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Ohio Airman helps combat opioid epidemic
October 8, 2019
Staff Sgt. Carolyn Kinzel, C-130 Loadmaster assigned to the 164th Airlift Squadron and Ohio Air National Guard Counterdrug Task Force criminal analyst, in front of an overdose map she created Aug. 1, 2019, at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Cleveland. The Ohio National Guard Counterdrug Task Force supports law enforcement and community organizations to help counter the drug threat.

New York National Guard honors former President Arthur
October 7, 2019
Brig. Gen. John Andonie, the New York National Guard director of joint staff, and New York Command Sgt. Major David Piwowarski present arms while taps is played after laying a wreath at the grave of President Chester Arthur at Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, N.Y. Oct. 5, 2019. The military honors past presidents by laying a wreath from the current president on their graves on their birthday. The New York National Guard honors Arthur, who served from 1881 to 1885, and Presidents Martin Van Buren and Millard Fillmore.

103rd Medics build teamwork at Medic Rodeo
October 7, 2019
Staff Sgt. David Weiler, Master Sgt. Darrel Hanrahan, 103rd Medical Group aerospace medical technicians, Senior Airman Kayla Walsh, 103rd Medical Group health services technician, Airman 1st Class Andrew Batchelor, and Senior Master Sgt. Michael Machost, 103rd Medical Group aerospace medical technicians, pose for a picture at EMS day during the Medic Rodeo at Cannon Air Force Base and Melrose Air Force Range, N.M. Sept. 17-20, 2019.

Georgia Army National Guard topples Fort Benning structures
October 7, 2019
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- A Georgia Army National Guard Soldier with the 877th Engineer Company, 878th Engineer Battalion, operates an excavator to demolish a building Sept. 13. U.S. Army Garrison Fort Benning and the Georgia Army National Guard worked for two weeks to demolish dilapidated buildings and provide the National Guard Soldiers mission-essential training.

Michigan ANG provides venue for multinational K-9 training
October 3, 2019
Deputy Jed Avery, a K-9 officer with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Department, Reed City, Michigan, and his dog, Ryker, participate in a K-9 training scenario at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., during the National Association of Professional Canine Handler's annual training seminar Oct. 1, 2019.

NY Air Guard members recall Vietnam battles at reunion
October 3, 2019
Vietnam veterans and 107th Attack Wing leadership pose for a group photograph in front of a static F-100 Super Sabre after a base tour of the 107th Attack Wing, New York Air National Guard, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, Sept. 15, 2019. Former Airmen assigned to the 107th Tactical Fighter Group reunited to commemorate their return from the Vietnam War more than 50 years ago. The unit deployed more than 400 Airmen to Tuy Hoa Air Base in 1968 and returned by June 1969, with honor.

Ace lends a paw to Soldiers in need
October 2, 2019
U.S. Army Capt. Melissa Parmenter and therapy dog Ac in front of the New Jersey National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Aug. 12, 2019. Parmenter and Ace are part of the New Jersey Army National Guard’s a Behavioral Health Office.

Red Arrow Soldier laid to rest 75 years after death in WWII
October 1, 2019
Army Tech 5th Grade John E. Bainbridge of Sheboygan, Wis., was laid to rest Sept. 29, 2019, in Monona more than 75 years after his death during the Battle of Buna in World War II. Bainbridge joined the Wisconsin National Guard’s 32nd Infantry Division in 1940 and was killed in New Guinea Dec. 2, 1942; he rested unknown in Manila American Cemetery until his remains were identified via DNA analysis by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

Guard hosts Gold Star families of fallen service members
October 1, 2019
A West Virginia National Guard Solider watches as a participant of the Gold Star Families retreat takes part in an archery event Sept. 28, 2019, at Camp Dawson, W.Va. The Gold Star Families retreat is hosted each year by the WVNG to honor the service and sacrifice of Gold Star Families - those who have lost a family member in military service.

Washington National Guard conducts tactical medicine course
September 25, 2019
Members of the 1-303rd Cavalry Squadron receive tactical combat casualty care instruction at a course provided by the Washington State Counterdrug Program. The focus is on the primary interventions or the leading causes of preventable death. Utilizing a mix of classroom presentation and hands-on skills practice, attendees learn to provide basic life-sustaining treatment in a hostile environment.