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Navajo life helped forge NGB diversity director's passion
March 31, 2022
Col. Lawrence Yazzie, the new director of the National Guard Bureau's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, addresses a crowd at a symposium in Iowa in 2018. Yazzie grew up on a Navajo reservation in Arizona, played basketball at the Air Force Academy and commanded the Iowa Air Guard’s 168th Cyberspace Squadron.

Nebraska Guard recognized for protecting whooping crane
March 31, 2022
Col. Brent Flachsbart, Nebraska Army National Guard construction and facilities maintenance officer, and Lawrence Vrtiska, environmental program manager for the Nebraska Military Department, outside Army Aviation Support Facility #1 in Lincoln, Neb., March 1, 2022. The Nebraska Army National Guard was awarded 1st place for Natural Resources Management (Individual/Team) in the 2022 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards for its work with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Crane Trust to study endangered whooping crane behavior during their annual migration through central Nebraska.

California Guard officer honored for space work at Beale AFB
March 25, 2022
U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Roy Davis of the California Air National Guard’s 234th Intelligence Squadron at Beale Air Force Base, California, March 18, 2022. Davis was selected the Space Operations Command Company Grade Officer of the Year for 2021 for performance while integrated with the 7th Space Warning Squadron at Beale Air Force Base.

Michigan Airman embraces nurse assistant program, service
March 24, 2022
Senior Airman Tiffany McPherson, an aircrew flight equipment specialist assigned to the 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan Air National Guard, at Primrose Retirement Community of Midland, Michigan, March 7, 2022. McPherson volunteered to train and serve as a certified nursing assistant to help ease staffing shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nebraska Soldier recognized for lifesaving actions
March 23, 2022
Nebraska Army National Guard Sgt. Brittany West is awarded the Meritorious Service Medal at a ceremony conducted by Company A, 1st Battalion, 376th Aviation Regiment, at Campo Border Patrol Station in Pine Valley, California, March 15, 2022. West took emergency actions to revive a fellow Soldier who collapsed and had no discernible pulse Feb. 18,

Groundbreaking Wisconsin National Guard leader retiring
March 22, 2022
Wisconsin National Guard Brig. Gen. Joane Mathews receives a ceremonial blanket as a sign of respect and honor after speaking at the 40th Annual Descendants of Red Arrow Veterans Day Pow-Wow Nov. 11, 2017. The Volk Field ceremony honored 28 Native Americans who served in the Wisconsin National Guard’s Company D, 128th Infantry, 32nd Division, during World War I.

Illinois Army National Guard Soldier helps save man’s life
March 21, 2022
Spc. Tyler Watters, assigned to the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, with his mother. Watters and two other volunteers helped save the life of a man who was severely injured in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 55 March 13, 2022.n Lincoln.

New York Guard leads world's largest St. Patrick's Day parade
March 18, 2022
The best junior enlisted Soldier and best non-commissioned officer of the year, of the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, lead the unit's mascots, two Irish Wolfhounds named Billy and Autumn, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade, Manhattan, New York, March 17, 2022.

Son follows father, family's lineage of military service
March 17, 2022
Connor Briest with his father, Sgt. Corey Briest, and mother, Jenny, as he joins the South Dakota Army National Guard at the Military Entrance Processing Station in Sioux Falls, S.D., March 11, 2022.

Technology helps 173rd FW runners avoid injury, run faster
March 16, 2022
Amy Jones, a certified corrective exercise specialist at the 173rd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, explains the mechanics of a runner's gait and stride captured using RunDNA technology March 4, 2022, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. The system provides three-dimensional analysis previously only available to professional runners and helps correct problems that may cause injury while also helping create a faster, more efficient stride.