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Arizona Air National Guard member fulfills life's dream of becoming an attorney
June 14, 2016
Senior Master Sgt. Alex brown, front, leads the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing during a march at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., Dec. 7, 2014. Brown’s prior experience as military training instructor made him the unit’s resident expert on drill and ceremonies and gave him skills that, he said, helped him graduate from law school.

Army Guard leaders urge Soldiers to make 'Life Pledge' to reduce suicides
June 10, 2016
The Guard Your Health website, www.guardyourhealth.com, helps connect Soldiers with mental health care professionals and resources in their local areas, with resources available in all 54 states, territories and the District of Columbia.

New York National Guard female Soldier meeting Artillery gun-line challenge
June 9, 2016
New York Army National Guard Spc. Ashley Diaz will be the first female 13B, cannon crew member, in the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion 258th Field Artillery.

New York Army National Guard quarry detachment ready to crush it
June 8, 2016
Troops of the New York Army National Guard’s 204th Engineer Detachment (Quarry) remove a failing conveyor belt from a quarry machine called a “crusher” here on May 14, 2016. Operating the crusher, which can turn large rocks into various grades of construction material, is the detachment’s main mission. Soldiers of the detachment, which is based in Binghamton, N.Y., worked for about 10 hours on May 14 to fix several mechanical shortfalls and ensure the crusher is operational for the detachment’s annual training in July.

Canadian Air Force allies train at Fort Indiantown Gap
June 6, 2016
Canadian and American forces gather for a group shot in front of the building the Canadian troops helped to renovate. The troops were here for several weeks as part of a partnership program that offers U.S. and Canada engineers to train together.

Zoo, Pennsylvania Guard base continue cooperation to save butterfly species
June 6, 2016
A Regal Fritillary sips nectar from an orange milkweed, also known as a butterfly milkweed, (asclepias tuberosa). The Regal's habitat has been diminished over the last 30 years, but Fort Indiantown Gap's ranges provide a natural grassland habitat allowing the butterflies to flourish.

A California Guardsman’s surprising journey to Iraq and Pentagon accolades
June 3, 2016
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ryan Anderson of the California National Guard displays the MacArthur Leadership Award on June 1 at the Pentagon, moments after receiving the prestigious honor from Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley. Anderson is joined by his wife, Angela, father, Robert, and Susan Anderson. The award is presented annually to one National Guard warrant officer and 28 Army officers overall nationwide who exemplify the ideals for which Gen. Douglas MacArthur stood: duty, honor, country.

Federalizing the National Guard: Preparedness, reserve forces and the National Defense Act of 1916
June 2, 2016
Opening of 64th Congress, 1915. This session took place in the year that debate on the National Defense Act began, eventually leading to the measure becoming Public Law 64-85.

Indiana National Guard fills many roles during exercise
May 23, 2016
Army Spc. Robin Hefner, a human resource specialist assigned to U.S. Army North, goes over Vibrant Response 16 battle plans with another Tactical Operations Center soldier at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, May 3, 2016. VR 16 is led by ARNORTH and brings military, federal, and state agencies together to train to respond to a national emergency.

Minnesota Guard member recognized for cultural influence and leadership
May 20, 2016
Warrant Officer Candidate Alan Lee meets with Minnesota State Senators Roger Chamberlain and Foung Hawj, May 18, 2016. The Minnesota House and Senate honored Warrant Officer Candidate Alan Lee with resolutions recognizing his leadership in the military and in the community as the advisor for the Minnesota National Guard's Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Special Emphasis Council. Under Lee's leadership, the council has built and sustained new relationships between the Minnesota National Guard and the communities the council represents.