The Tennessee National Guard described the training facility as a "harsh and unforgiving desert environment...."
"He was not just a number. He was a person."
"Not taking this oath solemnly and with the utmost respect is firmly against the traditions and sanctity of our military family," Maj Gen. Terry M. Haston said.
The fire is only about three percent contained.
U.S. Homeland Security said it planned to send 4,000 troops to the border across four sectors.
"We've got a leaking boat on our border," homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said.
The 678th Air Defense Artillery Brigade uncased its colors as tensions between Russia and the West began to peak.
The police officer is being tried in the murder of Anthony Lamar Smith.
The dead protester was named as 17-year-old Fabian Urbina, who died from a gunshot wound in the chest.
New Orleanians can recycle their trees by placing them on the curb January 7-9.
Twelve of at least 13 flood-related deaths were caused by vehicles being swept from flooded roadways.
Protesters took advantage of the famous sales day and demonstrated outside Walmart and other major retailers.
National Guard troops and police are preparing for a third night of violence in Ferguson, Missouri.
60 people were arrested in Ferguson as protesters scuffled with police who used tear gas and pepper spray
If called up, the National Guard will provide humanitarian assistance in the region, which has been badly hit by the Ebola outbreak.
The withdrawal follows the most peaceful night of protests in Ferguson since the shooting of Michael Brown nearly two weeks ago
The US National Guard tries to restore order in Ferguson, Missouri after a second night of unrest