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Fort Hood Shooting Highlights How Little Is Known About Military Trauma And Homicide

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The deadly shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday comes amid widening awareness of the deep and enduring war trauma that exists with...

Fort Hood Shooting: What We Know About Ivan Lopez

David Lohr | Posted 04.03.2014 | Crime

An initial portrait of Ivan Lopez, the Iraq War veteran allegedly responsible for the mass shooting Wednesday afternoon at Fort Hood, is slowly emergi...

Last-Minute Tax Talk for Parents

Neale Godfrey | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Whether you're a procrastinator, a denier or just anxious, here are tips for parents and families to remember now and suggestions to make subsequent filing years a little less stressful.

Governors To Warn Obama Against Downsizing The Military

Reuters | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

(Corrects that the governors cited the National Guard as a planned topic of discussion with Obama) By Aruna Viswanatha ...

The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe: Tackling the Nation's Dropout Crisis

Chad Pollitt | Posted 04.19.2014 | Education
Chad Pollitt

In 1993 the National Guard founded the Youth ChalleNGe program in an attempt to help curtail the growing high school dropout crisis and its impact on...

Can You Keep a Secret?

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Bruce Weinstein

What's the best way to respond when you observe violations of confidentiality in public?

What Is it About Disaster That Brings Out the Best in People?

Tracy Hoover | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Like many in Atlanta, I'm snowbound today. This week’s rare snowfall – a disabling two inches – hit our city and triggered a mas...

Downsizing Does Not Have to Compromise Defense

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

In the new era of austerity we face, it is imperative that the critical role of the Reserves and National Guard be understood and appreciated.

Veterans Groups Look To Replenish Ranks

The Santa Fe New Mexican | Robert Nott | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

As a veteran of the Gulf War some 20 years back, Rosemary Morales-Vargas said she didn't think she initially fit in at the Veterans of Foreign Wars po...

Iraq War Veteran Accused Of Stealing Military IDs

AP | AMY FORLITI | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota National Guardsman faces federal fraud charges in connection with the theft of names, Social Security numbers and sec...

Texas National Guard To Let Same-Sex Couples Sign For Benefits

AP | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Texas National Guard will immediately begin letting same-sex couples register for benefits after the Defense Department appro...

22 a Day

Shad Meshad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Shad Meshad

These are vets from all wars, from Iraq and Afghanistan to the Gulf War and all the way back to Vietnam, Korea and WWII. 22 a day. How could we have failed so many for so long? What makes us keep on failing them?

Connecting Qualified Veterans To The Jobs They Deserve

Scott Coleman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Scott Coleman

We expect 1.2 million veterans and reservists to enter the civilian job market in the next few years. While unemployment is high in general, it is even higher for veterans. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a 10.1 percent jobless rate for post-9/11 veterans and over 18 percent for veterans ages 18 to 24.

Colorado Will Pay For Flood Relief After Gov't Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green

Now that the U.S government has officially shut down, Colorado will be providing the funding the National Guard members who continue to aid in flood r...

Faithfully Serving Those Who Serve: Maryland Houses of Worship Lift Up National Guardsmen

Chaplain William Sean Lee | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Chaplain William Sean Lee

When we bring religious groups into the circle of resources available to those who serve, we can better support Guardsmen and women spread across the state, some of whom live hours from the nearest U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) facility.

Boulder's 100-Year Flood & Weather Weirding

Tom Weis | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

I have lived in Boulder for nearly 30 years and have never seen anything -- weatherwise -- like what I've witnessed these past two years.

State National Guard Member Accused Of Child Sex Crimes

AP | KANTELE FRANKO and REGINA GARCIA CANO | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

MARYSVILLE, Ohio — A National Guard major who has said he wanted to adopt a girl from Africa to protect her from rape has been indicted on charg...

Tough Furloughs Set To Begin

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day without pay, the first of 11 through September, comes next week for more than 650,000 people who hold civilian jobs with the Defen...

National Guard Members To Be Furloughed

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

KAPOLEI, Hawaii — More than 1,100 National Guard soldiers and airmen in Hawaii – and thousands in other states – will be living with...

Marathon Runner's Disappearance Tempers Daredevil Run

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2013 | Crime

By Yereth Rosen SEWARD, Alaska, July 4 (Reuters) - A year after the last-place runner vanished without a trace during Alaska's most f...

Air National Guard Unit Under Investigation For Misconduct

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. — A high-profile New York Air National Guard airlift wing has promoted sexual abusers instead of punishing them, according to the r...

Veterans Day 2013

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 07.27.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Let us remember not only America's war dead. Let us redouble our efforts to care for those veterans who have returned home in the hopes of having productive and meaningful lives.

Cruise Passenger Rescued By National Guard Off California Coast

AP | Posted 07.06.2013 | Travel

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The California Air National Guard has rescued a man who fell seriously ill on a cruise ship hundreds of miles off the coast. ...

The Real Veteran Unemployment Problem

Ted Daywalt | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Ted Daywalt

Today the employment situation is better for veterans, but only if the veteran is totally separated from the military. If you are in the National Guard and to some extent in the Reserve, it is going to be very rough until the flawed call up policy is corrected.

OOPS: National Guard Mistakenly Sent Out Furlough Notices

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The National Guard mistakenly sent out furlough notices to Guard members in up to 21 states, despite the Pentagon's decision to del...