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Virgin Island Air Guard engineers build plant beds to support kids' project
March 21, 2016
Virgin Islands Air National Guard Senior Airman Denel Peterson of the 285th Civil Engineering Squadron inserts screws into a plant bed box while Airman 1st Class Danley McIntosh of the 285th Civil Engineering Squadron observes on St. Croix, Virgin Islands, March 5, 2016. Children in the community learning to garden will use the boxes.

Texas Guard member and his daughter personally supported Flint relief mission
March 18, 2016
Maj. George Hurd, left, Staff Sgt. Erdoo Thompson, center, and 1st Lt. Matthew Verdugo, right, all of the 136th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, load bottled water in preparation for Hurd's convoy to Flint, Michigan, March 10, 2016, in Round Rock, Texas.

109th Airmen call South Pole home as they package old equipment for shipment north
March 17, 2016
Pallets of  excess and obsolete materials are placed in position outside the National Science Foundation's Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole in January 2016. A team of three New York Air National Guard Airmen built 73 pallets in 11 days so the unneeded items can be hauled away later this year.

102-year-old veteran recalls duty with Michigan National Guard
March 17, 2016
Philas Kelly, who served in the Michigan National Guard from 1937 to 1940, holds his 107th Observation Squadron patch from his days in uniform. Kelly visited the 107th Fighter Squadron at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., on March 15, 2016, to learn about the current mission of his old unit.

Lawyers land at Saratoga Battlefield for history lesson
March 15, 2016
Saratoga Battlefield historian and retired Park Ranger Larry Arnold discusses the importance of terrain for the Battle of Freeman’s Farm to Soldiers of the Judge Advocate General Corps from the New York Army National Guard and Army Reserve’s 7th Legal Operations Detachment March 12, 2016 at the Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater, New York.

New York Army National Guard Soldier saves life while on the job as a police officer
March 10, 2016
This is police officer Arnold Reyes on the job with the Suffolk County Police Department. Reyes is also the command sergeant major of the New York Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry. Reyes and others helped bring a woman back to life in December 2015.

Centennial of the Pancho Villa raid on New Mexican town
March 9, 2016
After the disastrous raid on Columbus, New Mexico, by Pancho Villa, the state National Guard sent troops.

Mountain training is rigorous drill for Vermont National Guard troops
March 8, 2016
Spc. Isaac Merriam, infantry team leader, Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont National Guard, belays a fellow Soldier at Smuggler's Notch in Jeffersonville, Vt., March 5, 2016. Soldiers performed basic and advanced mountain warfare skills including ice climbing, mountain movement techniques, and nighttime navigation as part of their mountaineering winter bivouac.

Jax the therapy dog touches Airmen's hearts at California's 163rd Attack Wing
March 3, 2016
David Cunningham, director of Psychological Health (DPH) for the 163rd Attack Wing, takes a moment for a photo with the wing's therapy dog, Jax. Jax is a German shepherd who is completing training as a certified therapy dog for the 163rd Attack Wing at March Air Reserve Base.

Puerto Rico ChalleNGe program leader receives national honor
March 2, 2016
National Guard ChalleNGe Nationwide Program Director Matilde Almodovar, shown with her staff, was honored Feb. 23, 2016, in Washington, D.C.