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Loyalty unrewarded?

Saturday, November 15, 2014
Army National Guard, Col. Cynthia Millonzi
A year ago, Col. Cynthia Millonzi was looking forward to retiring from the Army National Guard. She planned to do so when she passed the 30-year mark in her military career and the 25-year mark in her civil service career. Now, one year short of retirement she faces uncertain future [...]

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SF Pride to honor Chelsea Manning, ban National Guard over transgender policy

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Participants in San Francisco's 2013 pride parade celebrate Chelsea Manning, who was chosen as an honorary grand marshall last year, then suddenly drop amid controversy surrounding that decision.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Organizers of San Francisco have banned the National Guard from participating in this year's festival in response to the military's ban on openly transgender service members, and instead will celebrate a controversial transgender Army private who leaked military secrets as their honorary grand marshal. [...]

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Hagel: All states complying with new rules regarding same-sex spouse IDs

Friday, December 13, 2013
Chuck Hagel
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon says that all states are now complying with new rules allowing the same-sex spouses of military members to get ID cards in order to claim benefits. [...]

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Federal workers to process same-sex benefit forms at La. National Guard sites

Thursday, December 5, 2013
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana National Guard personnel seeking benefits for same-sex spouses will have an easier time filing the requests, despite a state refusal to let its workers process the paperwork because of Louisiana's ban on gay marriage. [...]

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Texas National Guard to allow same-sex couples to register for benefits

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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SAN ANTONIO -- The Texas National Guard will immediately begin letting same-sex couples register for benefits. [...]

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Mo. National Guard now issuing military IDs for gay spouses

Saturday, November 23, 2013
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri National Guard is processing requests from same-sex partners for military ID cards that are the gateway to accessing benefits. [...]

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Ky. National Guard now allowing benefits for married same-sex couples

Sunday, November 17, 2013
Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has accepted a recommendation from the state's adjutant general to allow spouses of gay National Guard members to apply for federal marriage benefits. [...]

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W.Va. National Guard now issuing military cards to same-sex spouses

Monday, November 11, 2013
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The National Guard in West Virginia is now granting military ID cards to same-sex spouses, ensuring that they get benefits such as health care. [...]

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Gov. says Okla. Guard won’t process benefits for married, same-sex couples

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Gov. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Gov. Mary Fallin says Oklahoma National Guard facilities and employees who are paid with state tax dollars won't process benefits for married, same-sex couples. [...]

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Okla. governor evaluates options over Guard benefits for same-sex couples

Sunday, November 3, 2013
Mary Fallin
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A spokesman for Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says Fallin and Attorney General Scott Pruitt are evaluating legal options regarding benefits for same-sex couples in the National Guard after U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel issued a warning to states that have denied those benefits. [...]

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