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Black Hills communities to welcome home 842nd

September 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SPEARFISH (AP) The Black Hills communities of Spearfish, Belle Fourche and Sturgis are welcoming home 160 South Dakota Army National Guard soldiers on Thursday. Continue Reading

SD Guard soldiers returning from Afghanistan duty

September 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) The South Dakota National Guard has scheduled a welcome-home ceremony for a seven-person firefighting team returning from a year of duty in Afghanistan.
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SD Guard soldiers returning to Pierre on Saturday

May 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) A ceremony to honor returning South Dakota National Guard soldiers from Afghanistan has been scheduled for Saturday in Pierre.
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DAUGAARD: Overseas trip shows value of our troops

May 8, 2012 in The Daily Republic

In mid-April, I joined a U.S. Department of Defense trip to Kuwait and Afghanistan to visit our South Dakota National Guard soldiers and airmen.
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SD Guard soldiers returning in May from Afghanistan

April 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) The neighboring cities of Pierre and Fort Pierre are preparing for the return of South Dakota National Guard soldiers from Afghanistan.
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Afghan officials say talks for military presence deal with U.S. faltering

March 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Current and former Afghan officials say obstacles include disputes over the transfer of American-run detention centers, night raids and quarrels within the Afghan president’s inner circle that led one of his top advisers to threaten to resign.
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