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April 26, 2013

"Mealtime in the Military," Temporary Exhibit at the National Guard Memorial Museum

If you had to carry an entire day’s worth of food with you, what would you pack? What if you had to plan for weeks or months and for thousands of people? 

These are questions the...

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April 18, 2013

The Shot Heard 'Round the World, National Guard Heritage Series

Sixty-two years after the start of the American Revolution, on July 4, 1837, at the Independence Day celebration in Concord, Mass., the...

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April 11, 2013

The President's Budget was submitted to Congress Wednesday, and it looks like the administration is requesting a little less for the Guard than was in the budget last year.

And there are several major cancellations in the budget that could affect the Guard, including C-27Js, AH-64 Apache upgrades and the C-130 avionics modernization...

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April 8, 2013

The Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) is a self-contained unit used for aerial firefighting. For the Air National Guard (ANG), the operator of six MAFFS C-130s, this means a critical partnership with the U.S. Forest Service in response to domestic emergencies – the core mission of the National Guard....

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April 5, 2013

Have you heard there is a backlog for processing claims at the VA?

Just kidding. By now, almost everyone in the country knows about the problem. But a recent investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting quantifies how serious it is.  

The CIR's report also showed that...

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April 3, 2013

The National Guard and Reserve full-time workforce has been in the news lately because of the furloughs that they are facing due to sequestration. 

The original furlough has been cut from 22 to 14 days. That is okay news for the Guard, though it's far from optimal. Another announcement was made...

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