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Alabama Soldier to Represent America in 2022 World Games
June 15, 2022
Alabama National Guard Pfc. Elioenai Campos in Columbiana, Alabama, June 10, 2022. Campos is part of the U.S. national jiujitsu team set to compete for international honors at the World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, July 7-17, 2022.

Project ChalleNGe Grad to be Air Force Chief Master Sergeant
June 14, 2022
Senior Master Sgt. Jeanie Beck holds her diploma she recieved from the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program. Beck, the chief enlisted manager for 152nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, is to be promoted to chief master sergeant June 25, 2022.

Kentucky Army Guard Veteran Awarded Bronze Star with Valor
June 13, 2022
The framed certificate for Kentucky National Guard Sgt. John Burlew, awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor June 10, 2022, for his actions while deployed to Afghanistan in 2002.

Pilot Deployed with Vermont Guard Reaches 1,000-hour Milestone a 3rd Time
June 8, 2022
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher White, 315th Fighter Squadron commander, deployed to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, prepares an F-35A Lightning II aircraft for takeoff, June 3, 2022. Members of the 158th Fighter Wing are in Europe to support NATO’s ongoing air policing mission to deter aggression and assure allies and partners in the region.

New York National Guard Honors Korean War MIA
May 27, 2022
New York Army National Guard Soldiers carry the remains of Korean War MIA Cpl. Robert Charles Agard Jr. during his funeral ceremony honors May 27, 2022, at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Elmira, N.Y. Agard was returned home after more than 70 years listed as missing in action following his death in North Korea.

Indiana CSM Gives his Legion of Merit to Doctor
May 24, 2022
Command Sgt. Maj. Joshua Brown, senior enlisted adviser of the 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, hugs nurse Jackie Brames while Dr. Lawrence H. Einhorn embraces them. Brown was awarded the Legion of Merit at the Indiana University Health Cancer Pavilion May 12, 2022, and gave the medal to Einhorn as thanks for treating him for cancer 24 years earlier.

Four Lao brothers serve in same Tennessee Air Guard wing
May 24, 2022
Four Lao brothers serve in the same wing of the Tennessee Air National Guard, with a fifth expected to join them. Their fellow Airmen in the 118th Wing know them as the Phimphivong brothers.

Korean War MIA Soldier identified, laid to rest in Idaho
May 23, 2022
After 72 years, Pfc. Kenneth LeRoy Bridger was finally laid to rest with full military honors at a graveside ceremony in Twin Falls, Idaho, May 21, 2022. Bridger was reported missing in action on Nov. 30, 1950, while serving alongside his fellow U.S. troops during the war against North Korea.

A matter of life or death: seeking help for mental health
May 19, 2022
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jilayne Michelsen, a command post controllerassigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, shares the story of her darkest hours, her mental health diagnosis and overcoming the stigma of seeking help. Michelsen hopes her story will help others know they are not alone and will seek help when needed.

Deployed Guard unit honors Tuskegee Airman on 100th birthday
May 18, 2022
Five of the 135 Soldiers of the 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Alabama National Guard, hold their birthday cards for one of the last known surviving Tuskegee Airman, Sgt. Victor Butler, who turns 100 May 21, 2022. Left to right, Sgt. 1st Class Brian Lynd, Lt. Col. Joel Traweek, Sgt. 1st Class Willie Vandiver, Capt. Jeremy Barrett, and Sgt. 1st Class Carnard McCalpine.