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27th Light Infantry, NYS Army National Guard

Elements of the New York and the Vermont National Guard face lengthy and hazardous tours in overseas war zones for the first time since World War II.

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An Iraq Diary
Maj. Eric Olsen is chaplain to a battalion of the New York Army National Guard stationed in the Sunni Triangle north of Baghdad. His thirty-part audio diary begins in 2004. He and his family live in Saranac Lake.
Congressman John McHugh
Congressman John McHugh

McHugh: Military May Be Stretched Too Thin

North Country Congressman John McHugh says the U.S. military may be overcommitted, which is putting a strain on military personnel and their families. He expressed his concerns in a report to the House Armed Services Committee. McHugh chairs the Armed Services Subcommittee on military personnel. In January, he visited reservists and National Guard troops stationed in Europe. David Sommerstein talks to McHugh about the trip, where he heard reservists talk about pride in serving for their country, but also problems.  Go to full article

SBA to Help Businesses Affected by Reserve Call-up

Small businesses affected by the call-up of the National Guard or Reserves can get some financial help from the US Small Business Administration. Jody Tosti has more on the story.  Go to full article

Airport Security Changes

National Guard troops have stepped aside at Albany Airport, replaced temporarily by deputies from the county sheriff's department. As Brian Mann reports, National Guard soldiers will wind up their special anti-terrorism duties at airports across the country by the end of the month.  Go to full article

The North Country Helping Out at Ground Zero

In the weeks since the September 11 attack, thousands of people in the North Country have helped with the recovery in New York City. Red cross workers, state police, firemen...  Go to full article

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