Hawaii National Guard to deploy 80 troops to Washington

HONOLULU — The Hawaii National Guard said Tuesday it will deploy about 80 members to Washington, D.C. until early May to help support the U.S. Capitol Police.

The Hawaii Department of Defense said in a news release that the Guard members will patrol and provide security as part of the National Guard’s “Task Force Capitol.”

Last week, the Pentagon said nearly 2,300 Guard troops would continue to provide security in Washington until May 23, at the request of the Capitol Police.

The Hawaii National Guard in January sent 200 Guardsmen to Washington for two weeks to help with security after rioters attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

The department said the latest deployment won’t affect the mission of 800 soldiers and airmen helping the state respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly 4,000 other Guard members will also remain in Hawaii and be available to help respond to disasters at home.

  1. Boyd J. Ready March 18, 2021 12:48 pm Reply

    This is kabuki theatre to paint the regular political opposition as dangerous. Notice how when an election has ‘no evidence of fraud’ the National Capitol becomes an armed camp? And how about the 50 state capitals armoring up for an ‘expected’ insurrection that never happened. Our Hawaii National Guard shouldn’t have to sacrifice home duty for this kind of theatrics.

  2. kanOOkdrmr March 20, 2021 1:14 am Reply

    Blame it on sore losers, Q, and those pesky, Unamerican red hatters!

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