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April 2012 Special Report: Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve

Articles

Turning swords into plowshares is not what comes to mind when one thinks about the mission of soldiers. But this is exactly what some are doing to bring peace and stability to a troubled region – Afghanistan. The poor of Afghanistan, which is the...
With concerns of budget and troop reductions, reserve soldiers remain a critical component of America’s defense, said the chief of the Army Reserve. During his visits around the force, Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz said the No. 1 question he’s asked by...
The Wolf Operations Group, a National Guard Bureau training unit stationed at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC), spent two weeks recently training in combatives for soldiers, cadre and students from the National Guard Patriot Academy, a high...
For the 633rd Theater Gateway, an Army National Guard unit training to deploy overseas, the human resources annual training exercise Silver Scimitar 2012 at Fort Devens, Mass., represents important firsts. Not only will this be the first guard unit...
The 824th Transportation Company, a U.S Army Reserve unit from Moorehead City, N.C., just arrived in Kuwait to start their yearlong deployment. The home away from home has a unique feature – it floats. The unit’s floating home for the next year will...
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After 10 years of sustained war fighting, America’s soldiers will face their next and potentially greatest battle – surviving the drawdown. Just as victory in combat requires proper weaponry and armor, so too does a successful job search require the...
In Afghanistan, agriculture is the culture. Soldiers of the 401st Civil Affairs Battalion, an Army Reserve unit from Rochester, N.Y., are hoping to solidify their roles as cultural experts with the help of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...