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Idaho, Nevada Guard Offer Free Health Care to Tribal Members
June 3, 2024
About 50 Idaho and Nevada National Guard Soldiers and Airmen conducted two weeklong medical visits for members of the Nez Perce and Shoshone-Paiute Tribes May 13-24, 2024. Free health care was offered as part of the Department of Defense Innovative Readiness Training program.

Illinois Guard Completes Emergency Response Training
June 3, 2024
The Illinois Army and Air National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package Search and Extraction Team built a protective barrier to treat the wounded during a training exercise in Sparta, Illinois, May 2-5, 2024. The exercise focused on enhancing the readiness and capabilities of CERFP units.

National Guard Ready for Potential Record-Breaking Wildfire, Hurricane Season
May 31, 2024
A military C-130J aircraft discharges a pressurized water stream from the rear of the aircraft over a green marshland with a creek affixed against a light blue sky.

Washington Army Guard, Partners Train on Air Rescues
May 31, 2024
Washington Army National Guard aviation crew members and Central Pierce County Fire and Rescue near Crystal Mountain Ski Resort in Washington, May 15, 2024. The Guard and first responders trained on air rescue operations.

New Hampshire Guard Medevacs Injured Hiker to Safety
May 29, 2024
The New Hampshire National Guard helped rescue and evacuate a hiker with a broken leg in the White Mountain National Forest May 26, 2024. The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew flew the man to Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, N.H.

New York’s 109th Airlift Wing Begins 2024 Greenland Missions
May 28, 2024
Staff Sgt. Skyler Buyce, a loadmaster with the 109th Airlift Wing, conducts post-flight checks in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, on May 13, 2024.

Vermont Air Guard Tests Weapon Systems in Florida Exercises
May 28, 2024
U.S. Air Force Capt. Justin Fischer, a fighter pilot with the Vermont Air National Guard, prepares to fly an F-35A Lightning II aircraft during an exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 16, 2024.

New England Civil Engineers Strengthen Skills During Training Exercise
May 24, 2024
An instructor leads Air National Guardsmen from five civil engineer squadrons in combat vehicle operation training during the 2024 Region One Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force (BEEF) Field Training Exercise on Fort Devens, Massachusetts, May 15, 2024.

Idaho Guardsmen Train with Canadian and Polish Allies
May 24, 2024
Soldiers of the 116th Calvary Brigade Combat Team conducted a command post exercise at Idaho’s Orchard Combat Training Center ranges with soldiers from the Canadian Armed Forces' 41st Canadian Brigade Group, headquartered in Calgary, while Polish Land Forces from the 1st Warsaw Armor Brigade observed and conducted a subject-matter expert exchange, May 4-18, 2024.

New York National Guard Headquarters Staff Marks Memorial Day
May 23, 2024
New York Army National Guard Brig Gen. Isabel Smith, the director of joint staff, and Command Sgt. Major Curtis Moss stand at attention during the playing of taps after placing a wreath at the New York National Guard headquarters Memorial Day ceremony in Latham, New York, May 23, 2024. The first Memorial Day, or Decoration Day as it was called after the Civil War, was held in New York.

Tennessee Guard, Local Partners Practice Disaster Response
May 23, 2024
Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion remove volunteers acting as victims swept into the Chickamauga Dam during a simulated flood requiring the efforts of the Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team May 16, 2024. The training exercise was conducted with the Chattanooga Fire Department and other local emergency responders.

Air Guard Units Test Readiness at Sentry Savannah Exercise
May 22, 2024
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Salazar, a crew chief with the 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, South Carolina Air National Guard, washes the canopy on an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet during exercise Sentry Savannah hosted by the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Georgia, May 9, 2024. Sentry Savannah is the Air National Guard’s premier 4th- and 5th-gen fighter integration exercise, with this year’s event involving more than 775 participants and 40 aircraft from six units.

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Hiker in Smoky Mountains
May 22, 2024
Sgt. 1st Class Cassandra Antes, a paramedic assigned to Task Force Smokey, prepares to be hoisted down to rescue an injured hiker May 20, 2024, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

10th Homeland Response Force Conducts Collective Training
May 21, 2024
Airmen attached to the only all-Air Force Search and Extraction team learn about rope rescue during the 10th Homeland Response Force Sustainment Year Collective Training Exercise at Camp Rilea, Oregon, April 24, 2024.

New York, Connecticut Soldiers are Regional Best Warriors
May 20, 2024
New York Army National Guard Sgt. Peter Fillion, an infantryman assigned to Charlie Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment, lobs a simulation grenade during the 2024 Region I Best Warrior Competition on Camp Smith, New York, May 14, 2024. Soldiers threw grenades in six scenarios during the event, one of many taskings during the four-day competition.

Connecticut Guard Deploys Cloud-Based Radar/Radio Connection
May 17, 2024
U.S. Air Force cyber operators and maintainers with the 103rd Air Control Squadron, Connecticut Air National Guard, unload a Tactical Operations System-Lite kit from a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Georgia Army National Guard, at Townsend Bombing Range, Georgia, May 15, 2024. As part of exercise Sentry Savannah, the 103rd ACS was the first National Guard unit to deploy and establish a cloud-based radar and radio connection from an austere, remote location using the TOC-L.

New York Air Guard Transports Special Operations Forces
May 15, 2024
A C-130 Hercules assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing, part of the New York Air National Guard, flies over East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare Operator (SEALs), Norwegian Naval Special Operations Commandos and the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hampton (SSN 767) during an integration exercise designed to bolster skills in an Arctic environment March 9, 2024, as part of Arctic Edge 24.

Kentucky Guard Airlifts Materials for Arctic Circle Housing
May 15, 2024
Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing unload pallets of cargo under blizzard conditions during an engine-running offload from a Kentucky C-130J Super Hercules aircraft in Deadhorse, Alaska, April 26, 2024. The cargo consists of construction materials to build homes for civilians as part of Innovative Readiness Training, a Defense Department program that provides service members with real-world deployment experience while offering lasting benefits to civilian populations.

Pennsylvania Guard Prepares to Train Ukrainian Forces
May 15, 2024
Col. Stuart James, the First Army senior regular Army advisor to the Pennsylvania National Guard, instructed the Independence Brigade on Engagement-Area Development. The brigade is preparing for a mobilization to the Joint Multinational Training Center to train the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

National Guard Expands Pilot Child Care Program
May 14, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, joins Cara Calvin-McFerren, mayor pro tem, West Liberty, Iowa and Jessica Chang, chief executive officer, Upwards, to sign a pilot child care intergovernmental support agreement at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, May 13, 2024. The initiative helps Army National Guard Soldiers with community-based child care on drill weekends.