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On this Memorial Day, it is our opportunity to remember the brave Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our great nation.Since the first battle of the American Revolution in 1775, nearly 1.2 million service members, including members of the National Guard, have given their lives in service to their country.Memorial Day began as Decoration Day after the Civil War 150 years ago, when citizens placed flowers by the graves of fallen soldiers, many of... [Read More]
This Memorial Day, WNYC is sharing some recent conversations with people in the New York/New Jersey area who are currently serving in the military. These are reservists, full-timers and National Guard members who've become experts at time management, as they juggle military duties with jobs, full schedules, and family life. Specialist Gabrielle Broadnax is a full-time student and a medic in the National Guard. That means this semester, while she was enrolled in six classes, she also juggled drill weekends and a part-time job. "Time management is very important!" said Broadnax. "It's definitely not impossible but it... [Read More]
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The South Dakota Army National Guard's 147th Army Band has promoted its first woman to the first sergeant position in the unit's 133-year history during a ceremony May 2. [Read More]
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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Ala. — A South Dakota Army National Guard soldier was named the 2018 Soldier of the Year in the Army National Guard Region VI Best Warrior Competition... [Read More]
A commission is going to be looking at who is eligible to be buried at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. The question is whether the veterans' cemetery is open to those who served in the National Guard, even if they were never called to active duty. The Concord... [Read More]
The Portland Mountain Rescue team made contact with a 35-year-old injured climber on Mount Hood on Saturday. KPTV-TV reports that rescuers verified that the climber was in serious but stable condition after falling several hundred feet near Hogsback Ridge. A helicopter with the Oregon Army National Guard was unable to... [Read More]
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LA Times reports that National Border Patrol Council president Brandon Judd criticized the National Guard deployment to the border; Judd explains his perspective on 'Fox & Friends.'... [Read More]
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Monday is Memorial Day. It's our opportunity to remember the brave Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our great nation.Since the first battle of the American Revolution in 1775, nearly 1.2 million service members, including members of the National Guard, have given their lives in service to their country.Memorial Day began as Decoration Day after the Civil War 150 years ago, when citizens placed flowers by the graves of fallen soldiers, many of whom had served in their... [Read More]
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A woman was among four people killed in an air strike that hit a petrol station in Yemen's rebel-held capital late Saturday, medical sources said. Eleven people were wounded in the air strike on Sanaa, they said. Witnesses said it took place just before sunset as people prepared to break the dawn-to-dusk Islamic fast of Ramadan. It was not immediately clear who had carried out the strike. Saudi Arabia, which leads a military coalition that has been fighting the Huthi rebels since 2015 to shore up the internationally recognised government, is active almost daily in Yemen. Earlier Saturday,... [Read More]
First the first time in many years, Boy and Girl Scouts, dance studios, high school bands, Veterans of Foreign Wars, members of the National Guard and local officials won't be marching down West Shore Road to observe Memorial Day this coming Monday. The... [Read More]
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Benham, Brigadier General Douglass Steele 95, beloved Husband, Father, Bapa and Great Bapa passed away May 1, 2018 in Bellevue, WA. Preceded in Death by Son Brian. Doug is survived by wife of 66 years, Scottie; his daughter Diane (Tripp) Benham Hook, Granddaughters Heather (Chris) Hook Fabregas and Holly (Matt) Hook Harlow; Great Grandchildren Hudson Fabregas, Everett Harlow, Hayden Fabregas and George Harlow. Doug was born April 20, 1923 in Orchard Gardens, MN to Clara and Rich Benham. He was the youngest of 6 children. He attended Marshall High School and graduated from the University of... [Read More]
On this Memorial Day, let's take a moment to remember our first National Guard unit. [Read More]
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Alabama, Florida and Mississippi are preparing for states of emergency as Subtropical Storm Alberto heads toward the Gulf of Mexico. Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued the declaration for all 67 counties in his state. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant authorized the use of the National Guard, his office said in a statement. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency for 40 counties that will go into effect at 6 a.m. Sunday, according to a statement from her office. Ivey... [Read More]
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Once a year the parking lot outside the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum in Ashland turns into a landing strip for helicopters. The Nebraska National Guard, State Patrol, Omaha Police Dep... [Read More]
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Alabama, Florida and Mississippi are preparing for states of emergency as Subtropical Storm Alberto heads toward the Gulf of Mexico. Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued the declaration for all 67 counties in his state. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant authorized the use of the National Guard, his office said in a statement. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency for 40 counties that will go into effect at 6 a.m. Sunday, according to a statement from her... [Read More]
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued the declaration for all 67 counties in his state. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant authorized the use of the National Guard, his office said in a statement. [Read More]
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It's not your typical marathon story. One veteran and one man enlisted in the National Guard raced in the Bayshore Marathon to bring awareness to veteran suicide. Dressed head to toe in uniform, they walked 26.2 miles for the veterans who can't. The goal? To raise awareness about veteran suicide with the non-profit organization Mission 22. Army veteran, Nick Kennawin,... [Read More]
PUTNAM - Leading up to Monday's holiday, flags were placed at the graves of those who served the country in ceremonies throughout Putnam.On Sunday, a National Guard firing squad, in addition to officers and color guards from the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, will complete the tradition of wreath-laying and military tributes at bridges, monuments and ceremonies around town. And on Memorial Day, a parade that begins at 10 a.m., will feature members of two... [Read More]
By Jennifer T. Allen Former Marine and currently active in the Air National Guard, Eric Rannenberg just received his master's degree as part of the first cohort of UK's new Master of Applied Statistics online professional graduate program. Eric Rannenberg was coming out of a math course on the University of Kentucky campus when he saw a flier that completely changed his academic plan. The flier, promoting the UK College of Arts and Sciences' online Master of Applied Statistics, led Rannenberg to apply to the program and begin his studies that semester. "I dropped all of my other classes... [Read More]
Bluefield High School's Commencement Ceremony is held at the Brush Fork National Guard Armory Friday evening. on May 25, 2018. [Read More]
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