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Illinois National Guard Soldier retires after 41 years
October 31, 2016
Sgt. Maj. Diane S. Rogers, of Girard, Illinois, with the Joint Force Headquarters thanks her family, friends and colleagues Oct. 28, 2016, for their support through her 41 years of military service to the Illinois Army National Guard, which culminated as the Illinois National Guard Sexual Assault Response Coordinator.

Colorado National Guard Soldiers, World War II veterans mark return of 10th Mountain Division to Colorado
October 28, 2016
Pioneers of the 10th Mountain Division, the 87th Mountain Infantry Battalion, training in the United States in 1941. The unit was compromised of skiers, climbers and other outdoorsmen who trained vigorously. (Photo courtesy of World War II Today)

Ohio Citizen-Soldier helps fight wildfires in national forests across western U.S.
October 14, 2016
Ohio Army National Guard 1st Lt. Nick Mossbarger of the 216th Engineer Battalion uses an excavator to help construct a section of horse trail as part of his civilian job as a recreation technician for the Wayne National Forest in Southeast Ohio. This summer, Mossbarger was sent west to assist crews fighting wildfires in South Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming.

Colorado Guard relives its history at Glorieta Pass, N.M., a Civil War battle site
October 12, 2016
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Elisa Locke, a teacher serving in the Colorado Army National Guard, describes to COARNG Soldiers Sept. 17, 2016, at Glorieta Pass, N.M., how First Colorado Commander Maj. John Chivington led the attack on Confederate supplies at the Battle of Glorieta Pass.

New York Army National Guard medic earns Expert Field Medical Badge
October 7, 2016
Pfc. Luke Deboer, a candidate for the Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB), prepares a simulated casualty for movement during EFMB qualification testing, which was held at Fort Drum, N.Y. from Aug. 20 to Sept. 2. Out of a field of 239 medics, 29 bested a 12-mile ruck march, a written test, simulated combat training lanes and other challenges to earn the EFMB.

Singing Sergeant continues century-old national anthem tradition
October 7, 2016
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Eric Sullivan, a baritone vocalist with the United States Air Force Band’s “Singing Sergeants”, sings “The Star-Spangled Banner” before an NFL football game at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill., Oct. 2, 2016. Sullivan performed the national anthem for an audience of more than 60,800 people as part of the unit’s community relations mission.