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As 2014 comes to a close, EANGUS would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of EANGUS Minuteman Update a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 8.



Air National Guard pilot killed in jet crash had more than 17 years of flying experience
WTVR-TV
From Sept. 3: Officials have released the name of the Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot killed when his F-15C Eagle crashed Wednesday morning in remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, Virginia. Investigators finally reached the crash site Aug. 28 after navigating along logging roads, fire trails and forest roads in the rocky and wooded George Washington National Forest.
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Army cuts hit officers hard, especially ones up from ranks
The New York Times
From Nov. 19: For all the insecurities of war, Capt. Elder Saintjuste always figured the one thing he could count on from the Army was job security. A Haitian immigrant who enlisted as a teenager, he deployed three times to Iraq, missing so many birthdays and Christmases that he sometimes felt he barely knew his four children. He hid symptoms of post-traumatic stress so he could stay in the Army, because he loved his job and believed that after 20 years he could retire with a captain’s pension. Then, this summer, on the day Captain Saintjuste reached his 20 years, the Army told him that as part of the postwar downsizing of the force he would have to retire.
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VA chief announces restructuring, firings
CNN
From Nov. 12: The secretary of Veterans Affairs on Nov. 10 announced a massive restructuring of the department in the wake of a scandal that left more than a hundred thousand veterans waiting for health care. VA Secretary Robert McDonald, who took over the agency three months ago after his predecessor Eric Shinseki resigned, said the VA has taken "disciplinary action" against 5,600 employees in the last year, and he said more firings will soon follow.
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Dempsey: US considering sending combat troops to help Iraqis fight ISIS
Stars and Stripes
From Nov. 19: The U.S. military is considering sending a limited number of American ground forces to fight alongside Iraqi troops as they launch complex missions to regain territory lost to ISIS militants, the country’s top military officer said Nov. 13. Thus far, American military personnel have been limited to serving as rear guard advisers to the Iraqi security forces and the Kurdish peshmerga. But Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, said that could change as the campaign against the Islamic State becomes more difficult.
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Hagel urges more base closures, troop benefit cuts
The Hill
From Nov. 19: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is calling on lawmakers to approve a new round of military base closures and limit troop benefits to give the Pentagon flexibility to address its budget woes. "The longer we defer the tough choices, the tougher they will be to make down the road and the more brutal the outcome," Hagel warned Nov. 15 at the Reagan Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California. "Without the ability to make programmatic adjustments like retiring aging aircraft, and without base realignment and closure, the department will face a bill of about $30 billion over fiscal years 2016 to 2020."
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A new military handgun? The modular handgun system
American Rifleman via The Daily Caller
From Sept. 3: One must remember that the U.S. Army studies everything. Odds are, if you dig deep enough you will find a war plan for the invasion of Canada. Not a likely occurrence. There have been stories flying around that the U.S. military will be soon adopting a new service handgun. Anyone with any familiarity with U.S. military — let alone U.S. military procurement — knows that nothing happens quickly. This is just a beginning of a very long process.
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1,000 convene in Phoenix for EANGUS meeting
Arizona National Guard
From Aug. 20: More than 1,000 National Guard members from around the country assembled Sunday through today at the Phoenix Convention Center for the 43rd Annual National Conference and Expo of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States, or EANGUS.

The association represents the interests of enlisted National Guard members to the Pentagon and Congress by advocating for legislation to increase or preserve manpower, pay, benefits, entitlements, equipment and facilities.

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US now using Apache helicopters to attack ISIS in Iraq
ABC News
From Oct. 8: The U.S. has begun using Apache AH-64 attack helicopters to strike at ISIS targets inside Iraq, the first time the aircraft have been used for offensive strikes since arriving in Baghdad in early July. Their use opens up a new capability in the airstrike campaign against ISIS in Iraq, but one that also comes with risks, as they could be vulnerable to ground fire. A defense official confirms that Apache helicopters were used this weekend as part of four airstrikes on a large ISIS force northeast of Fallujah. The attack was conducted in coordination with Air Force fighter aircraft that supported the operation.
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Senator soldier: A day after winning, Joni Ernst is back in fatigues
National Review Online
From Nov. 12: A day after winning one of the most contested U.S. Senate seats in the country, Joni Ernst reported for duty at her National Guard base. Ernst, a lieutenant colonel, started two days of training with the 185th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion on Nov. 6.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. scores emotional win at Martinsville
The Sporting News
From Oct. 29: 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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