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    Gov. Rick Perry, center, speaks during a news conference July 21. Perry announced he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border. Eric Gay / AP

    Five Questions with Texas Gov. Rick Perry: U.S.-Mexico Border

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has accused the federal government of failing to provide enough resources on the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants, including more than 57,000 children who have illegally crossed into the U.S.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  1. Wyoming Air Guard looks to improve planes

    Wyoming Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner has joined other Guard leaders around the country in asking Congress to approve upgrades to older transport planes.

    • Jul. 27, 2014
  2. Florida National Guard recruiter charged with fraud

    A Tampa Bay area National Guard recruiter is facing federal charges after authorities say he falsified sign-up numbers to earn about $78,000 in bonuses.

    • Jul. 24, 2014
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    A Fort Bliss soldiers is seen observing along the border in 2012, as part of 'Operation Nimbus II,' where active-duty soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Bliss provided air and ground reconnaissance and surveillance support to the Border Patrol. Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson/Army

    Guardsmen will not patrol border to catch illegal immigrants

    The roughly 1,000 Texas Army and Air National Guard troops being dispatched to the U.S.-Mexico border will not be tasked with apprehending illegal immigrants, said the adjutant general of the Texas National Guard.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  3. A brown bear attacked a National Guard soldier at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The guardsman was reported to be in stable condition. Don Emmert / AFP via Getty Images

    Update: Sgt. mauled by bear in Alaska in stable condition

    A safety briefing that included what to do during a brown bear encounter likely saved a guardsman's life Sunday in Alaska.

    • 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
  4. A brown bear attacked a National Guard soldier at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The guardsman was reported to be in stable condition. Don Emmert / AFP via Getty Images

    Alaska guardsman mauled by bear while training at JBER

    A soldier with the Alaska Army National Guard was in stable condition Sunday after 'an encounter with a brown bear sow defending her nearby cubs' that took place during training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, the base announced in a news release.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    The Washington National Guard continues to provide support July 21 to the people of north central Washington who have been affected by the Carlton Complex Fire. Sgt. 1st Class Jason Kriess / National Guard

    100 guardsmen on standby to fight fires in Washington

    Calmer winds and cooler temperatures were allowing firefighters to go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles of terrain in Washington state and is the largest in state history.

    • Jul. 21, 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
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    Corruption investigated in Kansas National Guard

    Federal authorities are investigating possible corruption involving outside medical companies' contracts with the Kansas Army National Guard, according to the state's adjutant general's office.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    A view of the Whiskey Complex wildfire in southwest Idaho is seen July 18. U.S. Forest Service / AP

    2 Wyoming air tankers in Idaho to fight wildfires

    Two military air tankers from Wyoming are in Boise to help fight wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    An American Flag waves in the breeze July 18 as a wildfire approaches in Malott, Wash. Tyler Tjomsland / AP

    Montana Guard helicopters, troops to help with Washington fires

    The Montana Army National Guard sent 17 soldiers and two CH-47 Chinook helicopters to Washington state to support wildfire fighting operations.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  5. Bar manager charged for assaulting Niagara airman

    A Buffalo bar manager accused of 'launching' an Air National Guardsman down a staircase has been indicted on a second-degree attempted murder charge.

    • Jul. 18, 2014
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    6 F-16s damaged during July 8 storm in Vermont

    The Vermont National Guard says a total of six F-16 fighter jets were damaged during a severe thunderstorm on July 8.

    • Jul. 17, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Master Sgt. Michael Sears is the first New Jersey Air National Guardsman to receive the Silver Star since World War II. Master Sgt. Mark Olsen/Air Force

    Silver Star for EOD tech

    Master Sgt. Michael Sears was already on the ground in the midst of a Sept.

    • Jul. 4, 2014
  8. Vermont F-35 foes file suit to block deployment

    Opponents of a plan by the Air Force to base 18 F-35 fighter planes at Vermont's Burlington International Airport are asking a federal judge to overturn the decision.

    • Jul. 2, 2014
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    Washington National Guard regiment gets new helicopters

    An aviation regiment at the Washington National Guard is getting new helicopters for the first time in five decades.

    • Jun. 25, 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
  9. 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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  10. A C-130J assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron lands June 17 on Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia. Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko/Air Force

    C-130Js record a first with landing at Latvian base

    U.S. Army Europe-led Exercise Saber Strike 2014 comes to a close this week, with at least one 'first' on its record.

    • Jun. 19, 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
  12. Gunman gets 40 years in Minnesota guardsman's slaying

    A South St. Paul man was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison for fatally shooting a Minnesota National Guard member last year after being convinced by the victim's wife that he was abusing her.

    • Jun. 10, 2014
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    Arizona Guard gets first female general

    The Arizona National Guard has its first female general.

    • Jun. 9, 2014

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