Congress clears $521M to pay for National Guard costs tied to Jan. 6 attack

BY: - July 30, 2021

The National Governors Association said as a result of Thursday’s votes, states will no longer be faced with tough financial decisions on canceling training sessions or deferring equipment maintenance.

National Guard gets OK to join Pa. vaccine efforts under new law

BY: - March 3, 2021

Pennsylvania’s National Guard can start getting involved in the distribution of vaccines and inoculation of Pennsylvanians amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill Wednesday authorizing the Guard and the state Department of Health to cooperate on a plan for the “community distribution and administration” of vaccines across the commonwealth. In a statement, […]

Bill mobilizing National Guard for COVID-19 vaccines headed to Wolf’s desk

BY: - February 24, 2021

The state Senate voted 46-0 on Wednesday to send Gov. Tom Wolf a bill that mobilizes the state’s National Guard units to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to pharmacies and health centers; operate vaccination sites; and let trained guardsmen administer injections to patients. 

House passes bill to mobilize National Guard for vaccine distribution

BY: - February 5, 2021

The bill, sponsored by  state Rep. Tim O’Neal, R-Washington, looks to utilize the National Guard’s “communication and logistical” strategies to expand vaccine distribution in the commonwealth. 

As Pa.’s vaccine rollout stumbles, House will vote on whether to turn it over to National Guard

BY: - February 4, 2021

In an effort to boost Pennsylvania’s vaccine rollout, state lawmakers have proposed a bill that would allow the commonwealth’s National Guard to distribute vaccines.  Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Tim O’Neal, R-Washington, would “utilize the Pennsylvania National Guard in developing vaccine distribution infrastructure.” “With Pennsylvania being at the bottom of states when it comes to […]

Police Chiefs: No specific threats yet against Pa. Capitol, but ‘an abundance of caution’ still necessary

BY: - January 14, 2021

The Pennsylvania National Guard also has activated 400 members to provide backup, but only some of them will be in Harrisburg, officials said.

Pa. resident among the dead after violence at the Capitol; National Guard heads to Washington

BY: - January 7, 2021

Police officials said they are seeking to identify other individuals involved in the destructive riots. 

Wolf: Pa. National Guard will assist in securing D.C. through Inauguration Day

BY: - January 7, 2021

Following a day of unrest and violence in the nation’s capital, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that the Pennsylvania National Guard would be deployed in D.C. now through Jan. 20 for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Approximately 1,000 of Pennsylvania’s 19,000 National Guard members “have been activated to support the District of Columbia and […]

Behind the scenes PEMA, Pa. National Guard respond to COVID-19 crisis

BY: - May 18, 2020

PEMA has been working to address COVID-19 since before the first case of COVID appeared in Pennsylvania, Wolf said. Along with the Department of Health, PEMA has been monitoring the virus since January. 

Luzerne County manager asks Wolf to call in Pa. Guard to help fight COVID-19 in Hazleton

BY: - April 3, 2020

More than 300 people have tested positive for COVID-19 at Lehigh Valley Health Network facilities in Hazleton, Luzerne County Manager C. David Pedri said.

House, Senate committees approve ‘PA GI Bill’ providing college grants for state National Guard families

BY: - April 30, 2019

The bills 'honor the sacrifice' of Pa. Guardsmen and their families, lawmakers said