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Educators take flight to learn about Wash. National Guard
July 26, 2019
Melissa Boudreau, right, Career and Technical Education director and Denise Prescott, administrative assistant from Kelso High School pose with a Black Hawk helicopter at Grays Army Airfield, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 24, 2019. The ride was part of an educator lift conducted by the Washington Army National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion. The purpose of the event is to educate attendees on the Washington National Guard’s benefits and programs.

Ky. Air Guard is home to DoD's only search-and-rescue dog
July 24, 2019
Callie, a search and rescue K-9 for the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, participates in Patriot North, an annual domestic operations exercise designed to provide natural disaster response training at Fort McCoy, Wis., July 17, 2019.

Night takeoffs during PATRIOT North 19 simulate disaster
July 23, 2019
U.S. Air National Guard members from the 136th Airlift Wing Contingency Response Flight load equipment to a C-130 Hercules July 18, 2019, at Volk Field Air National Guard Base in Camp Douglas, Wis. The training took place in low-light conditions to allow familiarization and safety training using night vision equipment.

Counterdrug analyst finds purpose through tragedy
July 22, 2019
Ohio Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Chelsea Lovelace, an analyst for the Ohio National Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force, stands for a photo at the Cincinnati Police Department’s Narcotics Division. Lovelace lost her father to a morphine pill overdose and now works to get drugs off the streets of greater Cincinnati.

Idaho Army National Guard Soldier plays Carnegie Hall
July 22, 2019
Idaho Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Micah Strasser poses for a photo next to his timpani during  a dress rehearsal for a Millennial Choirs and Orchestras performance at New York City's Carnegie Hall July 11, 2019.

Medical service officer at home in Kentucky's infantry
July 18, 2019
2nd Lt. Stella Hundley became the first female platoon leader in the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry in February of 2018. Hundley serves as a medical services officer while also working full-time managing personnel and logistics for the 75th Troop Command.

Puerto Rico's 'port dawgs' handle nitty-gritty on tarmac
July 17, 2019
Day or night, aircraft loading operations, including personnel and their equipment, keep the mission moving in support of domestic operations at Muniz Air National Guard Base for the Vigilant Guard Exercise.

Joint training helps the community and servicemembers
July 16, 2019
Patient administrators with the Greater Chenango Care Innovative Readiness Training check-in patients July 15, 2019, at Norwich High School, Norwich, New York.

Idaho Army, Air Guard members earn air assault badges
July 15, 2019
Army Soldiers take part in the rappelling portion of Air Assault School at Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Oregon, June 27, 2019.

Joint forces provide no-cost medical care in New York
July 12, 2019
Airmen assigned to the 115th Fighter Wing, Madison, Wisconsin, board an Illinois Air National Guard C-130 Hercules for transport to New York July 9, 2019, for the Greater Chenango Cares and Healthy Cortland Innovative Readiness Training.