Michigan National Guard http://wkar.org en Michigan National Guard fights to keep its share of funding http://wkar.org/post/michigan-national-guard-fights-keep-its-share-funding <p></p><p></p><p>This month, the U-S House will begin debating, amending and re-writing President Obama’s proposed <a href="http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2014/0314_budget/">2015 defense budget</a>. Over the next five years, the administration proposes spending $115-billion above the cap Congress enacted as part of the budget sequestration process. The plan could set up a showdown between Congress and the White House, and that could affect funding for the Michigan National Guard. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:56:42 +0000 Kevin Lavery 52567 at http://wkar.org Michigan National Guard fights to keep its share of funding Audio postcard: Jackson's 1461st Michigan Army National Guard unit returns from Afghanistan http://wkar.org/post/audio-postcard-jacksons-1461st-michigan-army-national-guard-unit-returns-afghanistan <p></p><p></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-2c5ac58e-faf1-a0ee-d6cd-48ec18f3ccd3"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Dozens of anxious military families filled Lumen Christi Catholic High School in Jackson Thursday to welcome home their soldiers from Afghanistan. &nbsp;The 1461st Transportation Company is back home after a 10-month tour of duty. &nbsp;<em>Current State</em>’s Kevin Lavery and Becky McKendry witnessed the joyful reunion in Jackson and filed an audio postcard. </span></span></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 20:18:13 +0000 Current State 36774 at http://wkar.org Audio postcard: Jackson's 1461st Michigan Army National Guard unit returns from Afghanistan Current State #14 | January 31, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-14-january-31-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State:</em>&nbsp; A journalists' roundtable explores the issues that made the news in January, a conversation with a Michigan National Guard soldier recently returned from Afghanistan, "QuizBusters'" host Matt Ottinger, and a preview of the annual Mid-Winter Singing Festival.</p><p><strong>MLive.com's Angela Wittrock, the LSJ's Mickey Hirtin and Lansing City Pulse contributor Walt Sorg re-hash January's news&nbsp; </strong></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:59:54 +0000 Current State 30411 at http://wkar.org