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September 18, 2012
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  • Pentagon's fiscal 2014 budget ignores sequestration
    The Defense Department is crafting its fiscal 2014 budget and in that effort is leaving out one thing: sequestration cuts. "As we have said before, we are not planning for sequestration to take place, and that includes our work on the [fiscal] '14 budget," Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Elizabeth Robbins said. The Hill/DEFCON Hill blog (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Afghanistan faces security concerns as U.S. troop surge ends
    As the last of U.S. surge troops leave Afghanistan this week and U.S.-led coalition troops move forward with other withdrawal plans, signs suggest that the effort to hand over security responsibilities to Afghan forces may prove problematic, this article says. Militants control parts of the country, and the Taliban will likely continue to be a security threat across Afghanistan. USA TODAY/The Associated Press (9/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Joint U.S., Afghan field operations suspended
    U.S. officials have called a halt to joint field operations with Afghan forces in light of insider attacks that have killed more than 50 international coalition troops since the beginning of 2012. Commanding generals are allowed to grant exceptions to the suspension, which is to last "until further notice." CBS News (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Details emerge about Ariz. Air National Guard commander firings
    The Arizona Republic has uncovered records indicating that the dismissal of five top Arizona Air National Guard commanders, including the force's leader, Brig. Gen. Michael Colangelo, involved misconduct. The dismissals were related to allegations of abuse of authority, including fraudulent expense filings and harassment of Arizona's only female fighter pilot. (Phoenix) (9/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Reserve Strength 
  • Welsh seeks to end budget wrangling between Air Force, Guard
    New Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh says he wants to work to resolve operational and budget issues that have put the Air Force and the Air National Guard at odds over the past year. The Air Force had proposed personnel cuts and equipment shifts that drew opposition from the Guard, members of Congress and governors. Defense News (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Reserve Life 
  • S.C. Army National Guard helps launch college-credit program
    Aiken Technical College and the South Carolina Army National Guard have launched an initiative that allows soldiers to receive college credit for military training. Service members who complete four sessions of specialty training in computer and network systems can qualify for 12 semester hours of articulated credit toward a degree at the college. Aiken Standard (S.C.) (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The secret of managing is to keep the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided."
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American baseball player and manager

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