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Son follows father into ChalleNGe Academy for 2nd chance
July 21, 2021
Jeremy Bullock, left, and his father, Brandon, on July 11, 2021, at the Maryland National Guard’s Freestate ChalleNGe Academy program at the Edgewood Arsenal of Aberdeen Proving Ground. Jeremy is attending the 18-month program for at-risk youth 20 years after his father graduated from the same program.

From Iraq to Vermont National Guard
July 20, 2021
U.S. Army Spc. Ali Aljarah, an 88M heavy vehicle operator assigned to Alpha Company 186 Brigade Support Battalion, Vermont National Guard, during the unit's annual training evolution at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Center in Jericho, Vermont, June 13, 2020. Aljarah emigrated to the United States from Iraq in 2012 before enlisting in the Vermont Army National Guard at the age of 22.

Training team seizes opportunities on medical mission
July 15, 2021
Capt. Adrian Mateos, officer in charge of Delta Wellness Innovative Readiness Training, teaches a class on “combatives” July 10, 2021. Mateos was responsible for the entire training program during the two-week IRT.

Tennessee Guardsman uses medic skills during COVID mission
July 14, 2021
Spc. Alexander Smith, a combat medic with the 230th Sustainment Brigade, prepares a COVID-19 vaccine in Cleveland, Tenn. Smith has participated in the testing and vaccination phases of the Tennessee National Guard’s COVID-19 task force mission since March 2020.

Knowledge tops rank for Guardsman leading Phoenix Oracle
July 13, 2021
Staff Sgt. Steven De Leon views an unclassified version of a geospatial web application depicting the measurement tool and threat analysis feature of the Phoenix Oracle website. The New Jersey Air National Guardsman is an intelligence analyst with the 204th Intelligence Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and has been named the chief lead of the team developing this Air Mobility Command-led web capability project.

ANG facility completes Blacksnake livery on Indiana A-10
July 12, 2021
A black and gray U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II from the Indiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing “Blacksnakes,” flying home to Fort Wayne July 7, 2021, after being painted at the Air National Guard paint facility in Sioux City, Iowa. The paint scheme commemorates the 100th anniversary of aviation in the Indiana National Guard.

Musher thanks Arctic Guardians for Iditarod rescue
July 1, 2021
Alaska Air National Guardsmen of 210th Rescue Squadron, Tech. Sgt. Anthony Guedea (left) and Lt. Col. Michael Jordan meet with Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle June 28, 2021, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Guedea and Jordan were part of the team that rescued Zirkle March 9 at the Iditarod Rohn checkpoint after she suffered a head injury.