National Guard News

El Chapo is hauled off to US jail that has held terrorists

Stars & Stripes - 29 min ago
The court appearance came hours after Guzman's Thursday night extradition from Mexico, where he had become something of a folk hero for two brazen prison escapes.

Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power, leave

Stars & Stripes - 34 min 3 sec ago
Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh will step down and leave the country, Mauritania's president said early Saturday, while Gambia's new president declared that "the rule of fear" in the tiny West African nation had ended.

Turkish assembly passes polemic bill to boost Erdogan powers

Stars & Stripes - 38 min 55 sec ago
In an all-night session that ended early Saturday, lawmakers voted in favor of a set of amendments presented by the ruling party, founded by Erdogan.

Stuttgart, Naples set up showdown with pair of victories

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 3 min ago
Panthers and Wildcats girls make it look easy, while boys teams rally in second half for closer victories.

Sig Sauer wins $580M contract to replace Army’s M9 sidearm

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 13 min ago
The contract for the so-called Modular Handgun System, which includes the handgun, accessories and ammunition, is slated to run for 10 years.

Message to the Department of Defense from Secretary of Defense James Mattis

DoD News Releases - 1 hour 25 min ago
***It’s good to be back and I’m grateful to serve alongside you as Secretary of Defense.Together

Raiders start fast to roll past Wiesbaden

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 43 min ago
The Raiders controlled their 31-20 win over the visiting Wiesbaden Warriors from the jump, building a 13-0 lead through one quarter and an 18-3 edge at halftime as they cruised to a double-digit decision.

Obama exits the presidency voicing optimism for the future

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 27 min ago
Closing out a barrier-breaking chapter in history, former President Barack Obama left the White House on Friday much the way he entered it eight years ago: insisting Americans have reason for optimism despite the national sense of unease.

Melee near Trump's parade route as police, protesters clash

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 38 min ago
Protesters registered their rage against the new president Friday in a chaotic confrontation with police who used pepper spray and stun grenades in a melee just blocks from Donald Trump's inaugural parade route. Scores were arrested for trashing property and attacking officers.

Statement by Pentagon Spokesman Captain Jeff Davis on US strike against al-Qaida Training Camp in Syria‎

DoD News Releases - 3 hours 38 min ago
U.S. manned and unmanned aircraft conducted a precision air strike Jan. 19 against an al-Qaida

On his first day, Trump begins to set up his administration

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 55 min ago
President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House and began setting up his new administration on Friday, signing a bill that allows retired Gen. James Mattis to serve as his defense secretary, as well as the nomination papers for his other Cabinet choices.

Donald Trump sworn into office as the nation's 45th president

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 11 min ago
The new president was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts, reciting the 35-word oath with his hand placed upon two Bibles, one used by his family and another during President Abraham Lincoln's inauguration.

Expats in Tokyo kick off series of women’s marches around the world

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 53 min ago
As the sun was rising on Inauguration Day in America, nearly 650 people halfway around the world in Tokyo participated in a show of solidarity with the millions expected for the Women’s March on Washington.

Ailing George H.W. Bush, wife, showing improvement

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 11 min ago
Doctors removed former President George H.W. Bush's breathing tube and he was breathing well on his own at a Houston hospital, his spokesman said. His wife Barbara Bush also remained hospitalized for treatment of bronchitis, but she's feeling better.

Florida National Guard

Photos - 5 hours 54 min ago

The National Guard posted a photo:

Florida National Guard

Airmen from the Florida National Guard's 125th Fighter Wing secure a checkpoint during the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C. The Airmen are one approximately 340 Florida Guardsmen assigned to Task Force Crowd, led by 83rd Troop Command's 779th Engineer Battalion. Photo by Ching Oettel

Bergdahl attorneys file motion to dismiss court-martial over Trump comments

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 5 sec ago
In their motion, accused Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s attorneys list more than 25 instances of Donald Trump disparaging Bergdahl during campaign rallies and nationally televised interviews.

Trump’s bigger Army could cost $12 billion by official’s math

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 5 min ago
President Donald Trump’s pledge to increase the Army’s active-duty troops to 540,000 from 465,000 today could cost at least an extra $12 billion once the goal is met, based on a formula provided by departing Army Secretary Eric Fanning.

58th Presidential Inauguration

Photos - 7 hours 15 min ago

The National Guard posted a photo:

58th Presidential Inauguration

Soldiers and Airmen from the Florida National Guard look on as President Donald Trump takes the oath of office during the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. Florida sent approximately 340 Soldiers to provide support to the U.S. Park Police during the event. Photo by Ching Oettel

North Carolina National Guard

Photos - 7 hours 32 min ago

The National Guard posted a photo:

North Carolina National Guard

The North Carolina Air National Guard Mobile Emergency Operations Center (MEOC) team works diligently to provide backup communications to three tactical operations centers Task Force Security, Task Force Crowd, and Task Force Access, in Washington D.C., Jan. 19, 2017. The team consists of National Guard Airmen Master Sg.t Rebecca Tongen, Staff Sgt. Mark Fow, Senior Master Sgt. James Cutshaw, Master Sgt. Timothy Jones, Staff Sergeant Benjamin Elliot, Brigadier Gen. Staudenraus, and Master Sgt. Erik Kennedy. About 8000 soldiers and airmen are tasked to support the 58th United States presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo credited to Master Sgt. Rebecca S. Tongen)

'The Hobbit' book returned after Marine takes it on 38-year unexpected journey

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 8 min ago
Bob James checked out the book in Ithaca before enlisting in the Marines in 1979. He believes the book was passed along to Marines and sailors serving aboard at least eight different ships in the western Pacific.