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NY Army Guard Band Performs for Netherlands King and Queen
June 17, 2024
New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division band, led by Spc. Steven Fonti, perform a march during a ceremony welcoming King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands to the New York State executive mansion in Albany, New York, June 12, 2024. The Dutch royals visited New York's capital and were hosted by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on the third day of a four-day visit to the United States.

Air National Guard Conducts Sentry Savannah Exercise
June 17, 2024
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is fueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 185th Air Refueling Wing, Iowa Air National Guard, during exercise Sentry Savannah hosted by the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Georgia, May 9, 2024. Sentry Savannah is the Air National Guard’s premier 4th- and 5th-gen fighter integration exercise, involving more than 775 participants and 40 aircraft from six flying units.

Hawaii Air National Guard Hosts Sentry Aloha Joint Exercise
June 17, 2024
An A-10 Warthog and F-16 Fighting Falcon from the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Test Center, an F-16 from the 177th Fighter Wing, an F-35A Lighting II from the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, and an F-22 Raptor, operated by the 199th and 19th Fighter Squadrons, assemble during exercise Sentry Aloha 24-2 June 6, 2024, above the island of Hawaii. This iteration of the exercise involved approximately 1,060 participants and more than 40 aircraft from nine states,  operating out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, and Onizuka Kona International Airport, Keāhole.

National Guard, US Army North, FEMA Train for Hurricane Response
June 17, 2024
U.S. Army North stages a practice hurricane response during the 2024 Hurricane Rehearsal of Concept drill at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, June 4, 2024. The drill prepares ARNORTH and other federal agencies to respond to such disasters and safeguard American citizens.

Cal Air Guard F-15 Pilots Train with Marine Corps F-35 Pilots
June 17, 2024
An F-35B Lightning II is refueled on the flightline of the Fresno Air National Guard Base, California, while parked next to an F-15C Eagle, June 8, 2024. F-35s from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 and F-15s from the 144th Fighter Wing conducted fourth- and fifth-generation fighter integration training June 7-9 to refine and sharpen their skills while completing required flight training hours.

Washington Guard, Royal Thai Army Conduct Expert Exchange
June 14, 2024
Staff Sgt. Daniel Corser, 1st Battalion, 205th Regimental Training Institute, Washington National Guard, observes members of the 112th Stryker Regiment, Royal Thai Army, while they conduct recovery operations during a Stryker subject matter exchange in Chon Buri, Thailand, May 6-17, 2024.

Tennessee Guard Rescues Hiker in Great Smoky Mountains Park
June 14, 2024
Tennessee Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crew chief Sgt. Daniel Bandy prepares to lower flight paramedic Sgt. 1st Class Giovanni DeZuani by hoist to rescue a hiker in cardiac distress at the Double Spring Gap Shelter in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park June 12, 2024.

Champions Repeat at NH National Guard Marksmanship Match
June 13, 2024
Sgt. 1st Class Joe Wyner, state marksmanship coordinator, New Hampshire Army National Guard, left, presents Capt. Robert Matzelle, commander of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), with the first-place trophy as the 2024 New Hampshire National Guard Combat Marksmanship Match individual champion June 8, 2024. Matzelle defended his title from last year as the match’s top shot, placing first out of 90 competitors.

West Virginia Air National Guard Wing Conducts ’Super Drill’
June 13, 2024
Airmen assigned to 167th Airlift Wing fire the M4 carbine during weapon qualification training at the 167th Airlift Wing firing range, Martinsburg, West Virginia, June 7, 2024.

Idaho Medical Airmen Train in Field to Boost Readiness
June 13, 2024
U.S. Air Force medical specialists assigned to the 124th Medical Group, Idaho National Guard, trained in a field environment near Little Camas Reservoir in Elmore County June 5-8, 2024, .

Alaska Air National Guard rescues 6 plane crash victims
June 13, 2024
Alaska Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter aviators assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron hoist two 212th Rescue Squadron Guardian Angels during underway hoist training in the Prince William Sound near Whittier, Alaska, May 15, 2024. Guardian Angels of 212th Rescue Squadron hoisted from a 210th RQS HH-60 June 10 to rescue six plane crash victims near Port Alsworth.

