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Michigan professor-Airman serves with pride
December 29, 2016
Air Force Master Sgt. Shaun West, a flight chief with the 127th Security Forces Squadron at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., holds a doctorate degree in behavioral health. In addition to his duties at Selfridge, he is an adjunct professor with Arizona State University’s online graduate studies program.

Missouri Guard Airman goes extra mile on and off the court
December 28, 2016
Senior Airman Allanesha Smith, 131st Medical Group aerospace medical technician, takes on the role of social worker to help students she works with as a school nurse for an inner-city middle school in Missouri. Smith works at Northeast Middle School where many students suffer from autism; some have epilepsy or diabetes, and one experienced brain cancer. To help counter the illnesses and lifestyles that the children deal with, Smith revamped the school’s sports program and after the school day ends, she coaches basketball, track and volleyball.

Georgia Guard members bring Christmas spirit to the community
December 21, 2016
Georgia Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Maurika Flores brings joy to a resident of Azalea Manor Assisted Living Facility in Marietta. The Guardsmen visited with residents, presented gifts, played Bingo and chatted with residents.

Flying the skies with the South Carolina National Guard
December 21, 2016
A South Carolina Army National Guard C-26 asset with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 641st Aviation Regiment, sits in the hangar stationed near the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in West Columbia, South Carolina.

Virginia Air Guard members assist accident victim
December 19, 2016
Maj. Zach Hoffman and Maj. Kelly Niedzwiecki, Virginia Air National Guard, 192nd Medical Group, helped with a rescue in a motor vehicle rollover in Hampton, Virginia, Nov. 19, 2016.

New Jersey Airmen and fourth graders bring holidays to veterans
December 15, 2016
Master Sgt. Jamie Ludy, 177th Maintenance Squadron, gives Air Force Vietnam veteran Ed Taylor a card during the 16th Annual Holiday "Songfest" at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Vineland, N.J., Dec. 13, 2016. More than 80 fourth graders from the Seaview Elementary School in Linwood, N.J., and 18 Airmen sang holiday songs and handed out cards to the Home’s residents during the event.

Service becomes a family affair for these Ohio Air Guard members
December 15, 2016
Lt. Col. Philip M. Brown, the 179th Force Support Squadron commander, administers the oath of enlistment Dec. 2, 2016, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Cooper Burton is enlisting as his father, Senior Master Sgt. Roger Burton, the fire chief at the 179th AW, is reenlisting.

New York's oldest and youngest National Guard members mark Guard birthday with cake cutting
December 14, 2016
Brig. Gen. Raymond Shields, assistant adjutant general, Army, far right, joins the oldest and newest members of the New York National Guard to cut a cake in celebration of the National Guard’s 380th birthday at New York National Guard headquarters on Dec. 13, 2016. The new and old members are, from left, Airman Kevin Gabay, of the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing;Chief Warrant Officer 5 Robert Wold, one of the New York Army National Guard’s oldest serving Soldier; and  Pvt. Private Cameron Thompson, New York Army National Guard.

Utah Air National Guard medical unit conducts joint search, rescue training
December 9, 2016
Airman 1st Class Brooks Anderton, an aerospace medical technician assigned to the 151st Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) treats a simulated casualty inside a tunnel during search and recovery training on April 24, 2016, at the Davis County Unified Fire rubble pile in Layton, Utah.

Army Materiel Command integrates Guard, Reserve in sustainment mission
December 9, 2016
Staff Sgt. Danielle Milke does a walk-through inspection of an M1A2 Abrams tank with AMC's Chief Warrant Officer 5 Darren Cook and a contract employee, Sept. 19, 2016, in Romania. The tanks were used during a U.S. Army Europe multinational training exercise. Milke volunteered to be the NCOIC for Army Prepositioned Stocks-Romania, and is a maintenance NCO for the Army Sustainment Command-Army Reserve Element, Detachment 12 from Fort Bragg, N.C.