United States National Guard

Reserve force of the United States Army and Air Force

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United States National Guard: Reserve force of the United States Army and Air Force
The United States National Guard is part of the reserve components of the United States Army and the United States Air Force. It is a military reserve force composed of National Guard military members or units of each state and the territories of Guam, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, for a total of 54 separate organizations. All members of the National Guard of the United States are also members of the Organized Militia of the United States as defined by 10 U.S.C. § 246. National Guard units are under the dual control of the state governments and the federal government.


Trump visits Kenosha, praises police [Video]

Trump visits Kenosha, praises police

[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump defied requests to stay away and visited Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, not to urge racial healing after a white officer shot a Black man in the back but to express..

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Anti-racism demonstrators march in Kenosha [Video]

Anti-racism demonstrators march in Kenosha

[NFA] About 1,000 people joined a mile-long march in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon, chanting "Black Lives Matter" and "No Justice, No Peace" as National Guard units stood by to prevent a..

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Hurricane Laura could cause 'unsurvivable storm surge' [Video]

Hurricane Laura could cause 'unsurvivable storm surge'

[NFA] Hurricane Laura was expected to cause catastrophic damage and "unsurvivable storm surge" to the Gulf Coast near the Texas and Louisiana border after strengthening on Wednesday to a Category 4..

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Wisconsin deploys National Guard to Kenosha [Video]

Wisconsin deploys National Guard to Kenosha

Wisconsin's governor called out the National Guard on Monday, and police in the city of Kenosha skirmished with protesters during a second night of unrest over the wounding of 29-year-old Jacob Blake...

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Dramatic video shows rescue of 4 Calif. crew fighting wildfire

All four are members of the National Guard. They were battling the Bear Fire in Butte County in Northern California.
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Hundreds of rescues in Sally's wake as cleanup begins

Local authorities and the National Guard brought stranded people to safety. The risk of flooding from swollen rivers remains in the Florida Panhandle and Alabama.
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Military Police Considered Using Heat Ray on D.C. Protesters, Whistle-Blower Says

A National Guard officer called in to enforce the June crackdown on protesters testified that a top official sought out heat rays and sound cannons hours before a clash. - Published

National Guard major: Military police asked about using 'heat ray' against DC protesters

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'Shock, grief, pain and dismay': 3 National Guard members killed in Tennessee plane crash

The plane took off from the Warren County airport and crashed in a nearby field, National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson said. - Published

At least 63 rescued by military helicopters after wildfire in Sierra National Forest

The Fresno Fire Department said at least 63 people had been rescued by National Guard helicopters amid the fast-moving Creek Fire in the Sierra National Forest in California. CBSN San Francisco..
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National Guard helicopters airlift trapped campers near wildfire

At least two were severely injured, 10 moderately injured and 51 suffered minor or no injuries, the Fresno Fire Department said.
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Biden focuses on Jacob Blake, Trump touts police, and other takeaways from dueling Kenosha visits

While Biden focused on the racial injustice that led to recent upheaval, Trump used his trip to praise the National Guard and local law enforcement. - Published

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biden's visit to kenosha brings both concern and reassurance in a city still on edge
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Trump arrives in Kenosha to praise police after wave of violence, says 'We're going to get it straightened out'

Trump praised the National Guard and local police for their handling of violent protests. "We're going to get it straightened out," he said. - Published

Trump to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin despite opposition from state and local officials

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Kenosha protests continue ahead of Trump's planned visit

Some 1,500 National Guard members have been deployed to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to keep the peace as the city now braces for a presidential visit. Mola Lenghi reports.
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New details in Jacob Blake police shooting emerge in first law enforcement press conferences

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california looking ahead to peak fire season - while battling record blazes
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Eye Opener: National Guard called into Wisconsin over protests

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Kenosha shooting: National Guard deployed after black man shot

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers deploys troops after police shot a black man in the back on Sunday.
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Black Lives Matter: National Guard called out after police shooting

black lives matter: national guard called out after police shooting
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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declares emergency, calls up National Guard troops after 8-year-old killed

Georgia's governor on Monday declared a state of emergency and authorized the activation National Guard troops after a weekend of violence in Atlanta. - Published

National Guard soldiers deployed to guard DC monuments amid protests

Some protesters in Washington, D.C., tried to pull down a statue of President Andrew Jackson earlier this week. - Published

Air Force Investigates Military Planes That Monitored Protesters

The Air Force inspector general is examining whether secretive National Guard surveillance aircraft improperly monitored demonstrators in Washington and Minneapolis. - Published

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Some cities are starting to to heed calls to “defund the police,” as lawmakers push proposals for greater police accountability. National Guard troops are being sent home from Washington, D.C. - Published

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A social media claim on federal activation of the National Guard that claims it is "almost exclusively called against Black citizens" is false. - Published

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