New Hampshire National Guard en N.H. Welcomes National Guard Unit Back From Afghanistan <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire's elected officials joined the state's military leaders to welcome home a </span>medevac<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> unit that recently returned from Afghanistan. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>169th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>MEDEVAC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> unit went to Afghanistan in September 2012. Made up of National Guard units from New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Missouri, the group became known as "Jigsaw'' to reflect the merger of different units. Sat, 07 Dec 2013 17:36:34 +0000 Amanda Loder 39745 at How Do Repeat Military Deployments Affect Servicemembers' Children? <p>Later this week 110 members of the New Hampshire Army National Guard will mobilize in support of combat operations in Afghanistan. The 237th Military Police Company will train in Texas for several months before departing to Khost Province.</p><p>77 of the soldiers are deploying for the first time. But others are on their second and third; one is one his fifth deployment.</p><p>It’s those repeated deployments that have been a signature of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq – and a researcher at UNH, they could take a toll on servicemembers’ families.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:14:09 +0000 Brady Carlson 21418 at A Busy Year - and Changing Role - for the New Hampshire National Guard <p>Earlier this month Senior Airman Ryan Weeks of the New Hampshire National Guard stood in the honor guard that lowered the American flag in Baghdad as US forces formally concluded the mission in Iraq.</p><p>It was a year of conclusions for the New Hampshire National Guard. More than 1000 guardsmen and women returned to the state after deployments to Iraq&nbsp;and Afghanistan, some of which began in 2009.</p> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 22:18:08 +0000 Brady Carlson 1157 at A Busy Year - and Changing Role - for the New Hampshire National Guard