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EANGUS News 11/7/2011

 

Current Activated Guardsmen as of Nov. 1, 2011

49,424 ARNG
6,641 ANG

Total Activated Guardsmen Since 9-11

356,993 ARNG
90,633 ANG

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http://www.defense.gov/releases/releasex?releaseid=14902

Army secretary: Balance needed as wars draw down
By Rob McIlvaine
Army News Service
WASHINGTON (11/3/11) - With the drawdown of forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, talented Soldiers will need to be retained while Army infrastructure draws down, and the American people and warfighters need to maintain a connection, Army Secretary John M. McHugh said here Wednesday.
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http://www.ng.mil/news/archives/2011/11/110311-Armyx

Army Guard sees unexpectedly high retention rate
By Army National Guard Sgt. Darron Salzer
National Guard Bureau
ARLINGTON, Va. (11/02/11) - The Defense Department announced recruiting and retention numbers for the 2011 fiscal year recently, stating that the Army National Guard intentionally achieved only 95 percent of its recruiting goal in order to stay within its authorized end-strength.
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http://www.ng.mil/news/archives/2011/11/110211-Armyx

Peter Fuller removed from duty as a top Afghanistan commander
By TIM MAK | 11/4/11 4:47 PM EST Updated: 11/5/11 7:27 AM EST
Major Gen. Peter Fuller, a top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, was relieved of his duties Friday after comments he made to POLITICO disparaging Afghan President Hamid Karzai and calling the government's leaders “isolated from reality.”
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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/67653.html

Decades later, WWII airmen get proper burial
By Markeshia Ricks - Staff writer
Posted : Saturday Nov 5, 2011 8:29:06 EDT
The 10 members of the Army Air Corps had flown together countless times in the fight against Hitler. On April 29, 1944, they set off on a bombing raid over Berlin along with nearly 800 other aircrews from 8th Air Force. Before they reached their target, they came under attack.
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http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2011/11/air-force-wwii-decades-after-death-proper-burial-110511w/
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