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Guard member graduates 3rd Fire Academy at top of class
September 5, 2019
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael McCourt, 312th Training Squadron commander, congratulates Airman Kristina Schneider, 312th Training Squadron fire protection student during her graduation at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, August 20, 2019.

National Guard paving the way in talent management
September 3, 2019
Gen. James McConville, chief of staff of the Army, speaks during the annual conference for the National Guard Association of the United States in Denver Aug. 31, 2019. McConville touted the work of National Guard Soldiers and said the Army plans to take advantage of the skillsets many Citizen-Soldiers possess.

Pa. special warfare Airmen practice combat skills with Army
August 29, 2019
Tactical Air Control Party Specialists with the 148th Air Support Operations Squadron wait for the A-10 air support they called in to drop simulated munitions on a target Aug. 13, 2019. The Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen traveled to Orchard Combat Training Center near Boise this summer to practice their ground combat skills, working alongside their Army counterparts at the 56th Stryker Brigade, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, and the Idaho Air National Guard.

N.Y. National Guard leader recognizes small-town veterans
August 29, 2019
Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the adjutant general of New York, presents a military challenge coin to Air Force Korean War veteran Merton W. Houghton during an awards ceremony at the former New York State Armory in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., on Aug. 28, 2019. Shields honored 10  local veterans with New York state awards recognizing their military service during the event.

Alabama Guard member saves Soldier's life during training
August 28, 2019
Spc. Micah Turnbull, 1-167th Infantry Medic, posses for a photo at Camp Shelby, Miss., on Aug. 14, 2019.

106th Rescue Wing gives tour to Scout troop after tragedy
August 27, 2019
Lt. Col. Stephen “Doc” Rush, a 103rd Rescue Squadron Pararescue flight surgeon and former Air Force Pararescue Medical Director, shows how to safely move a patient as part of a first aid demonstration during a base tour at New York Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2019.

Indiana sisters support Task Force Spartan
August 27, 2019
Staff Sgt. Justine Jones, a culinary specialist from Gary, Indiana, proudly stands with her sister, Sgt. Jenna Jones, aviation operations specialist from Gary, Indiana, Aug. 21, 2019. The sisters support Task Force Spartan, building lasting and trusting relationships with regional partners from Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

Multiple Guard units sharpen combat skills at Fort Pickett
August 27, 2019
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Charlottesville-based Charlie Company, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conduct a mass casualty exercise using personnel with simulated injuries July 17, 2019, during eXportable Combat Training Capability Rotation 19-4 at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

Massachusetts Airman always wondered how things worked
August 23, 2019
Chief Master Sgt. Wing Ng of the 102nd Intelligence Wing poses beside the F-15 he launched on Sept. 11, 2001.

Conference: Inspectors general live 'to teach and train'
August 21, 2019
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, director, Army National Guard, addresses National Guard inspectors generals during the 2019 National Guard Bureau Inspectors General conference, July 30, 2019, Arlington, Virginia.