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    Gov. Rick Perry, center, speaks during a news conference July 21. Perry announced he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border. Eric Gay / AP

    Five Questions with Texas Gov. Rick Perry: U.S.-Mexico Border

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has accused the federal government of failing to provide enough resources on the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants, including more than 57,000 children who have illegally crossed into the U.S.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  1. Wyoming Air Guard looks to improve planes

    Wyoming Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner has joined other Guard leaders around the country in asking Congress to approve upgrades to older transport planes.

    • Jul. 27, 2014
  2. Florida National Guard recruiter charged with fraud

    A Tampa Bay area National Guard recruiter is facing federal charges after authorities say he falsified sign-up numbers to earn about $78,000 in bonuses.

    • Jul. 24, 2014
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    12 indicted in Mississippi Guard recruitment fraud case

    Twelve current or former Mississippi Army National Guard members have been indicted in a case alleging they swindled money through a program that offers incentives for recruiting.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
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    A Fort Bliss soldiers is seen observing along the border in 2012, as part of 'Operation Nimbus II,' where active-duty soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Bliss provided air and ground reconnaissance and surveillance support to the Border Patrol. Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson/Army

    Guardsmen will not patrol border to catch illegal immigrants

    The roughly 1,000 Texas Army and Air National Guard troops being dispatched to the U.S.-Mexico border will not be tasked with apprehending illegal immigrants, said the adjutant general of the Texas National Guard.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  3. A brown bear attacked a National Guard soldier at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The guardsman was reported to be in stable condition. Don Emmert / AFP via Getty Images

    Update: Sgt. mauled by bear in Alaska in stable condition

    A safety briefing that included what to do during a brown bear encounter likely saved a guardsman's life Sunday in Alaska.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
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    California won't send troops to Mexican border

    California Gov. Jerry Brown won't be deploying National Guard troops to the Mexican border like Texas is doing in response to an influx of immigrants, a state military official said Monday.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  4. A brown bear attacked a National Guard soldier at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The guardsman was reported to be in stable condition. Don Emmert / AFP via Getty Images

    Alaska guardsman mauled by bear while training at JBER

    A soldier with the Alaska Army National Guard was in stable condition Sunday after 'an encounter with a brown bear sow defending her nearby cubs' that took place during training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, the base announced in a news release.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    The Washington National Guard continues to provide support July 21 to the people of north central Washington who have been affected by the Carlton Complex Fire. Sgt. 1st Class Jason Kriess / National Guard

    100 guardsmen on standby to fight fires in Washington

    Calmer winds and cooler temperatures were allowing firefighters to go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles of terrain in Washington state and is the largest in state history.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    Texas governor to send 1,000 National Guard troops to border

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry will announce today that he plans to activate up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help guard the U.S.-Mexico border, a source in the governor's office told Military Times.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    Corruption investigated in Kansas National Guard

    Federal authorities are investigating possible corruption involving outside medical companies' contracts with the Kansas Army National Guard, according to the state's adjutant general's office.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    A view of the Whiskey Complex wildfire in southwest Idaho is seen July 18. U.S. Forest Service / AP

    2 Wyoming air tankers in Idaho to fight wildfires

    Two military air tankers from Wyoming are in Boise to help fight wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    An American Flag waves in the breeze July 18 as a wildfire approaches in Malott, Wash. Tyler Tjomsland / AP

    Montana Guard helicopters, troops to help with Washington fires

    The Montana Army National Guard sent 17 soldiers and two CH-47 Chinook helicopters to Washington state to support wildfire fighting operations.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    No one hurt after howitzer dropped 700 feet

    Officials say no one was injured when a large artillery piece was accidentally dropped about 700 feet from a helicopter during training at Camp Grayling in northern Michigan.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  5. Explosive controller stolen from Camp Atterbury

    Authorities say a control box used to simulate explosions from roadside bombs was stolen during a burglary at the Indiana National Guard's Camp Atterbury.

