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  • Alaska National Guard Rescues Injured Climber

    The Alaska Air National Guard rescued an injured climber off Root Glacier in the Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park Wednesday. An Alaska Wilderness guide called the National Park Service from a satellite phone to request help after his client, a 57-year-old male, fell 50-feet off the Root Glacier and sustained multiple injuries. A National Park
  • Study spurs reassessment of alcohol awareness programs

    Defense Department officials are assessing ways to better prepare servicemembers, particularly members of the reserve and National Guard, for the stresses of combat so they're better able to avoid alcohol-related problems when they return home, defense officials said today. The goal, officials said, is to beef up existing strategies to address
  • Company focuses on families to support military employees

    Kim Robinson knows that when military members deploy, they face a lot of stress overseas on top of worrying about their families at home. To help alleviate that stress, Robinson has committed to do what he can to ease the burden on the families of his employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. Robinson's company, Robinson Transport, of
  • Official travelers can claim reimbursement for excess baggage fees

    Servicemembers traveling for official business, including deployments, will continue to receive full reimbursement for reasonable, authorized excess baggage fees, defense officials said. A recently updated fact sheet from the Department of Defense Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Committee explains department policy regarding excess baggage in
  • Air and Army units provide bare base communications for Patriot 2008 exercise

    Providing and maintaining communications during a major exercise was the challenge taken on recently by National Guard units participating in exercise Patriot 2008. Split between three locations - Camp Ripley, Minn., Fort McCoy, Wis., and Volk Airfield, Wis., - Patriot '08 was a 21-day, large-scale military exercise featuring more than 45 units
  • National Guard's diversity found in states, territories, communities

    Today's diversity in the Army and Air National Guard reflects the diversity of the communities its members serve and live in, the National Guard Bureau's equal opportunity and civil rights director said. Felton Page added that gone are the days when an all-white Guard unit would go into a prominently black neighborhood to maintain order like during
  • America Supports You: Scholarship Keeps Military Families 'In the Fold'

    A military child's education is one of many things a servicemember's injury or death in the line of duty could jeopardize. To make sure that never happens, retired Air National Guard F-16 pilot and Iraq War veteran Maj. Dan Rooney created Oklahoma-based "Folds of Honor." "Folds of Honor is dedicated to providing deserving families with tailored,
  • Air Guard clears airfield operations for a Total Force horizon

    Air National Guard officials here recently said their knowledge and resources in airfield operations is "successfully" training the Air Force's next air base managers. The Air Guard's Airfield Operations Officer Training (AOOT) Program trains active-duty officers in airfield operations through its 10 air traffic control squadrons. Today, some of
  • Air Guard medics cast off for Continuing Promise

    Eight Air National Guard medical technicians boarded the USS Kearsarge in Norfolk, Va., Friday to participate in the second phase of Continuing Promise 2008, a four-month humanitarian and civic assistance mission to six Caribbean islands. During the deployment, the Kearsarge, a Navy amphibious ship, will visit Nicaragua, Colombia, Panama, the
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