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Americans gather to honor fallen service members

May 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

ATLANTA Americans gathered at memorials, museums and monuments and the president laid a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery to honor fallen service members on Memorial Day, as combat in Afghanistan approaches 12 years and the ranks of World War II veterans dwindle. Continue Reading

A glimpse into military life and death

May 21, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

This post is about one particularly hard day, meant only to give you a glimpse of what it is like here and how we cope with what we see.
It was 0830 and I was in my office working on some useless spreadsheet when my pager went off. It said “Ax1, GSW APH ETA 10 m.” This translates to incomingone injured, life threatening (Alpha), Gun Shot Wound, coming by Apache Helicopter, Estimated Time of Arrival, 10 minutes. Continue Reading

Delivering comfort to wounded warriors

May 21, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Piece by piece, stitch by stitch, quilt by quilt – a group of quilters volunteered their talents over the last 18 months to deliver comfort to wounded soldiers.
Five local women from the Honor Quilts organization recently joined forces with quilters from Fergus Falls, Perham, Dent and Underwood to sew and hand-deliver 950 Quilts of Valor (QOV) to injured soldiers at Fort Knox and Fort Campbell. Continue Reading

14 soldiers from 927th Engineer Detachment return Sunday to Sioux Falls

April 19, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The South Dakota Army National Guard ceremony is being held at 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn City Center in Sioux Falls.
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American Legion Auxiliary reaches out to soldiers

April 18, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Someday soon five soldiers in Afghanistan, who have likely never been to Lake County, will receive a shoe-size box filled with an assortment of items intended to brighten their day. Continue Reading

SD National Guard soldiers back on US soil

April 17, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The soldiers helped with engineering projects in Kuwait and Afghanistan.
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Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan return to ND

March 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) More than 90 soldiers from the North Dakota National Guard have returned home to North Dakota. Continue Reading

Fulton lawmaker in Oscar-nominated film

February 19, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Stace Nelson interviewed in ‘Invisible War,’ a documentary about rape and sexual assault in the U.S. military.

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National Guard holds off on training in grasslands amid uranium concerns

February 14, 2013 in The Daily Republic

A key official told the media there’s no indication based on previous air samples that radiation samples at the proposed training area would be above safety standards, but the state will take the necessary precautions. Continue Reading

Airmen return to Ellsworth after overseas duty

January 28, 2013 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) About 200 airmen have returned to Ellsworth Air Force Base after about six months overseas.
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