William Reddel http://nhpr.org en A Busy Year - and Changing Role - for the New Hampshire National Guard http://nhpr.org/post/busy-year-and-changing-role-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 http://nhpr.org A Busy Year - and Changing Role - for the New Hampshire National Guard