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Air Guard Units Test Readiness at Sentry Savannah Exercise
May 22, 2024
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Salazar, a crew chief with the 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, South Carolina Air National Guard, washes the canopy on an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet 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, with this year’s event involving more than 775 participants and 40 aircraft from six units.

Hawaii Guard Supports Exchange with Partner Indonesia
May 22, 2024
Tentara Nasional Indonesia Lt. Cdr. Ronny Basirun Simatupang, Indonesia Armed Forces Surgeon General Headquarters staff officer and emergency nurse, center, and Hawaii Army National Guard State Partnership Program medical representatives, Maj. Ryan Ruiz and 1st Sgt. Aaron Pitts, celebrate the completion of a bilateral defense discussions midterm review May 7, 2024, at Jakarta, Indonesia.

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Hiker in Smoky Mountains
May 22, 2024
Sgt. 1st Class Cassandra Antes, a paramedic assigned to Task Force Smokey, prepares to be hoisted down to rescue an injured hiker May 20, 2024, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

10th Homeland Response Force Conducts Collective Training
May 21, 2024
Airmen attached to the only all-Air Force Search and Extraction team learn about rope rescue during the 10th Homeland Response Force Sustainment Year Collective Training Exercise at Camp Rilea, Oregon, April 24, 2024.

In Thailand, Hokanson Sees Enduring Partners in Name and Practice
May 21, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, joins Army Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, Washington's adjutant general, to visit Washington National Guardsmen and Royal Thai Air Force members training together during exercise Enduring Partners 2024, Bangkok, Thailand, May 9, 2024.

Pennsylvania Guard Military Police Deploying to Guantanamo Bay
May 21, 2024
U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 28th Military Police Company, 165th Military Police Battalion, 55th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, leave Harrisburg International Airport, Middletown, Pa. May 19, 2024. The unit is mobilizing to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to conduct prison detention operations.

National Guard Officer Candidates Train with Albanian Partners
May 21, 2024
U.S. Army Officer Candidate Brian Luckenbill, New Jersey OCS Class 67, 254th Training Regiment, conducts water crossing familiarization training with Albanian Armed Forces Cadets in Rreth-Greth, Albania, May 16, 2024. New Jersey and New York National Guard Soldiers traveled to Albania to train with cadets from the Albanian Military Academy.

National Guard Professional Education Center Celebrates 50 Years
May 20, 2024
Col. Cathi Cherry, commander of the Professional Education Center; Maj. Gen. Jonathan Stubbs, adjutant general of the Arkansas National Guard; Lt. Col. Elvin Zapata, oldest Soldier serving at PEC; Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders; Sgt. Rhett Crandall, youngest Soldier serving at PEC; and Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen, director of the Army National Guard, cut the cake at a 50th-anniversary celebration for the PEC on Camp Robinson in North Little Rock, Arkansas, May 16, 2024. PEC is home to more than 480 courses spanning six battalions to train Army National Guard Soldiers and Department of Army civilians in cybersecurity, human resources, logistics, recruiting and retention, strategy and leader development, and finance.

New York, Connecticut Soldiers are Regional Best Warriors
May 20, 2024
New York Army National Guard Sgt. Peter Fillion, an infantryman assigned to Charlie Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment, lobs a simulation grenade during the 2024 Region I Best Warrior Competition on Camp Smith, New York, May 14, 2024. Soldiers threw grenades in six scenarios during the event, one of many taskings during the four-day competition.

New Hampshire Guard Welcomes Cabo Verde State Partners
May 17, 2024
Cabo Verde military leaders pose for a picture with Airmen from the 157th Air Refueling Wing at Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire, May 9, 2024. The State Partnership Program exchange enabled Cabo Verde leaders to learn more about the wing's mission and where the partners can work together as Cabo Verde explores a military aviation program.

