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New York’s National Guard asked to check gang tattoos on newly arriving illegal aliens

| February 16, 2024 | 21 Comments
New York’s National Guard asked to check gang tattoos on newly arriving illegal aliens

Members of a violent Venezuelan gang, “Tren de Aragua” are arriving across the border along with other illegal aliens. They’ve carried their criminal activities with them and expanded their criminal enterprise in South America. Their presence is evident in all of New York City’s boroughs. They’ve gotten the attention of the New York Police Department, […]

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National Guard delinquent with paying enlistment bonuses

| October 29, 2023 | 28 Comments
National Guard delinquent with paying enlistment bonuses

At least 9,000 Soldiers are still waiting for their enlistment bonuses to be paid to them. Some have complained that they have not been paid in years. The National Guard also has found that 3,900 Soldiers completed their service and left the military without seeing their bonus payment. Some may have lost eligibility, but many […]

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Wednesday Military Shorts – Claims, coyotes, and Mini-Mavericks

| August 30, 2023 | 41 Comments
Wednesday Military Shorts – Claims, coyotes, and Mini-Mavericks

In the realm of ‘good; news, VA has identified a system glitch which was delaying veterans’ filings. About 32,000 veterans’ disability claims were delayed — some as long as five years — due to a technical flaw in federal filing systems, Veterans Affairs officials acknowledged this week. The total represents only a small fraction of […]

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Over 1,000 troops to leave the US-Mexico border

| August 4, 2023 | 20 Comments
Over 1,000 troops to leave the US-Mexico border

Troops deployed to the border earlier this year will be seeing their mission come to a completion. Among the 1,500 deployed in this group, 1,100 will depart and 400 will be extended until August 31. The deployed troops were intended to take over administration and logistics related tasks to free more border agents to do […]

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Stolen Guard Hummer Remains in the Wind

| July 7, 2023 | 17 Comments
Stolen Guard Hummer Remains in the Wind

I Can’t Drive 55 Gone in 60 Minutes: Guard Humvee stolen on July 3 still missing By Jon Simkins and Jonathan Lehrfeld For nearly three days one of the most sluggish and conspicuous vehicles to ever occupy a paved road has managed to elude authorities in California’s Sonoma County — and leads are slim. A […]

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Federal control of the National Guard faces overturning by a court ruling

| July 7, 2023 | 9 Comments
Federal control of the National Guard faces overturning by a court ruling

One of the arguments being made against federal control of the National Guard is that the states complying with federal guidelines are doing so voluntarily. However, not complying with federal requirements could result in the federal government’s withdrawing federal funding for a state’s National Guard. One of the spinoffs of this argument involves state governors […]

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Defend the Guard Act

| March 22, 2023 | 28 Comments
Defend the Guard Act

I am generally for less Government control, particularly when it comes to Federal Government.  I keep reading about this Defend the Guard movement and now wondering how it may cause unintended consequences. (Boise, Idaho) – Yesterday the Arizona State Senate passed S.B. 1367, the Defend the Guard Act, in a 16-13 partisan vote. This bill […]

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Texas National Guard Soldier shoots an illegal alien

| January 20, 2023 | 29 Comments
Texas National Guard Soldier shoots an illegal alien

Governor Greg Abbott of Texas initiated Operation Lone Star in a bid to mitigate illegal immigration from Mexico into the U.S. via Texas. A Texas National Guard Soldier, SPC Angel Gallegos, became the first Soldier in this operation to shoot and injure an illegal alien. Documents related to the event do not indicate that the […]

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