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PTSD Awareness Month: South Carolina Soldier sheds light
June 29, 2016
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael Hutcheson, South Carolina National Guard, gardens at his home in Irmo, South Carolina, June 27, 2016, in order to gain a sense of purpose separate from being a Soldier to combat certain Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms. Hutcheson has been battling PTSD as a result of multiple combat deployments in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

From Vietnamese boat person to brigadier general, Virginian living the American Dream
June 21, 2016
Thuy Flora, left, and Christine Flora, right, promote Lapthe C. Flora to brigade general June 6, 2016, at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia.

New York Airmen dive into competition for German military proficiency badge
June 21, 2016
New York Air National Guard Senior Airman Dominic Scaringe and Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Valk compete in the swim portion of the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge Competition on June 16, 2016, at the Glenville, N.Y., YMCA. Eight Airmen with the 109th Airlift Wing competed in the second phase of the competition - to qualify they needed to swim 100 meters in under 4 minutes. The unit is based at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia, N.Y.

North Carolina Soldier sees teamwork in action at her first annual training
June 20, 2016
Pvt. Noel Weeks with the 210th Military Police Company is assigned to the Tactical Operations Center where she was trained and familiarized with the Joint Capabilities Release equipment and 800 MHZ radios.  She is tasked to keep the lines of communications open with her battalion and logs all personnel coming and going off post.

Milestone centennial marks the transformation of the National Guard
June 17, 2016
Kentucky National Guardsmen on patrol on horseback and by automobile along a roadway outside El Paso, Texas, circa 1916. June 18, 2016, is the 100th anniversary of the “Great Mobilization” order of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico Border.

Right place, right time - fighter wing firefighters save woman's life on jet
June 17, 2016
A team of firefighters from the 115th Fighter Wing Truax Fire and Emergency Services pose for a photo outside thier fire truck in Madison, Wis., June 6, 2016. This team of firefighters helped save a woman's life by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation after she collapsed on a jet.

Inspired by his father, South Carolina Soldier is raising his daughter on his own
June 17, 2016
U.S. Army Sgt. Carl Rogers, S.C. Army National Guard, stands next to his father Alfred before his second deployment to Afghanistan in Columbia, S.C., in 2009.  Rogers said his father is his role model and they always spend Fathers Day together.

New York Army National Guard dentist named tops in reserve component dentists for 2016
June 14, 2016
New York Army National Guard Maj. (Dr.) Joel Bachman works with a Soldier during a medical readiness check at Camp Smith Training Site near Peekskill, N.Y. on June 11, 2016. Bachman  has received the Dental Corps Chief's Award of Excellence for 2016 as the top dentist in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve.

Arizona Air National Guard member fulfills life's dream of becoming an attorney
June 14, 2016
Senior Master Sgt. Alex brown, front, leads the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing during a march at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., Dec. 7, 2014. Brown’s prior experience as military training instructor made him the unit’s resident expert on drill and ceremonies and gave him skills that, he said, helped him graduate from law school.

Army Guard leaders urge Soldiers to make 'Life Pledge' to reduce suicides
June 10, 2016
The Guard Your Health website, www.guardyourhealth.com, helps connect Soldiers with mental health care professionals and resources in their local areas, with resources available in all 54 states, territories and the District of Columbia.