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Indiana National Guard sponsors environmental event to track bat sounds
August 4, 2016
Mike Peterkin, deputy chief of conservation, right, and Todd Eubank, biologist for threatened and endangered species are tracking a bat roost at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, as part of the Acoustic Bat Training class held by the Environmental Management Office from July 11-16, 2016. The purpose of the class was to train the environmentalists on new methods of capturing ultrasonic bat calls that are used to recognize and identify the calls with the species they belong to. This information will further their understanding about the bat habitats, and how Camp Atterbury’s training affects their ecosystem.

Texas Air Guard inspection technician is on a journey of recovery
July 29, 2016
Master Sgt. Charles Ramirez, a nondestructive inspections technician with the 149th Maintenance Squadron, Texas Air National Guard, inspects aircraft support equipment using magnetic particle inspection techniques at the NDI section June 3, 2016, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

New York Army Guard records expert helps National Guard vets prove service
July 27, 2016
Steve Essex,  the inactive/active records officer for the New York Army National Guard Military Personnel Office with the index cards which indicate which former National Guard Soldiers have paper records stored by the New York State Archives on Monday, July 18, 2016. Essex accesses records dating back to 1945 to assist former National Guard Soldiers in finding their state service records.

Pennsylvania National Guard marks 100th anniversary of Mexican border mobilization
July 26, 2016
Pennsylvania’s 16th Regiment conducting rifle training along the Mexican border during the 1916 crisis.

New York Guard Soldier to represent United States in Taekwondo competition
July 21, 2016
Spc. Nashayla Harper, a member of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, right, poses with her aunt and coach Mechelle Smith after winning the welter-weight class for 18 to 32-year old females at the 2016 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Taekwondo National Championships held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from July 4 to 9.

There’s no place like home
July 20, 2016
Senior Master Sgt. Helen Crouch, 174th Medical Group medical technician, gives medical history paperwork to a patient at the Greater Chenango Cares Innovative Readiness Training mission July 20, 2016, Norwich, N.Y. Before the patients are taken to dental, medical, or optometry, they are initially in-processed by medical technicians, gathering their height, weight, history, and vitals information.

'Beeline March' to Cambridge: National Guard roots of Army's founding
July 15, 2016
Dressed in typical attire of back-country riflemen, Revolutionary War living historians in Virginia prepare for a reenactment. The round hats and hunting shirts are the same as those described in the accounts of the first riflemen within companies such as the Berkeley County Rifles who made the “Beeline to Boston.”

Becoming a father while deployed
July 13, 2016
Ave, daughter of Staff Sgt. Kevin Reed, an information technology specialist who’s currently deployed to the Middle East with the 17th Sustainment Brigade, 1st Theater Support Command, was born Feb. 17, 2016. Thanks to modern technology, Reed can video chat with his wife and daughter on a daily basis.

Airman continues family’s Air Force legacy
July 12, 2016
Air Force Staff Sgt. Austin Phillips, the 22nd Maintenance Squadron wheel and tire section chief, right, poses with his grandfather, retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Raymond Hopper, in front of a KC-135 Stratotanker at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., June 25, 2016. Phillips is assigned to the KC-135, one of the same airframes his grandfather worked on nearly 60 years before.

Chief Master Sgt. Bill Dixon says goodbye to Alaska Air Guard after 41 years
July 8, 2016
Retired U.S. Air National Guard Chief Master Sgt. Bill Dixon says his final farewells to his friends and co-workers at the interior-Alaska Air Guard wing where he finished 41 years of military service, here at Eielson AFB, Alaska, June 29, 2016. The ceremony was attended by more than 200 people and was held in the maintenance bay, which was Dixon’s home-away-from-home for almost 20 years.