Stories tagged: national guard
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 12:21 p.m.
U.S. military’s suicide rate for active-duty troops rises for a fifth consecutive year, Pentagon says
The U.S. military’s suicide rate among active-duty service members has climbed for five consecutive years, according to a Pentagon report released Thursday, as defense officials acknowledged a troubling rise that …
UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:19 p.m.
Hundreds of federal police blocked highways in and around the Mexican capital Wednesday in open revolt against plans to absorb the officers into the newly formed National Guard, a move …
Fri., June 21, 2019, 11:48 a.m.
Mexico has completed its deployment of 6,000 National Guard members to help control the flow of Central American migrants headed toward the U.S. and filled 650 immigration agency posts to …
Fri., May 17, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Juries award $1,500 to parents of boy who died from rabies and family of girl who fell in Hutton Building elevator shaft
The parents of a boy who died from rabies and the parents of a girl who fell 75 feet down an elevator shaft were each awarded $1,500 by juries in …
Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 9:23 p.m.
The governor of New Mexico ordered the withdrawal of the majority of the state’s National Guard troops from the U.S. border with Mexico on Tuesday, in a move that challenges …
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 5 a.m.
National Guard employs two Black Hawks to help fight wildfires in Eastern Washington.
Mon., July 2, 2018, 8:58 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s office announced Monday the state won’t house and jail inmates in National Guard barracks despite being asked to consider the option by top correction officials facing …
UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
Lava oozing out of cracks for two weeks in rural Hawaii neighborhoods took on new characteristics as fresher magma mixed with decades-old magma, sending a flow toward the ocean Saturday.
Thu., May 3, 2018, 6:11 p.m.
Military investigators began the arduous task Thursday of answering why a C-130 Hercules cargo plane being flown into retirement by an experienced crew plunged onto a Georgia highway. Families and …
UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 1:34 p.m.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is the latest governor to oppose President Donald Trump’s proposal to send thousands of National Guard members to the Mexico border to help fight illegal immigration …
UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 10:19 p.m.
National guard contingents in U.S. states bordering Mexico awaited guidance Thursday on the what duties they’ll be assigned to help fight illegal immigration and drug smuggling along the border, and …
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 11:31 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
One Mississippi National Guard member was killed and three others were injured during a training exercise in the California desert.
Tue., May 2, 2017
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 …