Latest "California National Guard" stories
Space Force officials want to move away from the traditional Guard and Reserve. These colonels say that's a bad idea.
Maj. Gen. David Baldwin said the fact that he lives in El Dorado Hills had nothing to do with the California National Guard sending the RC-26B to monitor peaceful protests there in June.
It cost nearly $25 million for California to deploy 8,000 National Guard soldiers throughout the state to assist police during protests over racial injustice inspired by the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
More than 2,400 California National Guard soldiers toting military assault rifles are on the streets and authorities say that has allowed police officers to crack down on the rampant vandalism and thievery that scarred the first several days of demonstrations.
Every state, three territories and Washington D.C. have activated Army and Air National Guard personnel to assist in efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19.
By Howard Altman