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  1. 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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    The logo on this National Guard T-shirt was banned from Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School as it does not meet dress code. National Guard

    School: National Guard T-shirt violates dress code

    A New York Army National Guard recruiter left a high school south of Albany on Sept. 19 after giving out T-shirts bearing the image of a soldier pointing a rifle an image school officials said violated the dress code.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  2. Alaska military and veterans affairs official resigns

    The deputy commissioner of Alaska's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is resigning.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
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    Nearly 600 vehicles have been sunk to form the reef in a partnership effort by the South Carolina National Guard and the state. South Carolina Army National Guard

    Soldiers create offshore reef using old armored vehicles

    The South Carolina National Guard has found a good use for old M60 tanks and M113 armored personnel carriers.

    • Sep. 20, 2014
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    Illinois Army National Guard provide covering fire for their fellow soldiers during training in 2012. Some states had been forced to cancel training due to budget shortfalls earlier this month. Jesse Houk/Army

    National Guard to resume September training

    September weekend drills for Army National Guard soldiers are back on track after a $101 million shortfall forced multiple states to postpone their training.

    • Sep. 19, 2014
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    Nevada congressman promoted to 1-star in Army Reserve

    Nevada congressman Joe Heck's promotion to one-star general now has the blessing of the U.S. Senate.

    • Sep. 18, 2014
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    NATO and Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack Tuesday in Kabul, Afghanistan. Relatives of a U.S. Naval reservist from Ohio say he was among the three troops killed in the attack. Rahmat Gul / AP

    Family: Navy reservist killed in Afghan suicide bombing

    Relatives of a U.S. Navy reservist from Ohio say he was among the three troops killed when a suicide car bomber struck in Afghanistan.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
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    Toddler ignores military protocol, greets mom

    Cooper Waldvogel loves his mom more than military protocol. And Facebook loves him for it.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
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    Budget shortfall postpones Wis. Guard drills

    Thousands of Wisconsin Army National Guard members won't be participating in drills this weekend, as they have traditionally done the first weekend of September.

    • Sep. 4, 2014
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    Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell addresses a scathing report into allegations of sexual assault in the Alaska National Guard during a Sept. 4 news conference in Anchorage, Alaska. Mark Thiessen / AP

    Alaska governor: National Guard chief resigns

    A scathing report into allegations of sexual assault and fraud in the Alaska National Guard finds that victims do not trust the system because of a lack of confidence in the command.

    • Sep. 4, 2014
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    Soldiers with the Ohio National Guard train at an exercise. Staff Sgt. Chad Menegay / Army

    Some states delay Guard training for month

    Training for tens of thousands of Army National Guard soldiers will be postponed or canceled this month as the reserve component hits a $101 million shortfall in the final weeks of this fiscal year.

    • Sep. 3, 2014
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    Sgt. Mike Stone, left, stands at parade rest as the Delaware National Guard hosts a welcome-home ceremony at the Army Aviation Support Facility in New Castle for approximately 40 members of Detachment 1, 150th Engineer Company, Horizontal Construction returning from Afghanistan on July 1. Suchat Pederson/The News Journal

    Delaware Guard's weekend drill canceled over lack of funds

    The Delaware Army National Guard has canceled this weekend's monthly training drills due to a national budget shortfall, state Guard officials say.

    • Sep. 3, 2014
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    Army National Guard Spc. Robert Quattrocchi and his now-wife, Monica, during a 2011 deployment to Afghanistan. Quattrocchi was injured while serving in theater and is awaiting back pay. Quattrocchi family

    Injured guardsman's family lives in poverty, and waits

    Army National Guard Spc. Robert Quattrocchi, 31, spends much of his time these days helping wife Monica care for the couple's 4-month-old daughter in a rambling, uninsulated Georgia farmhouse that belongs to his in-laws.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  3. Members of MARSOC attend the Advanced Sniper Training Course near Jacksboro, Texas. A recent Marine administrative message calls for reservists to consider joining Marine Corps Special Operations Command. Vance Jacobs/Marine Corps

    MARSOC offers operator spots to reservists

    Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command put out a call for enlisted reservists to join the ranks of critical skills operators.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  4. A Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter aircraft sits near a hangar at Barnes Air National Guard Base on Aug. 27 in Westfield, Mass. Steven Senne / AP

    Pilot died in F-15 crash in Virginia mountains

    The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed earlier this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials now say, bringing a sad end to an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
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    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh stressed in his Aug. 23 speech at the General Conference of the National Guard Association of the United States that each component of the service has a important role to play and that all three arms of the Air Force should work together seamlessly. Tech. Sgt. JT May III/Air Force

    Welsh: Expect further integration of Guard, active duty

    The Air Force's top uniformed official expects to see the lines between the active, guard and reserve components continue to come down as the service looks for ways to operate effectively under limited budgets.

    • Aug. 25, 2014
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    Missouri National Guard troops are deployed Aug. 19 to provide protection for a police command center in Ferguson, Mo. Joe Raedle / Getty Images

    Missouri governor orders National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson

    After a night of relative calm, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered National Guard troops to begin a '

    • Aug. 21, 2014
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    A citizen peacekeeper tries to keep protesters back Monday as police advance, in Ferguson, Mo. Christian Gooden / AP

    Guard stays on sidelines as police, protesters collide in Ferguson

    The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
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    A maintenance facility at Camp Grayling, in Grayling, Mich., was the subject of an investigation. It recommended criminal investigations and the removal of seven people. Two fired master sergeants had their hearings postponed last week. AP

    Report alleges theft, moonlighting, nepotism rampant at Camp Grayling

    A Michigan National Guard investigation produced allegations of widespread theft, moonlighting, destruction of government property and nepotism at an equipment maintenance facility at the Camp Grayling military training base.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
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    Ferguson, Mo., police wait to advance Sunday after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer last Saturday. Charlie Riedel / AP

    Missouri governor orders National Guard to Ferguson

    Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
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    A National Guard vehicle drives through the flooded Metropolitan Trailer Park in Moonachie, N.J., on Oct. 30, 2012, in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Craig Ruttle / AP

    Military still recovering from Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey

    Two years after Hurricane Sandy pounded the New Jersey coast, the USCGC Sailfish has yet to return home.

    • Aug. 17, 2014
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    Gov. Rick Perry shakes hands with National Guard troops training at Camp Swift on Aug. 13 in Bastrop, Texas. William Luther / AP

    First National Guard troops at Texas-Mexico border

    The first wave of National Guard troops has taken up observation posts along the Texas-Mexico border.

    • Aug. 14, 2014
  5. The Textron AirLand Scorpion doesn't yet have a buyer, but that hasn't stopped the plane from taking part in a major National Guard training exercise this week. Textron

    In a marketing coup, Scorpion joins Guard exercise

    The Textron AirLand Scorpion doesn't yet have a buyer, but that hasn't stopped the plane from taking part in a major National Guard training exercise this week.

    • Aug. 7, 2014
  6. Police: 2 arrested in Michigan guardsman's carjack slaying

    Detroit police say they've arrested a man and a woman in the fatal shooting of a Michigan National Guard soldier during a carjacking on the city's west side.

    • Jul. 29, 2014
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