    • Jul. 17, 2014
  6. This Oct. 8, 2011, National Guard photo shows an AH-64D Apache Longbow with the South Carolina Army National Guard releasing flares during a test over Camp Tajo, Iraq. The Army has lost an initial Senate skirmish over a hotly disputed plan to take Apache attack helicopters away from National Guard units in a budget cutting move that has infuriated governors and state military leaders. Tracci Dorgan / AP

    Senate derails Army bid to take Guard helicopters

    The Army has lost an initial Senate skirmish over a hotly disputed plan to take Apache attack helicopters away from National Guard units in a budget-cutting move that has infuriated governors and state military leaders.

    • Jul. 16, 2014
  7. Police tape blocks the apartment complex in Logan, Utah, on July 14 where two gunshot victims were discovered. Police say three people have been found shot dead in two different locations in Logan. Amy Macavinta / AP

    Guardsman kills 2 people, self in northern Utah

    A Utah Army National Guardsman killed a Utah State University student and one other person early Monday at an apartment near the college before fleeing and fatally shooting himself at another home, police said.

    • Jul. 14, 2014
  8. Helo Swap: Brig. Gen. Michael Lundy, commanding general of the US Army Aviation Center of Excellence, above, briefs Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the Army's helicopter restructure plans at Fort Rucker, Alabama, on Thursday. A US Army UH-72A Lakota, left, lifts off at Fort Rucker. Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz/US DoD

    General: Black Hawks better suited for Guard mission

    The Army's plan to shift National Guard AH-64 Apaches into the active duty in exchange for UH-60 Black Hawks will allow governors to better respond to state disasters, the general in charge of training the service's helicopter pilots said.

    • Jul. 12, 2014
  9. Sgt. 1st Class Michael W. Braden, 45, of Ripley, Tenn. Tennessee National Guard

    Teen charged in Tennessee National Guard killing

    Authorities charged a 15-year-old Thursday in a fatal shooting at a National Guard Armory here.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
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    Guardsman seeks light sentence in Ohio bomb case

    An attorney for a member of the Indiana Guard who pleaded guilty to having homemade explosive devices in his vehicle in Ohio is seeking time served plus 18 months of house arrest for his client.

    • Jul. 6, 2014
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    Army Staff Sgt. Michael Abels, an equipment repairman in the 742nd Support Maintenance Company, S.C. National Guard, uses a translator application on his phone to describe the correct firing order for an armored security engine to maintenance personnel in the Colombian army. The engagement between maintenance personnel of the partnered countries is part of the National Guard State Partnership Program between the S.C. National Guard and Colombia. Justin Montgomery / AP

    S.C. Guard unit turns wrenches with Colombian army

    Making use of new-style smartphone apps and old-style technical journals, soldiers from the South Carolina National Guard spent last month helping members of the Colombian army learn to care for and repair their military equipment.

    • Jul. 6, 2014
  10. Master Sgt. Michael Sears is the first New Jersey Air National Guardsman to receive the Silver Star since World War II. Master Sgt. Mark Olsen/Air Force

    Silver Star for EOD tech

    Master Sgt. Michael Sears was already on the ground in the midst of a Sept.

    • Jul. 4, 2014
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    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, center, listens as Deputy Chief of Border Patrol Ronald D. Vitiello, right, testifies June 24 on Capitol Hill at the House Homeland Security Committee hearing regarding the growing problem of unaccompanied children crossing the border into the US. At left is Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate. Charles Dharapak / AP

    Homeland Security chief won't rule out using National Guard to deal with immigration surge

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress on Tuesday he would consider every conceivable, lawful option to deal with a continuing flood of immigrants crossing the U.S. border illegally from Mexico into southern Texas.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  11. The Conleys  Kevin, Dylan, Tina and Brynn  gathered April 2 to watch Dylan compete with his Salesianum School rugby team at a field in Brandywine Hundred. William H. McMichael/The News Journal

    Afghan vet's war hits family hard

    The photograph over the fireplace is the very picture of a loving, happy family. Seated together on the floor, close enough to be touching, Kevin, Tina, Dylan and Brynn exude a natural warmth that seems entirely unforced.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  12. Brad Edward Jeansonne Courtesy

    Louisiana guardsman arrested for murder

    Alexandria Police officers have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the death of 27-year-old Sheterica Brewer, whose body was found June 1 after she was reported missing two days earlier by her family.

    • Jun. 11, 2014
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