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Guard floods states with assistance as waters rise
June 12, 2008

Guard plane photographs flood damage
June 12, 2008
The 130th Airlift Wing out of Charleston, W.V., flew the Reconnaissance Cargo - 26B (RC-26B) aircraft over Indiana June 11 to provide aerial footage of flood for the public. The live footage provided details about washed out roads, damage to infrastructure and other information that Indiana may have lacked.

Nevada governor launches Vigilant Guard earthquake scenario
June 12, 2008
State Geologist Jonathan Price, director of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, speaks about earthquakes at the news conference held at the State Emergency Operations Center in Carson City, Nev., on June 12 as Maj. Gen. Cynthia Kirkland, adjutant general of the Nevada National Guard, Frank Siracusa, Nevada Division of Emergency Management official, and Nevada governor Jim Gibbons listen. The Vigilant Guard 2008 exercise is a full-scale, disaster-preparedness exercise involving more than 2,000 participants from civilian emergency response agencies and National Guard units from seven western states.

F-16 unit moves to next chapter of distinguished history
June 11, 2008
Two F-16 aircraft, one in the unit's 75th anniversary color scheme, prepare for their final flight as part of the 147th Fighter Wing.

Texas Training Guard's First Dive Team
June 11, 2008
Experienced salvage diver Sgt. Lance Little (top) "attacks" Sgt. Roel Ramos during repeated pool "hits" by taking off his mask and removing his swimming fins. Prospective dive school students must overcome panic and perform corrective actions with one precious breath of air.

Guard, Earnhardt teams join for a day of racing
June 11, 2008
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (right) talks with Soldiers from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard June 9 at Pocono Raceway, Pa., before driving the No. 88 National Guard car in the Pocono 500. Braving near triple-digit temperatures, it was the hottest race of the season for Earnhardt and the No. 88 Guard car team, but they remained third in Sprint Cup's standings and now claim six top-five finishes and ten top-ten finishes.

National Guard Gets First Lakota Helicopters
June 10, 2008
UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters land in Tupelo, Miss. They are the first two Lakotas fielded to the Army National Guard.

Guard conference fosters Southeast European cooperation
June 10, 2008
Bulgaria Chief of Defense Gen. Zlatan Stoykov and LTG H Steven Blum, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, meet with other National Guard and Department of Defense leaders and military chiefs of defense and civilian emergency planners from 10 Southeast European nations at the National Guard State Partnership Program SE European Regional Workshop in Sofia, Bulgaria, on June 4, 2008. National Guard states and partner nations agreed to increase their participation and collaboration in mutual NATO missions, among other accomplishments at the three-day workshop.

Indiana's Air and Army Guard Respond to Regional Flooding
June 9, 2008
181 Intelligence Wing, Terre Haute, Ind., continuously fill sand bags in relief following the flood waters that hit early Saturday morning.

Nevadan takes to the sky as first Guard Thunderbird pilot
June 9, 2008
Nevada National Guard pilot Maj. Derek Routt climbs into an F-16 Viper to fly with the 64th Aggressor Squadron during the annual Red Flag Exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in 2005.

Camp Atterbury Storm Damage
June 5, 2008
Camp Atterbury Soldiers survey the damage after Tuesday evening's tornado. Showing National Guard resilience, the HUMVEE pictured was later "righted" by Camp Atterbury personnel and driven away.

Air Guard pilot to join AF Thunderbirds
June 5, 2008
The Air Force Thunderbirds headlined the 2008 McGuire Air Expo May 31 and June 1 at McGuire Air Force Base, N.J. The Airmen of the air demonstration squadron perform precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of Air Force high performance aircraft to people throughout the world.

Idaho Guardsmen Train Afghan National Police
June 5, 2008
An Afghan National Police officer checks a vehicle's undercarriage during a vehicle-search class at the Parwan province's police headquarters in the Charikar district, June 3, 2008. The class is given as part of ongoing training the ANP receive from a team of Idaho National Guardsmen.

Patriot Chopper makes debut ride during Rolling Thunder
June 4, 2008
Maj. Gen. James Nuttall waits on the Patriot Chopper for the start of the 21st annual Rolling Thunder ride from the Pentagon to the National Mall on May 25.

Ohio National Guard memorial honors fallen heroes
June 3, 2008
Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (third from left) cuts the ribbon May 23 to mark the Ohio National Guard monument dedication at Beightler Armory in northwest Columbus. Assisting him are Brig. Gen. Matthew L. Kambic (from left), Ohio assistant adjutant general for Army; Maj. Gen. Gregory L. Wayt, Ohio adjutant general; Maj. Gen. Harry "A.J." Feucht, Ohio assistant adjutant general for Air; and Brig. Gen. Jack E. Lee, Ohio assistant quartermaster general.

New voice of Air Guard advertising debuts song
June 3, 2008
Country music singer Laura Bryna, center, talks with Col. Joe Lengyel, right, commander of the Air National Guard Readiness Center, during an appearance at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Arlington, Va., Friday, May 30, 2008. Bryna is part of the Air National Guard's new recruiting campaign which features a song by Bryna entitled "Hometown Hereos."

"Hurricane Herb" provides early disaster response test for Florida's military
June 3, 2008
Personnel prepare for emergency response requests during the "Hurricane Herb" scenario at the Florida National Guard's Joint Operations Center in St. Augustine, Fla., June 2.

National Guard honors Bulgarian war dead
June 3, 2008
LTG H Steven Blum, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, and Donald Loren, deputy assistant secretary of defense for homeland security integration, pay their respects during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Bulgarian Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Sofia, Bulgaria, on June 2, 2008. Blum and Loren were visiting Sofia for the National Guard State Partnership Program (SPP) Southeast Europe Regional Workshop. The SPP pairs National Guards of U.S. states with foreign countries for military-to-military, military-to-civilian and civil security cooperation.

National Guard, emergency responders encounter simulated chaos following exercise aftershock
June 1, 2008

Alaska Air National Guard Deliver Medical Supplies to Cambodia First U.S. military aircraft to land at Kampong Chhnang Province airfield since 1975
May 30, 2008
The airfield at Chhnang Province, Cambodia, is busy with activity as Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, Alaska National Guard and U.S. Air Force members get operations underway for Pacific Angel 2008 here May 24. Operation Pacific Angel is a joint/combined humanitarian assistance operation.