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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.

Educators take flight to learn about Wash. National Guard
July 26, 2019
Melissa Boudreau, right, Career and Technical Education director and Denise Prescott, administrative assistant from Kelso High School pose with a Black Hawk helicopter at Grays Army Airfield, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 24, 2019. The ride was part of an educator lift conducted by the Washington Army National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion. The purpose of the event is to educate attendees on the Washington National Guard’s benefits and programs.

Ky. Air Guard is home to DoD's only search-and-rescue dog
July 24, 2019
Callie, a search and rescue K-9 for the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, participates in Patriot North, an annual domestic operations exercise designed to provide natural disaster response training at Fort McCoy, Wis., July 17, 2019.

Night takeoffs during PATRIOT North 19 simulate disaster
July 23, 2019
U.S. Air National Guard members from the 136th Airlift Wing Contingency Response Flight load equipment to a C-130 Hercules July 18, 2019, at Volk Field Air National Guard Base in Camp Douglas, Wis. The training took place in low-light conditions to allow familiarization and safety training using night vision equipment.

Counterdrug analyst finds purpose through tragedy
July 22, 2019
Ohio Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Chelsea Lovelace, an analyst for the Ohio National Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force, stands for a photo at the Cincinnati Police Department’s Narcotics Division. Lovelace lost her father to a morphine pill overdose and now works to get drugs off the streets of greater Cincinnati.

Idaho Army National Guard Soldier plays Carnegie Hall
July 22, 2019
Idaho Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Micah Strasser poses for a photo next to his timpani during  a dress rehearsal for a Millennial Choirs and Orchestras performance at New York City's Carnegie Hall July 11, 2019.

Medical service officer at home in Kentucky's infantry
July 18, 2019
2nd Lt. Stella Hundley became the first female platoon leader in the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry in February of 2018. Hundley serves as a medical services officer while also working full-time managing personnel and logistics for the 75th Troop Command.