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28th ECAB Participates in Extreme Weather Exercise
May 24, 2023
Members of the Montgomery County Urban Search and Rescue Team practice loading a rescue boat and equipment into a CH-47 Chinook helicopter from Bravo Company, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, May 18, 2023, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. The training was part of an extreme weather exercise coordinated by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

New York Air Guard Medics Train on Trauma Care
May 24, 2023
U.S. Air Force medics from the 106th Rescue Wing Medical Group participate in a training exercise at Good Samaritan University Hospital in West Islip, New York, April 10, 2023. The training is part of a partnership between Good Samaritan and the 106th Rescue Wing that will help prepare medics for deployments.

Wyoming Army National Guard Soldier Named Miss Wyoming USA
May 24, 2023
Sgt. Rebecca Bridger of the Wyoming Army National Guard’s 67th Army Band won the Miss Wyoming USA 2023 title May 13 at the CAM-PLEX Heritage Center Theater in Gillette. Bridger will compete in the Miss USA pageant in Reno, Nevada.

Washington Guard Prepares for Hanuman Guardian 23
May 24, 2023
Vehicles from 2nd Battalion, 146th Field Artillery Regiment, Washington National Guard, sit in the loading bay of a cargo ship as it is being loaded for travel to the Kingdom of Thailand prior to Hanuman Guardian 23 on May 23, 2023, at the Port of Tacoma, Wash.

Alaska National Guardsmen Assist with Flood Recovery
May 24, 2023
Senior Airman Sean Lake and Tech Sgt. Vincent McKiernan, 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, load gear and food into vehicles at Eielson Air Force Base in preparation to travel to Circle, Alaska, May 23, 2023, to support flood-recovery operations.

Wisconsin Army Guard Medic Earns Expert Field Medical Badge
May 23, 2023
Sgt. 1st Class Talon Dumke, second from right, a combat medic assigned to the Wisconsin National Guard’s 54th Civil Support Team, with Lt. Col. Seth Kaste, right, 54th Civil Support Team commander, during the Expert Field Medical Badge ceremony May 12, 2023, at Fort McCoy, Wis. Dumke was one of eight Soldiers to complete the grueling competition, which challenged Soldiers in their technical proficiency and tactical acumen under extreme duress and scrutiny.

New York Army Guard Provides Funeral Honors for WWII Pilot
May 22, 2023
New York National Guard Honor Guard Soldiers receive the remains of 1st Lt. John Thomas, a World War II Army Air Forces pilot killed in 1943, at the Rose Cemetery in North Rose, New York, May 20, 2023. Thomas was killed in action during a bombing mission and his remains were not identified until 2022.

AATC Puts Innovation to Work During Northern Edge Exercise
May 22, 2023
An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center launches at Eielsen Air Force Base, Alaska, May 9, 2023, during Northern Edge 2023. AATC aircraft tested the “angry kitten” combat pod, an electronic warfare countermeasure that can be housed in removable, adaptable pods under aircraft wings or fuselages.

Massachusetts Guard Delivers Firefighting Equipment to Paraguay
May 22, 2023
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Gary Keefe, the adjutant general of Massachusetts, speaks with Paraguayan army Gen. Cesar A. Moreno, the Paraguayan Army commander, during a State Partnership Program event in Asunción, Paraguay, May 18, 2023.

Georgia Guardsman Promoted, Family Service Honored
May 22, 2023
Lt. Col. Alejandro Pascual IV stands before a display he built to honor the World War II service of his great grandfather , Tech. Sgt. Isabelo Viernes, who served with the 45th Infantry Regiment and survived the Bataan Death March.

West Virginia Air National Guard Joins Peruvian Exercise
May 22, 2023
Brig. Gen. David Cochran, assistant adjutant general – air, West Virginia National Guard, greets Peruvian Air Force members after the opening ceremony of exercise Cooperation IX in Lima, Peru, May 8, 2023. Members of the the West Virginia Air National Guard participated in humanitarian assistance and disaster response exercise Cooperation IX, Peru 2023.

167th Airlift Wing Completes All-Hazards Training
May 19, 2023
Firefighters with the 167th Civil Engineering Squadron carry a litter with a simulated patient from a staged car accident as part of an all-hazards training event at the 167th Airlift Wing May 4, 2023. Emergency responders with the 167th AW participated in the Counter CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) All-Hazard Management Response course May 1-5, 2023, at the Martinsburg, West Virginia, air base.

Airmen Go Off Grid for Terror Threat Training
May 19, 2023
U.S. Airmen from the South Carolina Air National Guard and other Air National Guard units discover a trapdoor and tunnel during Emergency Management Battlefield Expeditionary Response training at McCrady Training Center, Eastover, South Carolina, May 5, 2023. The Airmen practiced responses to simulated chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear events.

Vermont National Guard Welcomes Senegalese Recruit
May 18, 2023
The newest member of the 158th Fighter Wing, Airman Libass Mbengue, shakes hands with Maj. Gen. Gregory Knight, adjutant general of the Vermont National Guard, at Vermont Air National Guard Base, South Burlington, Vermont, May 18, 2023. Mbengue moved to Vermont in 2018 from Senegal, Africa.

Fort Polk to be Renamed for New York Guardsman Henry Johnson
May 18, 2023
Sgt. Henry Johnson wears his French Croix de Guerre as the 369th Infantry Regiment, formerly the 15th Infantry (Colored), New York National Guard, arrives back in New York City in 1919 after fighting in France in World War I.  Johnson was the first American Soldier to be awarded the French medal.

Washington, Montana National Guard Train for Air Mobility
May 17, 2023
U.S. Army Soldiers and Airmen with the Washington National Guard’s 10th Homeland Response Force train alongside the 92nd Logistic Readiness Squadron on rapid-deployment air-load operations at Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Wash., May 10-11, 2023. As part of the National Guard’s domestic response capabilities, the HRF and CERFP (CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package) must be able to quickly mobilize and deploy by ground or air and self-sustain for five days.

Washington Guard, Thailand Reinforce Partnership Bond
May 17, 2023
Service members with the Washington National Guard, the Royal Thai Armed Forces, and participating nations demonstrate a collapsed building rescue with members of the Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief Institute during Exercise Cobra Gold 2023 at the Disaster Relief Training Center in Chachoengsao province, Kingdom of Thailand, March 4, 2023. At the demonstration, leaders from participating nations discussed how their nations can combine capabilities in response to regional crises.

State Partnership Program Adds 3 New Partner Nations in Africa
May 17, 2023
U.S. Army and Air Force medical professionals with the Vermont National Guard are working for the next two weeks at the Thies Regional Hospital, and two smaller medical centers in and around Thies, Senegal.

118th Ops Group Exhibits Reaper SLR Abilities at Balikatan
May 17, 2023
The 118th Operations Group, Tennessee Air National Guard, played a unique role in a massive U.S. and Filipino exercise that showcased the satellite and recovery capabilities of the MQ-9 Reaper.

Texas Air National Guard Trains in Hawaii
May 16, 2023
Tactical Air Control Party specialists of the 147th Air Support Operations Squadron, Texas Air National Guard, participate in a 24-hour exercise that tested training learned over the course of the operation on Bellows Air Force Station, Waimanalo, Hawaii, April 18, 2023. The specialists stayed overnight in the mountains to conclude jungle warfare training. (Photo digitally edited to enhance the features of the subject)