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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
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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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    Calif. governor takes dig at Texas Guard plan

    California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday that he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that 'wiser minds will prevail.'

    • Jul. 29, 2014
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    Gov. Rick Perr speaks at 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/ / The Associated Press

    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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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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