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Military Friends of NewsBlaze originated these stories, sending them directly to us from Iraq, some from Afghanistan and some in the USA.

Indiana National Guard Soldiers Support NATO Exercise Through State Partnership Program

ZLOCIENIEC, Poland - Six members of the Indiana National Guard worked shoulder to shoulder with their Slovak armed forces counterparts while participating in Operation...

Batons and Riot Shields…Non-Lethal Weapons Training in The Desert

In addition to reacting to multiple training scenarios focused on containing situations quickly and with minimal force, Soldiers gained a solid understanding of the different equipment and capabilities.

Indiana National Guard Gets New Familiy Programs Director

Maj. Kopczynski will succeed Lt. Col. Marcus Thomas, who has served as the director since March, 2010.

Army Trainers Judge Fourth Annual Local Science Fair Projects

Problems addressed by the students included topics such as the correlation between sleep and grades, eye color and the ability to see colors, or the effects of genetically modified organisms.

Open Heart Kitchen to Provide Free Meals to Those in Need

It can be difficult to give time, money and resources, but Soldiers in a local Army unit manage to do all that for a good cause.

Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Inducts 5th Armored Brigade Reservist

Candidates for the SAMC spent numerous hours committing themselves in preparing for the board proceedings. Being a member of the SAMC is about being a strong disciplined leader that positively represents the U.S. Army.

5th AR trains South Carolina NG unit for NCR mission

The South Carolina National Guardsmen performed tasks on the Avenger Trainer and Stinger Training. This completed the second phase of their four phase training exercise to validate the unit for their deployment.

Sixth Graders Learn Army Life From Soldiers

To give the kids more contexts, Benitezpenuelas also invited Soldiers from Alpha Battery, Fires Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment to give a demonstration on the M777A2 Howitzer.

New York Guard Aviation Unit Heads to Kuwait

The 11th Aviation Command recognized that there were aviation maintenance personnel from the New York National Guard mobilizing at Fort Hood and created a mutually beneficial arrangement: a hands-on training opportunity for the National Guard Soldie

Requirements-Based Demobilization; The Last Step

During this last step of a deployment, understanding the process will assist the military personnel and their families effectively navigate the return home.