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For its 27th season, New York's 109th Air Wing flies to Antarctica October 17, 2014 — STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. - The first LC-130 Hercules aircraft took off for Antarctica today, marking the 27th season the 109th Airlift Wing has supported the National Science Foundation MORE
OPERATION DEEP FREEZE
Civil Support Teams - new tactics for new threats October 17, 2014 — ARLINGTON, Va. - After 9/11, the Department of Defense mandated that the National Guard increase its emphasis on the kinds of threats the United States was likely to see from terrorist organizations. MORE
Civil Support Team
Obama activates National Guard, Reserves for Operation United Assistance October 17, 2014 — WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has authorized the Defense Department to call up a small number of National Guard or reserve troops that possess special skills needed to aid efforts in stopping MORE
Kentucky Guardsmen deploy to West Africa
At Air Guard town hall meeting, Grass praises worldwide enduring relationships October 17, 2014 — JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. - Fighting our nation's wars, defending the homeland and building partnerships were among many topics addressed by Army General Frank J. Grass, chief of the National Guard MORE
Texas Guard member saves roommate's life after gunshot accident October 15, 2014 — GRAPEVINE, Texas – A Texas Army National Guard soldier saved his roommate’s life after the accidental discharge of a weapon in July. Pfc. Wil Ledford, 19, of Grapevine, used skills and techniques that he had just been taught two months prior while attending the Combat Medic School MORE
Soldier Saves Roommate After Accident
Army Guard Soldier takes home second place in Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition October 14, 2014 — FORT LEE, Va. - Twenty eight enlisted Soldiers and noncommissioned officers, or NCOs, from across the Army's 14 commands competed in a mentally and physically challenging competition here to see who MORE
2014 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition
Wisconsin Citizen-Airmen helped keep planes flying during Chicago center closure October 14, 2014 — VOLK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Wis. - When a fire struck the Chicago Air Traffic Control Center on Sept. 26, Air National Guard air traffic control Airmen from Volk Field Air National Guard Base in Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, were called into action MORE
Air Traffic Controllers
Army Guard’s first cyber protection team activated; receives new shoulder sleeve insignia October 10, 2014 — ARLINGTON, Va. - The Army National Guard's first cyber protection team received its new shoulder sleeve insignia Oct. 7 during a ceremony conducted by Army Cyber Command, or ARCYBER, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland MORE
Active wildland fire season proved challenging for Guard responders October 09, 2014 — ARLINGTON, Va. - National Guard members from five western states have wrapped up a busy wildland firefighting season, closing out a year that saw more than 4 million gallons of water and retardant MORE
146th Airlift Wing MAFFS demonstration
Commentary: Making the final journey with a friend, mentor and Soldier October 08, 2014 — MIAMI - The flight attendant's voice cracked somewhat, which added to the impact of the words, "... we have the honor of carrying a fallen Soldier on today's flight-Col. Tomas DeLeon... " It had been MORE

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