Chaplains Address Guard Soldiers’ Spiritual, Mental Health
June 12, 2024
Command Sgt. Maj. John. T. Raines, the 13th command sergeant major of the Army National Guard, presented guidance on Soldier readiness at the Chaplains Section Training on May 8, 2024, at the Professional Education Center, Camp Robinson, Arkansas. The chaplains are training to develop spiritual readiness in Soldiers.

Wisconsin Guard Black Hawk Unit Conducts Mass Casualty Exercise
June 12, 2024
Medical staff from Aurora Medical Center-Summit’s emergency and trauma center wait for a Wisconsin Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter to arrive so they can move notional patients to the emergency room during a mass casualty exercise May 31, 2024. The scenario called for a single Black Hawk crew to medically evacuate three victims critically injured by a building collapse.

NY National Guard Strengthens Bonds with Allies in Morocco
June 12, 2024
A Moroccan Royal Armed Forces Soldier and Spc. Vanessa Nanevie, a combat medic specialist assigned to Charlie Company, 427th Brigade Support Battalion, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York National Guard, learn to safely assemble explosives as part of demolition training provided by 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Corps Forces during exercise African Lion in Tantan, Morocco, May 28, 2024. African Lion 2024 marks the 20th anniversary of U.S. Africa Command’s premier joint exercise led by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), running from April 19 to May 31 across Ghana, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia, with over 9,100 participants from 27 nations and NATO contingents.

Guard General Retires After Final Watch at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
June 11, 2024
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Zana, director of international affairs with the National Guard Bureau, watches the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2024. Zana, who served as a Tomb guard early in his career, stood watch at the Tomb as his final act in uniform.

NC Guard Unit Tests NextGen Squad Weapons
June 11, 2024
Sgt. Laharey Robinson, an infantryman assigned to Bravo Co., 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, test fires the newly fielded Next Generation Squad Weapon Rifle XM7 during the qualification table of the Integrated Weapons Training Strategy at Fort Liberty, North Carolina June 6, 2024. The 30th ABCT is a major subordinate command that falls under the North Carolina National Guard and was selected to be the first National Guard unit to field test the XM7 and the XM250, which are replacing the M4/M4A1 carbine and the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon.

Georgia 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Conducts Annual Training
June 11, 2024
A Georgia Army National Guard Soldier assigned to Headquarters Company, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, fires an M4 carbine rifle for annual qualification on a training range in Fort Stewart, Ga., June 5, 2024.

Young Cancer Patient Made Honorary 1st Sergeant in Illinois Guard
June 11, 2024
Jamir Gibbs,7, of Marion, Illinois, shows off the football jersey he received with 1st Sgt. Beau Detrick of November Company, Recruit Sustainment Program, Illinois Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Command. Jamir was promoted to "Honorary First Sergeant" June 8, 2024, at the Illinois Army National Guard's Marion Readiness Center in honor of his courageous fight against cancer.

Western Air Defense Sector Wraps Up Enduring Partners Exercise
June 11, 2024
Royal Thai Air Force Gp. Capt. Piriyathrone Suwanruji presents Col. Antony Braun, 225th Air Defense Group commander, and Master Sgt. Matthew Brosius, 225th Air Defense Squadron NCOIC Plans & Operations, with a memento to commemorate Enduring Partners 2024 at the Western Air Defense Sector, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, May 3, 2024. EP24 is an engagement to improve readiness and combined and joint interoperability between the RTAF and WAANG.

Former Colorado TAG Retires as Air National Guard Director
June 11, 2024
Dianne Loh, center, pins a retirement lapel on U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael A. Loh, right, director, Air National Guard, during Loh’s retirement ceremony at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver, Colorado, June 9, 2024. As the 13th director of the ANG, Loh was responsible for overseeing policies, plans and programs affecting more than 108,400 ANG Airmen and civilians across 90 wings through the 54 states, territories and the District of Columbia.