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Brothers carry on family service in the Guard
April 30, 2019
Brothers Jack and Joshua Seeberger enlisted together in 2018 and are now serving as loadmasters in the 109th Airlift Wing.

P-51 Mustang returns to Kentucky Air Guard after 63 years
April 29, 2019
Kentucky Air Guardsmen pose with a P-51 Mustang aircraft, serial number of 44-74202, on the flight line of the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, circa 1953-1956. The same aircraft, now restored, came home to fly in the 2019 Thunder Over Louisville air show on April 13.

Oklahoma Guard kids spend the night aboard a WWII submarine
April 24, 2019
Oklahoma National Guard (OKNG) children experience a unique opportunity to spend the night aboard the historic USS Batfish (SS 310) submarine, April 19, 2019, in celebration of the Month of the Military Child.

N.J. Airman adopts and brings home a dog from Kuwait
April 23, 2019
U.S. Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Dannielle Garcia and her dog Mina sit for a portrait in Lumberton, N.J., March 4, 2019. Garcia volunteered to care for Mina after she was found as a stray on a base in Kuwait in 2018, and had her shipped home in January of 2019. Garcia is an Emergency Management Specialist with the 108th Civil Engineer Squadron.

104th Fighter Wing firefighters answer the calls for help
April 23, 2019
Caleb Holden, 104th Fighter Wing firefighter, prepares to answer 911 calls in the Fire Department alarm room April 18, 2019, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. The firefighter on shift in the alarm room is reponsible for answering emergency calls and ensuring the proper aid is sent to assist.

N.C. Soldier reflects on her 2004 deployment to Iraq
April 19, 2019
Staff Sgt. Mary Junell stands on her assigned truck while she was serving in Iraq in 2004 with the North Carolina National Guard’s 1450th Transportation Company. The unit spent several months on the roads in Iraq before they were able to get armor on their vehicles; a common occurrence in the early years of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Oldest units in the military muster together after 382 years
April 18, 2019
Members of the oldest military units in the nation, the 101st Engineers, the 101st Field Artillery, the 181st Infantry and the 182nd Infantry gathered for the 382nd Salem Muster on Salem Common, April. 13, 2019, just as the same units did in 1637.

109th Airlift Wing hosts youth leadership conference
April 17, 2019
Students from Schenectady County Schools spent the day at Stratton ANGB learning about destructive decisions on April 16, 2019.

Army Guard missile brigade executes unique mission
April 12, 2019
A ground-based interceptor missile launched by the Colorado Army National Guard's 100th Missile Defense Brigade heads skyward to intercept an incoming target missile during a training mission at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., in 2008. Based at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., the brigade is the only unit of its type in the National Guard and has a detachment at Vandenberg and subordinate units at Fort Greely, Alaska.

Maryland Guard’s all-female command team makes history
April 11, 2019
Command Sgt. Maj. Perlisa Wilson, left, the Maryland National Guard's senior enlisted leader, accepts the noncommissioned officer's saber from Army Maj. Gen. Linda Singh, the adjutant general of the Maryland Guard, during a ceremony at the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore, Md., where Wilson formally took on the duties of her position, Dec. 8, 2018.