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15 States Activate Guard to Help Quell Unrest

By Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory

About 5,000 National Guard personnel—including more than 375 Air National Guardsmen—had been activated as of the morning of May 31 “in response to civil disturbances” that erupted after the death of George Floyd, according to the National Guard Bureau. An additional 2,000 Guard forces were on deck if the situation demanded, the bureau noted. “The situation is fluid so those numbers can change rapidly,” an NGB release stated.