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South Carolina Guard Comes to Aid of Partner Colombia
February 14, 2024
The South Carolina National Guard helped its State Partnership Program partner, Colombia, respond to dozens of fires in the Bogota area in January 2024 by providing helicopter buckets used to drop water or retardant.

Virginia Airmen Conduct Engineer Exchange in Tajikistan
February 14, 2024
Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 203rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers, 192nd Wing, conduct an engineer exchange with Republic of Tajikistan military and law enforcement personnel Jan. 22-26, 2024, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Guard Vice Chief Emphasizes Cyber Readiness During Maine Visit
February 14, 2024
Lt. Gen. Marc Sasseville listens as Capt. Josh Hunsinger briefs on daily operations, missions, and the proud heritage of the Communications Squadron, Bangor Air National Guard Base, Maine, Feb. 3, 2024. Sasseville toured the Wing and met with the MAINEiacs as part of a multiday event.

Kentucky Guard Hosts Ecuadorian Military for Leader Engagement
February 14, 2024
Army Maj. Gen. Haldane Lamberton speaks to the senior leaders from the Kentucky National Guard and the Armed Forces of Ecuador in Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 30, 2024. Over four days, the Ecuadorians visited multiple locations in Frankfort, participated in briefings with Kentucky Emergency Management, toured the capitol, and met Gov. Andy Beshear.

Nebraska Guardsman Honored for State Partnership in Rwanda
February 13, 2024
Nebraska Army National Guard Maj. Jessica Pan poses with her husband and three children after her promotion ceremony to the rank of major, Feb. 22, 2023, at the U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda. Pan was named as the U.S. Africa Command Bilateral Affairs Officer of the Year for 2023.

Oregon Army National Guard Upgrades Sniper Rifles
February 12, 2024
Sniper section members fire MK 22 Precision Sniper Rifles issued to the Oregon Army National Guard on Feb. 7, 2024, during the new equipment training range day at Orchard Combat Training Center in Idaho.

Michigan National Guard Soldiers Return from Overseas Deployment
February 12, 2024
Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Stainsby, A Battery, 182nd Field Artillery, Michigan National Guard, holds his daughter, Clair, for the first time at the unit’s welcome home ceremony in Detroit, Mich, Feb. 8, 2024.

South Carolina General Excels in Guard, at Home and at Work
February 9, 2024
The South Carolina National Guard conducts a ceremony to recognize U.S. Army Col. David Jenkins, South Carolina National Guard assistant adjutant general-Army, on his promotion to brigadier general at the Dorn VA auditorium in Columbia, South Carolina, Aug. 3, 2019.

Army General Meets with National Guard Partner Benin
February 9, 2024
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Todd R. Wasmund, commanding general of U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), poses for a photo with Benin Chief of Army Staff, Brig. Gen. Abou Issa, in Cotonou, Benin, Jan. 22, 2024. Wasmund and Issa discussed defense cooperation and opportunities for additional partnerships between the U.S. Army and the Benin Armed Forces.

Serbian Military Visits Ohio Guard’s 121st Air Refueling Wing
February 9, 2024
Members of the Serbian Military Medical Academy tour a KC-135 Stratotanker during their visit to the 121st Air Refueling Wing at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio, Feb. 4, 2024. As part of the State Partnership Program, the Serbians also toured the 121st Medical Group, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Medical Center and Defense Supply Center Columbus.

National Guard Bureau Leaders Say Taking Care of Guardsmen Key to Meeting Mission at Home, Abroad
February 9, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, meets with Arkansas Guardsmen assigned to Task Force Bowie, 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, on rotation overseeing training with the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, Grafenwoehr, Germany, Oct. 21, 2023.

Journey of an Airman: From The Gambia to Nebraska Guard
February 9, 2024
Senior Airman Ebrima Minteh, structural journeyman with the 155th Civil Engineer Squadron, stains a shadowbox display case Feb. 2, 2024, at the National Guard air base in Lincoln, Nebraska. Minteh, originally from The Gambia, joined the Nebraska Air National Guard in 2021 after receiving his degree from the University of Nebraska Omaha and obtaining his five-year green card.

Vermont Airmen Test Agility During Multistate Exercise
February 8, 2024
U.S. Soldiers, U.S. Airmen, and a Department of Defense civilian ride in the back of a Chinook helicopter to observe training activities during the Maple Thunder exercise in Savannah, Georgia, Jan. 29, 2024.

Utah National Guard Showcases Readiness in Joint Exercise
February 7, 2024
Utah Army and Air National Guardsmen particpate in a joint Exercise involving a mobile kitchen being connected to a UH-60 Black Hawk on Jan. 31, 2024, at Camp Williams. Exercise Perses challenged the tactics, techniques and procedures of both Utah Air and Army National Guard units while testing innovative ideas and communication practices.

Alaska Army Guard Conducts Cold-Weather Readiness Training
February 7, 2024
Alaska Army National Guard Spc. Jamal Murphy, left, from Kotlik, and Spc. Luke Barnes, from Palmer, both infantrymen with Bison Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, prepare to ground their gear after completing a 5-kilometer snowshoe ruck march near the Alaska Army National Guard Readiness Center in Bethel Feb. 3, 2024.

Florida Guard’s 202nd RED HORSE Hosts Contingency Exercise
February 6, 2024
Airman 1st Class Sarah Wilford, 202nd RED HORSE Squadron structural maintenance apprentice, responds to a simulated hostile enemy during the FEBEX24 exercise at Camp Blanding, Florida, Feb. 2, 2024.

Idaho Air Guard Pilots Refuel A-10s During Training Exercise
February 6, 2024
The 190th Fighter Squadron, 124th Fighter Wing, Idaho Air National Guard, practiced agile combat employment alongside other support agencies, Gowen Field, Idaho, Feb. 1-2, 2024.

Red Bulls to Deploy to the Middle East
February 6, 2024
Soldiers, family members and friends gather for a deployment ceremony at Grace Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Feb. 1, 2024. More than 550 Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Infantry Division "Red Bulls" began final preparations for a deployment to the Middle East.

Oregon Troops Back from Operation Spartan Shield Mission
February 6, 2024
Soldiers of Adder Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regimen, with community and Army leaders after the Adder Company demobilization ceremony Feb. 3, 2024, at the Ontario Army National Guard Armory.

California Air Guard Saves Man on Sportfishing Vessel
February 6, 2024
A U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II aircraft takes off from Moffett Air National Guard Base in Mountain View, Calif., Dec. 27, 2023. The wing launched a similar aircraft Jan. 31 to provide supplies for a medical emergency aboard a sportfishing vessel 300 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas.