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Wisconsin Guard Medical Company Helps Set Up Clinic
July 12, 2024
1st Lt. Jennifer Vanden Busch, the Joint Readiness Training Center Aid Station Rear operations officer, prepares a syringe June 13, 2024, during a training rotation for the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 32nd “Red Arrow” Infantry Brigade Combat Team. She was among the medics, nurses and physicians from the Wisconsin National Guard and surrounding states who responded to a call for volunteers to staff the JRTC clinic.

Vermont National Guard Rescues Beryl Flood Victims
July 11, 2024
Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers supported Vermont Emergency Management Urban Search and Rescue Teams conducting health and welfare checks and evacuating people during flash flooding July 10-11, 2024, in Barre, Vermont. Before the storm, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott approved the activation of approximately 15 Soldiers and seven high-water vehicles to prepare for flash flooding.

Utah Air National Guard Conducts Weapons Training Exercise
July 11, 2024
Aircraft armament systems technicians from the Idaho Air National Guard’s 124th Maintenance Group download 30 mm rounds during a weapons system evaluation program exercise at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, June 11, 2024. The A-10 is equipped with the GAU-8/A seven-barrel Gatling gun and can fire 3,900 rounds a minute.

New Jersey, Pennsylvania Air Guard Collaborate on Exercise
July 11, 2024
Airmen assigned to the 171st Civil Engineer Squadron and the 177th Civil Engineer Squadron perform land navigation and simulated combat training exercises as part of the Piney Devil training exercise June 9, 2024, at Warren Grove Range, New Jersey.

Alaska Air National Guard Rescues Mariner in Gulf of Alaska
July 10, 2024
The Alaska Air National Guard rescues a critically ill mariner from a ship in the Gulf of Alaska June 15, 2024.

Idaho Army National Guard Rescues Injured Hiker
July 9, 2024
The Idaho Army National Guard’s State Aviation Group assisted the Custer County Search and Rescue with the rescue of an injured hiker July 6, 2024, on Thompson Peak of the Sawtooth Range outside Stanley, Idaho.

Hawaii Air Guard Trains on Urban Search and Rescue
July 8, 2024
Hawaii Air National Guard Airmen from the 154th Medical Group Detachment 1 and urban search and rescue teams from across the United States are briefed June 5, 2024, at Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Training Center in Livermore, Calif. The briefing, conducted during the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Medical Specialist Course, covered critical strategies for effective disaster response and coordination.

Virginia Guard Cyber Brigade Validated for Federal Mobilizations
July 5, 2024
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 123rd Cyber Protection Battalion, 91st Cyber Brigade, conduct re-certification of cyber protection teams on cyber operations June 6, 2024, as part of Cyber Shield Certification Exercise 2024 at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Cyber Shield CERTEX 2024 took place May 31 to June 15, with almost 250 personnel from the Army and Air National Guard from multiple states.

Oregon Guard Rescues Injured Hiker on Pacific Crest Trail
July 5, 2024
Oregon Army National Guard HH-60M crew members, from left, Staff Sgt. Kyle Sanders, crew chief and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kyle Hutton, pilot, stand next to a rescued hiker, with Sgt. 1st Class Michael Buchan, medic and chief warrant officer 4 Devin Wickenhagen, pilot in command in Medford, Oregon, June 23, 2024. The crew rescued the hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Red Arrow Transformed by Joint Readiness Training Exercise
July 3, 2024
The first few days in “the box” have wrapped up for troops at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Johnson, Louisiana, during which they completed blank and live fire training exercises that put their skills to the test while bringing Soldiers from across the United States and Canada together to work as cohesive teams.

Iowa Air Guard Helps Small Town Recover from Flooding
July 2, 2024
U.S. Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Aaron Jacobson, a 185th Air Refueling Wing Civil Engineering Squadron pavements and construction equipment specialist, picks up debris using a skid steer loader in Sioux Rapids, Iowa, June 29, 2024. Airmen of the 185th ARW and 132nd Wing helped clean up debris in the wake of historic flooding in Northwest Iowa.

Idaho Guard Maintainers Supply Iron to the Fight
July 2, 2024
Maintenance Airmen from the 124th Maintenance Group generate A-10 Thunderbolt IIs at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, June 4, 2024. The aircraft generation is in support of a weapons system evaluation program  at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

New York Army Guard Tests Technology to Reduce Soldier Risk
July 1, 2024
U.S. Army Spc. Johnny Pagan, an infantryman with the New York National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, controls a soldier-borne sensor unmanned aerial vehicle in Fort Drum, N.Y., June 27, 2024. The system is portable and can be controlled by a single Soldier, allowing the drone to complete dangerous work Soldiers usually perform.

New Mexico National Guard Rescues Flood Victims
July 1, 2024
Six New Mexico Army National Guard Soldiers rescued four elderly residents from their home in Ruidoso June 29, 2024, as floods began to wash out parts of the area scarred by recent wildfires.

Puerto Rico Air Guard, 52nd Fighter Wing Train Together
July 1, 2024
U.S. Airmen with the 156th Wing, Puerto Rico Air National Guard, pose for a group photo at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 9, 2024. The 156th LRS integrated with the 52nd LRS as a force multiplier, assisting with daily operations and augmenting capabilities in support of the 52nd Fighter Wing Saber Knight Readiness Exercise 24-01.

Massachusetts Air Guard Helps Upgrade Comms at Joint Base Langley-Eustis
June 28, 2024
Airmen sent by the 212th Engineering Installation Squadron, Otis Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts, pose during a capabilities tour at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia. The Airmen performed network infrastructure upgrades at JBLE in May 2024.

177th Fighter Wing Enhances Readiness at Sentry Aloha Exercise
June 28, 2024
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jean Zambrano, 177th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, poses for a photograph, while preparing an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet from the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, for takeoff during a launch at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, June 5, 2024. The enlisted Airmen of the 177FW played a vital role in keeping the unit’s aircraft operational during Sentry Aloha 24-2.

Pennsylvania Air Guard Enhances Ops at Iron Keystone Exercise
June 28, 2024
Airmen from across the 193rd Special Operations Wing facilitated a simulated key leader engagement for Exercise Iron Keystone 2024 at Fort Drum’s Combined Arms Collective Training Facility, June 8, 2024. The tri-wing exercise included elements of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard's 111th Attack Wing, 193rd Special Operations Wing and the 171st Air Refueling Wing.

West Virginia, North Carolina Guard Test NextGen Army Weapons
June 27, 2024
U.S. Army Sgt. Greg Richmond, with C Company, 1st Squadron, 150th Cavalry Regiment, West Virginia Army National Guard, engages targets with the XM7 rifle and XM157 scope during night fire testing of the rifle and scope at Fort Liberty, North Carolina, as part of the Next Generation Squad Weapon system, June 13, 2024. The system includes the XM7 rifle, the XM250 automatic rifle, and the XM157 fire control system, which are designed to replace the current M4 carbine, M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, and the M240 machine gun.

South Carolina Airmen Join 2nd Joint Fox EMBER Training
June 27, 2024
U.S. Air Force National Guard and active-duty Airmen from 15 units across seven states and one territory converged for an emergency management battlefield expeditionary response deployment training at the McCrady Training Center, Eastover, South Carolina, June 7, 2024. The multi-day Fox EMBER exercise enabled Airmen to develop skills for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear events during an immersive deployment environment using real-world scenarios.