In this Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, photo, Christopher Runyon, 19, stands outside of his home in Glouster, Ohio. Runyon has been unable to enlist in the armed services after failing his Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery exam. Under pressure from the Pentagon to trim its ranks, the Guard has been quietly phasing in new restrictions that make it harder to enlist.
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