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Dale Earnhardt Jr. scores emotional win at Martinsville
The Sporting News
Dale Earnhardt Jr. might be eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but he's not done building on his big season. Earnhardt, who started this season with a bang by winning the Daytona 500, scored another dramatic and special win Oct. 26 by winning the Goody's Headache 500 at Martinsville Speedway. The win was the first at Martinsville for Earnhardt, who was eliminated from the Chase last week. It also came on the 10th anniversary weekend of the Hendrick plane crash that killed 10 family members and friends, including team owner Rick Hendrick's son, Ricky, and his brother, John.
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Army 'funding cliff' may mean more demand for deployments,
reserve soldiers

The Town Talk
The Army likely will look to the National Guard and Army Reserve to fill steady-state missions as it deals with increasing demands for soldiers around the world. "The demand for Army forces has really been pretty high," said Maj. Gen. Gary Cheek, the Army's assistant deputy chief of staff for operations. "The velocity of global instability has really got us concerned that we'll have a problem both with capacity as well as capability, and the readiness to do that."
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Army isolating some soldiers returning from Africa
Military Times
The Army has begun isolating soldiers returning from the Ebola outbreak zone in West Africa, but so far the Pentagon has not imposed a new forcewide policy to quarantine all troops who participate in that mission. About a dozen soldiers — including a two-star general — were sequestered Oct. 27 in a quarantinelike setting after leaving Liberia and arriving at the U.S. Army base in Vincenza, Italy. The special isolation will last for 21 days to ensure they are not infected with the Ebola virus.
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Longtime Indiana National Guard leader to retire next spring
TheStatehouseFile.com
Adjutant General Martin Umbarger will retire in May after 45 years of service with the Indiana National Guard. "There comes a time in everyone’s life and career to pass the ‘colors of leadership’ onto the next generation," Umbarger said in a public letter to soldiers and others. "This is not a sad day but a very happy day as I reflect on the honor of serving with the best men and women of our nation." Umbarger began his career as an enlisted soldier in the Indiana Army National Guard in 1969 and moved up over the years until former Democratic Gov. Joe Kernan appointed him to the state’s top post in 2004.
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Army issues new re-enlistment rules
Army Times
The Regular Army retention program that opened Oct. 1 includes five re-enlistment options for qualified soldiers whose terms of service will expire before Sept. 30, 2015. The tough new rules are part of the "precision retention" strategy being followed by the Army as it moves to cut active component manning by at least 18,000 soldiers in 2015. The revised procedures allow personnel officials to make reassignment and career management decisions based on the near real-time specialty and rank composition of the enlisted force.
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North Carolina National Guard soldiers welcomed home with parade, ceremony
Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System
Soldiers with the 211th Military Police Company, 105th Military Police Battalion, 130th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade were welcomed home with a parade and a ceremony in their honor in Waynesville, North Carolina, on Oct. 19. The official welcome home ceremony marks the beginning of the unit's transition from deployment.
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106th Rescue Wing Base Honor Guard sets high standards for performance
Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System
The Base Honor Guard of the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing performed 619 military funerals in 2013; more than any other Air National Guard Base Honor Guard. The high-performing Honor Guard is also the eighth busiest in the Air Force overall. With 619 funerals conducted in the 2013-14 fiscal year, the 106th Rescue Wing’s Base Honor Guard is the busiest Honor Guard Team in the Air National Guard.
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General in command of Utah National Guard 'offended' by bikini calendar shoot held at base
KSTU-TV
If you think the general who commands Utah’s National Guard soldiers has too many things on his plate to be bothered by a bikini calendar, think again. "I take it very personally," said Major General Jeff Burton in his first public statements about a controversial photo shoot. A British company called Hot Shots, which publishes a military-themed annual calendar filmed on base at Camp Williams for it's 2015 calendar. National Guard personnel are pictured in the background of a "behind the scenes" video, and the National Guard hierarchy has said they did not authorize the risque shoot.
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Alaska National Guard scandal threatens governor's re-election
The Huffington Post
The Alaska National Guard is facing down some grave allegations: A recruiter trying to give alcohol to high school girls, botched responses to sexual assault complaints, embezzlement, a former porn company owner keeping his job despite military investigators finding that he failed to respond to sexual assault and whistleblowers terrified to speak out. The alleged misconduct, detailed in an assessment by the National Guard Bureau’s Office of Complex Investigations and in investigations by local news outlets, is threatening the re-election bid of incumbent Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell.
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