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New Hampshire Airman Saves Man’s Life at Gym
May 9, 2024
Airman 1st Class Sokthearrith Dong, an aircrew flight equipment specialist with the 157th Operations Group, poses on the flight line May 5, 2024, at Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire. When a man collapsed at Dong’s gym April 15, he immediately initiated emergency care and saved his life.

Indiana National Guardsmen, Marines Train to Save Lives
May 9, 2024
Indiana National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Throne Martin, a 38th Combat Aviation Brigade crew chief from Shelbyville, Indiana, briefs Marines during medevac training in Lawrence, Indiana, May 4, 2024.

South Carolina Guard Hosts Joint Medical Training
May 8, 2024
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 169th Medical Group, Soldiers from Detachment 2, C Company, 2-238th General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB), and health care professionals from Prisma Health practice decontaminating, triaging, and tactical combat casualty care in a simulated mass casualty incident during MEDFLAG at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina, May 2, 2024.

New Hampshire Airmen Train in Medical Center Emergency Room
May 8, 2024
Staff Sgt. Dustin Allison, an aerospace medic with the 157th Medical Group, draws blood from Kevin Drew, Catholic Medical Center Emergency Room director, as part of a training affiliation agreement between the New Hampshire Air National Guard and CMC April 17, 2024, in Manchester, New Hampshire. The partnership provides an extra set of hands in the hospital’s emergency department and gives the Airmen real-world training with industry partners on more than 100 critical skill-based responsibilities.

Georgia Army Guard Joins DEFENDER 24 Exercise in Sweden
May 8, 2024
U.S. Army Spc. Crandale Jackson, a cannon crewmember assigned to Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 214th Field Artillery Regiment, 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Georgia Army National Guard, speaks to Swedish Military Police during DEFENDER 24 in Skillingaryd, Sweden, May 5, 2024. DEFENDER 24 is the Dynamic Employment of Forces to Europe for NATO Deterrence and Enhanced Readiness, and is a U.S. European Command scheduled, U.S. Army Europe and Africa conducted exercises that consist of Saber Strike, Immediate Response and Swift Response.

Alaska Air Guard’s 168th Wing Refuels Red Flag Exercise
May 8, 2024
A U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcon approaches the boom of a 168th Wing KC-135 Stratotanker during Red Flag Alaska 24-1 aerial refueling operations over Alaska April 24, 2024. The 168th Wing provided air refueling during the exercise.

Exercise Gobi Wolf 2024 Begins in Heart of Mongolian Steppe
May 8, 2024
Brig. Gen. B. Uuganbayar, left, deputy director of the Mongolian National Emergency Management Agency, presents a commemorative anniversary plaque to Australian Maj. Gen. Scott Winter, deputy commanding general - strategy and plans for the U.S. Army Pacific, during the Gobi Wolf 2024 opening ceremony at the Governor’s Palace in Choibalsan, Mongolia, May 7, 2024. Gobi Wolf is an annual joint exercise coordinated by the Mongolian National Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Army Pacific that focuses on interagency coordination within Mongolia, as well as foreign humanitarian assistance during a large-scale natural disaster.

Tennessee Guardsmen Win Sullivan Cup as Top Tank Crew
May 7, 2024
Four Tennessee National Guard Soldiers from Ashland City’s Troop B, 1st Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, won first place during the prestigious 2024 Sullivan Cup competition at Fort Moore, Georgia, April 29 to May 3. Staff Sgt. David Riddick, Sgt. Joshua Owen, Spc. Noah Eddings, and Spc. Seth Carter defeated six teams from active-duty Army units and four from allied nations to earn the honor of being the best tank crew.

New York Soldiers Represent Guard at All-Army EOD Competition
May 7, 2024
Sgt. 1st Class John Iseman, left, and Sgt. Jesus Calixto, explosive rrdnance disposal technicians with the 1108th Ordnance Company, discuss their strategy during the 2024 All-Army EOD Team of the Year competition in Fort Liberty, N.C., April 21-26. Iseman and Calixto represented the Army National Guard.

