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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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Guard Members Heading For Afghanistan

Eighty airmen from the Connecticut National Guard have been mobilized for deployment to Afghanistan

04/24/2012

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