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Ukrainian emigrant serves in Michigan Army National Guard
May 17, 2022
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Sergey Zelenskiy, a senior instructor with the 177th Regiment, Regional Training Institute, Michigan Army National Guard, at Fort Custer Training Center, Augusta, Michigan, May 10, 2022. Zelenskiy, an emigrant from Kyiv, Ukraine, joined the Michigan Army National Guard in 2007.

173rd Fighter Wing crew chief pays homage to Choctaw lineage
May 16, 2022
Members of the 173rd Fighter Wing and visiting dignitaries from the Choctaw Nation stand in front of the newly commissioned nose art, April 14, 2022, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. Oregon Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Robert Holster, the dedicated crew chief, commissioned the artwork to pay homage to his lineage as a member of the Choctaw Tribe and his service to the U.S. military.

A family affair: Mother, children reunite on deployment
May 12, 2022
From left, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ernesto Lopez Falcon, a force support services journeyman with the 386th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron, Staff Sgt. Joanna Falcon, an operations specialist with the 332th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, and Senior Airman Jennifer Lopez Falcon, a customer support specialist with the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, reunite at the Rock at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, April 4, 2022. All three family members were deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility at the same time from the 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard.

Washington National Guard celebrates diversity of force
May 5, 2022
Sgt. 1st Class Lance Shimamoto and his family before his deployment to Iraq in 2019. Shimamoto, a member of the Washington Army National Guard, was born in Hawaii.

Idaho Guard combines care for environment, youth education
May 5, 2022
More than 180 seventh graders experienced science through a hands-on field trip at the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area at the Idaho National Guard’s Orchard Combat Training Center April 28-29, 2022. The NCA is home to the largest and most diverse population of breeding raptors in North America and one of the only places where military training, extensive research, public land use and livestock coexist on the same land.

Idaho Air National Guard pilot a trailblazer for women
May 2, 2022
Lt. Col. Jennifer Ovanek, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot with the Idaho Air National Guard's 190th Fighter Squadron, conducts a preflight inspection at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, March 13, 2022.

Montana Air Guard wounded warrior shines at Invictus Games
April 27, 2022
Montana Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Matt Cable, left, a security forces defender and member of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, after recovering from leukemia a second time. Cable competed in the 2022 Invictus Games, an international adaptive sports competition for military wounded warriors, in The Hague, Netherlands April 14-22.

Family serves together in Africa with Virginia Army Guard
April 22, 2022
Staff Sgt. Daniel Fisher with his sons, Spcs. Caleb and Jacob Fisher. The three are all deployed with the Virginia Army National Guard’s Task Force Red Dragon, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.

Chaplain for 115th Fighter Wing earns national recognition
April 22, 2022
Lt. Col. Derek Wolter, 115th Fighter Wing chaplain, received the 2021 Samuel Stone Award as the Air National Guard’s chaplain of the year.

Nebraska school principal welcomed home from deployment
April 22, 2022
Iowa Air National Guard 1st Sgt. Drew Wagner hugs a teacher at a welcome home event in his honor at the Fort Calhoun Elementary School in Fort Calhoun, Neb., April 21, 2022. Wagner, the school principal, had just returned from a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia.