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The opening of all positions in conventional force units to women now means the +USArmy no longer has a separate policy for assigning women soldiers.
The Army secretary issued orders Jan. 29 that effectively open all Army jobs to women.
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The Defense Department is increasing military maternity leave and instituting other changes in an effort to support military families, improve retention and strengthen the force of the future, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced.
The Defense Department is increasing military maternity leave and instituting other changes in an effort to support military families, improve retention and strengthen the force of the future, Defense
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Wondering how many National Guard members from your state helped respond to Winter Storm Jonas? Click for a state by state breakdown.
Use our interactive map to get a state-by-state look at how many National Guard troops have been activated in response to Winter Storm Jonas, a.k.a. Snowzilla, as of Jan. 23, as per the Defense Department.
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With skills honed in the private sector, that “brings in a higher level of expertise,” said Col. Charles Crosby, chief of mobilizations and reserve affairs at United States Army Europe.
U.S. Army Europe is pulling larger numbers of National Guard and Army Reserve forces across the Atlantic to carry out a mission that the active force is too stretched to accomplish alone.
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Help us thank Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke for his more than 34 years of service and wish him well in retirement.
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md.- Air Force Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke, director of the Air National Guard and a strong advocate of the Total Force Continuum as well as the State Partnership Program, retired
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Today, the National Guard celebrates 379 years of being Always Ready, Always There. Help us celebrate the contributions of all of our Citizen-Soldiers by sharing your birthday wishes! #Guard379
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George Jones was just 16 years old when he joined the New York National Guard in 1939...
Brig. Gen. George Jones has a statue and street named in his honor. He is also one of this year's 1010 WINS Black History Month honorees.
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For the first time in Iowa's history, an official foreign consulate is opening its doors in the state. Find out what role the Iowa National Guard played in this historic event... ‪#‎SPP‬
This week, for the first time in Iowa’s history, an official foreign consulate opens its doors.
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"We had a hard night; it was very cold, it was muddy, but our Soldiers were motivated," said Lt. Col. Rich Hanes, executive officer, 256th IBCT. "They stayed up all night with no complaints. I'm very proud of them. They're hard working, great Soldiers and great Americans."
NEW ORLEANS - Approximately 300 Louisiana National Guard members continue working across the state to build protective barriers against the approaching flood waters and to patrol levees in support of
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More than 270 Louisiana National Guard members are working across the state to build protective barriers against the approaching flood waters. Go Guard!
BATON ROUGE, La. – More than 270 Louisiana National Guard members are working across the state to build protective barriers against the approaching flood waters and to patrol levees in support of
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Whether in uniform or in their civilian capacity, our National Guard members are Always Ready, Always There to help their communities. Go Guard!
CARLSBAD, N.M. — While many of his fellow National Guard soldiers were called to state active duty in response to recent blizzards here, Army Pfc. David Mathews went to work in his civilian job --
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As part of ongoing growth of cyber forces throughout the Department of Defense, the National Guard announced plans to activate 13 additional cyber units spread throughout 23 states by the end of fiscal year 2019.

ARLINGTON, Va. (12/9/15) – As part of ongoing growth of cyber forces throughout the Department of Defense, the National Guard announced plans to activate 13 additional cyber units spread throughout 23
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