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Airmen honor Vermont’s oldest living veteran
December 31, 2020
Col. Adam Rice, vice wing commander of the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, presents a flag flown in the F-35A Lightning II to WWII veteran Lenny Roberge, Vermont’s oldest living veteran, outside his nursing home in South Burlington, Vt., Dec. 22, 2020. To honor Roberge, Airmen from the 158th Fighter Wing had a flag flown in an F-35 during a combat training sortie over the mountains of Vermont and New York.

Maryland Airman finds family in 175th Wing
December 29, 2020
Senior Airman Jayme Bradley, an electrical and environmental specialist for the 175th Maintenance Squadron, Maryland National Guard, poses in front of an A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft Dec. 18, 2020, at the Warfield Air National Guard Base at Martin State Airport, Middle River, Md. Bradley is the only full-time female Airman in her shop in the male-dominated career field of aircraft maintenance.

Oklahoma National Guard supports homeless
December 28, 2020
Oklahoma National Guard members and their families, led by the Guard's Family Program Office, collected more than 1,200 packages of new socks and underwear for homeless shelters across the state in November and December 2020.

168th Wing keeps the holiday spirit alive in 2020
December 22, 2020
The Alaska Air National Guard's 168th Wing didn't let the COVID-19 pandemic interrupt the annual holiday celebration at Eielson Air Force Base on Dec. 12, 2020.Volunteers from different squadrons built holiday scenes families could viewed in a drive-thru viewing.

New York National Guard supports NORAD Santa tracking
December 22, 2020
New York Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Megan Mills, left, and Tech. Sgt. Kriston Brown participate in a Santa tracking exercise at the Eastern Air Defense Sector on Dec. 16, 2020. Mills and Brown were prepping for Christmas Eve, when EADS will support the North American Aerospace Defense Command's (NORAD) Santa tracking operation. Tracking operations start at 4 a.m. EST on Dec. 24 on the www.noradsanta.org website. At 6 a.m. EST, children and parents can call toll-free to inquire about Santa at 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723).

DCNG plays historical role in presidential inaugurations
December 21, 2020
Members of the Police Task Force escort members in the inauguration rehearsal parade on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., Jan. 15, 2017. More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and defense support of civil authorities during the inaugural period.

NY National Guard's oldest, youngest mark Guard's birthday
December 14, 2020
Army Maj. Gen. Raymond Shields, the adjutant general of New York; retired Army Sgt. Maj. Christian Glorius; Air Force Senior Airman Caleb Lapinel and Army Pvt. Malachy McGarry cut the National Guard birthday cake during a ceremony celebrating the 384th birthday of the National Guard at New York National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, Latham, N.Y., Dec. 14, 2020.

Guardsmen honor World War II veteran on his 99th birthday
December 9, 2020
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Pietrantoni, assigned to the 53rd Troop Command, New York Army National Guard, salutes World War II veteran Pfc. Joseph Casaburi on his 99th birthday after he survived a three-month long battle with COVID-19 at the nursing home Angus on Hudson, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., on Dec. 8, 2020.

South Carolina Air National Guard turns 74
December 9, 2020
The first roll call of the South Carolina Air National Guard on Dec. 9, 1946.

Behavioral health pros help NH Guardsmen through pandemic
December 7, 2020
Maj. Troy Townsend, director of behavioral health, office of the state surgeon, New Hampshire Army National Guard, poses with therapy dog Cache Aug. 13, 2019. Cache, a 9-year-old retired sled dog, travels with Townsend across New Hampshire to meet Guard members.