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June 29, 2004 | Mark Mazzetti, Times Staff Writer
For the first time since Operation Desert Storm, the Army plans to announce this week an involuntary mobilization of thousands of troops from the Individual Ready Reserve, the latest signal that the service is struggling to bolster ranks stretched thin by the global war on terrorism.
May 10, 2004 | David Lamb, Times Staff Writer
The Wennerstrands folded up the banner that says, "Welcome Home, Derek." Barbara Landgraf told her boss she didn't need Monday off after all to paint her son's room. Julie Dickerman canceled the surprise Las Vegas vacation she had booked for her and her husband. Their soldiers weren't coming home. Not now, anyway.
January 6, 2005 | Mark Mazzetti, Times Staff Writer
Burdens placed on military reservists since the Sept. 11 attacks, combined with "dysfunctional" Pentagon policies, have damaged morale and retention and threaten to turn the Army Reserve into a "broken force," the commander of the Reserve told senior military leaders. Lt. Gen. James R.
February 1, 2008 | Peter Spiegel, Times Staff Writer
National Guard and reserve forces remain inadequately equipped and unprepared to deal with a wide range of domestic disasters, particularly an attack with unconventional weapons, a congressional commission has concluded. In its final report, the panel said Thursday that congressional and Pentagon policymakers had been reluctant to acknowledge that the military remains the only institution that can respond quickly to natural and man-made disasters.
February 18, 2005 | John Hendren, Times Staff Writer
Hundreds of Army Reserve and National Guard troops returning home after being wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have gone months without pay or medical benefits they were entitled to receive, military officials and government auditors said Thursday.
December 2, 2005 | From Associated Press
A lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve has been arrested on charges that he stole $100,000 from the occupation authority in Iraq and accepted money and gifts in exchange for steering reconstruction contracts to a businessman, the Justice Department said Thursday. Michael Brian Wheeler, 47, of Amherst Junction, Wis., faces conspiracy, money laundering and weapons charges, according to the criminal complaint filed under seal Monday in Washington.
December 22, 2004 | Jennifer Mena, Times Staff Writer
Assemblyman Tom Umberg, stationed at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo, Cuba, since August, came home to Santa Ana on Tuesday to give supporters the thanks usually shared on election night. Standing alongside him in a conference room in the Santa Ana Transit Center, known now as the Depot at Santa Ana, were his wife and the cardboard cutout of him that she used to campaign in his absence.
May 15, 2007 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office on Monday dropped six of the most serious assault weapons charges against the student body president at East Los Angeles College after federal officials advised that some of the firearms recently found at his Monterey Park home were legal.
As a child growing up in war-ravaged El Salvador, Angelica Ortiz ran home and hid when she saw soldiers in the street. This past week, the U.S. Army transportation specialist has been delighted that children smile and wave at her as she passes them in uniform. She is here driving the big trucks that transport bulldozers and other heavy equipment used to build schools and drill wells in their poor communities in the northern province of Chalatenango.
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