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Virginia Guard officer helps save 3 lives over 60 days
January 28, 2022
Capt. John C. Hemby, Virginia Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention commander, shown at Virginia National Guard’s Sgt. Bob Slaughter Headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 22, 2021. Hemby rendered potentially lifesaving aid to three people in two months.

Puerto Rico Air Guard defender a role model in 156th SFS
January 21, 2022
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Lysandra Negron, a defender with the 156th Security Forces Squadron, at Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico Air National Guard, Jan. 18, 2022. Negron has served in the military for 18 years.

New Mexico Guardsman assists woman suffering seizures
January 21, 2022
Capt. Adrian Mateos assisted with a medical emergency while supporting the Operation Allies Welcome mission in Kearny, New Jersey, Oct. 14, 2021. He is a medical services corps officer with the 150th Medical Group, New Mexico Air National Guard.

Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy grad going to West Point
January 20, 2022
Mountaineer Challenge Academy Cadet William Farkas with Brig. Gen. William "Bill" Crane, adjutant general of the West Virginia National Guard, and Command Sgt. Maj. Dusty Jones, Senior Enlisted Leader, while receiving the Adjutant General's Award for Academic Excellence. Farkas has received an appointment to West Point.

Kentucky Guardsman survives tornado, helps others
January 19, 2022
Col. Tim Starke, director of operations for the Kentucky National Guard, with Pfc. Cody Warmath in Cayce, Ky., where Warmath was helping clean up after tornadoes tore through the area Dec. 10, 2021. Warmath's family's home suffered severe damage during the storm but he still chose to volunteer to be activated with the 2113th Transportation Company out of Paducah, Ky.

Off-duty Missouri Guard firefighter helps save a life
January 10, 2022
Firefighter Kimberly Rauch, with the 139th Fire Department, Missouri Air National Guard, in front of a fire truck at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, in St. Joseph, Missouri, Dec. 13, 2021. While off-duty, Rauch helped save a man trapped in a burning house.

Challenge Academy prepares at-risk teens for new challenges
January 6, 2022
Wisconsin National Guard Challenge Academy Cadet Chloe Halbrooks of Walworth, Wisconsin, graduated from the residential phase of the program Dec. 22, 2021. She said she now sees herself as successful instead of a failure.

Canadian RAF captain watches over sky with Alaska Air Guard
January 5, 2022
Royal Canadian Air Force Capt. Elyse O’Brien is a 176th Air Defense Squadron air battle manager. O’Brien and other 176th ADS RCAF Airmen are an integral part of the squadron’s mission of defending North American airspace.

Iraqi-American returns to home country as US Army Soldier
January 3, 2022
California Army National Guard Sgt. Aqeel Ahmed arrived in Iraq with Soldiers of the 40th Combat Aviation Brigade, returning to the country of his birth for the first time in 10 years.