Ninety Connecticut soldiers are deploying to Afghanistan and Guantanamo, Cuba. A send-off ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the William A. O'Neill Armory in Hartford.
Vermont's two United States senators are expressing displeasure and concern over proposed cut to the National Guard.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, co-chair of the Senate National Guard Caucus, says any planned long-term cut to Army National Guard "guts our citizen-soldier force."
Sen. Bernie Sanders told WPTZ in a statement "we should be growing - rather than shrinking - the National Guard" because of its cost-efficiency.
The Vermont House has rejected a series of attempts to debate the basing of the F-35 fighter jet in Burlington.
We welcome Second Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, to the show and speak with her about her children's book, Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops.