national guard 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