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1 hr ago | Examiner.com

Operation Welcome Home for Marine Lance Corporal Casey Henderson

The Veterans Outreach Center has issued an open invitation for people to attend the Operation Welcome Home for Marine Corps Lance Corporal Casey Henderson this coming Thursday, September 18, at the Greater Rochester International Airport. The Veterans Outreach Center's Operation Welcome Home program arranges an organized greeting, with cheering people carrying hand-made welcome home signs and waving American flags for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines returning home to Rochester from Iraq , Afghanistan , or anywhere else in the world.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, Rochester, NY, US Air Force, US Navy

5 hrs ago | KRQE Albuquerque

Air National Guard hosts mobile simulation at fair

Men and women of the Air National Guard are currently allowing the public to take part in a hands-on, immersive experience at the New Mexico State Fair. Participants can take part in simulated challenges that replicate real-life experiences of Air Guard men and women during Basic Military Training, technical training and on drill weekend.

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Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Air Force, Electronic, Basic

8 hrs ago | Air Force Times

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. That study would focus on domestic requirements of the C-130 fleet, creating a baseline for what capacity is needed and where, Lt.

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Related Topix: US Air Force, US Military, US News

9 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Evidence of genetic link to PTSD in soldiers exposed to childhood trauma

While abnormalities in the adrenergic and noradrenergic systems, both integral in the fight-or-flight response, are thought to play a role in the development of post-traumatic stress disorder , until now there has been no genetic evidence of this connection. A collaborative study just released by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the University of Michigan found an interaction between the ADRB2 gene and childhood adversity.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Columbia University, US Military

13 hrs ago | Anorak

Urban Outfitters Sells Kent State University Dead Student Fashions

Kent State is the place where on May 4, 1970 four students were gunned down by the Ohio National Guard during Vietnam War protests. Ohio National Guardsmen throw tear gas at students across the campus lawn at Kent State University during an anti-Vietnam War demonstration at the university on May 7, 1970.

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Related Topix: Urban Outfitters, Retail, Apparel, Kent State University, US Military

16 hrs ago | The Hill

Dem hopes brighten in Iowa

The Democratic cavalry is riding in to save Rep. Bruce Braley's Senate campaign, boosting the party's hopes of salvaging a seat held it's held for three decades. The once sullen mood here over Braley's fledgling campaign and a summer surge by GOP state Sen. Joni Ernst have both evaporated.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, US Military, Terry Branstad, US Governors

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Dell Rapids Tribune

Skinner's Guard unit wins military award

A Dell Rapids man recently traveled to the nation's capital where he received distinction from the Department of Defense for his role overseeing the Army National Guard's Forward Support Company based out of Parkston. First Lieutenant Shane Skinner accepted the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence on behalf of his National Guard unit, the 153rd Engineer Battalion, Wednesday, Sept.

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The Daily Courier

ERAU professor shares tales of a combat advisor in Iraq

In 2010, U.S. Army pilot Jerry Kidrick, then in the Alaska National Guard, was tasked to lead a team of combat advisors in Iraq. Kidrick, now the chairman of the Flight department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, spent 16 months advising the Iraqi army on how to deal with insurgents and acting as a liaison between U.S. and Iraqi officials.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Military, US Army

WTHI-TV Terre Haute

Troops going to combat in our own community

From the outside of the 181st Intelligence wing of the Air National Guard, you'd have no idea that they go to war on a daily basis. The public isn't allowed to see what goes on behind closed doors, but know that troops are defending our freedom.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force

13WMAZ.com

Macon's 48th Infantry Brigade returns Tuesday

The 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Georgia Army National Guard will be returning to its headquarters at 1030 Shurling Drive in Macon at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Over the past nine months, Task Force Volunteers performed in many capacities to support the International Security Assistance Force , ISAF Joint Command and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, all while regularly partnering with the Afghan National Security Forces, according to a news release.

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Related Topix: US Military, Macon, GA, Bibb County, GA, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

The Courier

Eaton addresses ROTC cadets at ATU

Mayor Bill Eaton addressed Army ROTC cadets during their contracting ceremony Thursday at Arkansas Tech University. Shakeena Johnson, Forrest Been, Kristen Harris, Corey Runion, John Fisk and Tommy Cohen were recognized for their commitment to the program.

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KKCO-TV Grand Junction

Injured climber rescued; no details on condition

An injured climber has been airlifted from K-2 Peak southwest of Aspen, but no information on the climber's condition has been released. The Pitkin County Sheriff's Department says a group led by a climbing guide from Aspen Expeditions found the injured person Sunday afternoon.

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Army Times

Scholarships, fellowships open to officers, NCOs

It's that time of year when the Army announces application rules, deadlines and other information about several prestigious scholarship and fellowship programs for officers, warrant officers and noncommissioned officers. To compete for enrollment in one of these fiscal 2015, 2016 or 2017 broadening programs, officers and NCOs must submit a personnel action request to the Human Resources Command on the deadlines shown below.

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Stars and Stripes

Charity supports children who have lost parents to war

Angels of America's Fallen tries to help kids who have lost a parent at war rebuild their lives through sports and activities. Founder Joe Lewis said the goal is to help children connect with their passions in activities like ballet, soccer and guitar lessons.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Colorado Springs, CO

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Deseret News

Utah chaplains serve 'God, country and fellow man'

But some visitors have an especially profound influence for good on the residents at Carrington Court assisted living center in South Jordan. "Everybody sort of lights up when they see our chaplains," said Kunz, the center's activities director.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Cape Cod Times

'Big Fix' repairs a dozen Yarmouth Port homes

Louis Morea moved to Cape Cod from Cambridge after he came home from the war because he couldn't stand the explosive sounds of the city.

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The Heard Citizen

Mr. Tony L. Scott

Born December 27, 1965, in Fulton County, Mr. Scott served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard and was a member of VFW Post 4629 in LaGrange. He lived at Stovall before making his home in Heard County in 2008, was Baptist by faith, and was employed as a maintenance technician at Wal-Mart.com in Carrollton.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Troup County, GA, LaGrange, GA, Heard County, GA, Franklin, GA

Journalgazette.net

122nd Fighter Wing officially changes command

The 50-year-old retiring airman choked back tears as he handed over the reigns of Fort Wayne's Air National Guard base during a Change of Command ceremony before about 700 personnel, family members and others at the 122nd Fighter Wing, 3005 Ferguson Road. "My rear-view mirror will be clear, except for the fond memories," the Columbus, Nebraska, native said, addressing those in attendance.

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Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN, US Military, US News, US Air Force

Stars and Stripes

After general's ouster, applicants sought for Alaska adjutant position

Applicants are being sought to fill a vacancy resulting from last week's resignation of Alaska National Guard Adjutant Gen. Maj. Thomas Katkus.

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Related Topix: US Military, Sean Parnell, US Governors

Examiner.com

Tens of thousands of National Guard Soldiers impacted by financial shortfall

It's the start of the weekend and National Guard units from dozens of states aren't drilling for lack of funds. Ohio was the first state to postpone drill weekend for September, followed by Alabama, Delaware, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, and others.

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Related Topix: US Military, Ohio

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