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Florida Army Guard Makes Major Training Exercise Possible
Soldiers from the 53rd Brigade Support Battalion prepare an M977A4 HEMTT cargo transporter to move ammunition from an ammunition supply point to an ammunition holding area at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, July 15, 2024. They are among almost 5,000 Florida Army National Guard Soldiers mobilized to Camp Shelby to support the eXportable Combat Training Capability exercise, a major training event that ensures the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team’s readiness and proficiency to deploy.
July 25, 2024 - CAMP SHELBY, Miss. - Close to 5,000 Florida Army National Guard Soldiers reported to Camp Shelby, Mississippi, for the eXportable Combat Training Capability exercise in July.The xCTC is a significant training event the...

Pennsylvania Guard’s 213th RSG Trains on Heavy Vehicles
U.S. Soldiers with the 213th Regional Support Group, Pennsylvania National Guard, train how to operate and maintain Light Medium Tactical Vehicles during an exercise at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, July 23, 2024.
July 25, 2024 - FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. - Soldiers with the 213th Regional Support Group, Pennsylvania National Guard, trained on the proper care, maintenance and hazards of driving and operating large military vehicles July 23.The exercise...

Indiana National Guard Conducts Intensive Mortar Training
Members of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 293rd Infantry Regiment, Indiana National Guard, conduct a critical segment of their annual training focusing on advanced mortar operations as part of
July 24, 2024 - FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Members of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 293rd Infantry Regiment of the Indiana National Guard, completed a critical segment of their annual training this week, focusing on advanced mortar operations...

National Guard Leader Visits Georgia, Iowa Troops in Kosovo
Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, SEA to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, visits deployed Guard Soldiers in Kosovo, June 21-25, 2024. Whitehead visited Georgia and Iowa National Guard Soldiers stationed at Camp Bondsteel, Camp Film City, and installations across Kosovo.
July 24, 2024 - CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - The National Guard’s top enlisted leader discussed readiness, the importance of continuous improvement and the impact the enlisted force has on defense strategy during an enlisted town hall June...

Blue Pacific Events Keep Nevada Bilateral Affairs Officer Busy
Maj. Zackary Taylor-Warren stands near the entrance to the U.S. Embassy in Fiji July 22, 2024. Taylor-Warren became bilateral affairs officer in the Nevada National Guard this spring and immediately faced multiple high-profile events in the strategically vital South Pacific.
July 23, 2024 - SUVA, Fiji - A glance at the packed schedule of events in July and this fall underlined the importance of a bilateral affairs officer in the Nevada National Guard.For Nevada’s longtime Army aviator, Maj. Zackary...

104th Fighter Wing Donates F-15C to New England Air Museum
Col. Michael Glass, 104th Fighter Wing Operations Group commander, flew F-15C aircraft 85-101 from Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Massachusetts, to Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Connecticut, for its final flight before being retired and donated to the New England Air Museum, July 22, 2024. Donating the F15 to the museum ensures the preservation of its history and air superiority since 1979.
July 23, 2024 - BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. – The 104th Fighter Wing donated an F-15 Eagle to the New England Air Museum July 22 as the wing prepares for the conversion to the F35A Lightning II. Col. Michael Glass, 104th Operations...

Oregon National Guard Trains for Peacekeeping Deployments
Lt. Col. Joshua Rapp, commander of Task Force Guardian, conducts an after-action review with his staff July 21, 2024, at Fort Johnson, La. The review follows Task Force Guardian's first night of engagement with opposition forces during the Joint Readiness Training Center rotation, preparing the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team for upcoming overseas missions.
July 22, 2024 - FORT JOHNSON, La. - As night fell on the Joint Readiness Training Center July 20, Task Force Guardian, comprised of Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry Regiment, and 2nd Battalion, 162nd...

Medical Training Brings New Opportunities to Blackfeet Tribe
U.S. Army Spc. Brianna Bottorff, a combat medic assigned to the 215th Medical Company, Indiana Army National Guard, triages a patient at the Blackfeet tribal Health - Operation Walking Shield Innovative Readiness Training medical mission at Browning High School in Browning, Mont., July 17, 2024.
July 22, 2024 - BROWNING, Mont. – U.S. service members from more than 50 units across the country are in Montana for Blackfeet Tribal Health - Operation Walking Shield, an Innovative Readiness Training medical mission.About 200 members of...

Michigan National Guard Soldier Earns Ranger Tab
Pfc. Chase Cammanga smiles during his graduation ceremony from Army Ranger School June 21, 2024. Cammenga is the first Michigan Army National Guard Soldier to complete the Ranger Team Leader Initiative training program for enlisted Soldiers in the Army National Guard who aspire to attend Ranger School.
July 22, 2024 - LANSING, Mich. - Joining the Army is tough; you’re immediately off to basic and individual training, facing drill sergeants, and learning the basics of soldiering. Going straight to Ranger School after that? That’s an...

Alaska Air Guard Helps Rescue Plane Accident Victims
A 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk conducts hoist training June 5, 2018, at Eklutna Glacier during a fini flight for Chief Master Sgt. Lance Jordan, command chief master sergeant for the Alaska Air National Guard.
July 22, 2024 - JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guard members of the 176th Wing and the National Park Service and Talkeetna Air Taxi rescued nine plane crash victims July 12 at the Tokositna Glacier in Denali...

‘Remember Why You Serve,’ Top Enlisted Guard Leader Says in South Dakota
Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony L. Whitehead, senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, presents coins of recognition to members of the 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment from South Dakota. The SEA toured facilities and met with Soldiers and Airmen of the South Dakota National Guard during their drill weekend July 14-15, 2024.
July 19, 2024 - RAPID CITY, S.D. - Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, toured facilities and met with Soldiers and Airmen of the South Dakota National Guard during their...

New York National Guard Assists with Tornado Recovery Effort
New York Air National Guard Airmen assigned to the 174th Attack Wing clear debris in Rome, New York, July 17, 2024, alongside city employees. The New York National Guard deployed 25 Airmen from the 174th Attack Wing, 25 Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, and an additional 10 Soldiers to help clear debris left by a July 16 storm.
July 19, 2024 - ROME, N.Y. - Dozens of New York National Guard members spent three days cleaning up debris caused by a tornado that hit the city the evening of July 16.The 174th Attack Wing based at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base...

Pennsylvania Maintainers Conduct Two-Week Training Exercise
Pennsylvania Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Leonard, left, and Tech. Sgt. Shane Miller, with the 258th Air Traffic Control Squadron in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, work on a pick-off rescue while on a radar tower during a two-week training exercise that ended June 16, 2024. The 258th Air Traffic Control Squadron is a geologically separated unit of the 171st Air Refueling Wing.
July 19, 2024 - JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen with the 258th Air Traffic Control Squadron’s Deployable Instrument Landing System Team completed a two-week annual training exercise June 16.The exercise focused on the...