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Lawmakers express concern about National Guard

12:00AM
May
11, 2007

Ohio lawmakers are increasingly concerned over the state of the National Guard. They worry that overseas deployments are hurting the Guard’s ability to respond to local disasters.

Returning Troops, Parade, Part of Early Veteran’s Day Observances

Spc. Deeanna Rudolph gets reaquainted with her 4-year-old son. She spent 14 months in Iraq.
12:00AM
November 9, 2006

COLUMBUS, OH (WOSU) The American military took center stage in downtown Columbus Thursday afternoon. The city’s annual Veteran’s Day Parade included thousands of troops, an assortment of vehicles and marching bands. Later a throng of family and friends turned out at a local church to welcome Ohio National Guard members returning from Iraq.

Returning Troops, Parade, Part of Veteran’s Day Observances

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12:00AM
November 9, 2006

The American military took center stage in downtown Columbus yesterday afternoon. The city’s annual Veteran’s Day Parade included thousands of troops, an assortment of vehicles and marching bands. Later a throng of family and friends turned out at a local church to welcome Ohio National Guard members returning from Iraq.

Ohio National Guard Strength Exceeds Expected Numbers

12:00AM
July
5, 2006

One of the latest Ohio National Guard Units to be deployed to Iraq is a medical support group out of Columbus. But depsite recent deployments, the state’s recruitment is exceeding expectations.

More Ohio Counselors Trained to Treat Combat Stress Among Returning Veterans

12:00AM
December
19, 2005

The Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services has begun training more counselors to screen and treat symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder or P-T-S-D. The training comes as more than 4,000 Ohio National Guard troops have served overseas since the start of the Iraq War.

Ohio Military Leaders Pay More Attention To Unseen Battle Scars

12:00AM
December
1, 2005

More than 4-thousand Ohio National Guard troops and air reservists have been deployed overseas since the start of the Iraq War. Studies indicate between ten and 15 percent of the troops might suffer from combat stress or post traumatic stress syndrome.

Ohio Guard Says Homefront Prepared

12:00AM
October
21, 2005

A government study says $1.2 billion in Army National Guard equipment is in the Middle East, raising concerns that preparedness at home may be jeopardized. A study by the Government Accountability Office says 64,000 pieces of equipment have been taken oversees. But the Ohio National Guard says most of its equipment is still in the state. WOSU’s Sam Hendren reports.

Ohio Guard Helps Hurricane Victims in Mississippi

12:00AM
September
7, 2005

Hurricane Katrina evacuees begin arriving by bus in Columbus today with more evacuees expected to arrive by plane tomorrow.

Additional Ohio guard troops headed for Iraq

12:00AM
August
28, 2003

Ohio will send additional national guard troops overseas. 86 members of the 416th engineer group will be deployed to support operation enduring freedom. The group is based in the northwestern Ohio town of Walbridge. They are scheduled to leave in mid-September.