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  1. The Kaufman family disembarks the USS Vandegrift on April 9 at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego following their rescue at sea on April 6. Navy / via AP

    Sailors recall rough seas during rescue of family

    Six days after a family of four found themselves helpless and adrift in a sailboat far into the Pacific with a vomiting, feverish 1-year-old, a Navy warship delivered them safely Wednesday to San Diego, where they began their attempted around-the world vo

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  2. After guardsman son's suicide, parents work to save others

    Former Army National Guard Sgt. Daniel Somers served as a turret gunner and tactical human intelligence team member during two deployments to Iraq.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  3. Sailors from Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 49) assist in the rescue of a family with a sick infant via the ship's small boat as part of a joint U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and California Air National Guard rescue effort on April 6. U.S. Coast Guard / AP

    Family's misadventure at sea has public costs

    When would-be adventurers get more adventure than they bargained for, who should bear the blame — and the price for bailing them out?

    • Apr. 7, 2014
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    Army officer, Senate candidate vows to bring pig castration skills to D.C.

    Joni Ernst, an officer in the Iowa Army National Guard who is running for Senate, has received national attention after running an unconventional campaign commercial touting her farmhand experience.

    • Mar. 26, 2014
  5. Marijuana off limits in Washington to military

    As Washington prepares to open its first retail marijuana stores in the next few months, tens of thousands of military service members have been warned not to shop in any of them.

    • Mar. 26, 2014
  6. DoD: Give reservists immediate retirement pay

    Reservists would be eligible to begin receiving military retirement pay immediately after completing 20 years of part-time service under a new Pentagon proposal for overhauling the retirement system.

    • Mar. 6, 2014
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    Indiana state senator called up to Navy service

    An Indiana state senator is being called up to military service during the final days of this year's legislative session.

    • Feb. 26, 2014
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    This photo of soldiers posing comically alongside a flag-draped casket has gone viral and the Wisconsin National Guard is investigating. Instagram photo

    Another soldier suspended in casket photo controversy

    A second Wisconsin National Guard member has been suspended in an investigation stemming from a photograph showing soldiers clowning around by an empty flag-draped casket, a Guard spokesman said Wednesday.

    • Feb. 19, 2014
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    Reserve offers up to $75K for some officers to stay

    Officers in the Navy Reserve holding the right medical skills could qualify for up to $75,000 if they agree to stay in for at least three more years.

    • Jan. 16, 2014
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    IG: One-star guardsman scammed nearly $200K

    A one-star general and former commander of the Michigan Air National Guard improperly received nearly $200,000 and broke the law by collecting a federal paycheck while performing a state-level job for 16 months, according to a newly released IG report.

    • Jan. 13, 2014
  7. The Air Force is divesting itself of its fleet of C-27J Spartan cargo planes, like this one seen in a 2010 photo. Bekah Clark/Air Force

    Coast Guard to take delivery of last Air Force C-27Js

    The Coast Guard will take control of the last of the Air Force's C-27J cargo planes, putting an end of a years-long saga over finding a long-term home for the twin-engine aircraft.

    • Jan. 6, 2014
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    La. Guard sites to take same-sex benefit form

    Louisiana National Guard personnel seeking benefits for same-sex spouses will have an easier time filing the requests, despite a state refusal to let its workers process the paperwork.

    • Dec. 5, 2013
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    Seabees fire M9 service pistols during a weapon qualification in 2012 in preparation for deployment. A decreased need for war-zone sailors has triggered new mobilization rules in the Reserve. MC2 Daniel Garas/Navy

    Reserve mobilization rules revised beginning Jan. 1

    With the Afghanistan drawdown in full swing, the demand for mobilizing Navy reservists for overseas deployments has been significantly cut. As a result and effective Jan.

    • Dec. 2, 2013
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    Texas Guard to let same-sex couples sign for benefits

    The Texas National Guard will immediately begin letting same-sex couples register for benefits after the Defense Department approved a new procedure for enrolling National Guard members and their dependents for benefits.

    • Nov. 27, 2013
  8. Navy divers are searching Lake Ontario for a N.Y. Air Guard MQ-9 Reaper that crashed Nov. 12. Air Force

    Navy divers search Lake Ontario for lost Air Guard drone

    Navy salvage divers are combing Lake Ontario for the remains of a military drone that crashed Nov. 12 during a New York Air National Guard training mission.

    • Nov. 26, 2013
  9. The Pentagon is reviewing thousands of discharges of troops for personality disorders after revelations the Army had downgraded the diagnoses of some soldiers at Madigan Army Medical Center, Wash., (pictured) from PTSD to personality or adjustment disorder. A former soldier has filed a lawsuit against the Army for denying him medical retirement. Army

    Former soldier sues Army for alleged wrongful mental health discharge

    A former Army National Guard soldier has filed a lawsuit against the Army, saying the service illegally denied him medical retirement by discharging him for an adjustment disorder when he actually suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.

    • Nov. 21, 2013
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    Reservists see slightly better chance to advance

    While active-duty sailors saw a dip in their chance to advance into and up the petty officer ranks, reservists got better news — 1,881 are set to advance to E-4, E-5 or E-6, and all but incoming E-4s saw a higher advancement opportunity than in the spring

    • Nov. 21, 2013
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    Guard chief: Bigger Reserve components not feasible

    The four-star chief of the National Guard Bureau said he does not envision the Reserve components growing in size, as some have suggested, for a simple reason: The Pentagon simply doesn't have the money to make that happen.

    • Nov. 19, 2013
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    Senate to consider fed hiring preference for reservists

    Preferential hiring for federal jobs would be extended to National Guard and Reserve members based on length of service under a bipartisan amendment filed Monday in the Senate.

    • Nov. 18, 2013
  10. Senators take new crack at expanding reserve retirement credit

    Two senators are planning another effort to make it easier for members of the National Guard and reserves to earn earlier retired pay as a reward for extended active-duty service.

    • Nov. 18, 2013
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    A screen shot from a multiplayer online game designed to help the Navy Reserve find creative solutions to its ongoing challenges, such as budget concerns and integration with the active component. Navy

    Reserve hopes gamers can help plot the future

    Gamers will soon get their crack at one tough challenge: Figuring out the Navy Reserve's future.

    • Nov. 3, 2013
  11. Tenn. guardsman indicted in armory shooting

    A Tennessee National Guard recruiter was indicted Wednesday on charges that he tried to kill four of his superiors last week at an armory north of Memphis.

    • Oct. 30, 2013
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    Wash. company to pay Army reservist $37,500

    An Everett, Wash., company has agreed to pay $37,500 to an Army reservist demoted and then fired following his deployment to Iraq.

    • Oct. 28, 2013
  12. Maj. Gen. Max Haston, right, Adjutant General of the Tennessee National Guard, speaks at a news conference near a Guard armory where two Guard members were shot on Thursday in Millington, Tenn. Adrian Sainz / AP

    Guard recruiter held in superiors' shooting

    A National Guardsman was being held Friday and awaiting charges in the shooting of two of his superiors at an armory north of Memphis, where he was subdued by fellow soldiers and arrested by local police.

    • Oct. 25, 2013

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