Michigan National Guard

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Rogers, adjutant general, Michigan National Guard, in Washington, D.C., Feb. 17, 2021.
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Michigan National Guard soldiers who purchased meals out-of-pocket while they were deployed at the U.S. Capitol earlier this year are being reimbursed. 

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Lansing’s mayor is praising preparations for the possibility of armed protests at the state Capitol on Sunday and over the next week.


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For months, Michigan military personnel have been supporting state agencies on the front lines in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19.  WKAR's Kevin Lavery talks with Michigan National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Paul Rogers, who says more than 1,100 troops were involved in fighting the pandemic at the height of the response.


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The Michigan National Guard is expanding its humanitarian mission to provide relief during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

On Monday, President Trump approved the state’s request to use up to 3,000 troops for up 90 days to assist local agencies in need of help. 

Sergeant First Class Andrew Kohtala is leading a small contingent of soldiers at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint.  He believes their presence gives the staff a sense of security.

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The Michigan National Guard is helping to deliver equipment to health professionals battling to contain the coronavirus in Michigan.  

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Capt. Brian Anderson / Michigan National Guard

The Michigan National Guard is pulling back troops being sent to Florida after being told they weren't needed for Hurricane Irma recovery efforts.

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Three weeks after sending troops to Texas to respond to Hurricane Harvey, the Michigan National Guard is now deploying 1,100 soldiers to Florida. 


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More than 20 troops from the Michigan National Guard are leaving for Texas to help assist in the massive rescue and recovery operation following what’s now become Tropical Depression Harvey. 


The murders of five military personnel in Chattanooga earlier this month is prompting the Michigan National Guard to update its “active shooter” training. Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with the guard’s lead trainer, Sergeant First Class Shawn Menard.

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Two months into the traditional school year, Michigan students are already thinking about Thanksgiving break. That includes students who are taking a less conventional route through their studies. Right now, more than 100 teenagers from communities across the state are participating in the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy, a program sponsored by the Michigan National Guard.