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Family Serves Missouri National Guard Since the ’50s
November 8, 2022
From left: Tech. Sgt. Kacie McCullough, Staff Sgt. Braden Bigham, Chief Master Sgt. John Bigham, Capt. Justin Bigham, and Capt. Riley Coats at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Missouri, Oct. 20, 2022. All four of Chief Bigham’s children are serving at the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard.

Michigan National Guard Soldier Honored for Equality Efforts
November 8, 2022
From left, Zanetta Adams, director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul D. Rogers, adjutant general and director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, presents Chief Warrant Officer 3 Thais Taylor the NAACP Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award, along with CW5 Jessica S Ulrey, at the second annual Michigan Military & Veterans Gala in Lansing, Mich., Nov. 5, 2022.

Washington Guard Member Helps Guide ChalleNGe Academy Cadets
November 4, 2022
Staff Sgt. Michelle Padilla, a cadre member at the Washington Youth Challenge Academy at Camp Parsons Boy Scout Camp in Brinnon, Wash., on Oct. 21, 2022.

Kansas National Guard a Family Affair for Atkins Brothers
November 3, 2022
Maj. Shawn Atkins, Maj. David Atkins and Maj. Casey Atkins posing for a photo. The brothers all serve in the Kansas National Guard and each of them has seen duty overseas, but never together.

Tennessee National Guard Honors Former President Polk
November 3, 2022
Members of the Tennessee National Guard and the James K. Polk Association pay tribute to former President James K. Polk while Taps is played Nov. 2, 2022, at the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville. A wreath is laid on the tomb of former presidents each year on their birthday on behalf of the current president.

Childhood Experience Prompts Alaska Native to Serve in Guard
October 31, 2022
Alaska National Guard Tech. Sgt. Blassi Shoogukwruk, a C-17 Globemaster III crew chief with the 176th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, hugs his cousin, Patti Oksoktaruk Lillie, during the First Alaskans Institute Elder and Native Youth conference in Anchorage, Alaska, Oct. 18, 2022. The conference gives Alaska Native youth opportunities to meet with elders in their communities and learn how to advocate for themselves and their people as well as connect with others.

National Guard Enables Twins to Support Family, Start Career
October 31, 2022
Pvts. Jaiden and Teagen Gregory pose for a photo in the shop training area of the Ordnance School’s Stever Hall at Fort Lee, Virginia. The twins, trained as 91B wheeled vehicle mechanics, said they’re grateful to the Army National Guard for giving them a head start on their careers after quitting high school to support their family.

Junior Washington Guard Medic Earns Expert Field Medic Badge
October 24, 2022
Spc. Raymond Alonso, a combat medic specialist with Charlie Company, 181st Brigade Support Battalion, shows off his Expert Field Medic Badge Oct. 20, 2022, at Camp Murray, Wash. Alonso joined approximately 150 other Army medics who completed the week-long test on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Oct 11-15.

Iowa, New Jersey Guard Chaplains Make History Together
October 24, 2022
Lt. Col. Martha Kester smiles after completing a Passing of the Stole Ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, Oct. 22, 2022. Kester and Lt. Col. Heather Simon are the first women state chaplains — Kester will serve the Iowa National Guard, while Simon will serve the New Jersey National Guard.

Cal Guard Pilot and Meteorologist Keeps her eye on the sky
October 21, 2022
California Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Jessica Burch is a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot who also keeps her eye on the sky in her civilian job as a television meteorologist in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Arkansas Guardsman Takes Care of Medical Group
October 20, 2022
Senior Master Sgt. Ché Kinnard, seated, talks with members of the 188th Medical Group at Ebbing Air National Guard Base, Arkansas. The 188th Medical Group heads to Guatemala in October 2022 for a joint, Medical Ready Training Exercise mission with the Navy.

New York National Guard Honors Revolutionary War Minuteman
October 20, 2022
Ann Washburn Lord, the fifth great-granddaughter of Private Oliver Barrett, receives an American flag in his honor from Capt. Eric Sampson of the New York National Guard Honor Guard during military honors for the dedication of a memorial stone for Barrett at the Saratoga National Cemetery Oct. 19, 2022.  Barrett volunteered as a Minuteman and died serving under the 10th Massachusetts Regiment in the Battle of Saratoga on Oct. 7, 1777, at 51 years of age.

Deployed Massachusetts Guardsman Wins Innovation Competition
October 17, 2022
Sgt. Mickey Reeve, an infantryman with Bravo Company, 182nd Infantry, Massachusetts Army National Guard, won the inaugural Innovation Oasis competition at Central Command in Tampa, Florida, Oct. 14, 2022, for developing a Counter Unmanned Aerial Surveillance Trainer.

Virginia National Guard Father, Daughter Deploy to Kosovo
October 13, 2022
Virginia Army National Guard Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph R. Viera, right, the senior enlisted leader of 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, 29th Combat Aviation Brigade, 29th Infantry Division, and Staff Sgt. Kayla M. Jaeger, an intelligence analyst with the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 29th ID, pose for a photo while deployed to Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, March 18, 2022. Viera and Jaeger deployed to Kosovo in January 2022 for a nine-month rotation in support of Operation Joint Guardian.

Utah Honor Guard Provides Funeral Honors for WWII Airman
October 13, 2022
The Utah National Guard Honor Guard conducts funeral honors for the surviving family of U.S. Army Air Corps Sgt. Elvin L. Phillips, an Airman who was killed 79 years ago during World War II. Family from several states, friends, first responders, and service members gathered to render respect during the funeral at Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park in Bluffdale, Utah, Oct. 11, 2022.

New York Guard Honors Former President Chester Arthur
October 5, 2022
New York Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Michel Natali, the assistant adjutant general, Army, and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Jenks, the senior enlisted leader of New York's Joint Force Headquarters, place the presidential wreath at the grave of former President Chester A. Arthur on his birthday near Albany, New York, Oct. 5, 2022. On each former president's birthday, a wreath is laid at their grave on behalf of the current president.

Puerto Rico Air National Guard Major Helps Save a Life
September 30, 2022
Puerto Rico Air National Guard Maj. Jesuan Aviles, the wing plans officer of the 156th Wing, stands in front of the Muñiz Memorial at Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Carolina, Puerto Rico, Sept. 16, 2022. Aviles was recognized for helping to save a cyclist's life by providing medical assistance until paramedics arrived.

New Hampshire Airman Wins 140-mile Ultramarathon in Africa
September 27, 2022
New Hampshire Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Jeff Delorey, the superintendent of health services with the 157th Medical Group, runs a 24-mile leg of the For Rangers Ultramarathon Sept. 14, 2022, in Kenya, Africa. Delorey finished first out of 60 competitors during the 143-mile, five-day race.

NY 106th Rescue Wing Airmen Played Role in Thai Cave Rescue
September 23, 2022
Tech Sgt Jamie Brisbin (right, red helmet) of the 106th Rescue Wing's 103rd Rescue Squadron who took part as a diver in the 2018 Thai Cave rescue pictured here with Tech. Sgt. John Merchand.

Hawaii Army Guardsman Helps Break Down Language Barrier
September 15, 2022
Army Sgt. Aditya Utoyo, a transportation management coordinator assigned to the Hawaii Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, during exercise Gema Bhakti 22, Sept. 12, 2022, Jakarta, Indonesia. As a native Bahasa Indonesia speaker, Utoyo played a pivotal role as interpreter during the exercise.