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August 29, 2013

Wildfires this summer are showing why the National Guard should remain the go-to force in the U.S. military when additional help is needed to stem these raging blazes.

Yet the Defense Department has made noises about removing this effort from the Air National Guard and transferring it to active-component units.

But the ongoing battles with wildfires in western states right now...

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August 27, 2013

“Senate Republicans and senior White House officials have quietly begun talks about the kind of sweeping fiscal legislation needed to lessen or void sequestration, raising hopes of a deal from miniscule to slight.” 

This was a recent lead in a Defense News story discussing the potential for continued sequestration measures, which will be implemented in fiscal 2014 if the administration...

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August 1, 2013

The National Guard Monument in Vierville-sur-Mer, France, is dedicated to Guardsmen who served in World War I and World War II.I was part of a small delegation that was sent last month to Normandy, France, by the National Guard Educational...

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