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The Va. National Guard is being readied for a projected massive snowstorm. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Va. National Guard Prepares To Help After Massive Snow Storm

Up to 300 members of the Virginia National Guard and the Virginia Defense Force will be staged in Virginia to help respond to a winter storm.


Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel talks to the media following a meeting of the defense ministers held at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on Oct. 23, 2013. (credit: THIERRY CHARLIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Hagel Slams States Defying Pentagon Over Same-Sex Benefits Policy

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday sharply criticized U.S. states that are defying the Pentagon by refusing to allow National Guard facilities to issue ID cards that enable same-sex spouses of military members to claim benefits.


Workers set up folding chairs in preparation for the US Presidential Inauguration ceremony at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 8, 2013. US President Barack Obama will be ceremonially sworn in for his second term during the public Inauguration event attended by hundreds of thousands of spectators on January 21, 2013. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Lottery Set for D.C. Residents’ Inauguration Tickets

The District of Columbia’s representative in Congress is holding a lottery for tickets to President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.


Suicides continue to increase in the military, as they outnumber combat-related deaths in Afghanistan. (Photo by John Cantlie/Getty Images)

US Soldier Suicides Outnumber Combat Deaths In 2012

American soldier suicides continue to outnumber combat-related deaths in 2012, and the trajectory for soldier suicides continues to get worse.


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.


Dale Earnhardt Jr., drives the #88 National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 13, 2012.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Military Sports Sponsorships Debate Could Impact Dale Earnhardt Jr. And National Guard

Congress is waving a warning flag over the military spending millions of dollars to sponsor NASCAR cars and other sports to attract recruits.