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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.

Puerto Rico Air National Guard Trains at Red Flag-Alaska
June 18, 2024
U.S. Airmen with the 141st Air Control Squadron, Puerto Rico National Guard, pose for a photo during Exercise Red Flag-Alaska 2024 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 18 to May 3, 2024. Airmen trained in air operations interoperability among joint partnerships, focusing on suppression of enemy air defenses and offensive and defensive counterair operations.

Air National Guard Conducts Sentry Savannah Exercise
June 17, 2024
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is fueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 185th Air Refueling Wing, Iowa Air National Guard, 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, involving more than 775 participants and 40 aircraft from six flying units.

Hawaii Air National Guard Hosts Sentry Aloha Joint Exercise
June 17, 2024
An A-10 Warthog and F-16 Fighting Falcon from the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Test Center, an F-16 from the 177th Fighter Wing, an F-35A Lighting II from the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, and an F-22 Raptor, operated by the 199th and 19th Fighter Squadrons, assemble during exercise Sentry Aloha 24-2 June 6, 2024, above the island of Hawaii. This iteration of the exercise involved approximately 1,060 participants and more than 40 aircraft from nine states,  operating out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, and Onizuka Kona International Airport, Keāhole.

National Guard, US Army North, FEMA Train for Hurricane Response
June 17, 2024
U.S. Army North stages a practice hurricane response during the 2024 Hurricane Rehearsal of Concept drill at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, June 4, 2024. The drill prepares ARNORTH and other federal agencies to respond to such disasters and safeguard American citizens.

Cal Air Guard F-15 Pilots Train with Marine Corps F-35 Pilots
June 17, 2024
An F-35B Lightning II is refueled on the flightline of the Fresno Air National Guard Base, California, while parked next to an F-15C Eagle, June 8, 2024. F-35s from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 and F-15s from the 144th Fighter Wing conducted fourth- and fifth-generation fighter integration training June 7-9 to refine and sharpen their skills while completing required flight training hours.

Tennessee Guard Rescues Hiker in Great Smoky Mountains Park
June 14, 2024
Tennessee Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crew chief Sgt. Daniel Bandy prepares to lower flight paramedic Sgt. 1st Class Giovanni DeZuani by hoist to rescue a hiker in cardiac distress at the Double Spring Gap Shelter in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park June 12, 2024.

Champions Repeat at NH National Guard Marksmanship Match
June 13, 2024
Sgt. 1st Class Joe Wyner, state marksmanship coordinator, New Hampshire Army National Guard, left, presents Capt. Robert Matzelle, commander of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), with the first-place trophy as the 2024 New Hampshire National Guard Combat Marksmanship Match individual champion June 8, 2024. Matzelle defended his title from last year as the match’s top shot, placing first out of 90 competitors.

West Virginia Air National Guard Wing Conducts ’Super Drill’
June 13, 2024
Airmen assigned to 167th Airlift Wing fire the M4 carbine during weapon qualification training at the 167th Airlift Wing firing range, Martinsburg, West Virginia, June 7, 2024.

Idaho Medical Airmen Train in Field to Boost Readiness
June 13, 2024
U.S. Air Force medical specialists assigned to the 124th Medical Group, Idaho National Guard, trained in a field environment near Little Camas Reservoir in Elmore County June 5-8, 2024, .

Alaska Air National Guard rescues 6 plane crash victims
June 13, 2024
Alaska Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter aviators assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron hoist two 212th Rescue Squadron Guardian Angels during underway hoist training in the Prince William Sound near Whittier, Alaska, May 15, 2024. Guardian Angels of 212th Rescue Squadron hoisted from a 210th RQS HH-60 June 10 to rescue six plane crash victims near Port Alsworth.