at least 80% … Read more

Newsom presses National Guard to strengthen COVID-19 test capability

SACRAMENTO – Amid an omicron variant-driven rise in COVID-19 cases, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Friday that he is activating the California National Guard to strengthen test capacity. More than 200 Guard members will be deployed to 50 Optum Serve locations around Golden State, the governor’s office said in a press release. They will act as … Read more

New Jersey National Guardsman recalls protection of US capital following January 6 attack – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the January 6 fatal attack on the US capital, Washington DC. Rebels stormed the capital in an attempt to overthrow the 2020 presidential election. It will forever be etched in the minds of lawmakers and everyone who was there that day. Eyewitness News spoke with a … Read more