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Long before smartphones, National Guard responded to nationwide muster in Operation Minuteman
April 28, 2016
Trucks of the 179th Field Artillery, 48th Armored Division loaded full of troops move out from the Atlanta Armory during Operation Minuteman on April 27, 1955..

Massachusetts Air National Guard dad deploys with his son for final time
April 25, 2016
U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard Master Sgt. Donny Masciadrelli, 104th Fighter Wing avionics technician, and his son, Tech. Sgt. Danny Masciadrelli, 104th Fighter Wing F-15 crew chief, deploy together for the first time for an F-15C/D Eagle mission to the Netherlands in April 2016. They are deployed in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve along with more than 250 Airmen from the 104th as part of a theater security package, strengthening relationships and training alongside NATO allies throughout Europe.

South Carolina twin Soldiers recall Guard's response to last year's massive floods
April 21, 2016
U.S. Army Capt. Jay Sirmon, an engineer officer assigned to the training site command, and his brother Warrant Officer 3 William Sirmon, a pilot assigned to the 1-111th General Support Aviation Battalion, South Carolina Army National Guard, pose after a flight taken to survey the recovery efforts in Columbia on April 5, 2016 following the flood that hit the area in Oct. 2015. Many bridges and roads remain closed six months later as recovery efforts are still underway.

Texas Air National Guard readies for cyber-protection mission expansion
April 20, 2016
U.S. Rep. Will Hurd,left, visits with Brig. Gen. David M. McMinn, commander of the Texas Air National Guard, and Brig. Gen. Dawn M. Ferrell. Texas’ deputy adjutant general for air, in his Capitol Hill office on March 2, 2016.

California National Guard Soldier parlays martial arts love into military service
April 13, 2016
California Army National Guard Sgt. Cassandra Peel, an avionic mechanic in Company B, 640th Aviation Support Battalion, 40th Combat Aviation Brigade, practices taekwondo kicks at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, April 2, 2016. Peel has practiced taekwondo for six years and is now a second degree black belt.

Guard Your Health’s #WarriorReady Challenge launches April 1
April 1, 2016
Soldiers close in on the finish line in this photo from April 18, 2010, of the run during an Army Physical Fitness Test. A new program from Guard Your Health offers do-it-yourself training and food tips.

Friends who deploy together stay together
March 30, 2016
California Army National Guard Capt. Eric Lancaster, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael DeCosta, Lt. Col. Nader Araj and Lt. Col. Brian Goldsmith meet up on the airfield at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Feb. 28. They all live and work in the Folsom community back home in California, and deployed together with the 40th Combat Aviation Brigade.

New York Army National Guard Cooks compete for Army cooking honors at Camp Smith
March 28, 2016
New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 369th Sustainment Brigade enjoy lunch prepared by unit food service personnel participating in a preliminary round of the Army-wide Philip A. Connelly cooking competition at Camp Smith, NY on March 19, 2016.
(Photo by US Army National Guard Cesar Leon/RELEASED)

Iowa National Guard Soldier competes under guidance of Soldier-father
March 24, 2016
Spc. Ethan Estabrooks, a helicopter crew chief with Company C, 2-147th Aviation, Iowa Army National Guard, performs a search on his sponsor and father, 1st Sgt. Gary Estabrooks, at the Iowa Best Warrior Competition at Camp Dodge March 19, 2016.

Environmental stewardship, sustainability top focus throughout the Guard
March 21, 2016
A 20-kilowatt array of solar panels fitted to Building 36 on Camp Grayling. The solar panel array is one of many green energy initiatives the Michigan Army National Guard is employing to generate renewable energy, reduce pollution and save taxpayers money by reducing energy costs for everyday operations. It is one of many initiatives throughout the National Guard.