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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.