Archives for the ‘Guard/Reserve Issues’ Category

Iowa National Guard Mobilized

By • Oct 19th, 2009 • Category: Comings & Goings, Guard/Reserve Issues

By The Associated Press The Iowa National Guard is getting ready for what could be it’s largest call-up of a single unit for an overseas deployment since World War II. Guard spokesman Maj. Michael Wunn says troops from the 2nd Brigade of the 34th Infantry Division, which has about 3,500 soldiers, were alerted over the […]

I Didn’t Recognize My Own Need for Counseling…

By • Oct 13th, 2009 • Category: Civilian Support, Combat Stress, Communication, Guard/Reserve Issues, Post-Deployment, Relationships

Here’s some powerful testimony from SSG Eddie Black, a veteran of the Marine Corps (Desert Storm) and the Oregon National Guard (OIF2) about his return from combat. Eddie now gives free talks for veterans on PTSD. You can email him here.     “When I got back from Iraq, all I wanted to do was go […]

Son’s Deployment Brings War Home

By • Oct 12th, 2009 • Category: Civilian Support, Guard/Reserve Issues, In the Press, Parenting, Passing the Time, Relationships

By Joel Brown / Argus Leader Being the father of a deployed soldier has been eye-opening. As a political conservative, I had grown accustomed to cheering for the USA in conflicts overseas. I had my own thoughts on Sept. 11, 2001, and supported the wars in two countries that have followed. I haven’t wavered as […]

Deployment Hard – But Financially Beneficial

By • Jun 29th, 2009 • Category: Featured, Finances, Guard/Reserve Issues, Parenting, Passing the Time, Relationships

Here’s a post by Sarah Gilbert, who’s husband is an Army reservist deployed to Afghanistan. She writes honestly about how the financial windfall associated with a deployment helped her family. You can read the original story here. I don’t know whether it was minutes or hours or even a day: the time it took me […]

Deployment Class for Oregon MilSpouses!

By • Jun 18th, 2009 • Category: Civilian Support, Communication, Guard/Reserve Issues, Parenting, Passing the Time, Relationships

Attention Oregon National Guard Spouses & Friends: Lane Community College offers new Deployment classes!   Holding Down the Homefront: A Guide for Spouses   Based on the Army’s Battlemind training for spouses and her own work with military families as a Certified Professional Life Coach, Katie Dyer – National Guard wife and Founder of Heroes […]

Oregon Lawmakers Want State Control Over Guard Troops

By • May 13th, 2009 • Category: Civilian Support, Guard/Reserve Issues, In the Press

Bill would give Oregon more say in Guard deployments By Paul Fattig A bipartisan effort led by a Southern Oregon Republican and a Portland Democrat could give the state more power in governing whether its National Guard is deployed to wars. State Reps. Dennis Richardson, R-Central Point, and Chip Shields, D-Portland, have co-sponsored an amendment […]

31 States Considering National Guard Bills

By • Apr 2nd, 2009 • Category: Civilian Support, Guard/Reserve Issues, In the Press

Wisconsin is the latest state to try to legislate the Governor’s authority over deployment of the National Guard. Read more here.

Giving Doesn’t Stop When Deployment Ends

By • Mar 3rd, 2009 • Category: Guard/Reserve Issues, In the Press, Post-Deployment, Relationships

Here is an article about the deployment of the New Jersey National Guard. But it’s so much more than that. It’s an article about the things no one talks about: that being the one left at home is much harder than you think it’s going to be (no matter how independent you are); that the […]

New Bill Would Restrict Deployment For Maryland National Guard Troops

By • Feb 23rd, 2009 • Category: Civilian Support, Guard/Reserve Issues, In the Press

A Maryland lawmaker says his bill may not pass, but he hopes it will start a conversation about whether National Guard troops should deploy to war zones. Read the full story.

Some Oregon Lawmakers Oppose National Guard Deployment to Iraq

By • Feb 20th, 2009 • Category: Civilian Support, Guard/Reserve Issues, In the Press

More than 3,000 Oregon National Guard troops are set to deploy to Iraq this summer. Now some lawmakers are trying to stop that from happening. Read the full story.

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