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Utah Guard Army aviator first to reach 10,000 hours in Apache
October 7, 2015
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ken Jones, an Apache standardization instructor pilot from 1st Battalion, 211th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion in West Jordan, was recognized for his never-before-achieved milestone of 10,000 flying hours in the Apache. With him is his son, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jared Jones

New York Air National Guard pararescue jumpers test wearable medical technology for Air Force researchers
October 6, 2015
Airman Samual Prescott, a pararescue jumper assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 103rd Rescue Squadron, an element of the 106th Rescue Wing, monitors a patient during a training exercise conducted at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base at Westhampton Beach, New York, on Aug. 25, 2015. The drills was conducted to help evaluate a casualty monitoring system being developed as part of the Air Force BATMAN program, which aims to put useful, wearable technology in the hands of Air Force war fighters.

National Guard's Homeland Security Institute returns to Harvard University
October 2, 2015
Army Maj. Gen. Linda Singh, the adjutant general,
Maryland National Guard, answers a question from Prof. Herman "Dutch" Leonard, Public Management at the Kennedy School and Cochair of the Social Enterprise Initiative at Harvard Business School as Col. William Pallozzi, superintendent, Maryland State Police, listens during a panel discussion on the Baltimore civil unrest discussion at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. The panel was part of the Leadership in Homeland Security course at Harvard University.

From U.S. to Berlin: Utah and Maryland Guard members exchange experiences with German counterparts
September 30, 2015
Maryland National Guard Capt. Kurt M. Rauschenberg and Utah National Guard Lt. Col. Steven A. Fairbourn stand with the commander of the Center of Military Information in Berlin, Germany, Sept. 7, 2015.

South Carolina National Guard helps Youth Challenge Cadets to obtain trade certificates
September 30, 2015
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. R. Van McCarty, deputy adjutant general for South Carolina National Guard, joins with Aiken Technical College President Dr. Susan Windsor to sign the Department of Labor grant for the South Carolina Youth Challenge Academy's POST Job Challenge at Aiken Technical College, Sept. 16, 2015. POST Job Challenge will afford Youth Challenge graduates the opportunity to continue their education at Aiken Tech.

S.C. National Guard, U.S. Army Central host delegation from Pakistan
September 30, 2015
Pakistan Army Col. Shahid Hussain, deputy director of military training, and Lt. Col. Harpreet Baines, U.S. Army Central branch chief for Central and South Asia, discuss future exercise opportunities Sept. 22, 2015, during Inspired Gambit 15. Inspired Gambit is a USARCENT-led exercise held to increase proficiency, expand levels of military-to-military cooperation, and promote long-term regional stability and interoperability.

Heroism on Everest: Air Guard doctor recounts lifesaving efforts in wake of massive Nepal earthquake
September 24, 2015
Maj. Asif Anwar in Nepal in April. Anwar, a flight surgeon with the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Refueling Wing, treated more than 500 patients on Mount Everest and in Katmandu, Nepal, in the days following the earthquake.

South Carolina National Guard hosts Splash-and-Dash event to raise awareness of suicide prevention
September 21, 2015
Participants in the inaugural "Splash-and Dash" athletic competition run to raise awareness for suicide prevention at Saluda Shoals Park, Columbia, South Carolina, Sept. 12, 2015. The South Carolina National Guard hosted the event to recognize September as national suicide awareness prevention month.

Minnesota National Guard fun runs highlight the ‘Power of One’ in suicide prevention
September 15, 2015
The Minnesota National Guard hosted two suicide prevention fun runs at Camp Ripley and Arden Hills Army Training Site, September 12-13, 2015, to raise awareness and establish a renewed emphasis on preventing suicide. The events focused on the 'Power of One,' or the ability of one person to make a difference and save a life.

On 14th anniversary of terror attacks, Soldiers and Airmen remember vividly
September 11, 2015
Two members of the National Guard stand beneath one of hundreds of American flags that have been hoisted or worn by rescue workers at the site of the collapsed World Trade Center in New York on Sept, 19, 2001.

Fort Indiantown Gap becomes part of Pennsylvania’s bald eagle success story
September 9, 2015
An adult bald eagle keeps watch near the nest site following snowfall, Dec. 12, 2014. The installation hosted its first bald eagle nest in the recorded history of the installation during the 2014-2015 nesting season.

Army Reserve, National Guard Soldiers survive Sapper Stakes, turn a challenge into friendship
September 4, 2015
National Guard combat engineers with the 119th Engineer Company (Sapper), from West Virginia, carry a 15-pound shape charge onto a demolition range during Sapper Stakes 2015 competition at Fort Chaffe, Arkansas, Aug. 31, 2015. Combat engineers use demolition in mobility and counter-mobility to both allow movement to allies and impede movement for enemy forces. The competition is designed to build teamwork, enhance combat engineering skills and promote leadership among the units.

Nebraska Air Guard simulator cuts fuel-refill training costs
September 3, 2015
Gene Ernst, a civilian flight refueling instructor, helps Nebraska Air National Guard boom operators hone their skills refueling aircraft in the newly acquired boom operator simulator located at the 155th Air Refueling Wing, Lincoln, Nebraska, Aug. 25, 2015. The Nebraska Air Guard is the first Guard unit to receive the BOSS 59-1495.

Gen. Frank Grass pens open letter encouraging survey participation
September 3, 2015
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Op-ed: Missouri National Guard partners with educators on variety of programs
September 2, 2015
Members of the University of Missouri football team navigate a low-course challenge during a team-building event June 27, 2015, hosted by the Missouri Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion at Camp Clark in Nevada, Missouri. The team was given two wooden planks and two wooden pedestals to get everyone, including the planks, across from one pedestal to the other without touching the ground.

Guard member brings diverse background to Bagram’s mission
September 2, 2015
North Carolina Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Russell McLamb, an aeromedical evacuation technician, helps load an injured service member onto a C-17 Globemaster III on the flight line at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 8, 2015. McLamb, a veteran of three branches of the military, is deployed from the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, to the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Bagram.

Fort Indiantown Gap's Fire Station 75 is ready for any mission
September 1, 2015
Chief Donald Wilson, Assistant Chief Samuel Clark and Assistant Chief Raymond Jones. All are members of Fort Indiantown Gap’s Station #75.

New York National Guard Combat Life Saver instructor brings passion to her teaching
September 1, 2015
New York Army National Guard 1st Lt. Christine Kalafut from the 369th Sustainment Brigade oversees Spc. Godfrey Zulueta inserting a nasopharyngeal airway in Sgt. Henry Quindara during a Combat Lifesaver course at Fort Drum, New York, Aug. 18, 2015.

Leadership course provides Airmen pathways to success
August 31, 2015
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks with Airmen at the 2015 Air National Guard Enlisted Leadership Symposium at Camp Dawson, West Virginia, Aug 18, 2015. ELS is designed for enlisted Airmen of all ranks to receive professional development that can be used to better enhance Airmen’s careers. (U.S. Air National Guard Master Sgt. David Eichaker/Released)

New York National Guard member honored for heroism in her own neighborhood
August 28, 2015
New York Army National Guard Major General Patrick Murphy, the adjutant general of New York, presents the New York State Medal for Valor, the state's highest military award, to Staff Sgt. Marlana Watson, of Lindenhurst, New York, on  Aug. 19, 2015, at the Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center. Watson, a member of the New York Army National Guard's Recruiting and Retention Battalion and a medic, was recognized for rushing across a Syracuse Street on Nov. 5, 2014, to treat two teenagers injured in a drive-by shooting, without regard for her own safety, since the shooter may have still been in the area.