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Massachusetts Guardsman Wins CENTCOM Innovation Contest
December 28, 2022
Massachusetts Army National Guard Sgt. Mickey Reeve speaks to service members from U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain about the importance of innovation in the military Nov. 22, 2022. Reeve recently won the U.S. Central Command’s Innovation Oasis contest and went on a world tour with CENTCOM leadership to discuss his experience.

New York National Guard Airmen Ready to Track Santa Claus
December 20, 2022
Air Force Master Sgt. Brian Burgess, standing, and Maj. Bonnie Bosworth of the New York Air National Guard’s 224th Air Defense Squadron train for Santa tracking operations on Dec. 16, 2022, at Eastern Air Defense Sector headquarters  in Rome, N.Y.

NC Soldier Recognized by Coast Guard for Lifesaving Actions
December 20, 2022
U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Matt Baer, right, sector commander of North Carolina, presents U.S. Army Maj. Kenneth Leahy, left, the North Carolina National Guard state dental officer, with the Coast Guard Commendation Medal at the NCNG Medical Readiness Detachment on Dec. 3, 2022. Leahy was recognized for his heroism in saving a distressed 10-year old child from drowning in the ocean over 200 yards from shore.

Illinois Guard Helps Make Sick Child’s Wish a Reality
December 19, 2022
Maj. Christopher Hanson, left, the operations officer of the 232nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, and Capt. Jacob Brue, the battalion's training officer, carry flowers for June Peden-Stade along her parade route in Auburn, Illinois, Dec. 17, 2022. The Illinois National Guard joined hundreds of first responders and community groups from across the region to give 3-year-old June a parade.

Soldier Earns Ranger Tab, Airborne Wings, Air Assault Badge
December 19, 2022
Pfc. Cooper Hayes poses for an undated photo. Hayes, a member of the Idaho Army National Guard, completed Ranger, Airborne and Air Assault schools in 2022.

Rainbow Division Vet Passes on War Stories to Today's Soldiers
December 8, 2022
Lockered "Bud" Gahs from Perry Hall, Maryland, who served as a private in the 42nd Infantry Division's 222nd Infantry Regiment, shared his memories of World War II with 300 New York Army National Guard Soldiers Dec. 2, 2022, in Albany, New York. Left to right, Maj. Gen. Thomas Spencer, commanding general, 42nd Infantry Division, and former CGs: Brig. Gen. Paul Genereux, Maj. Gen. Harry Miller, Maj. Thomas Kinley, Maj. Gen. Steve Wickstrom, and Maj. Gen. Steve Ferrari. Gahs is in the middle.

New York Air Guard Honors Former President Martin Van Buren
December 6, 2022
Brig. General Denise Donnell, the commander of the New York Air National Guard, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Jeffery Trottier salute after placing a wreath from President Joseph Biden at the grave of former President Martin Van Buren in Kinderhook, New York, on the 240th anniversary of his birth Dec. 5, 1782. Since 1967, military officers have presented a wreath from the current president at the gravesite of previous presidents on the anniversary of their birth.

Indiana Air Guardsmen Help Car Accident Victims
December 5, 2022
Air Force Staff Sgt. Marlena Hargraves and Senior Airman Janelle Bonitati, both members of the 181st Intelligence Wing, were coined by the 181st Intelligence Wing commander for their heroic acts during an incident on Interstate 70 while on their way home from training at Hulman Field Air National Guard Base, Ind., Dec. 3, 2022.  The Airmen came to the aid of two people trapped when their vehicle rolled over.

New York Guardsman Responds to In-flight Medical Emergency
December 2, 2022
On Thanksgiving Day, there was an in-flight medical emergency on Delta flight 1253 from Albany, N.Y., to Atlanta. Master Sgt. Daniel Conley, a senior aerospace medical technician of the 105th Medical Group, Stewart Air National Guard Base, Newburgh, New York, helped assess and care for the passenger.

New York National Guard Soldiers Share Holiday Spirit
December 2, 2022
Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Moseman, a New York Army National Guard recruiter, loads a Christmas tree into a FedEx truck at the Ellms Family Farm in Ballston Spa, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2022. Moseman and other recruiters were participating in Trees for Troops, helping local tree farms donate Christmas trees to families of service members.

NY Air Guard Leaders Salute World War II Vet on his 100th
November 29, 2022
New York Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Denny Richardson presents a challenge coin to World War II veteran William H. Meyer during his 100th birthday celebration at Shaker Place Nursing Home in Latham, New York, Nov. 28, 2022.

Iowa National Guard Soldier Gives Back to Homeless
November 29, 2022
Sgt. 1st Class Michael Sullivan, assistant operations noncommissioned officer with the 734th Regional Support Group, Iowa Army National Guard, kneels next to “Sully’s Lil Red Wagon” at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa, Nov. 17, 2022. He uses the wagon to collect donations for the homeless in the Des Moines area.

Alaska Guardsmen Bring Holiday Cheer to Scammon Bay
November 29, 2022
Alaska Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Ryan Montgomery, a pilot with 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), visits with children during Operation Santa Claus in Scammon Bay Nov. 16, 2022.

Minnesota Guard Honors Returning MIA Korean War Veteran
November 28, 2022
Members of the Minnesota National Guard funeral honors team carry the casket of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Donald Duchene, a World War II service member killed in action in 1943, during a planeside honors ceremony Sept. 30, 2022. Since its inception in 2006, the Minnesota Military Funeral Honors team has conducted more than 55,000 funerals for veterans of all branches.

MTC Range Ops Staff Keeps Fort Pickett Humming
November 16, 2022
Maj. Sean Hoefke, range officer assigned to Range Operations, Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett, conducts a range safety inspection on a live-fire range at MTC Nov. 5, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. These inspections are one of the ways Range Operations personnel ensure a safe training environment at MTC.

Oregon’s 173rd Fighter Wing Honors Native American Heritage
November 15, 2022
The Klamath Tribes performed a drum circle, a traditional event dating back several thousand years, during a ceremony in honor of American Indian Heritage Month at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore., Nov. 6, 2022.

Native American Louisiana Airman Discusses Pride in Service
November 10, 2022
Master Sgt. Rasia Delin, originally from Dulac, Louisiana, is a member of the Houma Indian Tribe, one of the original inhabitant tribes of the area. She is currently assigned to Joint Force Headquarters, Louisiana Air National Guard (LAANG) as a personnel craftsman.

Vietnam Veterans Receive Overdue Welcome Home
November 10, 2022
Arroyo and Martinez create a rubbing of a service member's name while visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Nov. 5, in Washington.

NH Airman Honored for Deployment Duties, Aiding Crash Victim
November 9, 2022
Staff Sgt. Reese Bassett, an air transportation member with the 157th Logistics Readiness Squadron, earned the 2021 Chief Master Sgt. Tommy Downs Award for his mentorship efforts and commitment to the 2T2 career field. Bassett broke the 2T2 movement record while deployed to Afghanistan and responded to a three-car vehicle crash while driving home from work in New Hampshire.

Medal of Honor Recipient Touts Learning, Adaptability
November 9, 2022
Master Sgt. Earl Plumlee, a Medal of Honor recipient, takes part in pregame activities at the Oklahoma State University homecoming football game in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oct. 22, 2022. Plumlee, a native Oklahoman, is a former Oklahoma National Guard Soldier.