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Air Guard leads with a competitive spirit
February 25, 2016
Senior Master Sgt. Fred “Wes” Hudgins, personnel superintendent for the Arizona Air National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters, was recognized as the top First Sgt. For the National Guard in 2012. Throughout his career, he has used his competitive successes in automotive racing to keep him at the top of his game as he inspires new Airmen to be the best they can be.

California National Guard member rescues woman from sinking car
February 24, 2016
Sgt. 1st Class Michael Long holds an award recognizing him as the California Army National Guard's top recruiter for 2015, having enlisted 31 new, non-prior-service soldiers, Dec. 4 at Camp San Luis Obispo, Calif. Only a few weeks later, on Dec. 30, Long would jump into Markham Ravine near Lincoln to rescue a woman who was trapped in her sinking car. With the help of a retired Airman and a California Highway Patrol officer, Long was able to help the woman to safety.

Retired Army nurse praised for stellar military service
February 23, 2016
District of Columbia Army National Guard (DCNG), Lt. Col. Monika R. Graham, medical detachment commander is presented a certificate of retirement by the DCNG Chief of Staff, Col. Aaron R. Dean during her retirement ceremony, DC Armory, Washington, Feb. 21. Graham received several awards for 27 years of distinguished service and countless achievements through her career to include the Legion of Merit and the DCNG Meritorious Service Medal.

Father and son deploy with West Virginia aviation regiment
February 16, 2016
West Virginia Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 4 Lawrence Copley (far right) and his son Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joseph Copley (far left), get together with some of their fellow Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 104th Aviation Regiment, 40th Combat Aviation Brigade, get some quality time together shortly after Joseph’s promotion at Camp Buehring Kuwait, Jan. 30. The Copleys deployed with the 40th CAB to Kuwait in December. (Courtesy Photo)

Promotion brings Guard member full circle in 101st Airborne Division
February 12, 2016
Lt. Col. Cory Mulhern, a liaison officer for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), smiles at his daughter, Sierra, as she pins on his rank during his promotion ceremony in the division headquarters, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Feb. 11, 2016. Mulhern, a guardsman with the Wisconsin National Guard, is part of the 101st’s multi-component unit, a pilot program where Guard and active duty Soldiers train and deploy together.

Vermont Soldiers conduct biathlon exercise during mountain skills training
February 11, 2016
Soldiers with Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountan), Vermont National Guard, cross-country ski at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vermont, Feb. 6, 2016.

New video series will help Soldiers get and stay in shape
February 9, 2016
Guard Your Health recently launched its #WarriorReady Workout Video series, which includes 15-second videos that demonstrate how to do quick, high-intensity workouts. The workouts are customizable and can be done anywhere. There are 14 different workout videos and each one focuses on a full-body workout.

Experience in Liberia and Afghanistan makes New York Army National Guard doctor a better hometown physician
February 9, 2016
Lt. Col. William LeCates, a New York Army National Guard doctor, stands with Capt. Joseph Kowo, deputy commander of the Armed Forces of Liberia Medical Command, during his 2015 deployment to Liberia as part of Operation Onward Liberty, a mission conducted by the Michigan Army National Guard. LeCates, who works as a civilian doctor in Cooperstown, New York, was deployed in Liberia for six months as part of the training and mentoring mission.

New York National Guard works with state officials to monitor wild turkey populations at training site
February 8, 2016
Carl Lindsley, left, Marc Sizer and Becca Linkiewicz, employees of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), work together to put an electronic monitoring tag on a female turkey at the New York National Guard's Camp Smith Training Site on Jan. 28, 2016.

Senior aviator in Utah takes final AH-64 Apache helicopter flight
February 2, 2016
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ken Jones, world record holder with 10,000 flight hours, has final flight in an AH-64 Apache with his son, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jared Jones.