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July 26, 2013
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed their version of the Fiscal Year 2014 Defense Appropriations bill, H.R. 2397, which includes robust funding to ensure the National Guard remains fully operational and engaged in domestic and overseas operations.
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July 16, 2013
While the National Guard continues to carry out its dual mission as an operational force at home and abroad, increasing response of Guardsmen to natural disasters has highlighted the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) as integral to providing affected...
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July 15, 2013
The National Guard Bureau recently launched a campaign aimed at slowing the alarming sexual assault increases throughout the military. The campaign, part of a DoD-wide effort, has three phases aligning with the Secretary of Defense’s goals. The first phase began on June 28 with mandatory...
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July 9, 2013

I read with interest the opinion piece by Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in The Washington Post last week.

In The Military Needs to Reach Out to Civilians...

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July 1, 2013

Civil war in Syria, intelligence leaks, tenuous relations with foreign powers, and heated budget debates have created an aura of uncertainty and skepticism throughout the U.S. defense and intelligence community.

News stories often focus on conflict, not on quiet diplomacy and nation-building programs.

The National Guard operates a program that is worthy of attention for its...

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