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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
  1. 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
  2. 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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    Missouri National Guard troops are deployed Aug. 19 to provide protection for a police command center in Ferguson, Mo. Joe Raedle / Getty Images

    Missouri governor orders National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson

    After a night of relative calm, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered National Guard troops to begin a '

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  3. Mich. county considers missile defense system

    Kalamazoo County officials will decide whether to ask the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a ballistic missile defense system at Fort Custer Training Center.

    • Aug. 20, 2014
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    A citizen peacekeeper tries to keep protesters back Monday as police advance, in Ferguson, Mo. Christian Gooden / AP

    Guard stays on sidelines as police, protesters collide in Ferguson

    The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
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    Ferguson, Mo., police wait to advance Sunday after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer last Saturday. Charlie Riedel / AP

    Missouri governor orders National Guard to Ferguson

    Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
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    A National Guard vehicle drives through the flooded Metropolitan Trailer Park in Moonachie, N.J., on Oct. 30, 2012, in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Craig Ruttle / AP

    Military still recovering from Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey

    Two years after Hurricane Sandy pounded the New Jersey coast, the USCGC Sailfish has yet to return home.

    • Aug. 17, 2014
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    Fuel spill at Guard base, no danger to public

    Members of the Vermont Air National Guard have been taken to a hospital as a precaution after a fuel used in F-16s spilled during maintenance operations at a South Burlington hangar.

    • Aug. 15, 2014
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    Gov. Rick Perry shakes hands with National Guard troops training at Camp Swift on Aug. 13 in Bastrop, Texas. William Luther / AP

    First National Guard troops at Texas-Mexico border

    The first wave of National Guard troops has taken up observation posts along the Texas-Mexico border.

    • Aug. 14, 2014
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    Air Force plane makes emergency landing in W.Va.

    Passengers aboard an Air Force Reserve C-130 airplane are safe after an emergency landing at Yeager Airport in Charleston.

    • Aug. 9, 2014
  4. The Textron AirLand Scorpion doesn't yet have a buyer, but that hasn't stopped the plane from taking part in a major National Guard training exercise this week. Textron

    In a marketing coup, Scorpion joins Guard exercise

    The Textron AirLand Scorpion doesn't yet have a buyer, but that hasn't stopped the plane from taking part in a major National Guard training exercise this week.

    • Aug. 7, 2014
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    Air Guard chief cleared of wrongdoing to retire

    An Air National Guard commander recently cleared of wrongdoing says he will retire in the coming months because of medical issues, officials announced Sunday.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
  5. Death of N.Y. airman could bring higher charge

    A bar manager could face more serious charges following the death this week of a patron he is accused of pushing down a flight of stairs more than two months ago, a prosecutor said Friday.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  6. N.Y. Air Guard member dies after being pushed down stairs in May

    An Air National Guard member has died more than two months after authorities say he was pushed down a flight of stairs at a bar.

    • Jul. 31, 2014
  7. Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control. Charlie Neibergall / AP

    Pig-castrating Senate candidate returns from Guard duty

    Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control.

    • Jul. 29, 2014
  8. House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    House Republicans have agreed to vote on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America.

    • Jul. 29, 2014

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