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    Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a July 21 news conference in Austin, Texas. Eric Gay / AP

    General: Texas Guard to take observation role at border

    Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday.

    • 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
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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
  1. 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
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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
  2. 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
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    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
  4. Dead soldier's parents to hold meetings on TBI, PTSD

    The parents of an Army National Guard soldier who died by suicide last year have organized a two-city mental health and brain injury event they hope eventually will spread nationwide.

    • Jun. 6, 2014
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    Camp Shelby to name new barracks after fallen soldiers

    Four barracks under construction at Camp Shelby will be named for National Guard soldiers who were killed in action in either Iraq or Afghanistan.

    • May. 27, 2014
  5. 2 Buffalo cops suspended as bar probe continues into beating of airman

    The Buffalo Police Department has suspended without pay two officers who were working off-duty jobs at a pub where authorities say an Air National Guardsman was critically injured when the manager pushed him down a flight of stairs.

    • May. 21, 2014
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    United Airlines settles USERRA case for $6M

    United Airlines has agreed to a $6 million settlement with Reserve component service members who said the company was underpaying pension benefits to employees who mobilized for duty in the National Guard and reserves.

    • May. 20, 2014
  6. Tracy Dice Johnson holds a flag from a 'widow's box' that platoon mates of her wife prepared during the service they had for their fallen comrade. Gerry Broome / AP

    Wife of female soldier killed in Afghanistan to receive death benefits

    The gay widow of a soldier killed in Afghanistan has received word from the Department of Veterans Affairs that she will receive the same full benefits that heterosexual widows and widowers receive.

    • May. 18, 2014
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    Reserve to draw down by 1,100 Marines

    The Maine Corps Reserve will take its own manpower hit as officials prepare to draw down by 1,100 Marines over three years.

    • Apr. 28, 2014
  7. U.S. soldiers continue to work closely alongside partner nations in Europe and leaders say they are ready for 'any contingency.' Markus Rauchenberger/Army

    Army, National Guard ready to leverage, expand Eastern European alliances

    Pending any orders to ramp up its forces or engagements, U.S. Army Europe and the National Guard are focused on reassuring their allies and partners.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  8. Marines with 4th Tank Battalion, a Reserve unit out of Twentynine Palms, Calif., roll down a dirt road on their M1A1 Abrams tank during Exercise Africa Lion 2012. Under a policy change, female Marine reservists can assume support roles in combat units, including 4th Tanks, but are still withheld from direct combat roles. Tyler Main/Marine Corps

    Marine Corps Reserve opens more combat units to women

    The Marine Corps has opened more roles in combat units to women — this time in the Reserve.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  9. After guardsman son's suicide, parents work to save others

    Former Army National Guard Sgt. Daniel Somers served as a turret gunner and tactical human intelligence team member during two deployments to Iraq.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  10. Sailors from Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 49) assist in the rescue of a family with a sick infant via the ship's small boat as part of a joint U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and California Air National Guard rescue effort on April 6. U.S. Coast Guard / AP

    Family's misadventure at sea has public costs

    When would-be adventurers get more adventure than they bargained for, who should bear the blame — and the price for bailing them out?

    • Apr. 7, 2014
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    Army officer, Senate candidate vows to bring pig castration skills to D.C.

    Joni Ernst, an officer in the Iowa Army National Guard who is running for Senate, has received national attention after running an unconventional campaign commercial touting her farmhand experience.

    • Mar. 26, 2014
  12. Marijuana off limits in Washington to military

    As Washington prepares to open its first retail marijuana stores in the next few months, tens of thousands of military service members have been warned not to shop in any of them.

    • Mar. 26, 2014
  13. DoD: Give reservists immediate retirement pay

    Reservists would be eligible to begin receiving military retirement pay immediately after completing 20 years of part-time service under a new Pentagon proposal for overhauling the retirement system.

    • Mar. 6, 2014
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    This photo of soldiers posing comically alongside a flag-draped casket has gone viral and the Wisconsin National Guard is investigating. Instagram photo

    Another soldier suspended in casket photo controversy

    A second Wisconsin National Guard member has been suspended in an investigation stemming from a photograph showing soldiers clowning around by an empty flag-draped casket, a Guard spokesman said Wednesday.

    • Feb. 19, 2014
  14. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday in a news release from the Pentagon that the president has nominated Brig. Gens. William T. Collins, left, and James S. Hartsell for the rank of major general. Marine Corps

    2 Marine Reserve generals promoted

    Two Marine Corps Reserve generals in New Orleans are being promoted.

    • Feb. 4, 2014
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    The Marines of MATSG-42 execute a simulated casualty evacuation during a drill weekend at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., in spring of 2012. Marines Corps

    Distance education would give reservists training, resources and mentorship — all through their laptops

    Marine reservists may soon be able to knock out some of their professional military education requirements, get help with their taxes, access family readiness and deployment health resources, and even participate in mentoring sessions with other Marines,

    • Feb. 1, 2014
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    IG: One-star guardsman scammed nearly $200K

    A one-star general and former commander of the Michigan Air National Guard improperly received nearly $200,000 and broke the law by collecting a federal paycheck while performing a state-level job for 16 months, according to a newly released IG report.

    • Jan. 13, 2014
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    Lt. Gen. Richard Mills, the commander of Marine Forces Reserve, said the effects of sequestration will be felt at full severity in 2014. Lance Cpl. Lauren Whitney / Marine Corps

    Mills: 2014 critical year for Reserves

    Deep budget cuts and belt-tightening became a reality in 2013, but all those changes will be felt most fully in 2014, said the commander of Marine Forces Reserve.

    • Dec. 29, 2013

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