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Missouri Airman joins rare group, flying 1,500 hours in B-2
February 25, 2022
Lt. Col. Drew Irmischer, 131st Bomb Wing pilot, celebrates  surpassing 1,500 flight hours in the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber Jan. 27, 2022, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. Irmischer is only the 17th aviator to achieve that distinction.

Guard members reflect on health during Black History Month
February 25, 2022
Army Capt. Whennah Andrews, executive officer of the Army National Guard Office of the Chief Surgeon, explains a patient documentation form to a service member during training on procedures to test National Guard members for COVID-19 at the Herbert R. Temple Army National Guard Readiness Center, Arlington, Virginia, Jan. 22, 2022. The training provided guidance for National Guard Bureau service members assigned to test for the virus as part of COVID-19 response operations.

Sheriff’s deputies deploy with Tennessee National Guard
February 24, 2022
Spc. Daija Brunson, Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Jones, and Spc. Christopher Williams hold a Shelby County Sheriff’s Office patch at the Millington National Guard Armory, Jan. 8. All three Soldiers are full-time deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Tennessee National Guard’s 268th Military Police Company. They are three of more than 80 Soldiers who left Jan. 10 for a yearlong deployment to the Horn of Africa.

Virginia NCO honors trailblazers for Black History Month
February 18, 2022
Black History Month means a lot to Virginia Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Brandon L. Huntley. He said celebrating, learning about and recognizing culture and diversity is an important part of strengthening the force.

New Hampshire Guardsman helps rescue woman from burning home
February 17, 2022
Pfc. Liam MacVittie of Charlie Battery, 1-103rd Field Artillery Regiment, outside the Coös County Nursing Hospital in Stewartstown, New Hampshire, Feb. 8, 2022. Macvittie, who is assigned to the hospital as part of the state’s COVID relief effort, helped rescue a woman from her burning home the previous day.

Virginia Guard officer leads U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team
February 14, 2022
Capt. Michael Kohn, assigned to the Virginia National Guard joint operations section, is leading the U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China, serving as the head coach of the team.

Arctic Warriors compete in biathlon championship
February 14, 2022
Master Sgt. Angela Horn with the Alaska National Guard's 297th HHC Regional Support Group, during the Chief of the National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships at Camp Ripley, Minn., Feb. 13, 2022. The championships began with an individual sprint race.

New Hampshire National Guard Airman leads by example
February 11, 2022
Senior Airman Devin Kentwallace, an aerospace medical technician with the 157th Medical Group, goes above and beyond the call of duty Feb. 4, 2021 at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital Seabrook Emergency Room in Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Daughter commissions into Idaho Guard as her father retires
February 3, 2022
Idaho Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Russell Johnson and his daughter, 2nd Lt. Marah Sharpe, on Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho, Jan. 28, 2022, after Johnson administered the oath of commissioning to Sharpe. Russell is retiring from the Guard in March after more than 40 years of service just as his daughter begins her career in the same organization.

48th Infantry Brigade Soldier earns Ranger tab with honor
February 2, 2022
U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Jared Pate, a platoon leader assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard, poses with a plaque Jan. 28, 2022, at Fort Benning, Georgia. Pate graduated from Ranger School as the distinguished honor graduate of his class.