Oregon National Guard troops at ready for eclipse

Up to 150 soldiers available to respond to trouble.

The Oregon National Guard was authorized Thursday to call up 150 soldiers and six helicopters as a backstop for local authorities if they are overwhelmed by problems created when up to a million visitors pack into a narrow swath of the state to witness a total eclipse of the sun on Aug. 21.

Source: Oregon National Guard troops at ready for eclipse; Up to 150 soldiers available to respond to trouble