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NY Honor Guard makes old Soldiers final request come true
December 6, 2019
Members of the New York Military Forces Honor Guard provide military honors for the funeral service of former Army paratrooper Pvt. Needham Mayes at Calverton National Cemetery, N.Y. Dec. 2, 2019.

NY Guard honors America's 8th President Martin Van Buren
December 6, 2019
Air Force Maj. Gen. Timothy LaBarge, commander of the New York Air National Guard and assistant adjutant general of New York, and New York State Command Chief Master Sgt. Maureen Dooley salute after presenting a wreath from President Donald Trump at the grave of President Martin Van Buren in Kinderhook, N.Y. on  his 237th birthday, Dec. 5, 2019.

NY National Guard Captain helps replace lost Medal of Honor
December 2, 2019
New York Air National Guard Capt. Jason Cole (left), a member of the 224th Air Defense Group, worked with his father, Gary Cole (far right), to replace a Medal of Honor originally issued to the family of his great uncle in World War I. The medal was presented to the Berea Ohio American Legion Post Nov. 18, 2019. Also taking part were Marianna Peris, president of Berea, Ohio American Legion Post 91 Auxiliary, and Mel Baher, past commander of Post 91.

Citizen-Warrior: Senior Airman finds a family in Vehicle Maintenance
December 2, 2019
Senior Airman Annie VanArman works in the 110th Logistics Readiness Squadron as a Vehicle Maintenance Journeyman at Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Mich., Oct. 26, 2019.

'Snow King' presides over base cleanup
November 29, 2019
A member the 185th Air Refueling Wing snow removal team clears snow on the ramp area at the Sioux City, Iowa, base Air Guard unit on Nov. 27, 2019.

Guard member's values influenced by Cherokee heritage
November 26, 2019
In this photo from November 2012, Ohio Army National Guard Capt. Chris Brandt with his daughters, Katy (left, now 15) and Riley (now 12).

104th Fighter Wing original member turns 100
November 26, 2019
The 104th Fighter Wing threw a surprise birthday for retired Col. Edwin J. Malikowski on Nov. 25, 2019, four days before he turns 100. Malikowski spent 39 years in the Army and Air National Guard.

Russian language course can boost counterdrug efforts, pay
November 25, 2019
Students look over a sand table during a Russian language terrain feature module at the Western Regional Counterdrug Training Center on Camp Murray. The exercise is part of a Washington National Guard Russian language course geared to law enforcement officers.

First WWII Native American Medal of Honor recipient honored
November 21, 2019
Maj. Gen. Brian J. Mennes, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum commander, and Col. Christopher Chomosh, representing the Oklahoma Army National Guard and 45th Infantry Division, unveil a plaque honoring retired Lt. Col. Ernest Childers Nov. 20, 2019, at Fort Drum. The LTC Childers Inclement Weather Training Facility honors the first American Indian Medal of Honor recipient of the 20th century.

Wife, husband start National Guard careers together
November 20, 2019
From left to right: PV2 Hunter White, PV2 April Talaiga and Staff Sgt. Marilyn Gerhardt stand with the Minuteman statue at Camp Murray Nov. 17, 2019. The couple joined the Guard together on Oct. 30, 2019.