National Guard

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More than 100 Army National Guard aviators, crewmen and support personnel from New Hampshire, Michigan and Ohio are gathering in the greater Concord area and Lakes Region to train for an upcoming deployment to the Middle East.

The New Hampshire Army National Guard's 238th Medevac Company is focusing on the transport and medical care of injured personnel. The gathering starts Monday.

U.S. Northern Command/Sgt. Asia J. Sorenson

Earlier this week, the newly elected governor of New Mexico ordered the majority of National Guard troops stationed at the southern border in her state to withdraw. Among those soldiers is a single guardsman from New Hampshire.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the withdrawal on Tuesday, and criticized President Trump’s decision to send active duty troops to the region.

After being halted for nearly a year, construction of two aircraft hangars at the Pease Air National Guard Base is set to resume next month.

Work on the hangars stopped in December 2016 when the New Hampshire National Guard terminated the nearly $32 million contract with Cutter Enterprises, LLC of Connecticut for what officials say were problems with the quality of the work and failure to make sufficient progress.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - About 120 members of the New Hampshire Army National Guard will be home in time to celebrate the New Year.

The members of the 3rd Battalion, 197th Field Artillery Regiment, are scheduled to arrive Friday afternoon at the Manchester armory. Another 100 soldiers will be coming home the next day.

The troops deployed to the Middle East as part of Operation Spartan Shield, a training mission coordinated by the U.S. Army. The New Hampshire guard members conducted artillery training.

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In her new book, author Helen Thorpe tells the tales of three female National Guard members, who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Thorpe traces their stories: from their expectations joining the Guard before 9/11, to their experiences going off to war, and then troubles on the home front.

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  • Helen Thorpe - journalist and author from Denver, CO. Her most recent book is "Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War."

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