North Carolina National Guard http://wunc.org en NC National Guard Tries To Make Up For Lost Drills During Shutdown http://wunc.org/post/nc-national-guard-tries-make-lost-drills-during-shutdown <p></p><p>More than a hundred North Carolina Air and Army National Guard units are trying to reschedule training time they missed during the government shutdown.&nbsp;</p><p>That amounts to about 6,400 troops who could not conduct three weekend drills earlier this month.&nbsp; Maj. Matthew Devivo says a short lapse in funding was enough to make conducting drills impossible.<br /><br />"That's operational funds.&nbsp; That's maintenance funds.&nbsp; We couldn't move equipment to do training and we couldn't feed the soldiers who would come to drill," Devivo says.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:07:42 +0000 Will Michaels 25016 at http://wunc.org NC National Guard Tries To Make Up For Lost Drills During Shutdown Same-Sex Marriage Benefits For North Carolina National Guard Members http://wunc.org/post/same-sex-marriage-benefits-north-carolina-national-guard-members <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>When the United States Supreme Court <a href="http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/26/19151971-supreme-court-strikes-down-defense-of-marriage-act-paves-way-for-gay-marriage-to-resume-in-california?lite"><u>struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act,</u></a> it opened a lot of doors for gay couples.&nbsp; Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:27:18 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 22639 at http://wunc.org Same-Sex Marriage Benefits For North Carolina National Guard Members Some Military Members Struggle with Debt http://wunc.org/post/some-military-members-struggle-debt <p>Service members, politicians and consumer advocates gathered in a round table meeting at the North Carolina National Guard headquarters today to discuss financial protections and hardships facing members of the military. Hundreds of service members struggling with debt have their security clearances revoked every year, making them ineligible for certain promotions and deployments. U.S. Representative Brad Miller says there are laws to help protect members of the military from predatory lending practices, but not enough people know about them.</p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 21:55:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 7142 at http://wunc.org