Washington National Guard http://kplu.org en U.S. Stepping Up Enforcement of Veterans' Reemployment Rights http://kplu.org/post/us-stepping-enforcement-veterans-reemployment-rights <p></p><p>An Army Reservist will collect back pay from an Everett, Wash. company accused of violating his reemployment rights.</p><p>The U.S Justice Department announced a settlement Monday with the battery retailer that fired the Iraq War veteran.</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:10:12 +0000 Tom Banse 10686 at http://kplu.org Wash. National Guard Bringing Back 700 Workers http://kplu.org/post/wash-national-guard-bringing-back-700-workers <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The Washington state Military Department is bringing back to work more than 700 federal technicians who were furloughed in the partial government shutdown.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Spokeswoman Karina Shagren says the civilian employees of the Washington National Guard are expected back at work starting Tuesday. They&#39;ve been out for about a week.</p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:31:02 +0000 The Associated Press 10322 at http://kplu.org National Guard to spend millions on new Tacoma facility http://kplu.org/post/national-guard-spend-millions-new-tacoma-facility <p>The Army is planning to spend $26 million on a new National Guard facility in Tacoma. The readiness center would bring the Guard back to the city after leaving its historic Armory two years ago.</p><p>Congressman Derek Kilmer, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, joined Reps. Adam Smith and Denny Heck in pushing the Army to fund the new center. He said the Tacoma project is a high priority, even in an atmosphere of military budget cuts.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 23:03:27 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9110 at http://kplu.org National Guard to spend millions on new Tacoma facility Video: Air-to-ground firefighting footage near Wenatchee http://kplu.org/post/video-air-ground-firefighting-footage-near-wenatchee <p>This 3-minute video (below) provides a unique perspective of the wildfire mission from a Washington Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter as it scoops up water with its 660 gallon bucket, flies through smoke-filled skies and drops it on the flames below, according to a press release from the Washington National Guard.</p><p><iframe width="440" height="300" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: none; overflow: hidden; width: 440px; height: 300px;" allowtransparency="true" src="http://www.dvidshub.net/video/embed/156209"></iframe></p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 19:33:47 +0000 Jake Ellison 6388 at http://kplu.org Video: Air-to-ground firefighting footage near Wenatchee 3,000 Washington National Guard members could be called up http://kplu.org/post/3000-washington-national-guard-members-could-be-called <p>&nbsp;The Defense Department has notified the Washington National Guard that 3,000 members could be called up for overseas missions.</p><p>The &quot;notice of sourcing&quot; announced Monday is not a mobilization order or alert. However, it could affect the <a href="http://81st.washingtonarmyguard.org/181/">81st Brigade Combat Team</a> and the 506 Military Police Company.</p> Mon, 16 May 2011 19:49:16 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1605 at http://kplu.org 3,000 Washington National Guard members could be called up