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National Guard Struggles With Highest Suicide Rates of Military

“Suicide Rate Doubles for Army National Guard,” CNN headline in 2001. “Why National Guard and Reservist Suicide Numbers May Be Misleading,” At War Blog, NY Times, 2013. “Reserve, Guard Soldiers Committing Suicide at a Higher Rate,” Defense One article, 2014. These are only a few of the headlines that come up when you type ‘NationalContinue Reading “National Guard Struggles With Highest Suicide Rates of Military”

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5 Reasons Why We Love Being a National Guard Spouse

  Collaboration Post By: Angela Caban and Rheanna Christine, National Guard Spouses Here at the HUN, we aren’t shy about our love for the National Guard. The ups and downs, life and its unique challenges are something we’ve discussed many times before. However, on any given day we will probably tell you that we areContinue Reading “5 Reasons Why We Love Being a National Guard Spouse”

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National Guard Soldier Denied Burial: Shouldn’t All Service Count?

Officials have denied a soldier burial at Arlington National Cemetery after stating that his service differed from the Marines aboard the fatal crash. On March 10th, eleven service members, seven Marines and four National Guard members were killed in a helicopter crash during a training mission off the coast of Pensacola, Florida. This group wasContinue Reading “National Guard Soldier Denied Burial: Shouldn’t All Service Count?”

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Suffering from Support Services Envy: National Guard Life Reality

It may not be a technical medical condition, but the side effects are real, make no mistake. As the spouse of a National Guard service member, it is a condition I have been faced with and felt frequently. There are times when I feel awful about it, selfish and ashamed that these feelings could haveContinue Reading “Suffering from Support Services Envy: National Guard Life Reality”