Connecticut Guard Deploys Cloud-Based Radar/Radio Connection
May 17, 2024
U.S. Air Force cyber operators and maintainers with the 103rd Air Control Squadron, Connecticut Air National Guard, unload a Tactical Operations System-Lite kit from a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Georgia Army National Guard, at Townsend Bombing Range, Georgia, May 15, 2024. As part of exercise Sentry Savannah, the 103rd ACS was the first National Guard unit to deploy and establish a cloud-based radar and radio connection from an austere, remote location using the TOC-L.

Maryland Air Guard Participates in Desert Flag 2024
May 17, 2024
U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 104th Fighter Squadron, assigned to the Maryland Air National Guard, and support personnel participated in Desert Flag 2024 May 9, 2024. The exercise included 10 countries and 12 separate airframes to build upon a cohesive fighting force in the defense of the Arabian Peninsula.

District of Columbia Guard Pilot Proud of Filipino Roots
May 17, 2024
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christopher Alora, operations officer and UH-60 Black Hawk pilot, District of Columbia Army National Guard, stands for a photograph at Davison Army Airfield, Va., April 16, 2024.

Sierra Leone to Partner with Michigan National Guard, Liberia
May 16, 2024
The Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) is joining the State Partnership Program as an additional member of the existing partnership between the Michigan National Guard and the Armed Forces of Liberia.

New York Guard Says Farewell to 100-year-old Guard Veteran
May 16, 2024
New York Army National Guard Sgt. Carlos Garcia, left, and Spc. Samantha Bruce, perform military funeral honors at the burial of Wilfred “Spike” Mailloux, a 100-year old New York National Guard veteran of the World War II Battle of Saipan, at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Waterford, New York, May 7, 2024. Mailloux survived the war’s largest Japanese banzai attack, which killed 502 Soldiers in the New York National Guard’s 105th Infantry Regiment on July 7, 1944.

New York Air Guard Transports Special Operations Forces
May 15, 2024
A C-130 Hercules assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing, part of the New York Air National Guard, flies over East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare Operator (SEALs), Norwegian Naval Special Operations Commandos and the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hampton (SSN 767) during an integration exercise designed to bolster skills in an Arctic environment March 9, 2024, as part of Arctic Edge 24.

Kentucky Guard Airlifts Materials for Arctic Circle Housing
May 15, 2024
Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing unload pallets of cargo under blizzard conditions during an engine-running offload from a Kentucky C-130J Super Hercules aircraft in Deadhorse, Alaska, April 26, 2024. The cargo consists of construction materials to build homes for civilians as part of Innovative Readiness Training, a Defense Department program that provides service members with real-world deployment experience while offering lasting benefits to civilian populations.

Pennsylvania Guard Prepares to Train Ukrainian Forces
May 15, 2024
Col. Stuart James, the First Army senior regular Army advisor to the Pennsylvania National Guard, instructed the Independence Brigade on Engagement-Area Development. The brigade is preparing for a mobilization to the Joint Multinational Training Center to train the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Tennessee National Guard Soldiers Join Multinational Exercise
May 14, 2024
Capt. Eric Cheatham, operations officer for the 117th Military Police Battalion, Tennessee National Guard, meets Col. Dimitar Dimitrov with the Bulgarian Military Police Force during the opening ceremony of the multinational training exercise Beyond Horizon 2024 at Bulgaria’s Novo Selo Training Site, May 14. Nearly 20 Tennessee National Guard Soldiers from the 117th Military Police Battalion and 269th Military Police Company will train with more than 140 military police from Bulgaria, Canada, Greece, North Macedonia and Romania during the nine-day exercise.

National Guard Expands Pilot Child Care Program
May 14, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, joins Cara Calvin-McFerren, mayor pro tem, West Liberty, Iowa and Jessica Chang, chief executive officer, Upwards, to sign a pilot child care intergovernmental support agreement at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, May 13, 2024. The initiative helps Army National Guard Soldiers with community-based child care on drill weekends.