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  1. The Air Force says it would save $3.7 billion by eliminating the 353-aircraft A-10 fleet. Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur/Air National Guard

    Air Force leaders tout states' support for A-10 cuts

    Air National Guard leaders and governors are offering strong support for an Air Force plan to replace A-10 fleets with new missions in six states — unlike a vocal group of congressional lawmakers who have said they will fight to save the Warthog.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
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    Pilots of a U.S.-contracted de Havilland DHC-8-202 'Prospector' are faulted in an Oct. 5 crash over Panama that killed an Air National Guardsman and three others. Air Force

    Pilots blamed in October crash that killed guardsman

    The failure of contracted pilots to keep their aircraft over water during an Oct.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    South Carolina's top military man begins re-election campaign

    Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston, South Carolina's adjutant general, lauded the state's Army and Air Force National Guard as one of the nation's top military organizations Tuesday and asked voters to re-elect him so he can work to keep it that way.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  2. U.S. soldiers continue to work closely alongside partner nations in Europe and leaders say they are ready for 'any contingency.' Markus Rauchenberger/Army

    Army, National Guard ready to leverage, expand Eastern European alliances

    Pending any orders to ramp up its forces or engagements, U.S. Army Europe and the National Guard are focused on reassuring their allies and partners.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Ala. National Guard unit renamed to suit mission

    An Alabama Air National Guard unit has a new name to fit its role supporting the military's special forces troops.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  3. The Kaufman family disembarks the USS Vandegrift on April 9 at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego following their rescue at sea on April 6. Navy / via AP

    Sailors recall rough seas during rescue of family

    Six days after a family of four found themselves helpless and adrift in a sailboat far into the Pacific with a vomiting, feverish 1-year-old, a Navy warship delivered them safely Wednesday to San Diego, where they began their attempted around-the world vo

    • Apr. 9, 2014
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    ANG in Fort Smith hosting F-16s based at Tulsa

    The 188th Fighter Wing's Ebbing Air National Guard Base in Fort Smith is currently hosting seven F-16C Falcons and 40 maintenance, operation and support personnel from the Oklahoma Air National Guard's Tulsa-based 138th Fighter Wing.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  4. After guardsman son's suicide, parents work to save others

    Former Army National Guard Sgt. Daniel Somers served as a turret gunner and tactical human intelligence team member during two deployments to Iraq.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  5. Sailors from Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 49) assist in the rescue of a family with a sick infant via the ship's small boat as part of a joint U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and California Air National Guard rescue effort on April 6. U.S. Coast Guard / AP

    Family's misadventure at sea has public costs

    When would-be adventurers get more adventure than they bargained for, who should bear the blame — and the price for bailing them out?

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  6. Some 70 Guardsmen were activated to help with search and rescue efforts in Oso, Wash., where at least 45 people were killed in a mudslide. Spc. Matthew Sissel/Defense Department

    Fairchild Air Guard members help with recovery efforts after mudslide

    On Day 9 of the search for the missing, Lt. Col. Curtis Puckett watched as workers retrieved the remains of another victim buried in the deadly March 22 mudslide near Oso, Wash.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
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    Military drone crashes in Pa.

    Military officials say an unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly known as a drone, crashed near a central Pennsylvania school and a hotel.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
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    Grissom Air Reserve commander removed from post

    Military officials say the commander at northern Indiana's Grissom Air Reserve Base has been removed from that position and is under investigation.

    • Mar. 28, 2014
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    Pentagon to investigate alleged Alaska Guard misconduct

    Pentagon officials will conduct a federal investigation of allegations of sexual abuse by Alaska National Guard members, a spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell said Thursday.

    • Mar. 27, 2014
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    Army officer, Senate candidate vows to bring pig castration skills to D.C.

    Joni Ernst, an officer in the Iowa Army National Guard who is running for Senate, has received national attention after running an unconventional campaign commercial touting her farmhand experience.

    • Mar. 26, 2014
  8. Marijuana off limits in Washington to military

    As Washington prepares to open its first retail marijuana stores in the next few months, tens of thousands of military service members have been warned not to shop in any of them.

    • Mar. 26, 2014
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    N.D. could lose soldiers due to National Guard cuts

    North Dakota could lose about 210 soldiers under proposed budget cuts to the National Guard.

    • Mar. 23, 2014
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    Police: Man dead at Selfridge was disoriented in cold

    State police say a man found dead at Selfridge Air National Guard Base apparently became disoriented in the cold and succumbed to the elements.

    • Mar. 14, 2014
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    Officials: Body found at Selfridge guard base

    Officials say a body has been found at Selfridge Air National Guard Base northeast of Detroit, prompting a brief lockdown at the facility.

    • Mar. 13, 2014
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    Col. Kevin Heer, vice commander, 132nd Fighter Wing, Iowa Air National Guard, talks during a tour of operations in Des Moines, Iowa. They are providing maintenance and upgrading for National Guard units across the country. An F-16 from Alabama is seen in the background. Rodney White / The Des Moines Register via AP

    Some Iowa Air Guard members focused on new mission

    Nearly 300 members of the Iowa National Guard are learning new skills as they train to operate remotely piloted aircraft known as drones.

    • Mar. 12, 2014
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    S.D. Guard airmen personal data leaked to company

    More than 1,000 South Dakota Air National Guard members are being advised to protect their credit details after a unit member sent an email containing their personal information to a real estate company.

    • Mar. 12, 2014
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    A pair of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft take off from Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Aug. 10, 2012. The aircraft's paint scheme helps to camouflage the aircraft, particularly on an overcast day. This aircraft is operated by the 107th Fighter Squadron, Michigan Air National Guard. Tech. Sgt. Robert Hanet / U.S. Air Force

    Guard units to get new aircraft to replace A-10s

    The Air Force plans to replace all National Guard A-10 units with new flying missions to make sure their states and bases will not lose positions, according to budget documents obtained by Air Force Times.

    • Mar. 10, 2014
  9. DoD: Give reservists immediate retirement pay

    Reservists would be eligible to begin receiving military retirement pay immediately after completing 20 years of part-time service under a new Pentagon proposal for overhauling the retirement system.

    • Mar. 6, 2014
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    Feds: Scam cost Air Guard nearly $300K

    A no-show job scheme involving a retired Air National Guard officer from Pennsylvania and a civilian contractor from Maryland has cost the Air National Guard nearly $300,000, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.

    • Mar. 5, 2014
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    Ill. Air National Guard has new chief of staff

    The Illinois Air National Guard has named a new chief of staff.

    • Mar. 5, 2014
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    F-16s to return to Ind. base after 4 years

    The F-16 is returning to the Indiana Air National Guard's 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne.

    • Mar. 4, 2014

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