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Beloved 'Guard Copter 368' flies its final mission
August 26, 2016
A South Carolina Army National Guard (SCARNG) CH-47F Chinook helicopter flies on the Hudson River, in proximity of Manhattan and Empire State Building, Aug. 18, 2016, over New York City. The helicopter escorted its predecessor, CH-47D "Guard Copter 368" during its last mission.

Maryland National Guard helps host military kids at memorable camp
August 26, 2016
Military child Madison Sours, 10, responds to a question from the Adjutant General of Maryland Maj. Gen. Linda Singh as part of "Military Experience Day" during Operation Purple Camp at Elk Neck State Park in North East, Md. Aug. 16, 2016. Singh arrived via Maryland National Guard Lakota helicopter to greet the 100 military children in attendance at the camp.

Pennsylvania Guard member helps pave the way for gender equality
August 26, 2016
Sgt. Nilda Jenkins, mortuary affairs noncommissioned officer assigned to the Pennsylvania National Guard's 28th Infantry Division, rides in a UH-60 Black Hawk on the way to her reenlistment ceremony at Camp Film City, Kosovo, April 18, 2016.

National Guard allows Soldier freedom to be Renaissance man
August 25, 2016
BUTLERVILLE, Ind. – Indiana National Guard Master Sgt. Bradley Staggs (sitting), of the 38th Infantry Division, shows U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 206th Broadcast Operations Detachment and 205th Press Camp Headquarters how to run radio broadcast equipment during Exercise News Day at MUTC on Aug. 23, 2016.

Massachusetts Guard fighter pilot continues family legacy
August 19, 2016
Maj. Ashley Rolfe is the first female fighter pilot for the Air National Guard’s 104th Fighter Wing. Rolfe is an Air Force Academy graduate and combat veteran who has served in the Air Force for eleven years. Rolfe became an Air Force pilot after growing up as an Air Force “Brat” dependent, following her dad and granddad’s footsteps carrying on the family legacy. Rolfe’s swearing in ceremony took place at Barnes Air National Guard Base, July 26, 2016.

Texas Guard member donates kidney to stranger
August 16, 2016
Texas Army National Guard Spc. Brittany Reppond, with the 197th Special Troops Support Company, based out of Camp Bullis, San Antonio, Texas, right, donates kidney to Arthur Corenblith, left,  February 18, 2016, at the Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio. While working for a sales company at a local gas station, the Soldier saw a sign 'my brother needs a kidney' on a car and decided to donate. (Courtesy Photo)

Timing and training came together to save a life
August 16, 2016
Col. Johnny Ryan, 130th Airlift Wing Commander, recognizes Chief Master Sgt. Steven Foster (left), Tech Sgt. Mark Haywood, and Master Sgt. Jeremy Callen all from the 130th Civil Engineering Squadron, for saving the life of Master Sgt. Bruce Chatterton (not pictured) who collapsed shortly after his physical fitness test on Aug. 6, 2016.

New Jersey mother and daughter serve together in Guard
August 12, 2016
Staff Sgt. Janet Medina, left, pins staff sergeant rank on her daughter, Justina Medina, during a promotion ceremony at the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Lawrenceville, N.J., August 11, 2016.

Oregon National Guard medic heals hearts and minds
August 9, 2016
Staff Sgt. Brad Foster, a combat medic with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team out of Pendleton, Oregon, watches the night sky on top of an M113 Medical Evacuation Vehicle during Exercise Saber Guardian 16 at the Romanian Land Forces Combat Training Center in Cincu, Romania.

Marine enlists into Illinois Army National Guard
August 8, 2016
Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Bowman, Land Component Command Sergeant Major, Illinois Army National Guard, shakes hands with Sgt. Joshua Isom, of Chicago, Aug. 3, 2016, at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, after an enlistment ceremony.