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Oregon Youth ChalleNGe graduate becomes prosecutor
August 8, 2019
Oregon District Attorney for Deschutes County John Hummel  congratulates Jasmyn Troncoso after she completes the oath of office as she becomes the newest deputy district attorney for Deschutes County, Aug. 5, 2019, at the Oregon Youth ChalleNGe Program (OYCP) campus, Bend, Oregon. Troncoso graduated from OYCP in 2006 and credits the program to help change her life and the desire to become an attorney.

S.C. employers learn about life as a Citizen-Soldier
August 7, 2019
Eli Wishart, chair of the South Carolina Employment Support of the Guard and Reserve, prepares for a C-17 Globemaster III flight during the South Carolina National Guard hosted the South Carolina Employment Support of the Guard and Reserve Bosslift at McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Eastover, South Carolina, July 24, 2019.

Beware these social media scams which target the military
August 5, 2019
Military experts are constantly warning service members about social media scams that can affect them and their families.

New York National Guard cooks test their culinary skills
August 1, 2019
Pfc Victoria Clark, Spec Sorin Tatah, and Pfc Delmar Osorio-Ortiz, assigned to the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion, New York Army National Guard, cook inside the Containerized on July 27th for their annual training at Fort Indian Town Gap, PA as part of the Connelly competition evaluation.

Citizen-Warrior: Maryland Airman finds 'personnel' success
August 1, 2019
Air Force Staff Sgt. Lorena Royale, a personnel specialist with the Maryland National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters, collects mail at the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore, Maryland, for distribution to the Joint Forces Headquarters’ personnel office.

West Virginia Airmen practice lifesaving skills
August 1, 2019
Two Airmen from the 130th Airlift Wing, McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, W.Va., look on as a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk assigned to Company C., 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion (MEDEVAC), Williamstown, W.Va., prepares to extract aircrew members from the field during combat survival training for Sentry Storm 19 held July 29, 2019, at the Hobet Mine site in Boone County, W.Va.

Airmen learn leadership lessons at Gettysburg battlefield
July 31, 2019
Members of the 109th Airlift Wing attend a Professional Development Course in Gettysburg,Pennsylvania, from July 8-11, 2019.

IANG physician devotes career to serving Soldiers, veterans
July 30, 2019
Maj. Andrea Hickman, of Des Moines, Iowa, a family medicine physician, and Pfc. Madison Huggins, of Sioux City, Iowa, a combat medic specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Battalion, 113th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard (IANG), check a simulated casualty for hemorrhaging in their initial trauma treatment during a 21-day eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) rotation at Camp Ripley, Minn., on July 23, 2019.

Army Guard program builds leader experience
July 30, 2019
Army Capt. Melody Howell, a logistics integrator with the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, speaks about her experience with the Army National Guard’s High Performing Leader Program while at the Herbert R. Temple Jr. Army National Guard Readiness Center, in Arlington, Virginia, July 10, 2019.  As part of the HPLP, Howell was assigned to Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, where she gained experience in coordinating strategic-level logistics operations for the Army Guard.

Alaska Guard members in Master Fitness Trainer Course
July 26, 2019
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Estabrook, left, 2nd Brigade, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, and Alaska Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Innocent Bennett, 297th Infantry Battalion, practice physical fitness training at Buckner Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson as part of the Master Fitness Trainer Course July 24, 2019. The MFTC trains selected Soldiers in all aspects of the Army's Physical Readiness Training system. Once qualified, the trainers advise Soldiers on physical readiness issues and monitor unit and individual physical readiness programs.