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Army, Air Medics Train Together for Operation Guardian Angel
June 24, 2024
628th Aviation Support Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania National Guard, conducted Operation Guardian Angel during annual training June 18, 2024. The 193rd Special Operations trained with the combat medics to stimulate a real-life scenario of medical emergencies.

106th Rescue Wing Receives New Search and Rescue Helicopter
June 24, 2024
Airmen from the 106th Rescue Wing look at the unit’s first HH-60W Jolly Green II combat search and rescue helicopter to arrive at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, Westhampton Beach, N.Y., June 20, 2024. The helicopter was flown by the 41st Rescue Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, and marks the beginning of a new era as the 106th transitions from the HH-60G Pave Hawk to the HH-60W.

New Jersey Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing Hosts Partner Cyprus
June 21, 2024
First Sgt. Akakios Pelekanos, right, and 1st Lt. Andreas Pavlou, explosive ordnance disposal team technicians with the 70th Combat Engineer Battalion of the National Guard of the Republic of Cyprus, prepare small explosive charges for detonation June 11, 2024, at the Warren Grove Gunnery Range, Warren Grove, New Jersey. The Cypriot guardsmen and the 177th Civil Engineers Squadron EOD team detonated the explosives during a training event that simulated clearing a runway of explosives dropped by enemy forces.

Task Force St. Lo Soldiers Train in Czech Republic
June 21, 2024
Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers along with members of the 72nd Mechanized Battalion, 7th Mechanized Brigade, Czech Republic Army, participated in a culminating training exercise May 14, 2024, in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. The units are mobilized for Immediate Response 24 as Task Force St. Lo under the command of the Virginia National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Michigan Guard Engineers Train on Wet-Gap Crossing
June 21, 2024
Michigan National Guard Engineers of the 1437th Multi-Role Bridge Company worked through the night to unload trucks carrying boats and bridge sections and successfully pieced together a bridge across the Mississippi River during training on Camp Ripley, Minnesota, June 11, 2024.

56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team Getting Upgraded Strykers
June 21, 2024
Stryker vehicles from the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team await shipment at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., June 5, 2024. The 56th SBCT is turning in 322 old Strykers and receiving 316 upgraded vehicles.

Military Leaders Urge Congress to Pass Timely 2025 Defense Budget
June 20, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense, during the National Guard and Reserve hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., June 18, 2024.

Illinois Air Guard Medical Group Trains with Navy in Italy
June 20, 2024
Tech. Sgt. Alexandria Fernando, public health technician, 126th Medical Group, 126 Air Refueling Wing Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer William Fields, preventive medicine corpsman, U.S. Naval Hospital in Naples Italy, discussion inspection of the Navy exchange food court restaurants in Capodichino, Italy, June 5, 2024.

Ohio Air Guard 178th Wing Hosts Engineer Installation Muster
June 20, 2024
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Issac Adducchio, assigned to the 269th Combat Communications Squadron, contacts the Defense Information Systems Agency to establish satellite communications at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan, May 14, 2024, as part of their larger annual training exercise. This annual training guarantees the readiness and deployability of equipment and Airmen.

Air Guard Helps Provide Free Medical Care to Virgin Islands
June 20, 2024
Staff Sgt. Siya Liu, 349th Aerospace Medical Squadron health services management technician, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., greets a patient at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, June 1, 2024. Ivanna Eudora Kean High School was transformed into a reception and treatment area during Virgin Islands Wellness Innovative Readiness Training June 1-8, 2024.

Missouri Air National Guard Improves Aircraft Ramp in Japan
June 20, 2024
The 139th Civil Engineer Squadron, Missouri Air National Guard, lays concrete at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 10, 2024. The Airmen work to extend the ramp to better accommodate 10 C-130J Hercules aircraft.

Pennsylvania Army Guardsmen Complete Combat Lifesaver Course
June 18, 2024
U.S. Army Spc. Jeremy Shockey, left, an intelligence analyst assigned to Headquarters Sustainment Company, 55th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, applies hemorrhage control to a simulated casualty using a tourniquet during a combat lifesaver course at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. June 17, 2024. Spc. Addison Straub, a combat medic specialist also assigned to HSC, instructs Shockey through the process.

38th Infantry Division Soldiers Conduct Warfighter Exercise
June 18, 2024
Indiana National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Cole Skillman, a 38th Infantry Division battle noncommissioned officer, answers a phone call during the division's Warfighter Exercise 24-4 at Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh, Indiana, June 15, 2024. Warfighter exercises evaluate Soldier proficiencies as they respond, communicate and develop plans and actions to virtual battlefield scenarios.

Puerto Rico Air National Guard Trains at Red Flag-Alaska
June 18, 2024
U.S. Airmen with the 141st Air Control Squadron, Puerto Rico National Guard, pose for a photo during Exercise Red Flag-Alaska 2024 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 18 to May 3, 2024. Airmen trained in air operations interoperability among joint partnerships, focusing on suppression of enemy air defenses and offensive and defensive counterair operations.

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.