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  1. Oklahoma Guard: No injuries after midair collision

    The Oklahoma Air National Guard says two of its fighter jets collided over southeast Kansas during a training exercise, with one ejecting from one of the aircraft.

    • Oct. 20, 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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    Air Guard unit set for annual Antarctica mission

    A New York Air National Guard unit based near Albany is gearing up for its annual mission to the South Pole.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Man convicted of murder in Air Force reservist's death

    A man accused of fatally shooting a University of Michigan medical student has been convicted of murder.

    • Oct. 10, 2014
  5. 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
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    Iowa Air Guard deputy adjutant general to retire

    Brig. Gen. Derek Hill, deputy adjutant general of the Iowa Air National Guard, has announced his plans to retire.

    • 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
  6. Author helps deployed dads with home-front issues

    Staff Sgt. Shawn Oxford of the Indiana Air National Guard said he knows what it's like to come home after a military deployment.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  7. 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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    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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    Lt. Gen. Stanley 'Sid' Clarke, director of the Air National Guard, said the Guard needs to know how many C-130 aircraft are required on the homefront. Scott M. Ash / Air Force

    Air National Guard head wants study for future C-130 path

    The head of the Air National Guard wants to launch a study on the path forward for the component's fleet of C-130 transport aircraft.

    • Sep. 16, 2014
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    Lt. Gen. James Jackson says the Reserve helps the Air Force retain its 'big investment' in airmen. Mike Morones / Staff

    Reserve chief sees window to snag those leaving active duty

    The Air Force's planned cutbacks of thousands of active-duty members have prompted the reserve components to try to capture as many of the airmen as possible to beef up their ranks and keep the training and experience 'in blue.'

    • Sep. 15, 2014
  8. New commander takes over 122nd Fighter Wing

    Col. Patrick Renwick has taken over as commander of the 122nd Fighter Wing based in Fort Wayne.

    • Sep. 15, 2014
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    Air show: N.Y. Guard sending C-17 to South Africa

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. A C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane operated by the New York Air National Guard is heading to South Africa to participate in an air show.

    • Sep. 12, 2014
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    An ambulance transporting an American infected with the deadly Ebola virus leaves Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Ga., for Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday. David Tulis / AP

    Dobbins ARB has key role in transporting Ebola patients

    The commander of the Dobbins Air Reserve Base says the base has proved its worth in the past two months by playing a vital role in helping to transport three Ebola patients to Emory Hospital.

    • Sep. 10, 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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    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
  9. 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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