Shea-Porter introduces bill to help National Guard with medical care

New Hampshire Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter has helped introduce a bill that would increase medical and dental benefits for members of the National Guard and Reserves. The bill extends a Guardsman’s or Reservist’s pre-mobilization eligibility for some benefits to one year prior to deployment.

Guard leaders expect large-scale mobilization

On the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, the commander of the Vermont National Guard says the force is preparing for a "large-scale deployment” to the Middle East within the next two years.