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Idaho Guardsman Returns to Her High School as a Military Instructor
July 12, 2023
Idaho Army National Guardsman Staff Sgt. Sarah Pak instructs students from her alma mater at Canyon Ridge High School in Twin Falls, Idaho, as part of the Idaho Army National Guard’s Military Leadership Program.

Wisconsin Guardsman Honored for Aiding Derailment Victims
July 11, 2023
First Lt. Apiwit B. Chulawan, an officer with the Wisconsin Army Naitonal Guard’s 829th Engineer Vertical Construction Company, salutes Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, after being awarded the Soldier’s Medal during a July 9, 2023, ceremony in Spooner, Wis. Chulawan was a passenger on a train that derailed in 2021 and helped aid injured passengers.

NY Airman Recognized as Outstanding Enlisted Aircrew Member
July 5, 2023
Tech Sgt. Ryan Rutz, left, a loadmaster assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard, with Col. Shawn Fitzgerald 106 RQW Wing commander, at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, May 6, 2023. Rutz received the Air National Guard 2022 Henry "Red" Erwin Outstanding NCO Aircrew Member of the Year Award, which recognizes excellence in the enlisted aircrew career field.

Kid’s Artwork Selected for Nose Art on Oregon Air Guard F-15
June 29, 2023
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Michael and Ashyln Hartman, 173rd Maintenance Group, pose for a photo with their daughters June 23, 2023. Eleven-year-old Kaeylnn, left, designed the artwork on the nose of an F-15C at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls Falls, Oregon, in a Month of the Military Child contest.

New York Guardsman is Air National Guard Airman of the Year
June 28, 2023
New York Air National Guard Senior Airman Dhruva Poluru, assigned to the 107th Attack Wing's 222nd Command and Control Squadron, is the Airman of the Year for the entire Air National Guard. Poluru, is a full-time Guardsman working with the National Reconnaissance office in Herndon, Virginia, where he tracks satellites, among other duties.

Equality Without Exception: National Guard Celebrates Pride Month
June 23, 2023
Rep. Mark Takano, a representative of California’s 39th Congressional District, speaks to Airmen about the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, June 20, 2023. The panel discussion was part of a series of events hosted by the Air National Guard Readiness Center’s Diversity and Inclusion Office, recognizing June as Pride Month, which honors LGBTQ+ service members and personnel. This year’s theme was Equality Without Exception.

Field Artillery Officer Talks Mentorship, Unity for Pride Month
June 16, 2023
Over nearly a decade and a half serving in the Virginia Army National Guard, 2nd Lt. Elizabeth Martin gained four military occupational specialties as an enlisted Soldier before commissioning as a field artillery officer.

Fort Johnson Renaming Ceremony Hits Home for Jersey Guard
June 15, 2023
New York Army National Guard Sgt. Henry Johnson, circa 1919. Johnson was part of the 369th Infantry Regiment Hellfighters from Harlem who fought under French command in WWI as an all-black combat unit. Johnson received the French Croix de Guerre for his actions defending his outpost and fellow Soldier Pvt. Needham Roberts May 15, 1918.

New York Guard Band to Play at Embassy Reception in Israel
June 15, 2023
New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 42nd Infantry Division Band’s rock and roll music performance team play at one of their many concerts. Nine Soldiers in the team will be heading to Israel June 30, 2023, to perform at the U.S. Embassy’s annual July Fourth reception.

Pennsylvania Guard Soldier Credited with Lifesaving Actions
June 14, 2023
U.S. Army Maj. Mark Martella, commander of the 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, at Muir Army Airfield, Sept. 18, 2022.