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

National Guard's first African American adjutant general dies
September 21, 2006
Col. Gerard Luz A. James Sr.

Citizen-Soldiers, Airmen making a difference on the border
September 20, 2006
Michael Chertoff, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, praised the National Guard for supporting the southwest border mission during the 128th General Conference of the National Guard Association of the United States in Albuquerque, N.M., on Sept. 18. (Photo by Sgt. Jim Greenhill, National Guard Bureau).

Massachusetts Recognized for Guard, Reserve Support
September 20, 2006

Department of Defense to Recognize Top 15 Employers of National Guard and Reserve Members
September 19, 2006

Gov. Bill Richardson: National Guard has earned seat at table
September 19, 2006
Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico addresses the 128th General Conference of the National Guard Association of the United States in Albuquerque, N.M., on Sept. 18, 2006.

California Air Guard Joins Terror Response Exercise in Ukraine
September 18, 2006

Citizen-Soldiers vital to nation’s defense, Secretary of the Army says
September 18, 2006
Dr. Francis Harvey, Secretary of the Army, meets with members of the media while attending the 128th General Conference of the National Guard Association of the United States in Albuquerque, N.M., on Sept. 17.

Actions not Rhetoric
September 18, 2006
LTG H Steven Blum, right, chief of the National Guard Bureau, confers with Lt. Gen. Craig McKinley, director of the Air National Guard, during the National Guard Association of the United States' General Conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Blum told the group that the Guard's domestic resources need to be significantly improved.

U.S., Serbia sign Status-of-Forces Agreement; Ohio welcomes state partnership
September 15, 2006
Maj. Gen. Gregory L. Wayt, Ohio Adjutant General, escorts Serbian President Boris Tadic past a joint Honor Guard and Color Guard during a Sept. 8 visit. Tadic and his Serbian delegation met with Wayt, Ohio Governor Bob Taft and other Ohio leadership to discuss the planned partnership between Serbia and the Ohio National Guard through the National Guard State Partnership Program.

Dakota Guard unit bringing the stories home
September 14, 2006
Spc. Brett Miller, Bismarck, N.D., videos medical evacuation operations on a flight line in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Miller and two other 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Soldiers traveled to eastern Afghanistan to report on the progress of coalition forces.

California ANG participating in exercises in Ukraine
September 13, 2006

No 'diamonds in the rough:' Ohio's largest pinning of new first sergeants
September 13, 2006
Brig. Gen. Matthew L. Kambic, Ohio's assistant adjutant general for Army, congratulates 1st Sgt. Jeff Collingsworth on his promotion to first sergeant in the Ohio Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion. Collingsworth is the Area Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of the Central Recruiting Area.

Youth ChalleNGe cadets lead Freedom Walk
September 13, 2006
Gen. Peter Pace, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (left) and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England (right) participated with cadets from the Virginia National Guard's Youth ChalleNGe Program in leading more than 15,000 walkers in the America Supports You Freedom Walk from the Washington Monument to the Pentagon on Sept. 10.

Missouri Air National Guard gets sneak preview of B-2
September 12, 2006
Missouri Air National Guard gets sneak preview of B-2 A B-2 Spirit stealth bomber sits on the tarmac at the 131st Fighter Wing at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis Sept. 9.

With New Lease on Life, Soldier Promotes Freedom
September 10, 2006

Department of Defense to Recognize Top 15 Employers of National Guard and Reserve Members
September 6, 2006

Illinois Army Guard Transformation Enhances Capabilities
September 6, 2006
Spc. Dan Bounnavong, Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry, and a British Soldier with Number 7 Company, Coldstream Guards go over an obstacle together as part of a training exercise between the United States and Great Britain at Ft. McCoy, Wis. in July. As part of transformation, the new unit is able to participate in a variety of new training opportunities.

How 9/11 changed the National Guard: Counterdrug program expanded their horizons
September 5, 2006

World War II Guard veterans dedicate new armory in Oregon
September 1, 2006
The Baker City Armory, located on Campbell Street in downtown Baker City, Ore., was officially dedicated on August 31, 2006. The event was attended by Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon National Guard, and several original members of the F Co., 186th Infantry, 41st Division, some of whom saw action in WWII. The 40,000 square foot facility, completed in October 2005, will be utilized by community groups as well as the Oregon Army National Guard.