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Army Guard members train for taekwondo competitions
June 30, 2017
Army Pvt. Nicklas Poland, an infantryman with the Colorado Army National Guard, employs an axe kick to Spc. Phillip Moses, a combat engineer with the South Carolina Army National Guard, during a sparring drill June 26, 2017, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. Poland and Moses are part of 2017's All-Army Taekwondo Team, training for the U.S. National Taekwondo Championship and subsequent matches.

Citizen-Warrior: Airman with Ohio Air Guard uses engineering background in repair-shop innovation 
June 30, 2017
Tom Burden, a weapons mechanic with the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, stands with the tool mat he invented using his civilian background in mechanical engineering. While working on one of his unit’s F-16 Fighting Falcons, Burden almost fell while trying to retreive a tool that had slid down the aircraft’s curved surfaces. Burden’s mat allows mechanics to safely keep needed tools handy, even on curved surfaces.

Proud immigrant writes of 'service before self' in Arizona Air National Guard
June 29, 2017
U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Tinashe Machona, assigned to the 161st Air Refueling Wing, stands at attention in a color guard detail before playing taps on his trumpet during Copper 5, an air crew memorial ceremony, at Goldwater Air National Base, Phoenix Ariz., March 13, 2017.

Before firing their field artillery, safety checks are paramount for South Carolina Soldiers
June 28, 2017
The South Carolina Army National Guard’s 1-178th Field Artillery conducted a live-fire training exercise with the paladin during drill weekend at McCrady Training Center in Eastover, South Carolina, June 23-25, 2017, practicing to safely fire the equipment.

New York military police Soldier finds path to civilian law enforcement career
June 27, 2017
New York Army National Guard Sgt. Joseph Selchick, a military police Soldier with the National Guard’s 727th Military Police Law and Order Detachment, applied his military skills and experience to graduate from the Rockland County Police and Public Safety Academy in Pomona, New York, June 23, 2017. Selchick credits his military service for providing a foundation of experience for his success at the academy.

New York Army National Guard pilot makes last landing after 31 years of flying
June 23, 2017
U.S. Army National Guard  Chief Warrant Officer 5 Chuck Rodda shakes hands with fellow Soldiers at the Army Aviation Support Facility #3, Latham, N.Y., June 22, 2017. Rodda completed his final flight with the New York Army National Guard, an important ceremony for Air Force and Army pilots, marking their last flight with the military.

Virginia Guard transporters train with active duty on rail and water operations
June 22, 2017
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Virginia Beach-based 1173rd Transportation Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group conducted training on rail load and seaport operations during their drill weekend June 9-11, 2017, at Fort Eustis, Virginia.

Nevada Guard sergeant embraces DoD transgender policy
June 21, 2017
Nevada Army National Guard Sgt. Sam Hunt, an electrician with G Company, 2/238th General Support Aviation Battalion on the flight line at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Stead, Nev., May 12, 2017. Hunt is the first openly transgender Soldiers of the Nevada National Guard.

Arizona Guard Airman relates leadership lessons
June 21, 2017
Air Force Airman 1st Class Jonathan Sheaffer removes a bolt from a water separator filter on an R-11 refueling truck at Goldwater Air National Guard Base in Phoenix, May 3, 2017. Sheaffer is a vehicle maintenance apprentice in the Arizona Air National Guard's 161st Air Refueling Wing.

'Harlem Hellfighters' of New York are 104 years old
June 20, 2017
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Edgar Ponce guides Spc. Agnes Torres, both with the 369th Sustainment Brigade, as she drives a Rough Terrain Container Handler (RTCH) at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on November 12, 2016. RTCHs are used to move large containers over various types of terrain.