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Swamp Fox Airmen fly ‘Missing Man’ formation for former POW
October 28, 2019
Retired Air Force Col. Jack Van Loan, fighter pilot and Vietnam prisoner of war, was honored with a Missing Man flyover during his funeral at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Oct. 26, 2019. He received full military honors  for his nearly 30 years of service, including 2,116 days in the North Vietnamese prison nicknamed the Hanoi Hilton.

SC Guard members help Bahamian hurricane victims
October 23, 2019
U.S. Army 2nd Lt. William “Cole” Sanford Jr., Charlie Company, 1-151st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion platoon leader, and U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Sam Evans, Bravo Company, 1-118th Infantry Battalion platoon leader, fly back and forth from Florida to the Bahamas while off duty in September 2019 to deliver supplies to victims of Hurricane Dorian.

Guard members train how to handle traumatic events
October 23, 2019
Soldiers from the South Dakota Army National Guard go through a role playing exercise during the Traumatic Event Management course at Camp Rapid in Rapid City, S.D., Oct. 10, 2019. The TEM course helped to develop the organization's response and support services throughout the state.

Guard Soldier succeeds on All-Army women’s rugby team
October 23, 2019
U.S. Army Spc. Samantha Coleman, a motor transport operator with the 2220th Transportation Company in Tucson, Ariz., poses with her All-Army Women’s Rugby Team jersey at Papago Park Military Reserve Oct. 20, 2019. Coleman says she has found a deep sense of family and belonging in both the Army and her rugby team.

Maryland Soldier makes history as Best Warrior runner-up
October 23, 2019
U.S. Army Spc. Hunter Olson finds the grid coordinates to engage the enemy in a stress shooting lane during the 2019 HQDA Best Warrior Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, Oct. 9, 2019.

Airman first to compete in Combatives Tournament
October 21, 2019
Participants compete in the 2019 Ohio Army National Guard Combatives Tournament Sept. 14, 2019, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. More than 65 Ohio Guard members competed in the double-elimination tournament, in its sixth year.

142nd FW Airman completes 5th Ironman Triathlon
October 18, 2019
Senior Master Sgt. Bobbi Kennedy, 142nd Medical Group superintendent,  (right), poses with friend Rebekah Lemarr during the May 19, 2019, Ironman Triathlon in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

All-female C-130H crew lands at international air show
October 18, 2019
Staff Sgt. Stephanie Rowland, Lt. Col. Kenda Garrett, Master Sgt. Erin Evans, Staff Sgt. Jessica McGilton, Maj. Janelle Guillebeau, Senior Airman Ashlyn Hendrickson, Technical Sgt. Nicole Beck, Lt. Col. Sarah O’Banion, and Staff Sgt. Tracie Winston after landing in Abbottsford, British Columbia, Canada, to support the annual Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too aerial symposium. This is the first all-female C-130H crew in the history of the annual event.

Creating experts at Warrant Officer Candidate School
October 17, 2019
Warrant Officer Candidate Kristina Howgate of Indianapolis, Indiana, negotiates an obstacle course during phase three of Warrant Officer Candidate School at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, Sept. 16, 2019.

Citizen-Warrior: Airman powers through challenges
October 9, 2019
Tech. Sgt. Danielle R. Todman, a services journeyman with the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing, trains at the Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J., Sept. 12, 2019. Todman has run track since high school but has also taken up powerlifting and was second in overall qualifying total points in this year’s North American Regional Powerlifting Championships.