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Recruiting and Retaining National Guard Members

National Guard "weekend warriors" are discovering they are being deployed to Iraq for more than a year. The realization makes it difficult for military recruiters at high schools to sell students on the financial rewards the Guard offers. Meanwhile, some recruiters are traveling to Iraq to convince current Guard members to re-enlist.

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John McChesney
Since 1979 senior correspondent John McChesney has been with NPR, where he has served as national editor (responsible for domestic news) and senior foreign editor. Over the course of his career with NPR, McChesney covered a variety of beats and traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and newscasts.