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Reserve force of the United States Army and Air Force

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United States National Guard: Reserve force of the United States Army and Air Force
The United States National Guard is part of the reserve components of the United States Army and the United States Air Force. It is a military reserve force composed of National Guard military members or units of each state and the territories of Guam, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, for a total of 54 separate organizations. All members of the National Guard of the United States are also members of the militia of the United States as defined by 10 U.S.C. § 246. National Guard units are under the dual control of the state governments and the federal government.


Trump hails Nat'l Guard for work battling COVID-19 [Video]

Trump hails Nat'l Guard for work battling COVID-19

U.S. President Donald Trump honored the fallen on the Memorial Day holiday Monday, and thanked U.S. National Guard members who are among those currently on the front lines of the battle against the..

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The Arizona National Guard is helping food banks in northern Arizona pack and distribute food to people who may not be able to afford it during the coronavirus pandemic. (April 8)  
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Ten thousand more U.S. National Guard troops to help with coronavirus efforts in coming weeks

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Rhode Island Pulls Over New Yorkers to Keep the Virus at Bay

Police and National Guard troops are deployed to warn visitors they must self-quarantine, as local resentment builds toward people fleeing coronavirus hot spots.
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Tens of thousands of U.S. National Guard troops could be activated to help U.S. states deal with the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak, the head of the U.S. National Guard said on Thursday.
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In California: Unemployment claims spike. Good thing Tesla stayed open

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Mexico says border clash with migrants was isolated case, violence to be avoided

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Puerto Rico declares emergency after strongest earthquake in 102 years

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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday that the National Guard has the legal right to detain migrants, but that it have been not instructed to do so at the northern border.
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