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NY Air Guard Leaders Salute World War II Vet on his 100th
November 29, 2022
New York Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Denny Richardson presents a challenge coin to World War II veteran William H. Meyer during his 100th birthday celebration at Shaker Place Nursing Home in Latham, New York, Nov. 28, 2022.

Iowa National Guard Soldier Gives Back to Homeless
November 29, 2022
Sgt. 1st Class Michael Sullivan, assistant operations noncommissioned officer with the 734th Regional Support Group, Iowa Army National Guard, kneels next to “Sully’s Lil Red Wagon” at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa, Nov. 17, 2022. He uses the wagon to collect donations for the homeless in the Des Moines area.

Alaska Guardsmen Bring Holiday Cheer to Scammon Bay
November 29, 2022
Alaska Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Ryan Montgomery, a pilot with 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), visits with children during Operation Santa Claus in Scammon Bay Nov. 16, 2022.

Minnesota Guard Honors Returning MIA Korean War Veteran
November 28, 2022
Members of the Minnesota National Guard funeral honors team carry the casket of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Donald Duchene, a World War II service member killed in action in 1943, during a planeside honors ceremony Sept. 30, 2022. Since its inception in 2006, the Minnesota Military Funeral Honors team has conducted more than 55,000 funerals for veterans of all branches.

MTC Range Ops Staff Keeps Fort Pickett Humming
November 16, 2022
Maj. Sean Hoefke, range officer assigned to Range Operations, Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett, conducts a range safety inspection on a live-fire range at MTC Nov. 5, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. These inspections are one of the ways Range Operations personnel ensure a safe training environment at MTC.

Oregon’s 173rd Fighter Wing Honors Native American Heritage
November 15, 2022
The Klamath Tribes performed a drum circle, a traditional event dating back several thousand years, during a ceremony in honor of American Indian Heritage Month at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore., Nov. 6, 2022.

Native American Louisiana Airman Discusses Pride in Service
November 10, 2022
Master Sgt. Rasia Delin, originally from Dulac, Louisiana, is a member of the Houma Indian Tribe, one of the original inhabitant tribes of the area. She is currently assigned to Joint Force Headquarters, Louisiana Air National Guard (LAANG) as a personnel craftsman.

Vietnam Veterans Receive Overdue Welcome Home
November 10, 2022
Arroyo and Martinez create a rubbing of a service member's name while visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Nov. 5, in Washington.

NH Airman Honored for Deployment Duties, Aiding Crash Victim
November 9, 2022
Staff Sgt. Reese Bassett, an air transportation member with the 157th Logistics Readiness Squadron, earned the 2021 Chief Master Sgt. Tommy Downs Award for his mentorship efforts and commitment to the 2T2 career field. Bassett broke the 2T2 movement record while deployed to Afghanistan and responded to a three-car vehicle crash while driving home from work in New Hampshire.

Medal of Honor Recipient Touts Learning, Adaptability
November 9, 2022
Master Sgt. Earl Plumlee, a Medal of Honor recipient, takes part in pregame activities at the Oklahoma State University homecoming football game in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oct. 22, 2022. Plumlee, a native Oklahoman, is a former Oklahoma National Guard Soldier.