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Nursing military mom discovers the secrets to success
February 27, 2017
Spc. Brianne Kim of the Washington National Guard happily shows off a tent provided for nursing mothers.

Cuba-born Wisconsin National Guard member returns home
February 17, 2017
Command Sgt. Maj. Rafael Conde, the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s senior enlisted leader, gets his first look at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during final approach, Dec. 28, 2016. Conde was born in Cuba and fled to the United States as a child with his family. He returned to Cuba as part of an official visit led by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, to visit with members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 32nd Military Police Company deployed to Guantanamo Bay.

Louisiana Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force aids in $2 million drug bust
February 16, 2017
The Louisiana Counterdrug Aviation’s Operations provided command and control support to the Louisiana State Police by utilizing the UH72 Lakota’s enhanced communications and specialized technology. This allowed law enforcement to safely conduct the counter drug operation leading to the seizure of nearly $2 million dollars worth of drugs.

Kentucky Guard members train in historic sanatorium
February 10, 2017
Soldiers of the 41st Civil Support Team stage vehicles during a hazardous materials exercise at the Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Ky., Feb. 7, 2016. The team used the historic site as a suitable location for a mission with low visibility and limited communications in an unfamiliar environment.

Munitions handling: A critical yet inherently dangerous career
February 8, 2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jeremiah L. Buckmaster and Airman 1st Class Joshua E. Holland, munitions systems specialists assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, inspect inert Mark 82 bomb bodies Feb. 5, 2017, at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio. Munitions systems specialists procure, inspect, store, recondition, issue, transport, maintain, test and assemble GPS/laser guided and unguided munitions for 180FW F-16 Fighting Falcons.

Virginia Air National Guard helicopter provides eye in sky for counter-drug operations
February 7, 2017
A stock photo of a Virginia National Guard UH72A Lakota taking off from Fort Davison Army Airfield shows a similar UH72A Lakota to the one used by Virginia National Guard Counterdrug aviation to support Homeland Security Investigations and the Virginia State Police Task Force during the summer of 2016.

Free tax software and support available for military and family members
February 6, 2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Holden Smith, 633rd Air Base Wing Judge Advocate paralegal, assists Senior Airman Terrence Eaton, logistics readiness squadron vehicle maintenance journeymen, in filling out a form at the Langley Air Force Base, Va., tax center Feb. 5, 2013. As in the past, tax assistance is being offered to members of the armed forces and their families.