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Ohio Medal of Honor recipient: From slavery to freedom
February 28, 2019
Powhatan Beaty is one of the 13 African-American Soldiers who earned the Medal of Honor at the Battle of Chaffin’s Farm in Virginia, Sept. 29, 1864. Most of the fighting at Chaffin’s Farm was done by black troops, who sustained more than 50 percent casualties in the charge.

Deployed father and daughter reunite
February 26, 2019
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Joseph Lemens, a helicopter maintenance test pilot assigned to the 935th Aviation Support Battalion, Missouri National Guard, and his daughter U.S. Army 1st. Lt. Jordan Lemens, a route clearance platoon leader assigned to the 2nd platoon, B Co., 326th Brigade Engineer Battalion, pose together for a family photo at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Feb. 7, 2019.

New Hampshire Airman has passion to keep old aircraft aloft
February 25, 2019
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Mark McCassin, assigned to the 157th Maintenance Squadron, New Hampshire Air National Guard, stands in front of a KC-135R Stratotanker, Jan. 31, 2019, at Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H. McCassin is the crew chief assigned to tanker serial number 57-1419, the oldest aircraft in the U.S. Air Force inventory.

Wyoming National Guard partners with police in drug fight
February 25, 2019
Wyoming Army National Guard 1st Sgt. Diane Smith, the coordinator of the Wyoming Counterdrug Program.

National Guard holds funeral honors training in New Orleans
February 22, 2019
National Guard members from Arkansas, Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, Oklahoma and New York practice drill and ceremony at a Military Funeral Honors Level II Instructor Certification Course at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans, Feb. 12, 2019. Soldiers who graduate this course demonstrate mastery in rendering veterans’ final honors and can instruct new MFH members.

Massachusetts National Guard co-hosts robotics seminar
February 21, 2019
Springfield Technical Community College students participate in The Massachusetts National Guard S.T.E.M. Robotics Seminar, Feb. 20, 2019, at Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield, Massachusetts. The event challenges students to engineer a robot which can navigate a unqiue obstacle course with the objective of finding and removing an object within a specified time.

It’s not about your hair; it’s about your heart
February 20, 2019
U.S. Army Spc. Imani Gayle, a motor transport operator with the New Jersey National Guard's 2-113th Infantry Regiment, poses for a portrait in Irvington, N.J., Jan. 17, 2019. Gayle has alopecia, a condition that causes baldness. Gayle, a part-time fashion model, is studying biology pre-med, and hopes to one day be a dermatologist.

Her first, his last: father and daughter deploy together
February 19, 2019
Chief Master Sgt. Ralph Chandler, 385th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Det. 2 chief, and Staff Sgt. Madison Chandler, 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron aviation resource manager, pose for a photo in front of a C-130 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 18, 2019.

Michigan Biathlon team challenges Air and Army in native climate
February 19, 2019
Capt. McLean-Ellis prepares to shoot in the 2018 regional championship

Airman acquires business success through military motivation
February 13, 2019
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brandon, a member of the 118th Wing, Tennessee Air National Guard, performs an overhead squat during a high-intensity workout Feb. 9, 2019, at Berry Field Air National Guard Base, Nashville, Tennessee. An owner of two gyms and a meal preparation company, Brandon credits his military service with enabling him to find his physical fitness talents.