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"If all a cadet sees is that they are being told what to do, that's not what this program is about," Jordan, a cadet from the Maryland National Guard's Freestate Academy, said. "It's about teaching you discipline, integrity and all that stuff." 
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Imagine almost 100 West Virginia militia men dressed in wool-felt hats and buckskin shirts -- emblazoned with the words, "Liberty or Death" -- marching over 600 miles from their homes to the outskirts of Boston in about three weeks in 1775...
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"I am keenly aware of the historical significance of today's ceremony and am deeply grateful for the honor and recognition, but today's event should serve as an affirmation of faith in the American Dream," Brig. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora, of the Virginia National Guard, said. "The possibility in this great nation is boundless; the American Dream is real, only if you dare to pursue it with laser-focused, hard work and perseverance."
BEDFORD, Va. — Col. Lapthe C. Flora was promoted to brigadier general at the National D-Day Memorial June 6, 2016, in Bedford, Virginia. Flora, a native of Saigon, is thought to be the first
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We are grateful to YOU for proving to us again that our way of life is for everybody, and for reminding of us of the gift we have received, and the debt that we owe.
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The remote-controlled robot bumped across the divots of the grassy field until it reached the downed toy drone. Its camera gazed up and down as it examined the explosive device nearby, in a Taylor Swift lunch box tethered to the drone...
ORISKANY, N.Y. -- The remote-controlled robot bumped across the divots of the grassy field until it reached the downed toy drone. Its camera gazed up and down as it examined the explosive device
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“As much of an honor as that is, I’ve always been a big believer that it’s something everyone in Special Forces is capable of," Staff Sgt. Michael Sargent, of the Washington National Guard, said. "Because of the timing and whatnot, it was me in that compound, and it happened to go in a certain way, that, well, obviously my family’s glad.”
Staff Sgt. Michael Sargent was one of nine Washington National Guard soldiers recognized for the bravery they showed during an intense deployment in southern Afghanistan
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Airmen from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing spent two weeks carving a snow and ice "ski-way" on this uninhabited High Arctic Island so ski-equipped LC-130s could transport supplies in support of the Canadian Forces Operation Nunalivut. Go Guard!
LITTLE CORNWALLIS ISLAND, Nunavut, Canada—Eight Airmen from the New York Air National Guard
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WASHINGTON - The Air Force released a policy memo yesterday allowing Air Force civilian employees who are victims of sexual assault to file restricted and unrestricted reports with their installation's sexual assault response coordinator.
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Earlier this year 160 teens arrived at the Maryland National Guard's Freestate ChalleNGe Academy to begin a 17-month journey that for many will have lifelong effects. Follow their journey beginning with part one of this series below and come back next week for part two.
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Great program. You may not save every kid but The NG will save some.
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"My advice to other veterans is this: it is painful to reveal that you can't do it all on your own. However, when you are that low, the only place to go is up," Staff Sgt. Michael W. Hutcheson, of the South Carolina National Guard, said.
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Major General Frank Vavala, of the Delaware National Guard, said of Beau, "He joined the military at 35, he didn't need to do that, he wanted to serve his country, he wanted to serve his state."
After a ceremony held Monday, the Delaware National Guard headquarters is now officially named the "Major Joseph R. 'Beau' Biden III National Guard and Reserve Center.
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"They need to hear that, they're here away from their family when times can be pretty difficult the longer you are away from your family, loved ones," said General Frank J. Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau. "It's an opportunity to come and say thank you." +USO connects
CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - Many National Guard Soldiers put their lives on hold when they deploy, leaving behind their jobs, routines and most importantly their families. Leaving your family can be
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"Embracing a diverse group of people brings in a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience to the Guard," Chief Master Sgt. Mitch Brush said. "With all that talent, we can tap into that reservoir to develop our force and our leaders." #diversity
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We know all of our military children are amazing, but these seven are the service winners of this year's Military Child of the Year award! #KidsServeToo
By Katie Lange DoD News, Defense Media Activity. Military children deal with a lot, which makes them a very special part of our society – so much so that the Department of Defense dedicates the whole month of April to them. But did you know there is also a Military Child of the Year award for ...
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