Courtesy Nicole Olson

“I have no regrets: If I hadn’t joined the National Guard, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” said former service member Nicole Olson. After 18 months trying the college route, she enlisted in the Iowa National Guard as a preventive medicine specialist in 2008. “My job in the military led me to the environmental world” she said, when describing how she discovered her current position. “I didn’t even know it was here. I discovered the passion I have for it.”

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The highest-ranking officer in the National Guard has promised North Carolina whatever support it needs to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

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MMA and Army veteran Timothy Johnson is a 6’ 3”, 280-lb. force of pure, unadulterated sweetness. The southern Minnesota native, who has been residing in Fargo, North Dakota, since he went up there to wrestle and play college football 11 years ago, epitomizes the term “Minnesota nice.”

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A month after President Donald Trump called for sending National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, the head of the national Border Patrol union called the deployment “a colossal waste of resources.”

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Agent Marcus Trujillo/U.S. Border Patrol

President Donald Trump's deployed National Guard troops have already begun arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border — and they'll mostly be providing aerial support and helping with surveillance and infrastructure projects, the Department of Defense said Monday.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Public Affairs/Ralph Desio

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he'll send as many as 4,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border until Congress relents on his demands for a massive border wall.

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