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Gen. Grass: Budget Deal Gives Guard, Army Time To Compromise

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As budgets tighten, will the National Guard and the regular Army go to war? Not if Gen. Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, can help it. Peppered with questions about the conflict today at the National Press Club, Grass carefully redirected almost every one. In fact, he said, December’s last-ditch budget deal to delay sequestration gives the two components time to resolve the potentia...

Mansfield, Ohio, air base’s fate reflects a larger battle between active duty, Guard

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MANSFIELD, Ohio — The four diminutive cargo planes parked on the National Guard air base in this Rust Belt town last year never would have been selected for a recruiting poster. Lacking the grace of a fighter or the girth of a freighter, the newly built twin-prop aircraft were the minivans of combat aviation — unsexy, utilitarian haulers of people and gear. But that didn’t matter to pilots and gro...

Army Reserve looks to future

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On Tuesday, we ask the nation to join us in recognizing the Army Reserve’s 105th anniversary and the strong kindred spirit that binds our nearly 201,000 soldiers to our neighbors and communities across the country and around the world. Generations of reserve soldiers have followed in the footsteps of the men and women before them who embraced our nation’s call to duty by volunteering to serve in t...

More Guard Callups Expected After Boston Tragedy

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More National Guard troops will likely be called out to protect major events nationwide in the aftermath of the terror attack on the Boston Marathon, Guard officials said Wednesday. In Boston, more than 900 troops from the Massachusetts National Guard remained on duty for a second day past the end of the marathon to seal off the Boylston Street end of the race, now a crime scene, and to provide se...

Director of the Air Guard retires after more than 40 years of service

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JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (1/29/13 ) - Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry M. Wyatt III, Air National Guard director, retired after more than 40 years of military service during a ceremony Tuesday hosted by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin here. The Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, the Air Force chief of staff; Army Gen. Frank J. Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau; Master Sergeant of the Air Force Chief M...