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Bolt the therapy dog breaks the ice at Alaska's 176th Wing
March 29, 2019
Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Amanda Plazio, 176th Force Support Flight, greets therapy dog, Bolt, Jan. 23, 2019, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Bolt works closely with 176th Wing Director of Psychological Health, Diann Richardson, as part of the licensed clinical social worker’s outreach to the wing.

Colonel provides inspiration to W. Va. Army National Guard
March 26, 2019
Col. Michaelle Munger, director of operations for the West Virginia National Guard, provides an in-depth briefing in the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) at Joint Forces Headquarters (JFHQ) in Charleston, W.Va., to West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito on Guard activities prior to Hurricane Florence in September 2018.  Munger is the highest ranking female in the West Virginia Army National Guard.

Oregon Soldiers push themselves toward medical careers
March 26, 2019
Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers and Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) medical students Capt. John Avery Harrell, left, and Sgt. Zach Bolte pause for a photograph together at the OHSU Life Sciences Building, following afternoon classes on March 5, 2019, at the OHSU campus in Portland, Oregon. Harrell and Bolte both deployed and served together during Operation Inherent Resolve in 2017, and attended the University of Oregon for their undergraduate studies at the same time before beginning their medical school studies in August of 2019 at OHSU.

World War I: Enormous parade honored New York Guard Soldiers
March 25, 2019
Soldiers of the 27th Division Headquarters Detachment march up Fifth Avenue past 42nd Street during the massive welcome home parade for the New York National Guard Soldiers on March 25, 1919, in New York City. About 20,000 members of the 27th Division, which was made up of National Guard Soldiers from around New York, took part in the parade up Fifth Avenue.

Service in New York's 'Fighting 69th' is a family tradition
March 21, 2019
New York Army National Guard Capt. Richard Riley, the Delta Company commander, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, leads his Soldiers through Manhattan on March 16, 2019. Riley was leading his Soldiers through the 69th’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Brazilian-American Guard NCO translated Partnership ceremony
March 20, 2019
New York Army National Guard Soldier Staff Sgt. Norma Saderi, Joint Task Force-Empire Shield, translates from English to Portuguese for a state partnership signing, on the USS Intrepid, Manhattan, New York, March 14, 2019.

Mass. Air Guard maintainer views sheet metal work as art
March 20, 2019
Airman 1st Class Jose Lozada Jr., a sheet metal technician with the Massachusetts Air National Guard's 104th Fighter Wing, removes rivets to repair cracks on an F-15 Eagle tail cone in Westfield, Massachusetts, March 3, 2019. Lozada, who also has automotive body and repair jobs on the civilian side, said that even after a little more than a year of working in aircraft structural maintenance, the thrill of being around F-15s still hasn't worn off. "Working on a jet still leaves me speechless," he said. "Just to even think that I went from something so small [automobiles] to working on something so big."

Wyoming combat medics maintain skills and share techniques
March 19, 2019
Wyoming Army National Guard Sgt. Shawn Todd, a combat medic assigned to Recruiting and Retention Battalion and Sgt. 1st Class Ethan Schanzenbach, 213th Regional Training Institute senior medical noncommissioned officer, treat a neck wound on mock patient, Spc. Tailor Johnson, a combat medic assigned to the 115th Field Artillery Brigade, during 68W annual sustainment training at the 213th RTI in Guernsey March 6, 2019.

Army Guard helicopter maintainers tout realism in training
March 18, 2019
Army Sgt. Daniel Bryd, with the Tennessee Army National Guard's 1st Battalion (Air Assault), 230th Aviation Regiment, replaces an engine starter on a hardware maintenance trainer as part of a reclassification course at the Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site in Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, Feb. 27, 2019. The trainer is a non-flyable air frame that gives students hands-on experience with maintenance and repair procedures.

Massachusetts fighter wing mechanic excels in her career
March 14, 2019
Airman First Class Rachel Kingsley, 104th Maintenance Group aircraft engine mechanic, has worked in the engine shop for four months and is honing her skills as an engine mechanic to ensure the F-15 Eagles are ready to fly.