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Massachusetts Guard Helps Host Crisis Leadership Seminar
May 2, 2024
General and Flag Officer Seminar participants pose for a group photo during the GFOS commencement dinner at the Loeb House, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 26, 2024. Strategic leaders across the nation’s 54 states and territories, Paraguay, Germany and Canada were invited by the Massachusetts National Guard and the National Guard Bureau Homeland Security Institute to Harvard Kennedy School to participate in a curriculum to prepare for homeland security emergencies.

Massachusetts Air Guard Airmen Test New Air Combat Tactics
May 2, 2024
Members of the 104th Fighter Wing attend a U.S. Air Force weapons school integration exercise April 6-20, 2024, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. This exercise combined multiple squadrons to test new air combat tactics through offensive and defensive counterair measures while using fourth- and fifth-generation aircraft.

Nebraska National Guard Assists with Tornado Response
May 2, 2024
On May 1, 2024, a Nebraska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew flew Nebraska Lt. Gov. Joe Kelly and FEMA and Nebraska Emergency Management Agency officials over the area damaged by a tornado to assess the extent of the damage.

Hokanson: Nation’s Investment in National Guard Comes at Pivotal Moment
May 2, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, talks with Soldiers of the Alabama National Guard's 115th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Fort McClellan, Alabama, April 20, 2024.

Virginia National Guard Soldiers Conduct Air Assault Drill
May 1, 2024
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Charlottesville-based Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conduct cold load training with aviation crews assigned to the Sandston-based 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, 29th Infantry Division April 5, 2024, at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Weyers Cave, Virginia.

Maryland Guard Joins Homeland Disaster Response Exercise
April 30, 2024
First Lt. Joseph Quinn, the executive officer in the 349th Composite Supply Company, California Army National Guard, participates in an interview on Fort Carson, Colorado, April 25, 2024, during the Vibrant Response exercise.

Georgia Guard Provides Airborne Safety Training
April 29, 2024
A U.S. Army Soldier conducts a free fall airborne jump out of a C-130 Hercules cargo plane during the Joint Parachute Operational Mishap Preventative Orientation Course Enhanced (POMPOC-E) April 25, 2024, at the Plantation Airpark, Sylvania, Georgia.

California Guard, U.S. Forest Service Train on Aerial Firefighting
April 29, 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.

Air Guard Leaders Host 2024 Wing Leader Conference
April 29, 2024
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Micheal A. Loh, director, Air National Guard (ANG), speaks about the ANG’s role in implementing changes for Great Power Competition during the 2024 Wing Leader Conference (WLC), Henderson, Nevada, April 24, 2024.

Oregon Guard Sharpens Combat Skills Before Deployment
April 24, 2024
A fire team from the Oregon National Guard's 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team fires at targets while conducting a squad live-fire exercise at Orchard Combat Training Center in Idaho  April 19, 2024. The intensive range tested Soldiers' abilities to maneuver under simulated combat conditions with pop-up targets and live ammunition.

Alaska Army Guard, Marine Corps Enhance Aviation Tactics
April 24, 2024
Alaska Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Sara Becker, a UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter crew chief assigned to 207th Aviation Troop Command, scans the area while waiting for passengers during the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 2-24 at a forward arming and refueling point near Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., April 8, 2024. The training iteration marked the first time that conventional U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk aircrews participated in the highly competitive and rigorous joint training course that integrates all Marine aviation assets, ground forces, command and control systems, logistics and air defense.

Guard Chief Visits Pennsylvania Guard, Aviation Training Site
April 23, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, met with Pennsylvania National Guard leaders and members of the Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site during a visit to Fort Indiantown Gap April 22, 2024.

Kentucky, Tennessee Win Regional Best Warrior Competition
April 23, 2024
Tennessee National Guard Spc. Noah Green, left, and U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Buck with the Kentucky National Guard won the 2024 Region III Best Warrior Competition at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky, April 19, 2024. Nineteen competitors from 10 states and territories competed for the titles of Soldier and NCO of the Year for Region III.

Idaho Guard, Firefighters Practice Water Hoist Rescues
April 23, 2024
The Idaho Army National Guard’s State Aviation Group and the Boise Fire Department’s Swiftwater Dive Team practiced hoist rescues from the water using UH-60 Black Hawk and the UH-72A Lakota helicopters, April 18-19, 2024.

New York National Guard Sharpens Disaster Readiness Skills
April 23, 2024
U.S. Army Soldiers from the New York National Guard’s 827th Engineer Company, 104th Military Police Battalion, lower a simulated casualty from rubble during a training exercise April 17, 2024. Led by personnel from the 42nd Infantry Division making up the Region II Homeland Response Force, the week-long exercise brought together elements from across the New York National Guard.

California Air Guard 146th Maintenance Group Learns New Skill
April 22, 2024
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 146th Maintenance Group, 146th Airlift Wing, based on Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, practice executing the fundamentals of Crash Damaged and Disabled Aircraft Recovery on Volk Field in Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, April 16-18, 2024. The CDDAR certified members and augmentees used airbags, forklifts and cranes to raise, pull and stabilize aircraft that simulated different scenarios of downed airplanes.

Virginia Guard CST, State Police Team Up for Training Exercise
April 22, 2024
Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the 34th Civil Support Team and Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation bomb technicians conduct a training exercise March 19, 2024, at the Blackstone Readiness Center in Blackstone, Virginia. CST and VSP elements worked to identify possible explosives hazards while maintaining crime scene integrity.

Louisiana National Guard Engineers Prepare for Deployment
April 20, 2024
Louisiana National Guard Soldiers of the 1021st Engineer Vertical Construction Company, 205th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade, conduct pre-mobilization training at the Louisiana National Guard Training Center in Pineville. Soldiers are preparing for deployment to the Central Command area of responsibility to support Operations Inherent Resolve, Freedom Sentinel and Spartan Shield.

168th Wing Enables Fighter Support over Pacific for Agile Reaper
April 19, 2024
U.S. Air National Guard Master Sgt. Anthony Accardi, 168th Logistics Readiness Squadron, loads equipment on an Alaska Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker with the help of Tech. Sgt. Melina Arciniega, a boom operator, 168th Operations Group, while preparing to deploy from Eielson Air Force Base to Exercise Agile Reaper 24-1 at Andersen AFB, Guam.

Army Guard Elevates Disaster Response with UAS Training
April 18, 2024
A dozen Citizen-Soldiers from Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive response teams recently completed a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers qualification course at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, on operating unmanned aviation systems, enabling the Army National Guard members to fly the R80D Skyraider, pictured here. The systems provide live digital video and employ onboard sensors to relay environmental conditions while mitigating the need to put Soldiers in harm’s way.