Tag: National Guard

California Governor Announces Withdrawal of National Guard Troops From Border Duty

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom of California announced Monday that he would withdraw nearly 400 of his state’s National Guard troops from deployment along the border with Mexico and assign them to other duties. The step to rescind state authorization for the border deployment is a sharp rebuke of […]

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California Is Expected to Pull National Guard Troops Out of Border Duty

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom of California is expected on Monday to withdraw nearly 400 of his state’s National Guard troops from deployment along the border with Mexico and assign them to other duties, according to aides to the governor. The step to rescind state authorization for the border […]

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New Mexico Governor Orders National Guard Troops Back from Border

Image: New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (Getty Images) The jig is hurtling toward the sun. Deriding the “charade of border fear-mongering by Donald Trump, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham ordered the majority of National Guard troops deployed at the state’s southern border to withdraw. “I reject the federal […]

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Trump’s Border Stunt Is a Profound Betrayal of Our Military

A week before the midterm elections, the president of the United States announced he would deploy up to 15,000 active duty military troops to the United States-Mexico border to confront a menacing caravan of refugees and asylum seekers. The soldiers would use force, if necessary, to prevent such an “invasion” […]

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PHOTOS: National Guard, Border Patrol Crack Down on Smuggling

Photos released by U.S. Border Patrol provide insight into the role National Guard aircrews are playing to secure the southwestern border with Mexico. Operation Guardian Support reportedly assists in reducing the time needed to arrest smugglers and run rescue operations. A National Guard aircrew operating under Operation Guardian Support assists Border Patrol agents on the […]

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Governors Refuse to Send National Guard to Border, Citing Trump’s Child Separation Policy

National Guard troops in four states will not deploy to the southern border, the states’ governors announced this week, over mounting objections to the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents there. The governors of Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island asserted their opposition by declaring that they will withhold or recall […]

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Trump Administration Will Build Tent City Along Border to Detain Migrants

President Donald Trump’s administration will soon build a tent city near the United States-Mexico border close to El Paso, Texas, that will house hundreds of young border crossers. Officials with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) confirmed to NBC News that a tent city will be constructed in Tornillo, Texas, to give shelter […]

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National Guard Officer Who Drove Military Vehicle Off Base Says It Was A Drill

RICHMOND, Va. (CBSLA/AP) — An Army National Guard officer charged with driving an armored personnel carrier off base while under the influence of drugs insisted Thursday he was ordered to do so as part of a training exercise and called the charges against him “completely bogus.” 1st Lt. Joshua Yabut told The Associated Press Thursday […]

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Police: National Guard Officer Who Stole Military Vehicle Was On Drugs

RICHMOND, Va. (CBSLA/AP) — An Army National Guard officer accused of stealing an armored personnel carrier (APC) from a Virginia base and leading police on a more than 60-mile chase was driving under the influence of drugs, police said Wednesday. Joshua Philip Yabut, 29, of Richmond, was charged with eluding police and unauthorized use of […]

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