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California Air Guard Rescues Man at Sea on Cruise Ship
May 13, 2024
An HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter prepares to engage with the Royal Caribbean cruise line ship Ovation of the Seas for a mission to transport a heart attack victim 400 miles off the coast of San Francisco May 7, 2024. This mission marked the 129th RQW's 1,161 life saved.

Oklahoma National Guard Helps with Sulphur Tornado Relief
May 13, 2024
Sgt. Andrew Serna, a Dallas, Texas, resident serving with Delta Company, 700th Brigade Support Battalion, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma Army National Guard, operates a forklift during tornado recovery efforts at the Murray County Expo Center in Sulphur, Oklahoma, May 9, 2024.

Maryland, Virginia Guardsmen Are Regional Best Warriors
May 13, 2024
Spc. Carter Cooper of the Virginia National Guard and Staff Sgt. Alexander Wilkinson-Johnson of the Maryland National Guard were named the National Guard Bureau’s Region Il Best Warriors for 2024 in the Soldier of the Year and Noncommissioned Officer categories at Aberdeen Proving Ground-Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland, May 10, 2024.

West Virginia’s 167th Wing Conducts Readiness Exercise
May 10, 2024
A U.S. Army M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System from Alpha Battery, 5-113th Field Artillery Battalion, North Carolina National Guard, is loaded into a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft with the 167th Airlift Wing as part of a live-fire exercise during exercise Sentry Unicorn 2024 at Holland Drop Zone, Vass, North Carolina, Apr. 20, 2024. Held in tandem with the West Virginia National Guard Sentry Storm exercise, Sentry Unicorn 2024 served as a Readiness Exercise Validation to gauge the wing’s self-assessment capabilities.

New York Army Guard Hosts Regional Best Warrior Competition
May 10, 2024
New York Army National Guard medics assigned to the Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, conduct a road march in New York City May 16, 2021. In the 2024 Northeast region Best Warrior Competition, 16 Soldiers from New York, New Jersey and New England will participate in events across New York state.

Alaska Guard Helps Provide Free Health Care to Kodiak Residents
May 10, 2024
Alaska Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Shannon Weaver, right, a loadmaster from the 144th Airlift Squadron, 176th Wing, guides a forklift loading equipment onto a C-17 Globemaster III in support of the Kodiak Arctic Care 24 Innovative Readiness Training Mission at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 6, 2024. Personnel from across the U.S. Uniformed Services partnered with the Kodiak Area Native Association to deliver free medical, dental, optometry and veterinary services to residents across Alaska’s remote Kodiak Island borough.

Wisconsin Soldier, Arkansas Team Win Small Arms Championship
May 10, 2024
Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Swanson of the Wisconsin National Guard won the Individual Grand Aggregate award at the 53rd Winston P. Wilson Rifle and Pistol Matches at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, North Little Rock, Arkansas, April 27-May 3, 2024.

Air National Guard Chaplains Convene for Annual Symposium
May 9, 2024
U.S. Air Force Col. Leah Boling, director, Air National Guard Chaplain Corps, answers questions during a panel session at the ANG Chaplain Corps Religious Support Team Symposium at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 2, 2024. The annual event brought together religious leaders and support personnel from across the nation to collaborate on religious freedom, accommodation, morale and readiness of chaplains across the force.

Wisconsin National Guard Airmen hone combat lifesaving skills
May 9, 2024
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Matthew Vandermolen, explosive ordnance disposal technician with the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing, prepares to transport a simulated injured patient during a tactical combat casualty care exercise April 18, 2024, at Volk Field Air National Guard Base near Camp Douglas, Wisconsin. The training exercise was part of a 40-hour Tactical Combat Casualty Care - Combat Life Savers Course.

Oklahoma Guardsmen Face New Adversary in Best Warrior Competition
May 9, 2024
Command Sgt. Maj. John Hernandez, right, command sergeant major for Oklahoma, watches as an uncrewed aircraft systems operator pilots a UAS over the 2024 Oklahoma National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Gruber Training Center April 26. This was the first time the OKARNG counter-UAS school integrated into the competition.

