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Mother, daughter reflect on Arizona Air Guard service
May 31, 2017
Air Force Staff Sgt. Nichole Jordan, left, an aerospace medical technician for the Arizona Air National Guard's 161st Air Refueling Wing's medical group, and Air Force Master Sgt. Peggy Schmidt, a supply supervisor for the wing's logistics readiness squadron, pose in front of a 1947 F-84 Thunderjet aircraft static display at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Ariz., May 12, 2017.

South Carolina National Guard celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May 25, 2017
Members of the South Carolina National Guard celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with educational displays, dance demonstrations, and food at a gathering at the Joint Force Headquarters in Columbia, South Carolina, May 24, 2017. This celebration is an event that brings people from all cultures and backgrounds together to share their heritage and customs.

Soldiers walk the walk during unique Strong Bonds event
May 25, 2017
Service members from the Arizona National Guard participated in the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range during a unique Strong Bonds event. Events such as these have contributed to the success that the Arizona National Guard’s Chaplains Corps have experienced in connecting with Arizona Guardsmen.

National Guard and Canadian medics train to a higher standard at Maple Resolve 17
May 24, 2017
Cpl. Sean Gauthier, a medic for 5 Field Ambulance from Quebec, Canada, gets a first glimpse of a simulated traumatic injury being carried by US medical personnel during exercise Maple Resolve.  The exercise is Canada's premiere brigade-level validation exercise used to sharpen the war-fighting skills and improve readiness for US and Canadian forces.

Mississippi Medical Detachment supports Soldiers training in California
May 24, 2017
Spc. Akeem M. Oliver and Cpt. Tanya L. West, both with the Mississippi Medical Detachment, Mississippi Army National Guard, prepare medical supplies at the detachment’s aid station 21 May, 2017, at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. The medical detachment is providing care for the service members from approximately 40 units from around the country taking part in the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team’s training rotation at NTC.

Having snowboarded on slopes of freedom, New Jersey Soldier glad to give back
May 23, 2017
Sgt. Michael Whitehead, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) specialist with the 50th Chemical Company based in Somerset, New Jersey, collects his gas mask and other protective gear after a personal decontamination exercise May 19, 2017, during Maple Resolve 17 at Camp Wainwright, Alberta, Canada.

Asian-Pacific Heritage: Japanese-American WWII unit stands among Army’s most decorated
May 22, 2017
Army Staff Sgt. James S. Kawashime, with B Company, 100th Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, stands guard at a bivouac site in France in October 1944. Made up almost entirely of Nisei, or second generation Japanese-Americans, the origins of the 100th Bn., 442nd RCT began with the Hawaii Army National Guard.

Overcoming adversity, Airman finds home in Air Guard
May 22, 2017
Air Force Staff Sgt. Colton Elliott has faced much adversity throughout his life and now he’s found a home with the Air National Guard. Elliott, a photojournalist with the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing, poses for a photo at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 2, 2017.

From 'Lost Boy' to Citizen-Airman, Sudanese immigrant joins New York Air Guard
May 19, 2017
Airman 1st Class Frances Andrew is assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing's Command Support Staff at Stratton Air National Guard Base. Andrew first arrived in the United States in 2001 at the age of 21. He grew up in a refugee camp from the age of 7 and is known as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan.

Army Guard funeral honor guard members hone advanced skills during two-week training
May 16, 2017
Four New York Army National Guard Soldiers, along with eight other Army National Guard Soldiers from across the country, rehearse the movements and commands of a full military funeral during the 80-hour, Train-the-trainer Military Funeral Honors course at Camp Smith Training Site May 11, 2017.