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36th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers excel in marathon
November 27, 2006
Soldiers from the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade take a photo near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, before running the 2006 Veterans Day International Zone Marathon Nov. 11.

'Our fishing sergeant'
November 22, 2006
Sgt. Melinda Hooper, a flight operations specialist with the 114th Aviation Regiment of the Arkansas National Guard, practices casting her fishing line into the desert. With no lakes or rivers to fish, Hooper relies on the open desert terrain as her means of practice.

Hearts, minds key to National Guard success, chief says
November 21, 2006
LTG H Steven Blum (right) chief of the National Guard Bureau, talks with Maryland Army National Guard Pfc. Brandon Ross atop a Humvee while visiting Guard members deployed with Joint Task Force-Guantanamo at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in mid-November. JTF-GTMO conducts safe and humane care and custody of detained enemy combatants.

Alaska arrival: To Kuwait from "The Land of the Midnight Sun" Alaska National Guard troops reporting for duty
November 20, 2006
Alaska National Guard troops reporting for duty.

DoD Announces Unit for Next Afghanistan Rotation
November 17, 2006

Indiana Guard Has Big Impact on Border Mission
November 17, 2006
Indiana National Guard Sgt. Brian Clevenger follows a "dust devil" that might be a vehicle through his binoculars while assisting Tucson Sector Border Patrol Agents at an observation post in southern Arizona.

Guard, Reserve Troop Rotations Haven't Changed, Official Says
November 17, 2006

Fewer, More Predictable Deployments Coming, Pace Tells Guardsmen
November 15, 2006
Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with soldiers after a town hall meeting at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, Nov. 14. Pace addressed questions from the soldiers that ranged from the recent elections to the future uses of Guard and Reserve forces.

Soldier from ‘Down Under’ tops Military Idol field
November 14, 2006
Spc. Vicki Golding of the D.C. National Guard's 257th Army Band sings Barbra Streisand's "The Way We Were" en route to winning the 2006 Military Idol competition Nov. 4 at Wallace Theater on Fort Belvoir, Va.

Boom operator flies 10,000th hour in tanker
November 14, 2006
Boom operator flies 10,000 hours Senior Master Sgt. Anthony Trenga, an in-flight refueling technician, has flown more than 10,000 hours during his 34-year career. He is assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron in Southwest Asia.

Air National Guard: A family affair
November 13, 2006
Brothers Senior Airman Jean Audiffred, Master Sgt. Jorge Cantres and Tech. Sgt. Armando Cantres discuss a post-flight check after the aircrew landed and completed a misison. The three are brothers deployed from Muniz Air National Guard, Puerto Rico. They are one line of many families serving in the Puerto Rico Guard. Jean is a C-130 crew chief, Jorge is a C-130 flight engineer, and Armando is a C-130 engine mechanic. (U.S. Air Force photo/)

Cadet finds new strengths at military school
November 8, 2006
Joesph Hardy and another cadet explain the challenges of the six-month resident youth course to a prospective applicant.

Disaster Response Planning Aids Washington Guard Flood Response
November 8, 2006

Forrest City, Brinkley Soldiers Raid Hospital, Save 'Hostages'
November 6, 2006
1st Lt. Joseph Foley, of Batesville, conducts an after action review with the Soldiers of Company C, 153rd Infantry, 39th Brigade Combat Team at the conclusion of the training exercise. Foley said, "We'll continue to train and hopefully the lessons learned from this will better enhance our training."

Stopping drug traffickers by air
November 3, 2006
The Tethered Aerostat Radar System is a low-level surveillance system that uses aerostats as radar platforms. An aerostat is a lighter-than-air, inflatable, aerodynamic balloon filled with helium and air. The primary mission is to provide low-level radar surveillance along the southwest border of the United States and Mexico, the Straits of Florida and the Caribbean in support of federal agencies involved in the nation's drug interdiction program.

Alaska Guard Celebrates 50th Year of Operation Santa Claus
November 3, 2006

109th Airlift Wing Makes Historic South Pole Landing
November 3, 2006
The Tethered Aerostat Radar System is a low-level surveillance system that uses aerostats as radar platforms. An aerostat is a lighter-than-air, inflatable, aerodynamic balloon filled with helium and air. The primary mission is to provide low-level radar surveillance along the southwest border of the United States and Mexico, the Straits of Florida and the Caribbean in support of federal agencies involved in the nation's drug interdiction program.

Guard, Reserve Team Up to Make Child 'Pilot for a Day'
November 2, 2006
Michael Ogunjimi, 10, of Washington, D.C., joins Air Force Reserve Capt. Scott Clark, 756th Air Refueling Squadron pilot, to salute from the wing of a KC-135 Stratotanker Oct. 27. The 459th Air Refueling Wing and the District of Columbia Air National Guard 113th Wing teamed up to host the "Pilot for a Day" program. "P4D" is a community outreach program that allows military and civilian children of all ages who suffer from serious or chronic medical conditions to visit an installation for a day.

Air Traffic Service Soldiers Deploy to Iraq Theatre of Operations
November 1, 2006
Maj. Gen. Ron Chastain, the adjutant general of the Arkansas National Guard, visits with Soldiers and their families during a going away celebration on Monday at Camp Shelby, Miss. Family members and Guard leaders gathered at Camp Shelby to bid farewell to the Soldiers, who were deploying with Company D, 1st Battalion, 114th Aviation (Air Traffic Services) of the 77th Aviation Brigade. Over 60 Soldiers strong, the unit departed Camp Shelby, Miss, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, for their yearlong deployment in Iraq.

Arkansas National Guard engineers take over critical mission; Bid Missouri unit 'God Speed'
November 1, 2006
Lt. Col. Patricia Anslow, commander of the Arkansas Army National Guard's 875th Engineer Battalion, and Command Sgt. Maj. Billy Ward proudly uncase the unit colors at a formal transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Striker, Iraq, Nov. 1, 2006. The 875th took over from the Missouri Army National Guard's 110th Engineer Battalion, which is completing a yearlong deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.