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    S.C. party chairs back change in picking state military head

    The chairmen of South Carolina's Republican and Democratic parties are urging voters to support a proposed change to the way the state's top military officer is selected.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
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    Anchorage School District bans military recruiters

    The Anchorage School District has banned military recruiters from the district's campuses.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
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    Sharon Landsberry, wife of fallen Sparks Middle School math teacher Michael Landsberry, accepts an award from Brig. Gen. William Burks at the Airman's Medal ceremony on Oct. 19 in Reno, Nev. Marcella Corona / Reno Gazette-Journal

    Nevada guardsman killed in school shooting posthumously awarded 2 medals

    More than 500 supporters sat in silence with heads bowed and solemn expressions on their faces on Sunday as they remembered Sparks Middle School teacher Michael Landsberry.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
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    VP Biden's son leaves Navy after drug test

    Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, has been kicked out of the military after testing positive for cocaine, two people familiar with the matter said Oct. 16.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
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    White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday. Earnest responded to questions regarding the government's response to the Ebola outbreak. Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

    Obama calls up reserves to deal with Ebola in Africa

    President Obama has issued an executive order calling up ready reserve troops to combat the Ebola crisis in Africa.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  3. In this Sept. 16 photo, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., speaks with reporters a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cliff Owen / AP

    Rep. Tammy Duckworth retiring from military

    Rep. Tammy Duckworth is retiring from the Illinois National Guard after 23 years in the military and ten years after she lost both legs in Iraq when the Black Hawk helicopter she was piloting was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
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    Landmark employment law for troops turns 20

    The law that dramatically changed — for the better — the employment landscape for National Guard and reserve troops is celebrating its 20th anniversary today.

    • Oct. 13, 2014
  4. Military funeral funding cuts hit Minnesota vets

    Federal funding has been cut for honor guards at military funerals in Minnesota, leaving some people concerned that veterans will miss out on the graveside honor they have earned.

    • Oct. 9, 2014
  5. Author helps deployed dads with home-front issues

    Staff Sgt. Shawn Oxford of the Indiana Air National Guard said he knows what it's like to come home after a military deployment.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
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    South Bend mayor back from Afghanistan deployment

    The mayor of South Bend will soon be back in office after a seven-month military deployment to Afghanistan.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
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    NATO and Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack Tuesday in Kabul, Afghanistan. Relatives of a U.S. Naval reservist from Ohio say he was among the three troops killed in the attack. Rahmat Gul / AP

    Family: Navy reservist killed in Afghan suicide bombing

    Relatives of a U.S. Navy reservist from Ohio say he was among the three troops killed when a suicide car bomber struck in Afghanistan.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
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    Toddler ignores military protocol, greets mom

    Cooper Waldvogel loves his mom more than military protocol. And Facebook loves him for it.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
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    Army National Guard Spc. Robert Quattrocchi and his now-wife, Monica, during a 2011 deployment to Afghanistan. Quattrocchi was injured while serving in theater and is awaiting back pay. Quattrocchi family

    Injured guardsman's family lives in poverty, and waits

    Army National Guard Spc. Robert Quattrocchi, 31, spends much of his time these days helping wife Monica care for the couple's 4-month-old daughter in a rambling, uninsulated Georgia farmhouse that belongs to his in-laws.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
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    Missouri National Guard troops are deployed Aug. 19 to provide protection for a police command center in Ferguson, Mo. Joe Raedle / Getty Images

    Missouri governor orders National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson

    After a night of relative calm, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered National Guard troops to begin a '

    • Aug. 21, 2014
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    Ferguson, Mo., police wait to advance Sunday after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer last Saturday. Charlie Riedel / AP

    Missouri governor orders National Guard to Ferguson

    Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
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    A National Guard vehicle drives through the flooded Metropolitan Trailer Park in Moonachie, N.J., on Oct. 30, 2012, in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Craig Ruttle / AP

    Military still recovering from Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey

    Two years after Hurricane Sandy pounded the New Jersey coast, the USCGC Sailfish has yet to return home.

    • Aug. 17, 2014
  6. Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control. Charlie Neibergall / AP

    Pig-castrating Senate candidate returns from Guard duty

    Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control.

    • Jul. 29, 2014
  7. House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    House Republicans have agreed to vote on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America.

    • Jul. 29, 2014
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    Calif. governor takes dig at Texas Guard plan

    California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday that he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that 'wiser minds will prevail.'

    • Jul. 29, 2014
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    Gov. Rick Perr speaks at a news conference July 21. Perry announced he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border. Eric Gay/ / The Associated Press

    Five Questions with Texas Gov. Rick Perry: U.S.-Mexico Border

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has accused the federal government of failing to provide enough resources on the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants, including more than 57,000 children who have illegally crossed into the U.S.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
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    A Fort Bliss soldiers is seen observing along the border in 2012, as part of 'Operation Nimbus II,' where active-duty soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Bliss provided air and ground reconnaissance and surveillance support to the Border Patrol. Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson/Army

    Guardsmen will not patrol border to catch illegal immigrants

    The roughly 1,000 Texas Army and Air National Guard troops being dispatched to the U.S.-Mexico border will not be tasked with apprehending illegal immigrants, said the adjutant general of the Texas National Guard.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
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    California won't send troops to Mexican border

    California Gov. Jerry Brown won't be deploying National Guard troops to the Mexican border like Texas is doing in response to an influx of immigrants, a state military official said Monday.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
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    Texas governor to send 1,000 National Guard troops to border

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry will announce today that he plans to activate up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help guard the U.S.-Mexico border, a source in the governor's office told Military Times.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  8. Explosive controller stolen from Camp Atterbury

    Authorities say a control box used to simulate explosions from roadside bombs was stolen during a burglary at the Indiana National Guard's Camp Atterbury.

    • Jul. 17, 2014
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    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, center, listens as Deputy Chief of Border Patrol Ronald D. Vitiello, right, testifies June 24 on Capitol Hill at the House Homeland Security Committee hearing regarding the growing problem of unaccompanied children crossing the border into the US. At left is Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate. Charles Dharapak / AP

    Homeland Security chief won't rule out using National Guard to deal with immigration surge

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress on Tuesday he would consider every conceivable, lawful option to deal with a continuing flood of immigrants crossing the U.S. border illegally from Mexico into southern Texas.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
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