National Guard stays on mission as it adjusts to new world

For the National Guard, as for so many organizations, much is virtual these days — but the Guard’s mission remains real enough.

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Emergency responders pivoting to virtual training as coronavirus collides with hurricane season

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Already stressed National Guard preparing for more active than normal hurricane season

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DoD’s AI center helping with coronavirus, still searching for talent

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this May 22, 2020 photo, a U.S. flag decorates a veteran's grave at Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Ala. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the government has banned public ceremonies and the mass placement of flags on graves at the country's 142 national cemeteries. With almost 4.9 million people interred in the cemeteries, thousands would attend memorial events and help mark graves with flags during a typical Memorial Day weekend. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Gallery: Armed services pay tribute on a very different Memorial Day

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DoD to deliver $3B in accelerated contractor payments over coming weeks

The Pentagon told its contracting officers and contract administrators to boost the amount of money it pays vendors in the form of progress payments as…

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In this image provided by the U.S. Army, recent Army basic combat training graduates have their temperatures taken as they arrive at Fort Lee, Va, on March 31, 2020, after being transported using sterilized buses from Fort Jackson, S.C. (U.S. Army via AP)

The pandemic’s effect on national defense strategy

If a virus can kill Americans and wreck the economy more easily than a foreign enemy, is the United States approaching the idea of national defense the…

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FILE - This Aug. 18, 2010, file photo shows California National Guard troops, who are part of Task Force Sierra, deployed at the border along with Border Patrol Agents near the California/Mexico border in San Diego. California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, extended the state National Guard's participation in President Donald Trump's border deployment by six months, a low-key announcement that was made without any of the acrimony that characterized his early negotiations with the federal government. The California National Guard said in a press release that the mission will now run until the end of March 2019.  (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, File)

Coronavirus once again brings up issues over National Guard, Title 32

Guardsmen may be missing out on important benefits because of bureaucratic issues.

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