Sgt. Michael Clark and his fiancee, Kaitlin Forant, hold their son, Michael Clark Jr. It took time for the 18-month-old to recognize his father after Clark's deployment. Tom Dreisbach/NPR hide caption

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Frontlines Of Fatherhood: Catching Up After War

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A recent Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event in Boston offered help for members of the 182nd Infantry Regiment of the Army National Guard as they transition back to being civilians. Tom Dreisbach/NPR hide caption

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Help And Hope, From Soldiers, For Soldiers

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The National Guard's 182nd Infantry Regiment returned home in March from a year in Afghanistan. One in three said they were unemployed or looking for work. Becky Lettenberger/NPR hide caption

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National Guard Members' Next Battle: The Job Hunt

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The Army Chaplain: A Kind Of Mission Specialist

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A portrait of Spc. Jonathan Nestico, 27, is displayed in his family's home in Woburn, Mass. Becky Lettenberger/Becky Lettenberger/NPR hide caption

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Dismissed: Military Families Reunite, Face The Future

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Briefings are part of the demobilization process that the 182nd Infantry Regiment must go through at Camp Atterbury in Columbus, Ind. Tom Dreisbach/NPR hide caption

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A Rest Stop On The Road From Soldier To Civilian

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Members of the 182nd Infantry Regiment arrive in Indiana after spending a year in Afghanistan. They will spend about a week here before returning to their homes in New England. Tom Dreisbach/NPR hide caption

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'Citizen Soldiers' Begin The Journey Home

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Candidates' (Vocal) Pitch Plays Into Appeal

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A student paints the Facebook logo on a mural commemorating Egypt's revolution last spring. The team from the CIA's Open Source Center monitors social media activity overseas. Manoocher Deghati/AP hide caption

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CIA Tracks Public Information For The Private Eye

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Pentagon spokesman George Little, speaking Thursday, said U.S. and Pakistani forces both made mistakes that contributed to the Nov. 26 shooting that killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers along the border with Afghanistan. Luis M. Alvarez/AP hide caption

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Pentagon: U.S., Pakistan Share Blame In Shooting

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U.S. Admits To Some Mistakes In Deadly Pakistan Raid

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National Guard May Receive Joint Chiefs Spot

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Drone pilots fight a war from the safety of bases in the U.S. but confront some of the same wartime stresses as their comrades on the battlefield. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Report: High Levels Of 'Burnout' In U.S. Drone Pilots

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The IED: The $30-Bombs That Cost The U.S. Billions

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Unmanned aerial vehicles, like this Predator (shown here in 2009 during training at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nev.), make up the fastest growing segment of the U.S. Air Force. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Drone Pilots: The Future Of Aerial Warfare

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