Facing a mounting supply chain crisis, the White House is exploring whether to deploy the National Guard to ease bottlenecks, though that option is viewed as unlikely, a person familiar with the matter told CNN.
The Nebraska National Guard is scheduled to deploy units from Grand Island and Columbus this month to help provide assistance at the border.
Guard and Reserve members of the Army have until June 30 to be vaccinated, but active-duty airmen, like those at Offutt, must get the shots by Nov. 2.
Asked whether leadership would implement the recommendations, Gov. Pete Ricketts' spokesperson, Taylor Gage, said only that the Governor’s Office and Department of Corrections are aware of the “note with his suggestions.”
Despite the unrest in Afghanistan and the Middle East, battalion commander Lt. Russ Hewitt of Lincoln said, soldiers are ready for the mission. “The unit is really excited to have this opportunity."
The 9/11 attacks forced a change in U.S. military operations, speeding up a post-Cold War trend of using Guard and Reserve units much more in real-world and combat situations.
The federal government will pay for the upcoming National Guard deployment, said Maj. Scott Ingalsbe, spokesperson for the state National Guard.
Congress has failed to repay the $521 million it owes for Guard security forces in D.C. after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Nebraska could lose $3.4 million, says Maj. Gen. Bohac.
Severe weather triggered at least 20 fires in north-central Nebraska this week.
The police chief in a Minneapolis suburb where a Black man was fatally shot during a traffic stop said Monday that he believes the officer who fired intended to use a Taser, not a handgun.
“I have no idea how God selected me to live all these years,” said Bill Harrington, who flew 50 combat missions over Europe in World War II.
Members of the National Guard have been allowed back into the Capitol Complex after outrage that guardsmen were banished to a parking garage as a rest area.
A Humvee, valued at $120,000, was recovered early Wednesday morning after it was stolen from a military facility on last week, according to officials.
CLAIM: Troops in Washington turned their backs on President Joe Biden’s motorcade as it passed on its way to his inauguration at the U.S. Capitol.
A few protesters were starting to gather in some cities, but streets in many others remained empty. Here are the latest updates on protests around the country.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — The 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard, which is stationed at Atlantic City International Airport, sent 60 airmen to Washington, D.C., ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
Maj. Scott Ingalsbe said the Nebraska Soldiers and Airmen will assist in protecting property and providing a safe environment for citizens to exercise their right to peacefully assemble and protest.
The Elba native was promoted Tuesday, becoming the first female general officer in the Nebraska National Guard to pin on a second star.
Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller signed orders activating the National Guard from Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland for up to 30 days.
Starting on Veterans Day, veterans and Gold Star families are getting a free pass to national parks, wildlife refuges and other federal lands.
TRUMP, on Wisconsin officials and the National Guard: "Once they responded and once we took, you know, control of it, things went really well." — remarks in Kenosha on Tuesday.