Air National Guard

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


West Hartford's 2011 Veterans Day ceremony. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Many Iraq, Afghanistan Vets Unemployed

For veterans in the U.S., the unemployment rate is much higher than the national average.


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First Hearing For Soldier Charged With Killing Connecticut Soldier

A Fort Stewart soldier is facing his first court hearing on charges that he killed two men in his Army infantry unit and wounded another in Iraq last fall.


Fellow Soldier Charged with Murder in Watertown Serviceman's Death

By MAZIN YAHYA, Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD (AP) _ An American soldier was charged Wednesday with killing two fellow U.S. troops and wounding a third after an argument last month in a former Iraqi insurgent […]


Soldier's Family Critical of Senator's Lack of Response

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The mother of a soldier killed in Iraq has criticized U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman for failing to offer his condolences. Family spokesman Patrick Jacques Jr. said Thursday that Ling Noonan was […]


Watertown Soldier Dies in Iraq

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut soldier has died while serving in Iraq. The body of Army Pfc. Gebrah Noonan of Watertown was returned to Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Saturday.