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For Army Couple Reentering Civilian Life, Food Insecurity Just One of Many Challenges

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

On the morning of Sept. 3, Jon and Elizabeth Alba waited two hours at the VA Medical Clinic in Iron Mountain, Mich., not for medical care but for a few days' supply of groceries.

National Guardsman Accused Of Raping Adopted Children Due In Court

AP | Posted 09.02.2014 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio National Guardsman suspected of sexually abusing three adopted daughters and his stepdaughter also is accused of abrupt...

In Champaign, Similarity and a Possible Way Forward for Ferguson

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

At first glance, the connection between the city in open revolt where the National Guard has been summoned and the site of Illinois' flagship state university seems tenuous at best. But a deeper look reveals that the two cities share some important and distressing similarities.

Missouri State Senator: Ferguson Police Manhandled Pregnant Woman

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D) told a disturbing story of what she alleges Ferguson police did to a pregnant woman during an interview ...

Amanda Terkel

Capt. Ron Johnson Defends New Protest Rules In Ferguson: 'We're Not Violating Your Rights'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson defended the new rule that protesters cannot stand and congregate in one place, saying it w...

Amanda Terkel

Ferguson Tense Ahead Of First Night With National Guard Troops In Town

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Police moved aggressively Monday evening to prevent the kind of chaos that ensued the previous night, when protesters threw molotov c...

First Wave Of National Guard Troops Arrives At Texas-Mexico Border

AP | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

HIDALGO, Texas (AP) — The first wave of National Guard troops has taken up observation posts along the Texas-Mexico border. Texas National Guard ...

When a U.S. Passport Just Isn't Good Enough

Dan Kowalski | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

Only native-born Americans may use their passports to prove their citizenship when enlisting in the Army National Guard. If you are a naturalized or foreign-born American, your shiny, blue U.S. passport won't mean squat to the Guard. This makes no sense. It's also not the rule for the regular Army. What's going on over at the Guard?

Broken News: Is the Crazy Weather Getting to Our Collective Sanity?

Terry Connelly | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Isn't it strange that the GOP, the political party that has heretofore consistently and vociferously opposed frivolous lawsuits, spurious malpractice claims and the trail lawyers' lobby, has now decided to spend taxpayer money to hire trial lawyers to bring what is essentially a frivolous malpractice lawsuit against President Obama?

Elise Foley

Rick Perry Sending Up To 1,000 National Guard Troops To Border

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced plans on Monday to send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, saying they will bolster secu...

Addicted Republicans Wage War on Latino Voters

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Republicans really can't help themselves -- when they see an opportunity to irritate the Latino electorate, they go for it with gusto.

Boehner's History of Inaction on Border Control

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Boehner has gone from confidently touting his and his fellow House Republicans' upcoming leadership on the issue of immigration, to now doing nothing more than groveling for Obama to solve the problem using his executive authority -- which is an ironic enough stance for a Republican to take, these days.

Senate Candidate Records GOP Address, Then Deploys

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new item on Lt. Col. Joni Ernst's checklist as she packed up for two weeks of annual training with the Iowa National Guard...

Guns Allegedly Found At National Guard Armory Shooting Suspect's Home

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 09.10.2014 | Crime

LOBELVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police found a store of firearms Thursday at the home of a 15-year-old boy charged with shooting a longtime member of the N...

Shelly Sterling's Possible Takeover Bid: Is She Channeling Lurleen Wallace?

Michael Russnow | Posted 07.09.2014 | Los Angeles
Michael Russnow

Well, who would'a thunk? No one anticipated that he'd enlist his wife Shelly to essentially take the role of Lurleen Wallace in order to keep the team in the family.

David Wood

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 05.26.2014 | 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 04.25.2014 | 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 04.21.2014 | 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...