U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Roy Chandler, left, and Spc. Benjamin Grogan, assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Alabama Army National Guard, sit on the tail of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter in route to deliver hay bales to cattle that have been stranded by Hurricane Harvey near Hampshire, Texas, Sep. 3, 2017. The Department of Defense is conducting Defense Support of Civil Authorities operations in response to the effects of Hurricane Harvey. DSCA operations are part of the DoD’s response capability to assist civilian responders in saving lives, relieving human suffering and mitigating property damage in response to a catastrophic disaster. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin D. Biven)

National Guard Troops Ready for Hurricane Irma

By Steve Marshall, National Guard Bureau Florida National Guard members began preparing for a possible hit and residents began evacuating as Hurricane Irma — a monster storm packing winds up to...

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“Forever” G.I. Bill Signed into Law

by Jennifer G. Williams and Bianca Strzalkowski President Donald Trump today signed into law the “Forever” G.I. Bill, greatly expanding the education benefits for service members and veterans in...

My view of the inauguration

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by Bianca  Strzalkowski My first inauguration experience wasn’t what I was expecting. I have attended many change of command ceremonies full of formality and uniformity. This felt somewhat...

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Uniquely American

The theme of the 58th Presidential Inauguration, “Uniquely American,” recognizes the symbolic importance of today’s event. We may consider it routine, but the inaugural ceremony remains...


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Parade Time!

Crowds are departing the inauguration for the inaugural parade, which features all branches of the military