Indiana National Guard

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Indiana National Guard Soldiers To Carry Weapons At Armories, Recruiting Stations

Gov. Mike Pence and Indiana Adjutant General Corey Carr say soldiers and airmen will begin carrying personal handguns at National Guard armories and recruiting stations Monday to defend themselves following the fatal shootings of four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


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Indiana Guardsman Gunned Down While Shielding 2-Year-Old Son

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports its another case of mistaken identity, with no one in custody.


Members of the Indiana National Guard 713th Engineer Company are greeted by family and friends at a hangar in Gary, Ind., after returning from a year in Afghanistan on Sept. 26, 2012. The unit lost six of its members in combat during the tour. (Credit: CBS)

National Guard Unit Returns Home After Losing 6 Members In Afghanistan

Members of an Indiana National Guard unit returned home with heavy hearts on Wednesday, after losing six of their fellow soldiers in combat in Afghanistan.

CBS 2–09/26/2012

Two Indiana National Guard soldiers, Spc. Sergio Perez (left) and Spc. Nicholas Taylor (right) were killed in Afghanistan on July 16, 2012. (Credit: Indiana National Guard)

2 Indiana Guardsmen Killed In Attack In Afghanistan

Monday, July 16, 2012, will be the day the war hit home for one neighborhood in Crown Point – one home after another after another, to be exact.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

Army National Guard Spc. Doug Rachowiz returned home to Hammond, Ind., on April 10, 2012, about three months after he was wounded in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan. (Credit: CBS)

Wounded Soldier Gets Hero’s Welcome In Hammond

Indiana National Guard Spc. Doug Rachowicz barely survived a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in January. Four of his fellow soldiers died in the attack. Rachowicz came home to Hammond, Ind., on Tuesday, after months of rehab and coping with the loss of his friends.

CBS 2–04/10/2012

Doug Rachowicz

Indiana National Guard Private Begins Long Recovery From Injuries

His survival is nothing short of amazing, but the road to recovery for Indiana National Guardsman Doug Rachowicz is just beginning.

CBS 2–01/30/2012

Indiana National Guard Spc. Christopher Patterson, left, and Spc. Brian Leonhardt were killed in Afghanistan. (CBS)

2 Chicago Area Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

Four soldiers from an Indiana-based National Guard unit, including two from the Chicago area, have been killed in Afghanistan.