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    An aerial view of the lava flow near the town of Pahoa is seen Oct. 29 on the Big Island of Hawaii. U.S. Geological Survey / AP

    Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow

    The National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber- and sugar-plantation heydey.

    • Oct. 30, 2014
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    Alaska Guard members sue over leaked records

    Four Alaska National Guard members have sued the U.S. Army, saying investigative and other records pertaining to them were improperly leaked to reporters and state officials.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
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    Lt. Col. Gerald H. Green III was fired Oct. 9 from his role as head of the Warrior Training Center at Fort Benning, Georgia. He remains under investigation. Courtesy photo

    Head of Fort Benning Warrior Training Center relieved of command

    The head of the Warrior Training Center, a Fort Benning, Georgia-based unit that offers pre-Ranger and other training primarily for Army National Guard soldiers, was relieved of command Oct. 9 and is under investigation, the base announced Friday.

    • Oct. 24, 2014
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    Asheville, N.C., failed to comply with federal law when it reprimanded police Lt. Bill Wilke for taking time off to serve in the Army Reserve, according to a letter from the U.S. Department of Labor. Special to the Citizen-Times

    N.C. police chief wrote lieutenant up for Army Reserve service

    The city failed to comply with a federal law that allows soldiers time off for military service, according to a letter from the Department of Labor.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
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    In this video frame grab provided by, the burning wreckage of an Oklahoma Air National Guard F-16 fighter jet is seen in a pasture about three miles northeast of Moline, Kan., on Monday. The pilot ejected and wasn't believed to be seriously injured, but was taken to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita for evaluation, Col. Max Moss of the Oklahoma Guard said Monday. The Associated Press

    Military investigates scene of Kansas F-16 crash

    Military personnel are investigating the southeast Kansas site where an Oklahoma Air National Guard fighter jet crashed after a midair collision with another jet from the same unit during a training exercise.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
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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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    Oklahoma Guard: No injuries after midair collision

    The Oklahoma Air National Guard says two of its fighter jets collided over southeast Kansas during a training exercise, with one ejecting from one of the aircraft.

    • Oct. 20, 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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    Paper: Files allege misconduct within Alaska Guard

    Investigative files show years of alleged sexual and other misconduct among officers within the Alaska Army National Guard's Recruiting and Retention Battalion.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
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    A screen grab from a promotional video for 'Hot Shots Calendar.'

    Utah Guard investigating risque promotional video of women with guns

    A risque video shot in conservative Utah featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks for a pinup calendar has raised the ire of a pair of law enforcement agencies who suspect some of their equipment and officers may be in t

    • Oct. 17, 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
  4. 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
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    Former Alaska Guard member says he reported allegations

    A former Alaska National Guard soldier said he told his chain of command about misconduct in the Guard more than seven years before the federal Department of Defense issued a report detailing allegations of sexual assault, abuse of power and cover-ups.

    • Oct. 12, 2014
  5. Maj. Gen. Jeff Burton and Maj. Gen. David S. Baldwin, in an opinion piece written for Army Times, share their concerns over the active Army's plan for the National Guard's Apaches.

    Opinion: A better plan for Army aviation

    The active component Army is working to implement a plan that will erode the National Guard, and they are doing it under the guise of '

    • Oct. 9, 2014
  6. 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
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    The acting top official of the Alaska National Guard fired two high-ranking officers last week but reversed the action a day later at the direction of Gov. Sean Parnell. AP

    Alaska Guard officers fired, rehired

    The acting commander of the Alaska National Guard fired two high-ranking officers last week but reversed the decision a day later at the direction of Gov. Sean Parnell.

    • Oct. 6, 2014
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    Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell. Mark Thiessen / AP

    Alaska governor defends response to National Guard allegations

    Gov. Sean Parnell on Thursday defended his administration's response to reports of sexual assault and other problems within the Alaska National Guard, saying he and his office acted on every allegation that was made to them.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  7. Former Indiana National Guard official charged with bribery

    A retired lieutenant colonel from the Indiana Army National Guard has been charged by the Justice Department with soliciting and accepting bribes from a contractor while he was in charge of recruitment for the state Guard.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 6 implicated in National Guard bribery scheme

    Six people were implicated Wednesday in contract-rigging schemes involving the bribery of National Guard officials, and three individuals have pleaded guilty, prosecutors said.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  10. Fontenot in a 2013 photo at Komatsu Air Base, Japan. Staff Sgt. Amber Jacobs/Air Force

    F-15C pilot who crashed in Virginia to be buried at Air Force Academy

    A Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot who was killed in the crash of an F-15C fighter jet will be buried at the Air Force Academy in Colorado.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
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    Kansas Guard unit to be sliced by nearly one-third

    As a result of ongoing federal cuts to defense spending, a Kansas Air National Guard official said a Wichita unit could see almost a third of its full-time positions eliminated.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
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