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Iowa Army National Guard unit In Davenport readies for deployment

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – A sending off ceremony will be held next week for some 75 Army National Guard soldiers based in Davenport.



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A unit in Davenport get ready for deployment.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company and Company B, First of the 171st Aviation Regiment, will deploy in support of Operation Spartan Shield in the U.S. Central Command area of operations. U.S. Central Command encompasses 27 countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, among others. Their primary mission will be to conduct aviation sustainment operations such as refueling and

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California National Guard humvee stolen

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An Army humvee was stolen from a National Guard facility in a Los Angeles suburb late last week, according to the FBI, and authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for its return.

The vehicle, reportedly worth about $120,000, was stolen from the California Army National Guard site in Bell, California, early last Friday, authorities said. It’s unclear whether law enforcement has identified any suspects.

“A green camouflage #Humvee was stolen from @CaArmyGuard in #Bell CA on Friday,” the FBI said in a tweet. “Identifiers include Bumper# 40BSBHQ6; Admin# WV57TO-HQ06/M1165A1; Reg# NZ311R & Battalion 40TH BSB. Please call 3104776565 to claim

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United States Army Chief of Staff, General James C. McConville Inspires National Nonprofit Wreaths Across America’s 2021 Theme

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In 2021, help us #LiveTheirLegacy2021 in your community. Visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org to join the mission and find out how you can get involved.

In 2021, help us #LiveTheirLegacy2021 in your community. Visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org to join the mission and find out how you can get involved.

COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine, Jan. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Each year, millions of Americans come together to REMEMBER the fallen, HONOR those that serve and their families, and TEACH the next generation about the value of freedom.

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Tunisian army units, police quell unrest in many areas | National politics

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Military Humvee stolen from California National Guard facility; FBI offers 10G reward

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The FBI is searching for an armored military vehicle that was stolen from a National Guard facility in Southern California on Friday.

The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, more commonly known as a Humvee, was stolen around 8:15 a.m. from the National Guard Armory in Bell, a suburb outside of Los Angeles, federal authorities said in a statement on Saturday. The vehicle is worth about $120,000.

STATES ACTIVATE NATIONAL GUARD, CLOSE CAPITOL BUILDINGS AHEAD OF BIDEN INAUGURATION AND POSSIBLE VIOLENCE

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the recovery of the vehicle.

The

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Army head says guns considered for National Guard in D.C.

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Members of the District of Columbia National Guard work outside the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.
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WASHINGTON — Defense leaders are reviewing restrictions on the use of force by National Guard members and could allow troops to carry batons or guns in Washington, D.C., as they brace for more protests and possible violence around the Jan. 20 inaugural, The Associated Press has learned.

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told The AP on Friday that any changes will be determined by the intelligence gathered in the coming days about potential threats.

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McCarthy claims Army ‘in the heat of taking back the Capitol’ did not delay National Guard authorizations

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Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told a small group of Pentagon reporters Friday that he and acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller acted immediately to authorize a National Guard tactical response to the Capitol siege by pro-Trump rioters Wednesday, flatly rejecting a claim by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan that such requests were denied or delayed.

“There was tremendous confusion. What is the situation? No one could give you adequate situational awareness,” a visibly exhausted McCarthy told journalists in the media room at the Pentagon Friday morning.

“I was in the heat of taking back the Capitol,” he said. “We were literally running

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Army secretary promises National Guard will help deliver a ‘peaceful transition of power’

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Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said 6,200 National Guardsmen will help ensure that President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated Jan. 20 without civil unrest like that seen Wednesday, when the Capitol building was overtaken by pro-Trump rioters.

“We need to ensure that President Biden has an inauguration and sends a message to the world, a peaceful transition of power, and he gets in the seat, and he gets to work,” McCarthy told a small group of Pentagon journalists Friday morning.

“We’re going to ensure that this capital is safe. We’re working with the federal law enforcement agencies to do that,” said McCarthy,

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