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North Dakota National Guard Fights Missouri River Ice Jams
March 4, 2024
A North Dakota National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter fills up a bucket with 660 gallons of water to drop on an ice jam on the Missouri River in Bismarck, North Dakota, Feb. 29, 2024, to break up the ice and prevent flooding. Two Black Hawks dropped over 70,000 gallons of water in four hours.

National Guard Conducts Arctic Training with Canada
March 4, 2024
U.S. Army and Canadian Soldiers observe and secure the insertion area after disembarking from an LC-130 Hercules skiplane of the 109th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard, on frozen oceanic Arctic ice near Cornwallis Island, Nunavut, Canada, March 15, 2023. U.S. and Canadian Soldiers and U.S. Airmen are participating in Guerrier Nordique 24 to get experience operating tactically in the high Arctic.

Nebraska Guard Infantry Trains on Survival Tactics
March 1, 2024
Soldiers with the Nebraska Army National Guard’s Company B, 2-134th Infantry (Airborne), conduct survival, evasion, resistance and escape training Feb. 3-4, 2024, at the Mead Training Site near Yutan, Nebraska. The 59 Soldiers were trained by six U.S. Air Force instructors from the 55th Operations Support Squadron from Offutt Air Force Base.

Air National Guard Crisis Team Recognized for Innovation
March 1, 2024
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Katelyn S. Murphy, superintendent, Crisis Action Team, Air National Guard Readiness Center, National Guard Bureau, simulates gathering pertinent information on crises and events used to inform National Guard senior leaders, at the ANGRC, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Feb. 29, 2024. During event and crisis support, the CAT acts as the central Air Guard point of contact, providing enhanced operational continuity between commanders in the field and senior leaders at NGB.

Washington Guard Team Takes Honors at Biathlon Championship
February 29, 2024
The Washington National Guard men's Patrol Team climbs an incline during the 50th anniversary Chief of the National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center Feb. 21, 2024. The Utah National Guard hosted the national biathlon competition consisting of cross-country skiing and competitive shooting events that tested the warriors’ endurance and marksmanship.

Idaho Civil Support Team Guardsmen Train With Firefighters
February 29, 2024
Sgt. Steven Jackson, 101st Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, Idaho National Guard, goes through the decontamination process after exiting a notional “hot zone” during training with firefighters from the Bliss. Gooding and Hagerman Fire Departments. The CST’s community outreach program enhances the ability to work together in crises.

National Guard Enlisted Leader Speaks to Sergeant Major Students
February 28, 2024
Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, congratulates Sgt. Maj. Tyson Bumgardner, a graduate of class 001-24 of the Sergeants Major Academy's distance learning course, during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Feb. 23, 2024. Whitehead addressed the distance learning graduates and participants of the 10-month resident course.

Air National Guard Unit Trains for any Situation
February 27, 2024
A member of the 116th Air Support Operations Squadron holds their position with a simunition modified M4 during training at Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Wash., Feb. 6, 2024.

MQ-9 Reaper Lands at Shaw AFB in Historic First
February 26, 2024
A man in a uniform has his arms in the air, directing a remotely piloted aircraft.

Wisconsin Airmen Complete First F-35 Training Deployment
February 26, 2024
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christian Fischer, a tactical aircraft maintenance specialist with the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing, assists an F-35A Lightning II pilot with preflight tasks February 13, 2024, during a Weapon System Evaluation Program exercise at Tyndall Air force Base, Florida.

National Guard Conducts Patriot Exercise in Mississippi
February 22, 2024
Air National Guard security forces participate in a mass casualty event at the PATRIOT 24 exercise at Combined Arms Collective Training Facility, Camp Shelby, Mississippi, Feb. 19, 2024. The disaster-response training exercise was conducted by National Guard units working with federal, state and local emergency management agencies and first responders.

Missouri Guard’s 139th Airlift Wing Executes 41-hour Sortie
February 20, 2024
Airmen assigned to the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, refuel a C-130H Hercules aircraft Feb. 13, 2024, at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Missouri. Aircrews conducted a 41-hour sortie in which the aircraft engines ran continuously for 45 hours and the aircraft was refueled three times.

Guam Air Guard Security Forces Join Cope North Exercise
February 20, 2024
U.S. Air Force Master Sgts. Jordanna Escobar, left, and Misty Palomo of the Guam Air National Guard 254th Security Forces Squadron pull security on a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon at the A.B. Won Pat Guam International Airport during Exercise Cope North, Feb. 9, 2024.

Hokanson at BEYA STEM Conference: Become everything you are in the National Guard
February 17, 2024
From left, Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, SEA to the chief, National Guard Bureau; Sgt. Maj. Alan Thomas, operations sergeant major, Indiana National Guard; Chief Warrant Officer 3 Regina Carrell, a senior strategic intelligence analyst at the National Guard Bureau, and Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, at the Black Engineer of the Year Award Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Stars and Stripes dinner and reception, Baltimore, Maryland, Feb. 16, 2024. The National Guard Bureau was the featured military organization of the 2024 Stars and Stripes event.

Air National Guard Director Inducted into Order of the Sword
February 16, 2024
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael A. Loh, director, Air National Guard, speaks during his Order of the Sword induction ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Feb. 15, 2024.

105th Airmen Support Security Forces Training at Red Flag
February 16, 2024
205th Base Defense Squadron Airmen pose in front of an MRZR off-road vehicle. Ten Airmen from the 105th Airlift Wing’s 205th Base Defense Squadron participated in Exercise Red Flag Jan. 15-26, 2024, training in the field on essential security forces concepts.

Illinois National Guard Honors Former Guardsman Abe Lincoln
February 15, 2024
Brig. Gen. Mark Alessia, Illinois National Guard, salutes after placing a wreath at the tomb of former President Abraham Lincoln on behalf of the president of the United States Feb. 12, 2024, as part of the 90th annual American Legion Pilgrimage to Lincoln’s Tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois.

Guam Guard Helps Elementary School Recover from Typhoon
February 15, 2024
Soldiers from the Guam National Guard’s Bravo Company, 1-294th Infantry Regiment (Chamorri Battalion), activated as Team Binadu under Task Force Talon, help Adacao Elementary School prepare for inspection Feb. 7, 2024. Team Binadu looks to perform as much community service as possible while mobilized to secure Guam’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense.

Guard Vice Chief Emphasizes Cyber Readiness During Maine Visit
February 14, 2024
Lt. Gen. Marc Sasseville listens as Capt. Josh Hunsinger briefs on daily operations, missions, and the proud heritage of the Communications Squadron, Bangor Air National Guard Base, Maine, Feb. 3, 2024. Sasseville toured the Wing and met with the MAINEiacs as part of a multiday event.

Oregon Army National Guard Upgrades Sniper Rifles
February 12, 2024
Sniper section members fire MK 22 Precision Sniper Rifles issued to the Oregon Army National Guard on Feb. 7, 2024, during the new equipment training range day at Orchard Combat Training Center in Idaho.