Pa. awards $800K in grant money to help veterans find jobs | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 10, 2022

The Keystone State has the the fourth-largest veteran population in the nation, officials said.

Amid Ukraine invasion, 20 Pa. National Guardsmen heading to Lithuania this month for ‘routine training’

BY: - February 24, 2022

Since 1993, the Pennsylvania National Guard has had a partnership with the Lithuanian military.

Dispute over Schuylkill Co. wind farm exposes fissures in Pa.’s push to meet renewable energy goals

BY: - February 23, 2022

The project recently has come under fire from state military officials who say the project causes safety concerns for helicopter pilots and jeopardizes the future of aviation training programs at the Lebanon County installation that’s home to the Pennsylvania National Guard and the Air National Guard’s 193 Special Operations Wing. 

Health Dept. adds regional long-term care sites to COVID-19 hospital support initiatives

BY: - January 31, 2022

In a briefing with reporters on Monday, acting state Health Secretary Keara Klinepeter said the addition of four regional long-term care support sites will “relieve pressure from hospitals and skilled nursing facilities” with a high number of patients with COVID-19. 

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 […]