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Column: A general’s farewell

August 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — I’ve observed many funerals over the last decade in Arlington National Cemetery’s Section 60, where war dead from Iraq and Afghanistan are buried.
Last week I went for what, God willing, was the last.
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Officials: U.S. general killed, 14 wounded in Afghan academy attack

August 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

KABUL - A U.S. general was killed and more than a dozen people were wounded, including a German general, in the latest insider attack by a man believed to be an Afghan soldier, U.S., German and Afghan officials said on Tuesday.

 

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124 SD Guard members returning from Afghanistan

December 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — More than 100 South Dakota Army National Guard members will be home for the holidays.

The 124 soldiers with the 235th Military Police Company arrived in the U.S. last weekend after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

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124 SD Guard members returning from Afghanistan

December 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — More than 100 South Dakota Army National Guard members will be home for the holidays.

The 124 soldiers with the 235th Military Police Company arrived in the U.S. last weekend after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

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SD unit to deploy for Afghanistan

December 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

HARRISBURG — Members of the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 1742nd Transportation Company, family, friends and state dignitaries gathered Saturday at Harrisburg High School for a deployment ceremony.

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SD Guard soldiers back in US from Afghanistan

November 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — Eighteen South Dakota National Guard soldiers who served nine months in Afghanistan are back on U.S. soil.

The members of the 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment arrived at Fort Dix, N.J., on Monday. The Rapid City-based uni…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Obama awards Medal of Honor to Afghan war veteran

August 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter on Monday, saluting the veteran of the war in Afghanistan as “the essence of true heroism.” Continue Reading

SD Guard airmen preparing to deploy to SW Asia

July 3, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) About 200 airmen with the South Dakota Air National Guard are preparing to deploy.
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Answering the call: Dickinson officer returns home to Minnesota to deploy to Afghanistan

June 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

After being an officer for the Dickinson Police Department for four months, Tyrel Hanson headed home this week. His trip back to Boyceville, Wis., was just a pit stop on a journey that will take him halfway across the world. Continue Reading

National Guard building mock Afghan village near Belle Fourche

June 24, 2013 in The Daily Republic

BELLE FOURCHE (AP) Army National Guard soldiers are building a mock Afghanistan village in western South Dakota that will be a target for Air Force bomber practice missions.
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