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National Guard Provides Comms System to Aid Hurricane Recovery Efforts

The U.S. National Guard has rolled out satellite communications systems in an effort to address communication gaps in hurricane-affected U.S. territories. The Guard said Friday its Joint Incident Site Communications Capability is designed to facilitate high-frequency radio, data, video and voice communications between first responders. Four JISCCs are currently on-site in …

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Gen. Daniel Allyn: Tech Modernization, Cybersecurity Among Army’s Near-Term Priorities

U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn has said the military branch aims to divest its obsolete or redundant systems and modernize equipment of troops, Army Times reported Monday. Michelle Tan writes the Army’s priorities include fielding new active protective systems for ground and aerial vehicles, upgrading its fleet of helicopters and mitigating cyber …

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Gen. Frank Grass: National Guard to Create 11 Cyber Teams for Army, Air Guard Units

The U.S. National Guard plans to set up four cyber groups for the Air Guard component and seven for the Army unit this summer as it works to align cybersecurity capabilities to 10 Federal Emergency Management Agency districts, the Army website reported Wednesday. David Vergun writes National Guard Bureau Chief …

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National Guard to Form Cyber Protection Teams for DoD Cyber Operations

The U.S. National Guard is planning to establish cyber teams across the country after the Defense Department indicated cyberspace operations as one of its priorities amid a declining budget, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes that National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Frank Grass has called for the creation of cyber units from the …

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JCS Chair Dempsey Outlines 2020 Military Strategy

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey gave National Guard leaders an abridged outline of the U.S. military strategy for 2020 during the Guard’s Leadership Conference, as reported by the Defense Department. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff indicated that leaders must look beyond near-term problems, to address them, but to …

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Obama Proclaims Week to Support Guard, Reserves

The week of Sept. 18-24 will be marked to honor the National Guard and Reserve, President Barack Obama said Friday. Obama issued a proclamation calling on state and local officials, private organizations and military commanders to hold ceremonies and events in observation of National Employer Support of the Guard and …

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Military Recruiting & Retention Goals Met, Pentagon Says

All of the military’s active duty and reserve components are on target to meet recruiting and retention goals for fiscal year 2011 through July, the Defense Department said Wednesday. All four active duty components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal-year-to-date 2011, which began Oct. 1, 2010. The …

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McKinley Highlights National Guard’s Contribution

Chief of the National Guard Bureau Air Force Gen. Craig R. McKinley released yesterday a report titled “The National Guard: A Great Value for America” in response to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’ effort to find efficiencies throughout the services. The report highlighted ways the National Guard contributes to Gates’ …

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