Series: Home Front http://www.kunc.org en Frontlines Of Fatherhood: Catching Up After War http://www.kunc.org/post/frontlines-fatherhood-catching-after-war Last year, members of the 182nd National Guard regiment marked Father's Day far away from their loved ones. This year, they're home with their kids after a year in Afghanistan.<p>Spc. Bryan Tolley, 29, knows the challenges of being both a soldier and a dad. His son, Ryan, is a shy, blond 18-month-old who happily clings to his dad.<p>"Seeing his face light up when he sees Dada come through his bedroom door instead of Mama — because he's so used to his mother — it's awesome. I love it," says Tolley of Plymouth, Mass.<p>At a Guard event in the state, he meets up with his friends from deployment. Sun, 17 Jun 2012 09:42:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 29006 at http://www.kunc.org Frontlines Of Fatherhood: Catching Up After War Help And Hope, From Soldiers, For Soldiers http://www.kunc.org/post/guard-members-last-stop-transition-home The 182nd Infantry Regiment of the Army National Guard landed back in the U.S. last March after a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.<p>After two months of leave, however, their official transition time is over and the deployment paychecks have stopped. It's now time to get back to regular life, and for the members from Massachusetts, that means a mandatory check-in with the unit's leadership.<p><strong>From Soldier To Civilian</strong><p>For most of the soldiers, it was the first time they've put on a uniform in months. Sun, 10 Jun 2012 10:02:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 28645 at http://www.kunc.org Help And Hope, From Soldiers, For Soldiers After A Year In Afghanistan, Memories That Stick http://www.kunc.org/post/after-year-afghanistan-memories-stick <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nILtS8tzHYk</p> Sun, 27 May 2012 10:35:00 +0000 27923 at http://www.kunc.org After A Year In Afghanistan, Memories That Stick National Guard Members' Next Battle: The Job Hunt http://www.kunc.org/post/national-guard-members-next-battle-job-hunt Before the soldiers of the 182nd Regiment of the Army National Guard came home, they were asked how many were unemployed or looking for work. The answer: about one in three.<p>As more soldiers return to civilian life, a civilian job may not be there waiting. Service members with the National Guard have the extra challenge of convincing employers to hire them when they may be called to active duty for a year or more. Sun, 29 Apr 2012 10:25:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 26425 at http://www.kunc.org National Guard Members' Next Battle: The Job Hunt Dismissed: Military Families Reunite, Face The Future http://www.kunc.org/post/dismissed-military-families-reunite-face-future Back from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, the 182nd Infantry Regiment of the Army National Guard had to make a pit stop before heading home. Sun, 08 Apr 2012 10:01:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 25334 at http://www.kunc.org Dismissed: Military Families Reunite, Face The Future