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Guard's NASCAR driver visits wounded warriors at Walter Reed
October 10, 2006
NASCAR driver Greg Biffle, who drives the No. 16 National Guard-sponsored car, hands out autographed posters at Walter Reed Army Medical Center Sept. 21 to patients and families.  Biffle, was one of several NASCAR drivers who visited patients that day.

Security Force Stops Pakistani Smugglers
October 10, 2006
Camp Phoenix Security Forces (SECFOR) raided a nearby compound capturing 18 men suspected of pilfering U.S. connexes in route to Camp Phoenix. Soldiers from A Company, 1-186 Infantry Battalion, 41st BCT hold suspected thieves for questioning.

Operation Jump Start tours available for Air Guard members
October 10, 2006

Arkansas Guardsman Named 2006 Mary Ann Talley EMS National Instructor/Coordinator of the Year
October 5, 2006
Sergeant First Class Garry Odom, readiness non-commissioned officer for the 213th Area Support Medical Company, received the 2006 Mary Ann Talley EMS Instructor/Coordinator of the Year award from Ms Joy Knobel, representing Mosby, the largest Emergency Medical Education book publisher in the country, and Mr Dave Garmon, Division Chairperson for NAEMT.

Ohio National Guard, Serbia strengthen fledgling relationship
October 5, 2006
Serbian President Boris Tadić (left) and Maj. Gen. Gregory L. Wayt, Ohio adjutant general discuss State Partnership plans during Wayt's visit to Serbia September 24-30.

Reserve Components Vital to EUCOM, Transformation, General Says
October 5, 2006

North Dakota provides much-welcomed medical care to African country
October 2, 2006
U.S Air Force flight surgeon Lt. Col. Bryan DeLage (119th Medical Group) shows patient Amena Salifu the x-ray of her hip fracture at the Mallam-Atta Market Government Clinic as part of the Medflag 2006 joint force humanitarian medical assistance exercise Accra, Ghana Sep. 13. Amena Salifu walked to the clinic on the broken hip to be examined. The North Dakota National Guard medical group members and support personnel are in Ghana as part of Medflag 2006, which is a U.S. military medical exercise that is geared toward gaining and providing training and experience in management of world health problems, sharing of medical information and techniques with African host countries, and providing humanitarian civic assistance to host nation civilian populations as good will ambassadors of the United States.

Operations in Southern Afghanistan under Alaska National Guard Command
October 2, 2006
Army Col. Stephen Williams (left) commander of the 207th Infantry Brigade, Alaskan National Guard, and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Averett (right) also with the ANG, unfurl their flag assuming command of the U.S. National Command Element in Southern Afghanistan here July 2. (Photo by Army Staff Sgt. Brian Raley)

Guard officer, Brit warrant officer participate in exchange program
October 2, 2006
Royal Auxiliary Air Force Warrant Officer Matt Dillon talks with Staff Sgt. Kenneth Dahl, a 189th Aerial Port Flight air transportation specialist, about cargo the Arkansas Air National Guardsman helps prepare for airdrop.

Idaho Guard aviation unit takes part in major combat operation against Taliban
September 29, 2006
AH-64 Apache helicopters from the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade (Task Force Falcon) take off in Afghanistan. The unit is in the midst of yet another major offensive against Taliban insurgents. It's providing aerial support for Operation Mountain Fury, which took place Sept. 16.

Idaho medic tends to war’s most innocent victims
September 29, 2006
Spc. Jessica Guzzetti, a Task Force Talon medic from the 1-183rd Aviation Battalion from Boise, Idaho, tends to the needs of a local at a free clinic in Afghanistan.

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
September 28, 2006
One local man is trying to help civilians show their silent appreciation for soldiers.

Recruiting and retention top priority for Guard directors
September 28, 2006
Lt. Gen. Craig McKinley, director of the Air National Guard, addresses the 128th General Conference of the National Guard Association of the United States in Albuquerque, N.M., on Sept. 18.

Reserve, Guard leaders speak at AFA convention
September 28, 2006
Units like the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia are composed of active duty Airmen as well as Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve servicemembers. The Reserve and Air Guard top leaders briefed attendees at the Air Force Association's Air and Space Conference Sept. 27 on importance of the total force.

Cheney Praises Michigan Guardsmen, Discusses Terror War
September 26, 2006

President Proclaims National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week
September 25, 2006

Arkansas Engineer Battalion on the verge of Iraq mission; Deployment ceremony marks end of training
September 25, 2006
Capt. Jacob Roy leads the Vermont Army National Guard's 131st Engineer Company onto the Fort McCoy, Wis., parade field during a deployment ceremony Sept. 23, 2006. The 131st includes Soldiers from Vermont and Indiana, and is attached to the Arkansas Army National Guard's 875th Engineer Battalion, which departed Arkansas July 22. The unit has finished a grueling two-month training regiment at Fort McCoy and will depart shortly on a year-long deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Guard association's conference features forum and a new song
September 22, 2006
Legendary singer Pat Boone performed the new song "For My Country: Ballad of the National Guard" during the National Guard Association of the United States' 128th General Conference in Albuquerque, N.M., in mid-September. (Photo by Sgt. Jim Greenhill, National Guard Bureau)

Guardsman Credits Employer for Looking After His Family
September 21, 2006

WMD-CST Teams Certified for Maryland, Mississippi
September 21, 2006