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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Outdated images frustrate Joint Task Force-Guantanamo troopers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

National Guard Chief Praises Rumsfeld's Leadership, Vision
November 30, 2006

Top Guard Shooters Battle It Out In the Natural State
November 29, 2006
Arkansas' 77th Aviation Brigade provided the aviation assets to kick off the Combined Arms Team match during the 2006 Winston P. Wilson marksmanship competition. Competing teams were given patrol orders and navigated to the designated pickup zone. Upon dismounted the helicopter, the competitors had to make their way through several obstacles before ever engaging targets on the range, testing their Marksmanship and physical skills under simulated combat conditions. (Photo by )

New Orleans Police Ask Governor to Extend Guardsmen
November 29, 2006

36th Brigade Soldiers reach out to hungry families
November 28, 2006
Staff Sgt. Kenneth Rushing accepts a full box of donated food from a volunteer during the Food for Families food drive in Waco Nov. 17.

Ohio engineers return from Iraq
November 27, 2006
Soldiers from the Ohio National Guard's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 16th Engineer Brigade, are overjoyed to see their friends and families Nov. 9 during a welcome home ceremony at the Vineyard Community Church in Westerville following a yearlong deployment to Iraq.

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.