Stories tagged: National Guard
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 11:31 a.m.
Oregon plans $25M upgrade at Camp Umatilla training center
The Oregon Military Department plans to spend $25 million on improvements at the former Umatilla Chemical Depot near Hermiston.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 1:53 p.m.
Oregon Air National Guard members depart for Florida
Fifteen Oregon Air National Guard members have departed Oregon for Florida aboard a large transport plane to help with rescue operations and re-establish airfields that might be damaged by Hurricane …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 10:24 a.m.
Oregon National Guard heads to wildfire near Crater Lake
Spc. Alex Beall, an Oregon National Guard member who fought in the war in Afghanistan, is being deployed along with more than 100 fellow guard members to take on a …
Thu., July 27, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
Oregon governor authorizes National Guard for solar eclipse
Gov. Kate Brown is authorizing the Oregon National Guard to deploy soldiers to help deal with an influx of tourists during next month’s total solar eclipse.
Thu., July 13, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
House to act quickly on bipartisan measure to expand GI Bill
House Republicans and Democrats unveiled legislation Thursday that would provide the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade, removing a 15-year time limit to tap into …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
National Guard member whose job was eliminated wins lawsuit
A Washington county’s transit company was ordered to pay $105,000 to a National Guard member whose job was terminated when he deployed.
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
National Guardsman killed, 3 injured in California training
One Mississippi National Guard member was killed and three others were injured during a training exercise in the California desert.
Tue., May 2, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Kent State, May 6, 1970 An S-R editorial examined the fatal shooting of four students during a war protest at Kent State University.
Mon., March 27, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: German society says members stand behind Woodrow Wilson
The Deutsche Gesellschaft, Spokane’s major German society, took a symbolic and telling step. It took down all portraits of Kaiser Wilhelm and all German flags from the walls of its …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 7:34 a.m.
Troopers: National Guard Humvee stolen from Ohio armory
Authorities in Ohio are still on the hunt for a Humvee swiped from an Ohio National Guard Armory.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
National Guard sent to Sprague as water rises; Little Spokane River falls below flood stage
About 40 members of the National Guard descended upon Sprague Monday as water continues to inundate the town.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 7 a.m.
Trump’s hardline immigration rhetoric runs into obstacles – including Trump
The Trump administration’s attempts to translate the president’s hardline campaign rhetoric on immigration into reality have run into two major roadblocks: the complexity of reshaping a sprawling immigration system and …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
DHS weighed National Guard for immigration roundups
The White House distanced itself Friday from a Department of Homeland Security draft proposal to use the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants, but lawmakers said the document offers …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 9:25 a.m.
Commanding general of D.C. National Guard to be removed from post as Trump takes office
The head of the D.C. National Guard, Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, said Friday that he has been ordered removed from his command effective Jan. 20, 12:01 p.m., just as …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 10:18 a.m.
National Guard halts events in lead-contaminated armories
The National Guard has stopped all public events at toxic armories across the country in a step to prevent lead exposure.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 8:23 a.m.
Lawmakers: Calif. Guard troops won’t have to repay bonuses
House and Senate negotiators have agreed to forgive the debts of thousands of California National Guard troops who had been ordered by the Pentagon to repay enlistment bonuses. Those bonuses …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016
Don’t forget noncombat veterans
For every combat troop, many more were (and still are) needed to supply fuel, food, ammo, weapons, blankets, beer, tents, generators and vehicles.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
National Guard bonus debate steeped in electoral politics
A Pentagon announcement Wednesday that it is suspending the recouping of excessive bonuses from National Guard personnel has only slightly cooled the congressional clamor to take prompt action to let …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Pentagon’s efforts to take back bonuses from veterans were known to Congress
The California National Guard told the state’s members of Congress two years ago that the Pentagon was trying to claw back re-enlistment bonuses from thousands of soldiers, but Congress took …
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014, 8:14 p.m.
National Guard helicopter crashes near Boise
The Boise fire chief says a National Guard helicopter has crashed and emergency crews have responded.
Thu., June 12, 2014
Spokane hosts Homeland Response Force disaster training
A plane has just crashed in Spokane, and more than 500 military emergency responders are ready to help. Around 9:30 a.m., they arrive on scene in buses and trucks. They …
Sun., Dec. 8, 2013
In their corner: Attorneys help veterans resolve employment disputes
Spokane attorney and National Guard reservist Matt Crotty never meant to mimic his father. “Oh God, as a teenager he was the last thing I wanted to follow,” Crotty said, …
Fri., Sept. 14, 2012, 12:16 p.m.
National Guard deploys 2 helicopters to WA fire
WENATCHEE, Wash. — The Washington National Guard deployed two helicopters equipped with water buckets today to help crews battling a wildfire near Wenatchee.
Thu., Aug. 16, 2012, 9:50 a.m.
Idaho declares statewide fire disaster, mobilizes Guard
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has issued a statewide disaster declaration due to wildfires, allowing Idaho National Guard troops to be mobilized to help fight fires burning across the state.
Mon., Sept. 26, 2011
Recently back from Iraq, Guard members play for day at Silverwood
Brian Dalka was in Iraq with the Idaho Army National Guard during his second daughter’s birth. “But I heard it over the phone,” Dalka said. Dalka, his wife and two …
Thu., June 30, 2011
Governors focus on guardsmen
The leaders of several Western states are interested in following Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire’s lead in tracking National Guard members returning from deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan, checking on everything …
Thu., Feb. 24, 2011
Murray holds first public meeting as VA chairwoman
Unlike active duty soldiers, National Guard and Reserve troops return from war to civilian lives without being able to decompress by sharing their military experiences with comrades on military bases. …
Wed., May 26, 2010
Obama beefs up border security
WASHINGTON – Under pressure to take action, President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered 1,200 National Guard troops to boost security along the U.S.-Mexico border, pre-empting Republican efforts to force a …
Sat., Dec. 19, 2009
Pring receives Patriot Award
Spokane Valley businessman Jack Pring received a Patriot Award this week for watching over a soldier’s family. “I believe Jack Pring is a true patriot,” Washington Army National Guard Specialist …
Thu., Aug. 13, 2009
VA doctors protest ‘crisis’
Amid a revolt by its staff psychiatrists, the Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center has begun expanding a behavioral health department strained by an increasing number of veterans seeking help. In …