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US, Canadian Special Forces Forge Partnerships in Jamaica
April 8, 2024
U.S. Army Capt. Michael Humphrise and U.S. Army Maj. Bill Seskey receive an island tour of Jamaica by plane Feb. 21, 2024. Members of the District of Columbia Army National Guard joined forces with elite U.S. and Canadian Special Operations Forces for a subject matter expert exchange.

Deployed Pennsylvania Guard Soldiers Earn Their Combat Patch
March 27, 2024
U.S. Soldiers with the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, deployed as Task Force Paxton, receive their combat patches during a ceremony at Camp Simba, Kenya, March 21, 2024. Officially called the Shoulder Sleeve Insignia-Military Operations in Hostile Conditions, eligible Soldiers are able to wear that insignia on their right shoulder for the rest of their Army career.

Pennsylvania Guard Conducts Medical Cold-Load Training in Africa
March 20, 2024
Combat medics from the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team who are deployed to the Horn of Africa conduct joint medical evacuation cold-load training aboard a KC-130J aircraft at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 5, 2024. The training ensures interoperability with key U.S. military assets to expedite patient transfers to and from an aircraft in the event lifesaving measures and medical evacuation are requested.

Virginia National Guard Takes Over Poland Sustainment Mission
March 15, 2024
U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Carlos Maldonado, the commander of the 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, and Command Sgt. Maj. David Elliot, the battalion's senior enlisted advisor, uncase their unit colors during a transfer of authority ceremony in Powidz, Poland, March 11, 2024.

West Virginia Public Affairs Detachment Joins Allied Spirit 24
March 11, 2024
U.S. Army Pfc. Ayden Norcross provides photography support during Allied Spirit 24, March 9, 2024, in Hohenfels, Germany. Allied Spirit 24 is a U.S. Army exercise for its NATO allies and partners at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany.

Virginia National Guard Soldiers Validated for Poland Mission
March 1, 2024
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducted a collective training exercise Feb. 13, 2024, at Fort Cavazos, Texas, to prepare for their upcoming federal active duty deployment to Poland. During the exercise, 529th Soldiers worked through different potential scenarios simulating the operations they are scheduled to conduct in Poland.

Pennsylvania Guard Takes Over Horn of Africa Security Mission
February 21, 2024
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Erik Ponzek, left, commander of 2-112th Infantry, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Barclay, 2-112th Infantry senior enlisted leader, unfurl their unit's colors during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 10, 2024. This act represented Pennsylvania National Guard's Task Force Paxton assuming control over the SECFOR unit in CJTF-HOA.

Michigan National Guard Soldiers Return from Overseas Deployment
February 12, 2024
Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Stainsby, A Battery, 182nd Field Artillery, Michigan National Guard, holds his daughter, Clair, for the first time at the unit’s welcome home ceremony in Detroit, Mich, Feb. 8, 2024.

Red Bulls to Deploy to the Middle East
February 6, 2024
Soldiers, family members and friends gather for a deployment ceremony at Grace Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Feb. 1, 2024. More than 550 Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Infantry Division "Red Bulls" began final preparations for a deployment to the Middle East.

Oregon Troops Back from Operation Spartan Shield Mission
February 6, 2024
Soldiers of Adder Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regimen, with community and Army leaders after the Adder Company demobilization ceremony Feb. 3, 2024, at the Ontario Army National Guard Armory.