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Military Aircrews Continue Supporting Mount Hood Rescue Effort
December 19, 2006
Lt. Col. Caesar Garduno receives coordinates while flying over Mt. Hood, Ore., Dec. 16. Colonel Garduno and his Air National Guard crew were joined by an Air Force Reserve pararescueman searching for three missing climbers. The colonel is a C-130 pilot from the 152nd Airlift Wing in Nevada.

Defense secretary recognizes Guard's Katrina response
December 15, 2006
Donald Rumsfeld awards the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to LTG H Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, at the Pentagon Dec. 13 during Rumsfeld's final week as secretary of defense. Rumsfeld paid tribute to the National Guard's overwhelming response to Hurricane Katrina in September 2005.

Montenegro partners with Maine National Guard
December 14, 2006
Maj. Gen. John Libby, adjutant general of the Maine National Guard, and LTG H Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, present a book about Maine to Montenegrin President Filip Vujanovic in Podgorica, Montenegro, on Dec. 7, 2006. The Maine National Guard and Montenegro formally announced their pairing in the National Guard’s State Partnership Program on Dec. 7.

Readiness center ceremony marks National Guard's 370th birthday
December 14, 2006
Lt. Gen. Clyde Vaughn, director of the Army National Guard, and Gene McDaniel, who recently surpassed 50 years of federal service, teamed up, with a sword, of course, to cut the cake during the National Guard's 370th birthday Dec. 13 at the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Arlington, Va.

Excitement Heating Up Over New Extended-Cold-Weather Gear
December 14, 2006
Army Sgt. Seth Paul (left) and his wife, Sgt. Katja Paul, both military police officers with the Alaska Army Guard's 49th Missile Defense Battalion at Fort Greely, call the Army's new Generation III Extended Cold Weather Clothing System the perfect answer to extreme conditions they face in Alaska.

National Guard Museum opens OIF/OEF exhibit
December 13, 2006
Jason Hall, director of the National Guard educational foundation and National Guard Association of the United States museum curator speaks at the opening of new exhibit that displays National guard artifacts from Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom Dec. 7. The Soldiers and Airman to his left donated the items displayed.

Army Guard takes charge of Capital region's air defense
December 13, 2006

Along the southwest border, one size does not fit all
December 11, 2006
Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, chief, National Guard Bureau, meets with citizen-soldiers and airmen and with Border Patrol agents at the U.S. border with Mexico near San Diego, Calif., on Nov. 27, 2006, during a visit to troops participating in Operation Jump Start. Up to 6,000 National Guard members are helping the Border Patrol secure the nation's southern border.

Operation Jump Start a success, officials say
December 11, 2006
Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, chief, National Guard Bureau, talks with Border Patrol agents during a visit to the U.S. border with Mexico near Columbus, N.M., on Nov. 29, 2006. Up to 6,000 National Guard troops are helping the Border Patrol secure the nation's southern border in Operation Jump Start.

National Guard Birthday Message from the Chief, National Guard Bureau
December 11, 2006

Air Guard launches new era with Predator mission
December 8, 2006

South Carolina NCO is Equal Opportunity Advisor of the Year
December 8, 2006

Illinois Army National Guard generates warm hearts during the aftermath of 'historic' snow, ice storm
December 8, 2006
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From rush hour traffic into rushing water: Soldier saves man from drowning
December 5, 2006
Sgt. Kristi J. Artigue

Outdated images frustrate Joint Task Force-Guantanamo troopers
December 4, 2006
A Soldier stands guard on a cell block inside Camp Five at the Joint Task Force Guantanamo detention center at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Nov. 14, 2006. Camp Five is one of six camps that comprise the dentention center, and has been built with many features that can be found in many maximum security prisons in the United States. Camp Five is where the most non-compliant and hostile detainees are held. ( Photo by

Concept Perfected in Iraq, Afghanistan Used Along U.S. Border
December 4, 2006
Forward Operating Base Border Wolf in Deming, N.M., offers a support base for National Guard troops supporting Operation Jump Start without overtaxing the local community.

National Guard Responds to Midwest Winter Storms
December 4, 2006

Blum: Requirements, Not Budget, Should Drive Air Guard Strength
December 1, 2006

Florida Guard Delivers Donations to Kabul Orphanage
December 1, 2006

Guard Chief: Relief on Way for Guard's Equipment Shortages
December 1, 2006