National Guard

WASHINGTON | US starts to withdraw troops from Trump border mission

WASHINGTON — The U.S. this week will begin withdrawing many of the active duty troops sent to the border with Mexico by President Donald Trump just before the midterm election in response to a caravan of Central American migrants, U.S. officials said Monday. About 2,200 of the active duty troops will be pulled out before … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US starts to withdraw troops from Trump border mission

CHARLOTTE, N.C | Winter storm causes icy roads across swath of South

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South on Sunday — causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfalls and power losses to hundreds of thousands of people. Accidents on snow-covered interstates caused major delays, hundreds of flights were canceled and drivers in North Carolina and … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C | Winter storm causes icy roads across swath of South

WASHINGTON | Trump says he will make announcement on Joint Chiefs

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday he will make an announcement on Saturday concerning the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Trump, who often likes to build drama and suspense by teasing his decisions, told reporters at the White House that he will make the announcement at the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia, where he is expected … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says he will make announcement on Joint Chiefs

South Carolina News: Columbia, Two Lancaster Residents Sentenced for Their Role in National Guard Armory Firearms Theft

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Austin Lee Ritter, age 23, and Kimberly Denise Cannon, age 40, both of Lancaster, South Carolina, each were sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty in June to being a felon in possession of firearms and to possession of machineguns and destructive … Continue reading South Carolina News: Columbia, Two Lancaster Residents Sentenced for Their Role in National Guard Armory Firearms Theft

WASHINGTON | Mattis hails troops’ border mission as “very good training”

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. He argued that it’s analogous to a 1916 deployment to counter the Mexican revolutionary Gen. Francisco “Pancho” Villa. Speaking to reporters Wednesday on his way to visit … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mattis hails troops’ border mission as “very good training”

NORTH OGDEN, Utah | Mayor of Utah city killed in ‘insider attack’ in Afghanistan

NORTH OGDEN, Utah — The mayor of a Utah city was killed during an attack in Afghanistan while he was serving with the state’s National Guard, the Salt Lake Tribune and other media report. The Tribune says that Mayor Brent Taylor died Saturday in an apparent “insider attack” in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. American … Continue reading NORTH OGDEN, Utah | Mayor of Utah city killed in ‘insider attack’ in Afghanistan

NEW BERN, N.C. | The Latest: North Carolina city cut off by floodwaters

NEW BERN, N.C.  — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 12:50 p.m. The city of Wilmington, North Carolina, has been completely cut off by floodwaters and officials are asking for additional help from state law enforcement and the National Guard. Woody White is chairman of the board of commissioners of New Hanover … Continue reading NEW BERN, N.C. | The Latest: North Carolina city cut off by floodwaters

LAHAINA, Hawaii | Wind-whipped fires burns in Maui ahead of hurricane

LAHAINA, Hawaii— A wildfire on Maui has likely incinerated homes near the tourist town of Lahaina while forcing people from an evacuation center opened as Hurricane Lane nears the island, officials said Friday. “It is very likely that homes have been destroyed but our guys are too busy fighting the fire to be able to … Continue reading LAHAINA, Hawaii | Wind-whipped fires burns in Maui ahead of hurricane