Missouri National Guard http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon Announces Partnership To Protect And Enhance Military Presence In Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-announces-partnership-protect-and-enhance-military-presence-missouri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Gov. Jay </a><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Nixon</a>has issued an <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/orders/2014/14-01.htm">executive order</a> designed to help prevent military bases in Missouri from being closed or downsized.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The order creates a partnership between state and local officials and business leaders. The goal is for those groups to examine ways to keep and expand the nation's military presence in Missouri.</span></p><p></p> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:34:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32938 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Announces Partnership To Protect And Enhance Military Presence In Missouri Mo. National Guard Furloughs Personnel, Cancels Weekend Drills, Due To Govt. Shutdown http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-national-guard-furloughs-personnel-cancels-weekend-drills-due-govt-shutdown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The federal government shutdown has now hit the <a href="http://www.moguard.com/">Missouri National Guard</a>.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Late Wednesday, the Guard furloughed nearly a thousand of their 1,400 federal technicians considered to be non-essential.&nbsp; Spokeswoman, Major Tammy Spicer, says the technicians include both civilian and uniformed staff.</span></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:24:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30401 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. National Guard Furloughs Personnel, Cancels Weekend Drills, Due To Govt. Shutdown Returning From War: The Science Of War's Invisible Wounds http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/returning-war-science-wars-invisible-wounds <p></p><p>During World War II, it was called shell shock. During the Vietnam War it was called the Vietnam Syndrome. It wasn't until 1980 that psychologists had an official term for the condition: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.</p><p>With the recognition of PTSD as a psychological condition, large-scale studies of the disorder began, said&nbsp; Dr. Rumi Kato Price, professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine.</p><p>"Now we have very well established evidence-based treatments for PTSD," said Price. "That took three decades (to develop)."</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:41:16 +0000 Camille Phillips 29203 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Returning From War: The Science Of War's Invisible Wounds Returning From War: The Difficulties Of Re-Adjusting To Life In The United States http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/returning-war-difficulties-re-adjusting-life-united-states <p></p><p>For Captain Michelle Matthews, readjusting to home was more difficult than adjusting to war. A reservist with previous active duty experience, Matthews was deployed with the Missouri National Guard to Iraq in December of 2005.</p><p>"Life was a lot easier at war in some aspects," said Matthews. "I didn't have to cook, get gas, pay bills. But we were at war."</p><p>"We were mortared every day," she added. She described a joke about hearing mortars. If you could hear them, you were good. If you couldn't hear them, then you were in trouble.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:37:57 +0000 Camille Phillips 29205 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Returning From War: The Difficulties Of Re-Adjusting To Life In The United States Meet The Military Couple Who Fit A Little Wedding Into The Great Flood Of 1993 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/meet-military-couple-who-fit-little-wedding-great-flood-1993 <p>Twenty years ago, the flood of 1993 changed lives up and down the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fifty-five thousand homes and 33,000 businesses were destroyed. Fifty people were killed. Damages totaled in the billions.</span></p><p>But in the midst of the devastation, there were moments of joy, too.</p><p>For two former soldiers in the Missouri National Guard, the flood of 1993 marked the start of their lives, together.</p><p>This is their story</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 28896 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Meet The Military Couple Who Fit A Little Wedding Into The Great Flood Of 1993 Fund Proposed For Mo. National Guard Members Who Lost Tuition Because Of Sequestration http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fund-proposed-mo-national-guard-members-who-lost-tuition-because-sequestration <P>Members of the Missouri House Budget Committee are proposing a new fund to provide tuition assistance for National Guard members who are also enrolled in college.</P> <P>The move comes because the federal government has suspended federal tuition assistance for National Guard soldiers&nbsp;due to sequestration cuts.&nbsp; House Budget Chair Rick Stream (R, Kirkwood)&nbsp;says they’ve reallocated $1.5 million in next year’s state budget to make up the difference.</P> <P>“While tuition assistance has not been a contractual requirement of the state or federal governments, it has been a longst Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:21:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 10214 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fund Proposed For Mo. National Guard Members Who Lost Tuition Because Of Sequestration Mo. National Guard soldier dies during training mission in Guatemala http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-national-guard-soldier-dies-during-training-mission-guatemala <p>A solider&nbsp; in the Missouri National Guard has died of injuries suffered during a training exercise.</p><p>Staff Sgt. Robert J. Traxel was providing public affairs support to the <a href="http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=116918">Beyond the Horizon</a> mission in Guatemala. The National Guard says the 34-year-old was struck in the head by a tree limb that fell in wind generated by helicopter blades. The incident, which happened Monday, is being investigated.</p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 12:25:09 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4053 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. National Guard soldier dies during training mission in Guatemala Mo. National Guard releases records on soldiers who looted in Joplin http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-national-guard-releases-records-soldiers-who-looted-joplin <p>The Missouri National Guard reports four of&nbsp;its soldiers stole electronics from a Wal-Mart store while helping&nbsp;recovery efforts after last year&#39;s tornado in Joplin.</p><p>The Guard released records on the incident to the Joplin Globe&nbsp;on Tuesday after refusing to release them last week, claiming it&nbsp;was exempt from the state&#39;s open records law.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 15:09:19 +0000 The Associated Press 3811 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. National Guard releases records on soldiers who looted in Joplin Mo. National Guard members disciplined for Joplin looting, exempt from Sunshine Law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-national-guard-members-disciplined-joplin-looting-exempt-sunshine-law <p>Missouri National Guard members have&nbsp;been disciplined for looting in Joplin after the massive tornado.</p><p>But the guard has refused to release information about the&nbsp;incidents, saying it&#39;s not subject to Missouri&#39;s open records law.</p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/LfMOwH">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</a>&nbsp;the&nbsp;guard didn&#39;t respond to requests for details about the looting by&nbsp;citing an exemption to the Missouri Sunshine Law.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 16:26:06 +0000 The Associated Press 3766 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. National Guard members disciplined for Joplin looting, exempt from Sunshine Law Morning headlines: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-april-17-2012 <p><strong>Mo. National Guardsmen safe after insurgent attack</strong></p><p>All 55 members of a Missouri National Guard agriculture team are safe following <a href="http://www.dvidshub.net/news/86776/isaf-forces-repel-failed-suicide-attack-fob-finley-shields-rc-east-pao#.T41SYtlDR3p">an insurgent attack</a> on the forward operating base where they are stationed in Afghanistan.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 11:36:12 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 3501 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, April 17, 2012