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(Gov. Tom Corbett, with members of the Pa. National Guard.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Corbett Says Pa. National Guard Should Be Protected From Downsizing

Governor Corbett has joined all 49 other governors in sending a letter to President Obama opposing cuts to the Army National Guard.


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Pa. National Guard Soldiers Return Home

It was a special welcome home in University City Saturday for 150 Pennsylvania national guard soldiers.


(Ten local groups were honored for their contribution to the project.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Local Groups Prepare Thousands of Care Packages For US Troops in Afghanistan

Joe Brooks, head of the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern NJ, says the boxes contained not only local products such as Tastykakes and Wawa coffee, but some more personal items.


(Pennsylvania National Guard troops arrive at the scene of a fallen utility pole in Cheltenham.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Pa. National Guard Troops Assist With Sandy Cleanup

“All in all, it looks pretty good,” said Col. Sam Hayes.


A deployment ceremony for troops from the Pennsylvania National Guard at the armory in Northeast Philadelphia. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Pa. National Guard Troops Prepare To Deploy To Kuwait

Around 300 soldiers from the Pennsylvania National Guard are preparing to deploy to Kuwait. And there was a departure ceremony in their honor, this morning.


(A barrel floats down the rain-swollen Delaware River near New Hope, Pa.   Credit: William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Pa. National Guard Rescues Hundreds From NE Pennsylvania Flooding

“We’ve mobilized about 1,200 soldiers so far,” says Sgt. Matthew Jones. “About 400 of those are in Wilkes-Barre. So far they have had to rescue over 150 civilians.”


(Credit: Tony Romeo)

Gov. Corbett Signs Disaster Declaration For Pennsylvania As Irene Nears

Governor Corbett says the disaster declaration will enable state and local governments to respond more quickly and efficiently to any problems the storm may cause.


Mall Parade (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Huge Turnout For 4th Of July Parade On The Mall

Patriotism echoed off Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Pavilion, as thousands witnessed a program begun with a Buddhist invocation and ended with Mayor Nutter’s call for an American Education Revolution.


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Some Pennsylvania National Guard Members Warned Of Possible Deployment

Close to 4,000 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard have been made aware of the fact that they could be going to the Middle East for a year-long deployment.


(photo by John McDevitt)

A Sad Farewell To Guard Members Heading To War

About 100 men and women from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard 131st transportation company attended a send-off ceremony with their families, this afternoon, in Northeast Philadelphia.