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Chief of the National Guard Bureau, Gen. Craig McKinley, joins Senator Mary Landieu of Louisiana, hosting a press conference on an independent study on the effectiveness of the Guard's Youth ChalleNGe program for at-risk youth. The 2nd annual study shows that the program is the most successful and cost effective of it's kind in the United States. The conference was also attended by Congresswoman Grace Napolitano and Congressman Joe Wilson, as well as several active members of the Louisiana Youth ChalleNGe program. Produced by Sgt. 1st Class W. Michael Houk. Also available in high definition.

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This work, National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Press Conference on Capitol Hill, by SFC W Michael Houk, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.28.2012

Date Posted:03.1.2012 12:46PM


Video ID:138665



Location:WASHINGTON, DC, USGlobe

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