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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.

Vermont Guardsman earns master instructor badge
April 20, 2022
U.S. Staff Sgt. Andrew Fryburg, chief instructor at the 24th Regimental Training Institute’s modular training battalion, was presented with the master instructor badge, April 19, 2022, by Col. William Wagner, RTI commanding officer. Fryburg is the first Vermont National Guard RTI instructor to have attained the master instructor badge, which requires 500 hours of study.

Army and Air Guard members compete in fitness contest
April 13, 2022
Maj. Robert Killian, left, from California finished first in the men’s elite category and Utah National Guard 2nd Lt. Dayde Collins came in second at the Spartan Sprint 5k with over 20 obstacles in Concord, North Carolina, April 9-10. The National Guard’s All Guard Endurance Team sent more than 40 members to the competition.

NDNG Soldiers serving at Southwest border rescue migrants
April 11, 2022
North Dakota National Guard Spcs. Luis Alvarado and Gracin Clem, assigned to Joint Task Force North, Task Force Legion in Del Rio, Texas, rescued migrants trying to cross the Rio Grande River. The Soldiers were conducting mobile surveillance camera site operations for Customs and Border Protection.

Kentucky Air Guardsmen rescue drowning infant
April 7, 2022
Three pararescuemen from the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Special Tactics Squadron rescued a drowning child at a pool in Louisville, Ky., March 15, 2022. Master Sgt. Elmer Quijada, left; Tech. Sgt. Ryan Penne, center; and Master Sgt. Devin Butcher, who were conducting unrelated training at the pool and are certified paramedics, administered life-saving aid to the child, who had stopped breathing.