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State Victories

Most states begin their fiscal year on July 1, and some are beginning the year with new laws or budget items that benefit their National Guardsmen,...
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Big Guns Are Back

The king of battle is looking to retake its throne. After years of taking a backseat to counterinsurgency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S....
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Angling for Recruits

GONE FISHIN' National Guard recruiters who hang such a sign on their office doors during the duty day probably are not playing hooky by the old mill...
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That Time of the Year

Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida panhandle Oct. 10, 2018, bringing 155 mph winds that tossed cars, toppled trees and ripped roofs off...
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Building Problem

Across the Army National Guard, many readiness centers and training facilities centers are in sad shape, far beyond what a coat of paint and new...
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Strong Byte

Tens of thousands of National Guardsmen support overseas operations on any given day. Thousands more are on the border. Others are on alert to defend...
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New Urgency

Propellers have long been in C-130H modernization plans, but the cause of a recent crash has intensified the need
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Heavy Duty

Multiple added training days and regular overseas deployments have Guard armored brigades busier than ever. Sustaining the tempo will be difficult.
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Tulane Partners with NGB

Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement will soon offer credit towards a graduate degree for service members who complete the National...
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Step Kids

Guard children face many of the same challenges as their active-duty counterparts, yet they're not deemed full members of the military family
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In the House

Congress now includes nine current Guardsmen. None of them appears ready to stop serving in uniform, especially the new three
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Numbers Game

President’s budget contains lots of positives for the Guard, but the proposal is far from a done deal
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Fighting Remote

Coming wave of robots and other remotely controlled devices will likely change the battlefield and domestic response
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Remaining Strong

Guard Apache helicopter force has been through the wringer, but it’s back in the fight and better days appear ahead
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Staying Put

New retirement system proving less than popular with those eligible to switch from the legacy program Most service members don’t think much of the...
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In Space

Guard contribution to the space mission is small in size, yet unique in capability and significant in impact Ancient militaries looked to the stars to...
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Game Changer

Rapidly advancing technology is making simulation training easier and more realistic, but artificial intelligence offers an even bigger leap ahead....
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Home & Gone

Guardsmen returned triumphant from Europe after World War I, but few ever served again. 1919 could have presented many challenges for the Guard given...
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Future Focus

In a much-anticipated reveal, the Army this summer announced the location of its new Futures Command, slated to be operational by July 2019. The up...
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Great Bosses

Cpl. Robert Raber was in the U.S. Virgin Islands responding to Hurricane Maria last year when his house in Tennessee caught fire. “I have a wife at...
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Heroes on the Homefront

The war in Iraq ambushed Jackie McKenna in the haven of her home in Savannah, Georgia, while she was videoconferencing with her husband, John, a...
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Retro Attack

Air Force leaders believe fourth- and fifth-generation fighters are too much airplane for many missions around the world. Secretary Heather Wilson...
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Show & Tell

More than 300 companies and organizations will pack the exhibition floor at the 140th General Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans this month. While...
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In Country

Terry MacDonald chuckles when asked why he enlisted in the Indiana Army National Guard in 1968. “To stay out of Vietnam,” he says. I’ll be honest with...
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