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Posted by ESC on February 14, 2003

This "note to the editor" was including in a press release (Feb. 14, 2003) about Kentucky units being "called up":

Operation NOBLE EAGLE is the homeland security mission inside the continental United States, and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM is the name of the ongoing war on terror being conducted outside of the US.

The term "weekend warrior" is considered archaic and inappropriate when describing the soldiers and airmen of the National Guard. Proper terminology (per the Associated Press Stylebook) includes: "National Guard," "Air National Guard," "Army National Guard," "Kentucky National Guard," the "Guard," "National Guard troops," "National Guardsman," or when alone, "guardsman." Also accurate are "soldier," "airman," and "troops."