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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.

National Guard Members Test Skills at Cyber Shield 2024
June 27, 2024
Cyber Shield participants conduct the Certified Cyber Exercise Assessor Course during the annual Cyber Shield training event at the Virginia National Guard’s State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach June 6, 2024. Over 900 National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers, Airmen, civilian cyber professionals, and international partners participated in the exercise.

Alaska Air Guard Rescue Triad Demonstrates Capabilities
June 27, 2024
An Alaska Air National Guard combat rescue officer (CRO) assigned to the 212th Rescue Squadron descends over Malemute Drop Zone during a capabilities exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 25, 2024. CROs, pararescuemen, and search, evasion, resistance, and escape specialists of the 212th RQS — known collectively as Guardian Angels — are experts in personnel recovery operations and are trained to infiltrate behind enemy lines to extract isolated U.S. and allied personnel.

F-15 EX Eagle II Makes Debut Landing at Portland Base
June 26, 2024
Oregon Air National Guard Majors Calvin Conner and Brandon  Wigton, assigned to the 142nd Wing, 123rd Fighter Squadron, in Portland, prepare for takeoff with the newest F-15EX in Berkley, Missouri, June 5, 2024. Eighteen new EX models will be assigned to the 142nd Wing at Portland Air National Guard base.

South Carolina Guard Modernizes with NextGen Squad Weapons
June 24, 2024
U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 4th Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment, 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, South Carolina Army National Guard, conduct an integrated training weapons strategy qualification table for the newly fielded Next Generation Squad Weapon Rifle XM7 and Next Generation Squad Weapon Automatic Rifle XM250, during a week-long training event at Fort Stewart, Georgia, June 20, 2024. The South Carolina Army National Guard is the third Army National Guard command to receive the new weapons, following the North Carolina National Guard and the West Virginia National Guard.

Hybrid SATCOM Successfully Tested at Sentry Aloha Exercise
June 24, 2024
A U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II sits on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 12, 2023. The HC-130J provides rapidly deployable combat search and rescue forces to theater commanders worldwide.

Army, Air Medics Train Together for Operation Guardian Angel
June 24, 2024
628th Aviation Support Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania National Guard, conducted Operation Guardian Angel during annual training June 18, 2024. The 193rd Special Operations trained with the combat medics to stimulate a real-life scenario of medical emergencies.

Michigan Guard Engineers Train on Wet-Gap Crossing
June 21, 2024
Michigan National Guard Engineers of the 1437th Multi-Role Bridge Company worked through the night to unload trucks carrying boats and bridge sections and successfully pieced together a bridge across the Mississippi River during training on Camp Ripley, Minnesota, June 11, 2024.

56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team Getting Upgraded Strykers
June 21, 2024
Stryker vehicles from the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team await shipment at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., June 5, 2024. The 56th SBCT is turning in 322 old Strykers and receiving 316 upgraded vehicles.

Military Leaders Urge Congress to Pass Timely 2025 Defense Budget
June 20, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense, during the National Guard and Reserve hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., June 18, 2024.

Ohio Air Guard 178th Wing Hosts Engineer Installation Muster
June 20, 2024
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Issac Adducchio, assigned to the 269th Combat Communications Squadron, contacts the Defense Information Systems Agency to establish satellite communications at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan, May 14, 2024, as part of their larger annual training exercise. This annual training guarantees the readiness and deployability of equipment and Airmen.

Air Guard Helps Provide Free Medical Care to Virgin Islands
June 20, 2024
Staff Sgt. Siya Liu, 349th Aerospace Medical Squadron health services management technician, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., greets a patient at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, June 1, 2024. Ivanna Eudora Kean High School was transformed into a reception and treatment area during Virgin Islands Wellness Innovative Readiness Training June 1-8, 2024.

Pennsylvania Army Guardsmen Complete Combat Lifesaver Course
June 18, 2024
U.S. Army Spc. Jeremy Shockey, left, an intelligence analyst assigned to Headquarters Sustainment Company, 55th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, applies hemorrhage control to a simulated casualty using a tourniquet during a combat lifesaver course at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. June 17, 2024. Spc. Addison Straub, a combat medic specialist also assigned to HSC, instructs Shockey through the process.

38th Infantry Division Soldiers Conduct Warfighter Exercise
June 18, 2024
Indiana National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Cole Skillman, a 38th Infantry Division battle noncommissioned officer, answers a phone call during the division's Warfighter Exercise 24-4 at Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh, Indiana, June 15, 2024. Warfighter exercises evaluate Soldier proficiencies as they respond, communicate and develop plans and actions to virtual battlefield scenarios.