Latest "National guard coronavirus" stories
Troops who mobilized for COVID-19 support are eligible for the Armed Forces Service Medal or Humanitarian Service Medal.
The Guard is expecting about a third more storms this year than last, and many of its troops will be activated for the second or third time in as many months.
Push is on to get National Guard troops on coronavirus duty health care help once their missions end
Guard advocates want lawmakers to guarantee TRICARE coverage for six months after the coronavirus deployments.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper responds to concerns there may be a rise in terrorist targeting of military bases, as well as the intention to stop National Guard coronavirus mobilizations at 89 days.
State orders are a con — federalizing the National Guard should be the go-to for most missions moving forward
Guardsmen and women are constantly serving their country without earning federal benefits, despite performing the same jobs as their active-duty counterparts, says the author of this commentary.
By Steve Beynon