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  • Braving temps of -47, New York Airmen build snow runway in High Arctic Braving temps of -47, New York Airmen build snow runway in High Arctic

    LITTLE CORNWALLIS ISLAND, Nunavut, Canada—Eight Airmen from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing spent two weeks carving a snow and ice "ski-way" on this uninhabited High Arctic Island so ski-equipped LC-130s could transport supplies in support of the Canadian Forces Operation Nunalivut, 2016. Beginning on April 4, the American…

    2 days ago, April 26, 2016
  • Texas Guardsman foils terror plot in Denmark; awarded high Danish Defense Medal Texas Guardsman foils terror plot in Denmark; awarded high Danish Defense Medal

    AUSTIN, Texas – Texas National Guard Capt. Bradley Grimm was awarded the Danish Defense Medal for Special Meritorious Service in an April 19 ceremony in Denmark. "Capt. Grimm provided actionable intelligence about a bomb threat against a school in Denmark," said Col. Steve Warren, a spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent…

    6 days ago, April 22, 2016
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  • Army Guard Soldiers win Best Ranger Competition for first time in competition history Army Guard Soldiers win Best Ranger Competition for first time in competition history

    FORT BENNING, Ga. — Soldiers from the Army National Guard took first place in the grueling Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition, the first time in the competition's 33-year history it has been won by an Army Guard team. Army Capt. Robert Killian, from the Colorado Army National Guard, and Army Staff Sgt. Erich Friedlein, with the…

    April 19, 2016
  • Nevada flight crews train with California Guard firefighting force Nevada flight crews train with California Guard firefighting force

    SUTTER CREEK, Calif. — Just as Sgt. Andrew J. Lynch opened the door to his UH-72A Lakota helicopter, a breeze forced him to brace himself. He held the door open as he continued his pre-mission check. "This thing's still new," said Lynch, crew chief from the Nevada Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment (Security and Support)…

    April 18, 2016
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