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Army Gen. Frank Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, right, testifies to the Senate Armed Services CommitteeGrass: Sequestration devastating to National Guard, Defense DepartmentSequestration and a yearlong continuing resolution would significantly hinder the National Guard’s ability to protect and defend the homeland, Army Gen. Frank Grass told the Senate Armed Services Committee this morning...
February 12, 2013
Protecting your identitity is much easier than repairing the damage if it is stolen.Experts advise steps to safeguard online identitiesThe world has changed and it is easier than ever to reach friends online, and many electronic devices offer conveniences, including online shopping, banking, and social networking...
February 13, 2013
Stacia Robinson discusses networking with U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen Jocelyn Seng of Washington, D.C., Chief Master Sgt. Carl Collins of Florence, Ala., and Chief Master Sgt. Lawrence Kirby, of Philadelphia.Guard and Reserve members learn to be ‘masters of networking’ at Alabama seminarChief Master Sgt. Carl Collins, Air National Guard (ANG) Advisor to the Commander, Barnes Center for Enlisted Education, enjoyed the business networking presentation he received as part of a Transition Assistance Program (TAP)...
February 13, 2013
Secretary of Defense Leon E. PanettaSame-sex couples can claim new benefits by OctoberMilitary members and retirees with same-sex partners will qualify for up to 24 new benefits under policy changes Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced today...
February 11, 2013
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A robot's-eye viewNorth Carolina National Guard members learn nuts and bolts of robots in AfghanistanMembers of the North Carolina National Guard's 514th Military Police Company received a standard robot operator's familiarization course last month by the Joint Robotic Repair Detachment (JRRD)...
February 8, 2013
Brig. Gen. Patrick Dolan, a member of the Kentucky National Guard, conducts a Catholic mass for Soldiers in Djibouti, Africa.Soldiers in Africa receive their blessings from a former drag car racerPatrick Dolan would have you believe that he is just a humble boy from Marion County, Ky., whose father taught him a lot about faith and God...
February 6, 2013

Army Staff Sgt. Kyle D. Gaerte of the Utah National GuardState Partnership Program helping build relationships with African nationsA novel and flexible program managed by the National Guard is assisting U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Army Africa to create and maintain relationships with African partner nations...
February 13, 2013
Army Maj. Clay Jackson, North Carolina National Guard legislative liaison officer and members of the Republic of Botswana North Carolina State Partnership Program fosters strong bonds with civilian private industryNorth Carolina has long been a state known for technology and innovation. Indeed, Research Triangle Park (RTP) contains some of the most brilliant minds and some of the most cutting edge businesses in the world today...
February 12, 2013

Sgt. Matt PhillippeIllinois Soldiers, family members hone relationship skills at retreatApproximately 100 Soldiers and family members of the 766th Engineer Battalion in Decatur, Ill., learned relationship tools in a Strong Bonds weekend retreat Feb. 9 to 10...
February 12, 2013
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