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Idaho National Guard Opens Child Care Center
June 10, 2024
The Idaho National Guard holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its first child care center at Gowen Field June 8, 2024. Gowen Day Camp is part of a program offering Idaho National Guardsmen with children ages 6 months to 12 years free child care assistance during drill weekends.

After 80th D-Day Commemoration, Hokanson Looks to Future
June 8, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson meets World War II veteran Joseph “Ben” Miller during the ceremony commemorating the 80th anniversary of Operation Overlord and D-Day at the Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, June 6, 2024.

Pennsylvania Guard, Lithuania Strengthen Partnership
June 7, 2024
Two members from the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, share best practices about hot pit refueling on a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft with the Lithuanian Air Force during a State Partnership Program engagement May 2, 2024, in Siauliai, Lithuania. Pennsylvania and Lithuania have been partners for over 30 years.

106th Rescue Wing Conducts Comprehensive Rescue Training
June 7, 2024
103rd Rescue Squadron pararescuemen, assigned to the New York Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing, pull a patient toward the evacuation location during an exercise at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, N.Y., May 4, 2024. During the exercise, 106th Security Forces Squadron secured the area for the 103rd Rescue Squadron pararescuemen to parachute in, recover the injured personnel and provide medical care and transport via an HH-130J Combat King II aircraft flown by the 102nd Rescue Squadron.

Oregon Air Guard Security Forces Squadron Trains in Hawai'i
June 7, 2024
Airmen from the 173rd Security Forces Squadron from Kingsley Field, Oregon, pose for a group photo during their annual training exercise May 4, 2024, at Marine Corps Air Station at Kaneohe Bay in Oahu, Hawai'i.

Alaska Air Guard Rescue Triad Conducts Water Rescue Training
June 6, 2024
Alaska Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter aviators assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron hoist two 212th Rescue Squadron pararescuemen during underway hoist training in the Prince William Sound near Whittier, Alaska, May 16, 2024. The 212th, 210th and 211th RQSs make up the 176th Wing Rescue Triad and are among the busiest combat search and rescue units in the world.

Nevada National Guard Holds Workshop for New Partner Samoa
June 6, 2024
Michael Fusi Ligaliga, assistant professor and program lead of Pacific Island Studies at Brigham Young University in Hawaii, speaks during a two-day workshop at the Nevada National Guard's Office of the Adjutant General in Carson City, Nevada. Ligaliga's presentation was part of a workshop to educate members of the Nevada National Guard about the culture of Samoa, their newest partner in the State Partnership Program.

Wisconsin National Guard Brigade Begins Major Training Exercise
June 6, 2024
More than 5,000 Soldiers have arrived at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Johnson, Louisiana, to take part in a month-long training exercise led by the 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. As they arrive, the Soldiers in-process, gather gear, help offload vehicles from trains and semis, perform maintenance checks, and install MILES (multiple integrated laser engagement system) on everything from personal weapons to all varieties of vehicles, all while acclimating to the Louisiana heat and humidity.

Tennessee Guard Participates in Thracian Warrior Exercise
June 6, 2024
Members of the Tennessee National Guard's 1-181st Field Artillery Regiment, headquartered in Chattanooga, plan for a fire mission June 3, 2024, while at Koren Training Ground in Bulgaria. The Tennessee National Guard is in Bulgaria participating at Thracian Warrior 24, a multinational, combat arms exercise showcasing capabilities of participating countries' armed forces.

Malaysia, Washington Guard Strengthen Partnership at Bersama Warrior 2024
June 6, 2024
Washington National Guard and Malaysian Armed Forces members participate in the Bersama Warrior 2024 opening ceremonies June 1, 2024, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Washington Guard and Malaysia have been partners under the State Partnership Program since 2017.

80 Years Ago, National Guard Units Played Key Role in D-Day Landings
June 5, 2024
The build-up of Omaha Beach. Reinforcements of men and equipment moving inland. Photo courtesy of Center of Military History.

Alaska Guard Soldiers Honored Before Middle East Deployment
June 5, 2024
Alaska Army National Guardsmen with the 49th Personnel Detachment, known as the 49th Theater Gateway, gather for a deployment ceremony at Camp Carroll on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 1, 2024. The 49th TG will deploy to the Middle East to support Operation Spartan Shield.

Idaho National Guard, German JTACs Train Together
June 5, 2024
Soldiers and airmen from Germany’s Joint Terminal Attack Controller Competence Center partnered with the Idaho Air National Guard’s 124th Fighter Wing to conduct close air support training at the Saylor Creek and Juniper Butte Ranges, Idaho, May 1-18. Idaho Army National Guard UH-60 pilots and crew also supported portions of the training.

Tennessee National Guard Rescues 2 Injured Hikers
June 4, 2024
Tennessee Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crew chief Sgt. Daniel Bandy hoists Sgt. 1st Class Giovanni DeZuani, flight paramedic, into the aircraft after rescuing a hiker in respiratory distress in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park at Mount LeConte Lodge May 31, 2024.

Kentucky Air Guard to Fly at D-Day Observance in France
June 4, 2024
A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 123rd Airlift Wing takes off from the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., May 22, 2024, bearing the distinctive livery displayed on U.S. aircraft during World War II. The plane will fly over France June 6 as part of observances for the 80th anniversary of D-Day, when Allied forces invaded Normandy to turn the tide of the war in Europe.

New York National Guard Soldiers Aid Subway Stabbing Victim
June 4, 2024
New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Joel Strickland, left, and Spc. Desany Jacques, members of the New York National Guard security force, used their training and first aid packages to help save the life of a stabbing victim May 20, 2024, while on duty in Queens. The two Soldiers were assisting New York police officers checking the bags of subway riders.

Hawaii Civil Engineer Airmen Develop Multi-Capable Skills
June 4, 2024
Hawaii Air National Guard Master Sgt. Dustin J. Frey, an explosive ordnance disposal technician from the 154th Civil Engineer Squadron, disarms munitions in a simulated weapons cache during exercise Pacific Warriorz 2024 at Bellows Air Force Station, Waimanalo, Hawaii, April 7, 2024.

Guard Conducts Explosive Ordnance Disposal Joint Training
June 4, 2024
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Patrick Harrington, left, explosive ordnance disposal technician with the Massachusetts Air National Guard's 104th Fighter Wing, and Senior Airman Benito Pacheco, EOD technician with the Nebraska ANG's 155th Air Refueling Wing, review X-rays of an improvised explosive device May 13, 2024, as part of the Audacious Warrior exercise at Volk Field Air National Guard Base in Wisconsin. The nine-day exercise included over 70 participants assigned to the Air National Guard, U.S. Air Force Reserve and U.S. Marine Corps, as well as military EOD specialists from the Czech Republic.

Alaska Air National Guard Rescues Hypothermic Mariner
June 4, 2024
Alaska Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter aviators assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron hoist two 212th Rescue Squadron pararescuemen during hoist training in the Prince William Sound near Whittier, Alaska, May 15, 2024. The 212th, along with the 210th and 211th RQSs, make up the 176th Wing Rescue Triad and are among the busiest combat search and rescue units in the world.

Idaho, Nevada Guard Offer Free Health Care to Tribal Members
June 3, 2024
About 50 Idaho and Nevada National Guard Soldiers and Airmen conducted two weeklong medical visits for members of the Nez Perce and Shoshone-Paiute Tribes May 13-24, 2024. Free health care was offered as part of the Department of Defense Innovative Readiness Training program.