National Guard

A National Guard Christmas celebrated miles apart

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– Continuing our coverage of the families of the deployed Oregon Army National Guard 186th Infantry Battalion, we’re following the second of three families as they celebrate the holidays without their loved ones with them. The battalion is currently in …

Missing National Guardsman reportedly found safe

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – A local National Guard member who went missing last month has been found. The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office said Mark Henry Hudson went missing around September 14, when he drove away from his home for National Guard training …

Local National Guardsman disappears before deployment

Update (10-21-19, 12:45 p.m.) – The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office said Mark Henry Hudson has been found safe. He reportedly returned home. The circumstances surrounding his disappearance have  not yet been made clear. NBC5 News will update this article when more information …

Deploying Overseas: Spc. Patricia Jones

MEDFORD, Ore.– For Patricia Jones, life after graduating from South Medford High came with uncertainty. “I didn’t know if I wanted to pursue nursing in college or what exactly,” she said. “So I just decided the National Guard, why not.” Jones says …

Deploying Overseas: The Kirkley Family

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– Hundreds of local National Guard families said goodbye to loved ones this past weekend in a farewell ceremony. On Monday. the 1-186 Infantry Battalion in Southern Oregon headed to Somalia and Djibouti to provide support to the United States’ …