military http://kvpr.org en California National Guard Finding Success With LGBT Community http://kvpr.org/post/california-national-guard-finding-success-lgbt-community <p>The repeal of the federal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy has opened up a new world of recruiting possibilities for the armed forces. But, as Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, the California National Guard is interested in doing more than just complying with the law.</p><p>The California National Guard decided to lead the way when it came to recruiting gays and lesbians. Throughout the summer the Guard marched in Pride Parades around the state, carrying a banner that read, “Yes! We really do want you!!!”</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 22:52:42 +0000 Katie Orr 19810 at http://kvpr.org California National Guard Finding Success With LGBT Community California National Guard Troops Preparing for Deployment to Afghanistan http://kvpr.org/post/california-national-guard-troops-preparing-deployment-afghanistan <p></p><p>The California Army National Guard is deploying about 50 soldiers as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. &nbsp;</p><p>About a hundred medics, pilots and mechanics from California, Nevada, and Washington are flying out today. This is the third such deployment for Sylvester Wilson. He’s from Rancho Cordova, near Sacramento.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:51:01 +0000 Bob Moffitt 11682 at http://kvpr.org California National Guard Troops Preparing for Deployment to Afghanistan Undocumented Youth: 'We Want to Serve' http://kvpr.org/post/undocumented-youth-we-want-serve <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pablo Reyes-Morales’ dream to serve in the United States military was stoked when he was in high school.</span></p><p>“Since I was in ninth grade, when I saw the slogan for the Navy, and it said, “a global force for good,” I was instantly interested,” he said.</p><p>But that dream shattered when Reyes-Morales attempted to enlist. He says it wasn’t until that moment, that he learned he was undocumented, and therefore unable to serve the country.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:53:00 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 10316 at http://kvpr.org Undocumented Youth: 'We Want to Serve'