New Hampshire Army National Guard Hosts Norwegian Foot March
May 7, 2024
Master Sgt. Kenneth Boff of Joint Force Headquarters, New Hampshire Army National Guard, laces up before the 18.6-mile Norwegian Foot March May 4, 2024, in Concord, N.H. Boff was one of 39 of 61 competitors to complete the event in the prescribed time, finishing in about 4:24:00 while pushing through cramps, blisters and dehydration.

Wisconsin Guard Soldier Wins Regional Best Warrior Tiebreaker
May 7, 2024
Spc. Tevin Kenton, from the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s Troop C, 1st Squadron, 105th Cavalry Regiment, fires an M-320 grenade launcher May 3 during the 2024 Region IV Best Warrior Competition at Camp Dodge, Iowa. Kenton took first place in the lower enlisted division and will represent Wisconsin at the national Best Warrior Competition this August in Vermont.

Kentucky National Guard Partner Ecuador Receives C-130H
May 6, 2024
Ecuadorian Air Force Lt. Col. Brian Flores, left, liaison to the U.S. Embassy, speaks to Kentucky Air National Guard leaders before a ceremony welcoming the arrival of a C-130H Hercules to the Ecuadorian Air Force in Latacunga, Ecuador, March 25, 2024. The ceremony marked a new milestone in Ecuador’s participation in the National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program, which has paired Ecuador and the Kentucky National Guard for mutual military cooperation.

National Guard Athletes Finish Strong at Lincoln Marathon
May 6, 2024
Puerto Rico National Guard runner Sgt. Angeles Virella crosses the finish line of the 47th annual Lincoln Marathon and Half Marathon May 5, 2024, in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Nebraska National Guard has a long history of supporting the Lincoln Marathon, which biennially serves as the time trials for the National Guard All Guard Marathon Team.

North Carolina Guard Welcomes New Zambian State Partnership
May 3, 2024
Maj. Gen. Todd Hunt, the adjutant general of North Carolina, joins Kristi Jones, chief of staff for the North Carolina governor’s office; the Honorable Ambrose Lwizhi Lufuma, member of Parliament, minister of defence, Republic of Zambia; and Honorable Jack Mwiimbu, SC, member of Parliament, minister of home affairs and internal security for a State Partnership Program signing ceremony in Livingstone, Zambia, April 26, 2024.

Vermont Army Guard Soldiers Attend Brazilian Mountain School
May 3, 2024
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class David Girr and Staff Sgt. Cyran Willis, Vermont National Guard, attend the basic mountaineering course in in Sao Joao Del Rei, Brazil, April 26, 2024. The Soldiers graduated from the course, marking an international exchange between two mountainous military organizations.

Idaho Air Guard Conducts Panther Shadow Exercise
May 3, 2024
F-35A Lightning IIs wait on the ramp to be refueled at historic Wendover Airfield, Utah, March 27, 2024. Airmen from the 34th Fighter Squadron and Fighter Generation Squadron tested their F-35 agile combat employment and readiness capabilities during an exercise in Utah, Nevada and Idaho.

Guard Leaders Stress NCOs Role in State Partnership Program
May 3, 2024
Chief Master Sgt. Mikael Sundin, senior enlisted advisor to the director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, talks about security cooperation and NCO development during the State Partnership Program Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 17, 2024.

Massachusetts Guard Helps Host Crisis Leadership Seminar
May 2, 2024
General and Flag Officer Seminar participants pose for a group photo during the GFOS commencement dinner at the Loeb House, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 26, 2024. Strategic leaders across the nation’s 54 states and territories, Paraguay, Germany and Canada were invited by the Massachusetts National Guard and the National Guard Bureau Homeland Security Institute to Harvard Kennedy School to participate in a curriculum to prepare for homeland security emergencies.

Massachusetts Air Guard Airmen Test New Air Combat Tactics
May 2, 2024
Members of the 104th Fighter Wing attend a U.S. Air Force weapons school integration exercise April 6-20, 2024, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. This exercise combined multiple squadrons to test new air combat tactics through offensive and defensive counterair measures while using fourth- and fifth-generation aircraft.

Nebraska National Guard Assists with Tornado Response
May 2, 2024
On May 1, 2024, a Nebraska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew flew Nebraska Lt. Gov. Joe Kelly and FEMA and Nebraska Emergency Management Agency officials over the area damaged by a tornado to assess the extent of the damage.