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Idaho Guardsman Returns to Her High School as a Military Instructor
July 12, 2023
Idaho Army National Guardsman Staff Sgt. Sarah Pak instructs students from her alma mater at Canyon Ridge High School in Twin Falls, Idaho, as part of the Idaho Army National Guard’s Military Leadership Program.

Wisconsin Guardsman Honored for Aiding Derailment Victims
July 11, 2023
First Lt. Apiwit B. Chulawan, an officer with the Wisconsin Army Naitonal Guard’s 829th Engineer Vertical Construction Company, salutes Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, after being awarded the Soldier’s Medal during a July 9, 2023, ceremony in Spooner, Wis. Chulawan was a passenger on a train that derailed in 2021 and helped aid injured passengers.

NY Airman Recognized as Outstanding Enlisted Aircrew Member
July 5, 2023
Tech Sgt. Ryan Rutz, left, a loadmaster assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard, with Col. Shawn Fitzgerald 106 RQW Wing commander, at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, May 6, 2023. Rutz received the Air National Guard 2022 Henry "Red" Erwin Outstanding NCO Aircrew Member of the Year Award, which recognizes excellence in the enlisted aircrew career field.

Kid’s Artwork Selected for Nose Art on Oregon Air Guard F-15
June 29, 2023
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Michael and Ashyln Hartman, 173rd Maintenance Group, pose for a photo with their daughters June 23, 2023. Eleven-year-old Kaeylnn, left, designed the artwork on the nose of an F-15C at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls Falls, Oregon, in a Month of the Military Child contest.

New York Guardsman is Air National Guard Airman of the Year
June 28, 2023
New York Air National Guard Senior Airman Dhruva Poluru, assigned to the 107th Attack Wing's 222nd Command and Control Squadron, is the Airman of the Year for the entire Air National Guard. Poluru, is a full-time Guardsman working with the National Reconnaissance office in Herndon, Virginia, where he tracks satellites, among other duties.

Equality Without Exception: National Guard Celebrates Pride Month
June 23, 2023
Rep. Mark Takano, a representative of California’s 39th Congressional District, speaks to Airmen about the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, June 20, 2023. The panel discussion was part of a series of events hosted by the Air National Guard Readiness Center’s Diversity and Inclusion Office, recognizing June as Pride Month, which honors LGBTQ+ service members and personnel. This year’s theme was Equality Without Exception.

Field Artillery Officer Talks Mentorship, Unity for Pride Month
June 16, 2023
Over nearly a decade and a half serving in the Virginia Army National Guard, 2nd Lt. Elizabeth Martin gained four military occupational specialties as an enlisted Soldier before commissioning as a field artillery officer.

Fort Johnson Renaming Ceremony Hits Home for Jersey Guard
June 15, 2023
New York Army National Guard Sgt. Henry Johnson, circa 1919. Johnson was part of the 369th Infantry Regiment Hellfighters from Harlem who fought under French command in WWI as an all-black combat unit. Johnson received the French Croix de Guerre for his actions defending his outpost and fellow Soldier Pvt. Needham Roberts May 15, 1918.

New York Guard Band to Play at Embassy Reception in Israel
June 15, 2023
New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 42nd Infantry Division Band’s rock and roll music performance team play at one of their many concerts. Nine Soldiers in the team will be heading to Israel June 30, 2023, to perform at the U.S. Embassy’s annual July Fourth reception.

Pennsylvania Guard Soldier Credited with Lifesaving Actions
June 14, 2023
U.S. Army Maj. Mark Martella, commander of the 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, at Muir Army Airfield, Sept. 18, 2022.

Illinois Guard's ChalleNGe Academy Graduates 16,000th Cadet
June 12, 2023
Lincoln's ChalleNGe Academy graduate Nickolas McCauley delivers the class summary during graduation ceremonies June 10, 2023, in Springfield, Ill. The Illinois National Guard program  July 1993 on the former Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, has helped 16,000 struggling young men and women find a path to success.

Virginia National Guard NCO Earns Expert Infantrymen Badge
June 12, 2023
Staff Sgt. Alex Miller, assigned to the Virginia National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, receives his Expert Infantryman Badge in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Washington National Guardsman Makes All-Army Soccer Team
June 9, 2023
Cpl. Matthew Solis, a pharmacy technician with the 156th Information Operations Battalion, 56th Theater Information Operations Group, Washington National Guard, playing soccer with the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Football Club.

Massachusetts Guardsman Epitomizes Army ‘Be All You Can Be’
June 6, 2023
Spc. Luca Norian, an infantryman with the Massachusetts Army National Guard, enlisted in 2020 and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Moore, Georgia, the summer before his senior year of high school. After graduation, he attended the Ranger Team Leader Initiative course, the Ranger Training Assessment Course, Ranger School, Airborne School and Pathfinder School.

Michigan Air National Guardsman Named NCO of the Year
June 5, 2023
Tech. Sgt. Jessica R. Brazionis, 217th Air Communications Squadron information systems security manager, at Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Michigan, April 15, 2023. Brazionis is the ANG’s Outstanding Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for 2022.

Connecticut Guard Takes Holistic Approach to Fitness
June 1, 2023
U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Jeremy Slen, left, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ashton Christopher, right, lead coordinators for the Connecticut Army National Guard's Fitness Improvement Program, inside the gym of the Governor William A. O’Neill Armory, Hartford, Connecticut, March 29, 2023. The program aims to revitalize fitness culture within the Connecticut National Guard and help Soldiers live a healthier, well-rounded lifestyle.

Wyoming Army National Guard Soldier Named Miss Wyoming USA
May 24, 2023
Sgt. Rebecca Bridger of the Wyoming Army National Guard’s 67th Army Band won the Miss Wyoming USA 2023 title May 13 at the CAM-PLEX Heritage Center Theater in Gillette. Bridger will compete in the Miss USA pageant in Reno, Nevada.

Wisconsin Army Guard Medic Earns Expert Field Medical Badge
May 23, 2023
Sgt. 1st Class Talon Dumke, second from right, a combat medic assigned to the Wisconsin National Guard’s 54th Civil Support Team, with Lt. Col. Seth Kaste, right, 54th Civil Support Team commander, during the Expert Field Medical Badge ceremony May 12, 2023, at Fort McCoy, Wis. Dumke was one of eight Soldiers to complete the grueling competition, which challenged Soldiers in their technical proficiency and tactical acumen under extreme duress and scrutiny.

New York Army Guard Provides Funeral Honors for WWII Pilot
May 22, 2023
New York National Guard Honor Guard Soldiers receive the remains of 1st Lt. John Thomas, a World War II Army Air Forces pilot killed in 1943, at the Rose Cemetery in North Rose, New York, May 20, 2023. Thomas was killed in action during a bombing mission and his remains were not identified until 2022.

Georgia Guardsman Promoted, Family Service Honored
May 22, 2023
Lt. Col. Alejandro Pascual IV stands before a display he built to honor the World War II service of his great grandfather , Tech. Sgt. Isabelo Viernes, who served with the 45th Infantry Regiment and survived the Bataan Death March.