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New Army National Guard General Officer Reflects on Career
March 5, 2024
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Robin Hoeflein, vice director of the Operations Directorate at the National Guard Bureau, looks on as her husband, Ray, affixes her rank to her uniform during a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, where she was promoted to her current rank Feb. 29, 2024.

Cobra Gold 24 Brings Washington Guardsman Back to Roots
March 5, 2024
Sgt. 1st Class Sotheara Chum, readiness and operations noncommissioned officer with the Special Operations Detachment - Pacific, 56th Theater Information Operations Group, Washington Army National Guard, at Exercise Cobra Gold 2024, March 4, 2024. Cobra Gold is the largest joint exercise in mainland Asia and is a concrete example of the strong alliance and strategic relationship between Thailand and the United States.

Oregon National Guard Airmen Recognized for Bravery
February 28, 2024
Col. David Christensen, 142nd Maintenance Group commander, presents 142nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Staff Sgt. Mara Fenwick with a meritorious service medal for acts of bravery Feb. 25, 2024, at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. Fenwick and a fellow Airman intervened when a truck went off the road in Eastern Oregon in May 2023.

From Marine to Virginia Guard, Soldier's Journey Across Continents
February 27, 2024
U.S. Army Infantrymen assigned to the East African Response Force (EARF) participate in an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE) to provide security at the U.S. Embassy, Mogadishu, Somalia, April 22, 2022.

Heroic Airman Receives Vanguard Award for Life-Saving Actions
February 26, 2024
Maj. Gen. Jonathan M. Stubbs, the Adjutant General of the Arkansas National Guard, and Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory White, senior enlisted leader of the Arkansas National Guard presented the Vanguard award to Master Sgt. Greggorey Brewer, at the Enlisted Association of Arkansas National Guard and the National Guard Association of Arkansas (AANG/NGAA) Joint State conference Saturday, Feb. 24 to acknowledge his extraordinary acts of heroism.

South Carolina General Excels in Guard, at Home and at Work
February 9, 2024
The South Carolina National Guard conducts a ceremony to recognize U.S. Army Col. David Jenkins, South Carolina National Guard assistant adjutant general-Army, on his promotion to brigadier general at the Dorn VA auditorium in Columbia, South Carolina, Aug. 3, 2019.

Journey of an Airman: From The Gambia to Nebraska Guard
February 9, 2024
Senior Airman Ebrima Minteh, structural journeyman with the 155th Civil Engineer Squadron, stains a shadowbox display case Feb. 2, 2024, at the National Guard air base in Lincoln, Nebraska. Minteh, originally from The Gambia, joined the Nebraska Air National Guard in 2021 after receiving his degree from the University of Nebraska Omaha and obtaining his five-year green card.

NY Guardsman Ends Career as NCO, Officer and Warrant Officer
January 30, 2024
New York Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 4 Albert Thiem, left, who also served as a sergeant and a lieutenant colonel, receives a retirement gift from Maj. Gen. Thomas Spenser during a ceremony at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham, N.Y., Jan. 26, 2024.

New Hampshire Guard Member Helps Man with Dementia
January 19, 2024
Tech. Sgt. Yvonne Bartoszak, a member of the Traffic Management Office with the 157th Logistics Readiness Squadron, poses in front of the New Hampshire flag Jan. 17, 2024, at Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire. Bartoszak helped an elderly man with dementia in Newington Jan. 3.

Nevada Army Aviator Moves to Finance, Logistics Management
January 19, 2024
Lt. Col. Andrew Wagner, a longtime Army aviator, on Jan. 19, 2024, becomes the 10th U.S. property and fiscal officer for Nevada since the conclusion of World War II. He is shown on Jan. 17 next to memorabilia saved from Lt. Col. Michael Norton’s stint as the first USPFO for Nevada following the global conflict.

New Year Brings New Focus on Airmen Fitness
January 16, 2024
U.S. Air National Guard Technical Sgt. Devon Parr, a 185th Air Refueling Wing aerospace propulsion technician, demonstrates a forearm plank

New Hampshire Army Guard Pilot Injured in Iraq Returns to Cockpit
January 12, 2024
Capt. Brendan Meehan poses for a photo at the New Hampshire Army Aviation Support Facility in Concord, New Hampshire. Meehan was injured during an Iranian missile strike Jan. 8, 2020, in Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. After about two years of extensive treatment, the pilot is now flying again and commanding a unit.

Oregon Airman Lives Her Dream to Serve
January 4, 2024
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kellie Marshall, a traditional Guardsman with the 173rd Fighter Wing, prepares to conduct a magnetic particle inspection Dec. 15, 2023, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The inspection finds cracks in material preventing potential part failure and aircraft mishaps.

Kentucky National Guard Posthumously Honors World War II POW
December 22, 2023
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jack Henry Owen served in the Kentucky Air National Guard for more than 24 years after his time as a prisoner of war during World War II. He is shown in the cockpit of a Kentucky Air National Guard RF-101 Voodoo aircraft in the late 1960s or early 1970s.

New York Air National Guard Members Help Track Santa Claus
December 21, 2023
Airman 1st Class Kyle Larsen, a member of the New York Air National Guard assigned to the Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome, New York, keeps an eye on the sky over the eastern United States while preparing for Christmas Eve, when the sector’s Airmen will help in the annual NORAD Tracks Santa effort.

Army National Guard Recruit Saves Residents From House Fire
December 21, 2023
U.S. Army Pvt. Anthony Del Tufo, Recruiting and Retention Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, receives a state award from the Nutley Board of Education at Nutley High School in Nutley, New Jersey, Dec. 11, 2023, for helping residents of a home threatened by a fire.

Pennsylvania Air National Guardsman Honors the Fallen
December 20, 2023
Volunteers placed wreaths in front of headstones at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies as part of Wreathes Across America, Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, Dec. 16, 2023.

South Carolina Guardsman Conquers French Desert Commando Course
December 20, 2023
U.S. Army Sgt. Liliana Munday, 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, South Carolina National Guard, holds her French Desert Commando pin Dec. 19, 2023, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Munday was one of 40 U.S. service members and the only female to go through the most recent iteration of the French Desert Commando Course.

General Commissions Son Where He Commissioned Decades Earlier
December 18, 2023
Brig. Gen. Ryan Robinson administers the oath of commissioning to his son, 2nd Lt. Benjamin Robinson, Dec. 15, 2023, at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise. Robinson commissioned in the same location in May 1996.

Oregon Airman Shares His Journey to Success
December 14, 2023
Airman 1st Class Stephen Warren, a firefighter with the 142nd Civil Engineer Squadron, poses next to a fire engine at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., November 5, 2023.