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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
  1. Army Rangers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, clear a building during a live fire exercise on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Jan. 23. Pfc. Rashene Mincy/Army

    Army 'funding cliff' may mean more demand for deployments, reserve soldiers, leader says

    The Army likely will look to the National Guard and Army Reserve to fill steady-state missions as it deals with increasing demands for soldiers around the world.

    • 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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    Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell AP

    Gov. Parnell replaces Alaska National Guard leaders

    Three leaders of the Alaska National Guard were removed from their positions in the wake of investigations of sexual abuse and other allegations of misconduct within the agency.

    • 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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    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, speaks to the National Guard Association of the United States' 130th General Conference as Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, left, the association's chairman, smiles Sept. 22, 2008, in Baltimore. Steve Ruark / Associated Press

    Indiana Guard's top officer stepping down in May

    The Indiana National Guard's top officer says he's going to step down next May after more than a decade in the position.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  2. Alaska National Guard facility, Fort Richardson, Alaska. Master Sgt. Eugene LewanAir Force

    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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    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.' YouTube.com

    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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    State senator plans to investigate Alaska Guard situation

    State Sen. Lesil McGuire says the Legislature will hold hearings into the troubled Alaska National Guard, but she's getting push back from the Senate president.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  3. Biden

    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
  7. Ex-National Guard recruiter gets probation for theft

    A Kanawha County man has been ordered to pay $13,500 in restitution for stealing recruiting bonuses from the West Virginia National Guard.

    • Oct. 9, 2014
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    Two Alaska news organizations filed a lawsuit late Wednesday against Gov. Sean Parnell over his office's refusal to release documents related to the National Guard sexual abuse investigation. AP

    News organizations sue for Alaska Guard sex-abuse records

    Two Alaska news organizations filed a lawsuit late Wednesday against Gov. Sean Parnell over his office's refusal to release documents related to the National Guard sexual abuse investigation.

    • Oct. 9, 2014
  8. Army Reserve Sgt. Randy Sandifer, a Pinola, Miss., native, joined the Army Reserve's 412th Theater Engineer Command, in December 2001. He has been nominated for a Nobel Prize for his environmental work in Iraq. Courtesy photo

    IRR soldier nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    An Individual Ready Reserve sergeant has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in a place where such an honor would seem impossible.

    • Oct. 7, 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
  9. 2 La. Guardsmen charged in $30K recruiting bonus scam

    Two Louisiana Army National Guardsmen have been indicted by a federal grand jury for fraudulently obtaining $30,000 in recruiting bonuses.

    • Oct. 3, 2014
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    Patrol: Guardsman rescues man in fiery car crash

    The Minnesota State Patrol says a passerby has saved a driver involved in a fiery crash that killed a St. Cloud woman.

    • Oct. 3, 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

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