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National Guard Captain Speaks at Naturalization Ceremony
June 29, 2022
U.S. Air Force Capt. Alcides Silva, 188th Force Support Squadron assistant director for personnel, addresses the crowd at a naturalization ceremony in the Judge Isaac C. Parker Federal Courtroom in Fort Smith, Ark., June 24, 2022.

A Refugee’s Journey to the Tennessee Air National Guard
June 24, 2022
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman John Gebremariam, a services Airman with the 118th Force Support Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, at Berry Field Air National Guard Base, Nashville, Tennessee. Gebremariam, a refugee from Eritrea, gained his U.S. citizenship through the Air Guard.

Iowa Guard Engineers Renovate old Schoolhouse
June 23, 2022
Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 831st Engineer Company mark a straight line with thread on newly poured concrete at the historic Herrold School House in the Camp Dodge training area in Johnston, Iowa, June 14, 2022. The 831st EC was assigned to complete various projects around Camp Dodge.

Army Guardsman Youngest Ever to Achieve Sapper Distinction
June 23, 2022
Pfc. William Farkas, 17, attached to the 119th Engineer Company, 1092nd Engineer Battalion, with the West Virginia National Guard, has become the youngest ever to receive the distinguished sapper tab after graduating with honors from the U.S. Army’s Sapper Leader Course.

Post Office to be Named After Fallen Illinois National Guardsman
June 21, 2022
Illinois Army National Guard Spc. Jeremy Ridlen of Paris, Illinois, was among approximately 170 Soldiers who deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in December 2003 with the 1544th Transportation Company. He was just 23 years old when he died from small-arms fire May 23, 2004.

National Guard Education Center Gets 1st Woman Leader
June 21, 2022
Army Col. Catherine L. Cherry receives the colors of the National Guard Professional Education Center from Lt. Gen. Jon A. Jensen, director of the Army National Guard, as she took command of the center during a change of command ceremony at the PEC’s Militia Hall at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Arkansas, June 16, 2022. Cherry is the first woman to command the PEC, which was established as a training center in 1974.

Alabama Soldier to Represent America in 2022 World Games
June 15, 2022
Alabama National Guard Pfc. Elioenai Campos in Columbiana, Alabama, June 10, 2022. Campos is part of the U.S. national jiujitsu team set to compete for international honors at the World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, July 7-17, 2022.

Project ChalleNGe Grad to be Air Force Chief Master Sergeant
June 14, 2022
Senior Master Sgt. Jeanie Beck holds her diploma she recieved from the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program. Beck, the chief enlisted manager for 152nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, is to be promoted to chief master sergeant June 25, 2022.

Kentucky Army Guard Veteran Awarded Bronze Star with Valor
June 13, 2022
The framed certificate for Kentucky National Guard Sgt. John Burlew, awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor June 10, 2022, for his actions while deployed to Afghanistan in 2002.

Pilot Deployed with Vermont Guard Reaches 1,000-hour Milestone a 3rd Time
June 8, 2022
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher White, 315th Fighter Squadron commander, deployed to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, prepares an F-35A Lightning II aircraft for takeoff, June 3, 2022. Members of the 158th Fighter Wing are in Europe to support NATO’s ongoing air policing mission to deter aggression and assure allies and partners in the region.