National Guard

Members of the Maine National Guard arrive for orientation an empty wing at Central Maine Medical Center, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in Lewiston, Maine. The Guard will work as nursing assistants, helping to open a swing bed unit of the hospital that has been closed due to a nursing shortage. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

National Guard members can unionize if and when they’re called up by governors

In today’s Federal Newscast, National Guard members on state duty can now unionize, thanks to a new Justice Department agreement.

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One National Guard unit’s idea to improve efficiency: spend less time filling out forms

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Maryland legislators ask for investigation into potential discrimination within its National Guard

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National Guard deploys for new emergency: Teacher shortages

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Sloppy expense-accounts leave former government scientist owing thousands of dollars

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FILE - DeMarcus Hicks, a recent graduate of nursing school who is working as a contractor with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, gives a person a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, Dec. 20, 2021, on the first day of a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Federal Way, Wash.  The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Jan. 7, 2022, on challenges to whether the Biden administration can order millions of workers at private companies and health care employees be vaccinated for COVID-19. Until the court rules, millions of workers face a patchwork of requirements depending on where they live. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Federal judge rejects Oklahoma lawsuit over National Guard vaccine mandate

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Pentagon chief says Guard who refuse vaccine cannot train

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says no member of the National Guard will be allowed to participate in drills or other training required to maintain their…

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A cut lead pipe is pulled from a dig site for testing at a home in Royal Oak, Mich., on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Communities with lead pipes could see higher test results for lead in their tap water if a new method of water sampling goes into effect. The Detroit suburb of Royal Oak historically had low test results but it had to notify the public of a problem after the state mandated new sampling methods. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

IG: Water quality and mold may be issues when employees return to federal buildings

In today’s Federal Newscast, you can add water issues at federal properties to the list of unforeseen consequences from the lockdown.

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Lloyd Austin

Oklahoma bid for Guard exception to vaccine mandate denied

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has rejected a request by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt that his state’s National Guard be exempt from a Pentagon requirement that all military members be vaccinated against COVID-19

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