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  • Obama activates National Guard, Reserves for Operation United Assistance Obama activates National Guard, Reserves for Operation United Assistance

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has authorized the Defense Department to call up a small number of National Guard or reserve troops that possess special skills needed to aid efforts in stopping the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.  Obama issued an executive order Thursday authorizing the secretaries of Defense and Homeland…

    4 days ago, October 17, 2014
  • Civil Support Teams - new tactics for new threats Civil Support Teams - new tactics for new threats

    ARLINGTON, Va. - After 9/11, the Department of Defense mandated that the National Guard increase its emphasis on the kinds of threats the United States was likely to see from terrorist organizations.  With the 9/11 attacks as a blueprint, terrorists' new focus on weapons of mass destruction meant creating teams with more technology that would be…

    4 days ago, October 17, 2014
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  • At Air Guard town hall meeting, Grass praises worldwide enduring relationships At Air Guard town hall meeting, Grass praises worldwide enduring relationships

    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. - Fighting our nation's wars, defending the homeland and building partnerships were among many topics addressed by Army General Frank J. Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, at a town hall meeting with Air Guard members and civilians Wednesday at the Air National Guard Readiness Center. "The mission we do every day in…

    4 days ago, October 17, 2014
  • Tennessee National Guard Soldier assists colleagues beyond the battlefield Tennessee National Guard Soldier assists colleagues beyond the battlefield

    LOBELVILLE, Tenn. - Staff Sgt. Pamela Pugh, a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and 14-year member of the Tennessee National Guard, was contacted during the late summer of 2014 by two of her fellow soldiers who found themselves homeless and in dire need of aid.  While serving as a platoon sergeant for her unit in Lobelville, she immediately…

    5 days ago, October 16, 2014
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