National Guard

National Guard troops line Pennsylvania Avenue during a parade January 16, 2005 in Washington, DC.  (credit: Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Shutdown To Affect Columbus Day Parade In RI

The National Guard won’t be marching in this weekend’s Columbus Day Parade in Providence, one more way in which Rhode Island is feeling the effects of the ongoing federal shutdown.

10/11/2013

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Connecticut Airman’s Body To Be Returned To Air Guard Base Wednesday

The body of a Connecticut airman killed in Afghanistan is scheduled to arrive this week at the upstate New York Air National Guard base that’s home to his security unit.

09/10/2013

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Homecoming Ceremony Tuesday For Connecticut Guard Soldiers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Two units of the Connecticut Army National Guard are being recognized for their deployments to Afghanistan and Bahrain. A formal homecoming ceremony is scheduled for them both on Tuesday at the […]

08/31/2013

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Connecticut Guard Members Among Those Sent Furlough Notices By Accident

The National Guard mistakenly sent out furlough notices to Guard members in up to 21 states — including Connecticut — despite the Pentagon’s decision to delay the notification of unpaid time off for two more weeks.

03/22/2013

A snow brush being used to clear a car early in the snow storm on February 8, 2013.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Governor Declares State Of Emergency, Deploys National Guard

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has declared a state of emergency and deployed National Guard troops around the state to help with any rescues and other emergencies during a potentially historic winter storm.

02/08/2013

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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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Guard Members Return Tuesday

Eighty Connecticut Air National Guard members will be home from Afghanistan in time for Thanksgiving.

11/19/2012

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State Begins To Assess Losses From Superstorm

Some shoreline residents spent the night stranded in their homes by floodwaters as Superstorm Sandy pummeled the state with a devastating storm surge and high winds, killing at least two people and damaging property from Stonington to Greenwich.

10/30/2012

National Guard Helps With Flooding

Connecticut National Guard officials say troops have responded to East Haven and Darien to help with flooding problems.

10/29/2012

Mitt Romney speaks to the National Guard Association (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

Opinion: Even On 9/11 Obama And Romney Can’t Resist Political Attacks

The thought of going an entire day without political campaigning out respect of those who lost their lives on 9/11/2001 was a nice and extremely appropriate thought. However, disappointing to many, it wasn’t the respectful day totally without political bickering that was expected by many who were watching and listening.

09/12/2012

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