National Guard

June 15, 2021

Illinois: National Guard to Respond to Chemical Fire in Winnebago

ROCKTON, IL (STL.News)- Governor JB Pritzker has activated the State Emergency Operation Center to mobilize emergency response personnel and operational facilities to monitor a large chemical fire in Winnebago County.  Upon notification of the emergency, the State notified authorities in Winnebago, Stephenson and McHenry counties.  The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and...

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May 7, 2021

Michigan: Bill Providing Reimbursements to National Guard Soldiers

Gov. Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bill Providing Reimbursements to Michigan National Guard Soldiers who were deployed at the U.S. Capitol LANSING, MI (STL.News) Governor Whitmer signed House Bill 4019, which provides reimbursements to Michigan National Guard soldiers who were deployed at the U.S. Capitol earlier this year.  Many Michigan National Guard members purchased...

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April 30, 2021

Arizona SEC: $2.8 Million For National Guard Border Mission

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) The State Emergency Council, convened today by Governor Doug Ducey, voted to allocate up to $2,536,500 from the Governor’s Emergency Fund to help fund the Arizona National Guard border mission.  The Council also approved an additional $200,000 for the Search and Rescue Fund to support county sheriffs. The funding will...

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April 21, 2021

Arizona Governor Ducey Deploys National Guard To Border

Governor Issues Declaration Of Emergency PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey issues a Declaration of Emergency and announced he is deploying the Arizona National Guard to the state’s southern border to support local law enforcement efforts as the nation experiences a rapid increase in apprehensions and migrant children in federal custody. The State...

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April 20, 2021

Illinois Governor Activates National Guard to Protect Communities

Gov. Pritzker Activates Illinois National Guard at Request of City of Chicago to Help Protect Communities Guard’s Limited Mission Includes Managing Requested Street Closures and Supporting First Amendment Rights CHICAGO,  IL (STL.News) At the request of the City of Chicago, Governor JB Pritzker is activating 125 personnel from the Illinois National...

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March 8, 2021

Nevada Major General Berry: National Guard Service During COVID

NV (STL.News) This weekend, Nevada National Guard Major General Ondra L. Berry was featured in the Reno Gazette Journal, reflecting on the largest and lengthiest activation in Nevada National Guard history.  You can read the piece below. It’s been nearly a year since the pandemic ushered in the largest and lengthiest...

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January 22, 2021

New Hampshire Governor Orders Return of National Guard

Concord, NH (STL.News) This morning, Governor Chris Sununu ordered the immediate return of all NH National Guardsmen and women from Washington, D.C., after alarming reports surfaced that National Guardsmen from across the country were forced to sleep in unheated parking garages: “I’ve ordered the immediate return of all New Hampshire National Guardsmen...

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January 19, 2021

Maryland Governor Hogan Visits National Guard at U.S. Capitol

Governor Hogan Visits Maryland National Guard at U.S. Capitol, Briefed on Security Operations Maryland’s Brigadier General Janeen Birckhead Commands National Guard Troops Defending the Capitol ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan  visited Maryland National Guard soldiers deployed at the U.S. Capitol, and received a briefing on security operations for the 59th Inaugural...

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January 19, 2021

Additional National Guard forces going to Washington, DC

(STL.News) National Guard personnel are pouring into Washington, DC to enhance security for Wednesday’s presidential inauguration.  Troops from Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas and New York landed at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, on Monday. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Associated Press (AP)

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January 14, 2021

Washington, DC: Armed National Guard arrive at the Capitol

(STL.News) Armed troops from the District of Columbia’s National Guard arrived at the Capitol on Wednesday. The Guardsmen, assigned to security duty on the U.S. Capitol Ground received approval Tuesday to carry weapons through a request from federal authorities and approved by Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy. Up to 15,000 Guard...

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January 12, 2021

Connecticut Governor: Deployment of CT National Guard Members

Governor Lamont Announces Deployment of More Than 100 Members of the Connecticut National Guard To Washington, D.C. HARTFORD, CT (STL.News)  Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont today announced that at the request of United States National Guard officials, he is authorizing the deployment of more than 100 members of the Connecticut National Guard to...

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December 30, 2020

Employment discrimination claim resolved

Employment discrimination claim resolved on behalf of U.S. Army National Guard reservist HOUSTON (STL.News) Luxury Jeweler Harry Winston has paid a U.S. Army reservist to resolve a claim they violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) by refusing to offer him full-time employment. “Discrimination against...

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