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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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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    La. Guard sites to take same-sex benefit form

    Louisiana National Guard personnel seeking benefits for same-sex spouses will have an easier time filing the requests, despite a state refusal to let its workers process the paperwork.

    • Dec. 5, 2013
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    Texas Guard to let same-sex couples sign for benefits

    The Texas National Guard will immediately begin letting same-sex couples register for benefits after the Defense Department approved a new procedure for enrolling National Guard members and their dependents for benefits.

    • Nov. 27, 2013
  9. The Pentagon is reviewing thousands of discharges of troops for personality disorders after revelations the Army had downgraded the diagnoses of some soldiers at Madigan Army Medical Center, Wash., (pictured) from PTSD to personality or adjustment disorder. A former soldier has filed a lawsuit against the Army for denying him medical retirement. Army

    Former soldier sues Army for alleged wrongful mental health discharge

    A former Army National Guard soldier has filed a lawsuit against the Army, saying the service illegally denied him medical retirement by discharging him for an adjustment disorder when he actually suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.

    • Nov. 21, 2013
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    Guard chief: Bigger Reserve components not feasible

    The four-star chief of the National Guard Bureau said he does not envision the Reserve components growing in size, as some have suggested, for a simple reason: The Pentagon simply doesn't have the money to make that happen.

    • Nov. 19, 2013
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    Senate to consider fed hiring preference for reservists

    Preferential hiring for federal jobs would be extended to National Guard and Reserve members based on length of service under a bipartisan amendment filed Monday in the Senate.

    • Nov. 18, 2013
  10. Senators take new crack at expanding reserve retirement credit

    Two senators are planning another effort to make it easier for members of the National Guard and reserves to earn earlier retired pay as a reward for extended active-duty service.

    • Nov. 18, 2013
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    Wash. company to pay Army reservist $37,500

    An Everett, Wash., company has agreed to pay $37,500 to an Army reservist demoted and then fired following his deployment to Iraq.

    • Oct. 28, 2013
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    Michael Landsberry, 45, was shot to death by a student at the middle school where he worked. The Associated Press via Nevada Air National Guard

    National Guard colleagues remember slain teacher

    Sparks Middle School math teacher Michael Landsberry became known as a hero when he tried to stop a student with a gun, but his commander and colleagues at the Nevada Air National Guard said that his life exemplified that hero status long before the school shooting.

    • Oct. 23, 2013
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    R.I.-based Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

    A Special Forces soldier from New Jersey who served with the Rhode Island National Guard has died in combat in eastern Afghanistan, National Guard officials said.

    • Sep. 22, 2013

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