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RI National Guard Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

The Rhode Island National Guard says one of its Special Forces soldiers from New Jersey has died in combat in Afghanistan.

09/22/2013

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70 National Guard Soldiers To Deploy

About seventy members of the Connecticut National Guard’s 143rd Batallion are leaving for Southwest Asia.  The Waterbury-based unit will provide  operational, logistical and personnel support for combat forces,  the way it did in its 2006 […]

02/04/2013

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Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.

11/12/2012

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Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

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Court-Martial Underway In Iraq Death Of Soldiers, Including One From Connecticut

The lone survivor of a rifle attack that killed soldiers from Connecticut and California at their base camp in Iraq says he can’t recall who shot him, while two forensic experts say they found little physical evidence to link the suspect to the crime.

06/11/2012

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Guard Members Return Tonight

Twenty-five Connecticut National Guard airmen are returning home from Afghanistan after their unit’s third deployment overseas in the war on terror.

01/30/2012

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No Jail Time For Wuterich

Meriden Marine Frank Wuterich will spend no time in the military brig in his plea deal in his military trial in the death of civilians in Haditha, Iraq, and his pay will not be docked, but the military judge recommended he be reduced in rank to private.

01/24/2012

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Wuterich In Plea Deal At War Crimes Trial

A Meriden Marine faces a maximum of three months confinement, two-thirds forfeiture of pay and a rank demotion to private when he’s sentenced, after pleading guiilty to dereliction of duty in the death of civilians in the Iraqi town of Haditha in 2005.

01/23/2012

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Former Wuterich Squad Mate Says He Felt In Danger In Haditha

A former squad mate testified at the trial of Meriden Marine Frank Wutercich that he felt the squad did nothing wrong in the Iraqi town of Haditha in 2005, when Marines killed 24 Iraqis, including unarmed women and children.

01/10/2012

Connecticut National Guard troops load up supplies at Rentschler Field after a storm.  File photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer

Officials Ask Employers To Hire Veterans

Connecticut officials on Thursday urged employers to take advantage of new state and federal financial incentives and hire returning veterans, many of whom are having difficulty finding work.

12/22/2011

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