Indiana National Guardsmen, Marines Train to Save Lives
May 9, 2024
Indiana National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Throne Martin, a 38th Combat Aviation Brigade crew chief from Shelbyville, Indiana, briefs Marines during medevac training in Lawrence, Indiana, May 4, 2024.

South Carolina Guard Hosts Joint Medical Training
May 8, 2024
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 169th Medical Group, Soldiers from Detachment 2, C Company, 2-238th General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB), and health care professionals from Prisma Health practice decontaminating, triaging, and tactical combat casualty care in a simulated mass casualty incident during MEDFLAG at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina, May 2, 2024.

New Hampshire Airmen Train in Medical Center Emergency Room
May 8, 2024
Staff Sgt. Dustin Allison, an aerospace medic with the 157th Medical Group, draws blood from Kevin Drew, Catholic Medical Center Emergency Room director, as part of a training affiliation agreement between the New Hampshire Air National Guard and CMC April 17, 2024, in Manchester, New Hampshire. The partnership provides an extra set of hands in the hospital’s emergency department and gives the Airmen real-world training with industry partners on more than 100 critical skill-based responsibilities.

Alaska Air Guard’s 168th Wing Refuels Red Flag Exercise
May 8, 2024
A U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcon approaches the boom of a 168th Wing KC-135 Stratotanker during Red Flag Alaska 24-1 aerial refueling operations over Alaska April 24, 2024. The 168th Wing provided air refueling during the exercise.

Tennessee Guardsmen Win Sullivan Cup as Top Tank Crew
May 7, 2024
Four Tennessee National Guard Soldiers from Ashland City’s Troop B, 1st Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, won first place during the prestigious 2024 Sullivan Cup competition at Fort Moore, Georgia, April 29 to May 3. Staff Sgt. David Riddick, Sgt. Joshua Owen, Spc. Noah Eddings, and Spc. Seth Carter defeated six teams from active-duty Army units and four from allied nations to earn the honor of being the best tank crew.

New York Soldiers Represent Guard at All-Army EOD Competition
May 7, 2024
Sgt. 1st Class John Iseman, left, and Sgt. Jesus Calixto, explosive rrdnance disposal technicians with the 1108th Ordnance Company, discuss their strategy during the 2024 All-Army EOD Team of the Year competition in Fort Liberty, N.C., April 21-26. Iseman and Calixto represented the Army National Guard.

New Hampshire Army National Guard Hosts Norwegian Foot March
May 7, 2024
Master Sgt. Kenneth Boff of Joint Force Headquarters, New Hampshire Army National Guard, laces up before the 18.6-mile Norwegian Foot March May 4, 2024, in Concord, N.H. Boff was one of 39 of 61 competitors to complete the event in the prescribed time, finishing in about 4:24:00 while pushing through cramps, blisters and dehydration.

Wisconsin Guard Soldier Wins Regional Best Warrior Tiebreaker
May 7, 2024
Spc. Tevin Kenton, from the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s Troop C, 1st Squadron, 105th Cavalry Regiment, fires an M-320 grenade launcher May 3 during the 2024 Region IV Best Warrior Competition at Camp Dodge, Iowa. Kenton took first place in the lower enlisted division and will represent Wisconsin at the national Best Warrior Competition this August in Vermont.

National Guard Athletes Finish Strong at Lincoln Marathon
May 6, 2024
Puerto Rico National Guard runner Sgt. Angeles Virella crosses the finish line of the 47th annual Lincoln Marathon and Half Marathon May 5, 2024, in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Nebraska National Guard has a long history of supporting the Lincoln Marathon, which biennially serves as the time trials for the National Guard All Guard Marathon Team.

Idaho Air Guard Conducts Panther Shadow Exercise
May 3, 2024
F-35A Lightning IIs wait on the ramp to be refueled at historic Wendover Airfield, Utah, March 27, 2024. Airmen from the 34th Fighter Squadron and Fighter Generation Squadron tested their F-35 agile combat employment and readiness capabilities during an exercise in Utah, Nevada and Idaho.