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California ADT hosts animal clinic in Asadabad
January 19, 2010
A local Afghan veterinarian works with U.S. Army Staff Sgt. John Carter (left), California National Guard's 40th Infantry Division Agribusiness Development Team security forces squad leader from Oakland, Calif., to help vaccinate farm animals near Camp Wright in Asadabad, Afghanistan, Jan. 15. The ADT worked hand-in-hand with village elders and Afghan veterinarians during a Veterinarian Civic Action Program event to administer vaccinations to more than 450 farm animals belonging to more than 100 local farmers. In addition to the vaccinations, local farmers who brought their animals received solar radios, booster packs of medicine to keep their animals healthy and local children were employed to help keep the animals corralled and the holding pens clean.

Indiana Guardsmen picked for special Afghanistan mission
January 15, 2010

Wisconsin BCT completes Iraq mission
January 11, 2010

New Iraq post office honors four Illinois Guardsmen
January 6, 2010
Four Illinois National Guard Soldiers were honored Dec. 17, 2009 with a memorial at Joint Base Balad, Iraq outside the east post office. The four Soldiers were from the 1544th Transportation Company of Paris, Ill., and were honored for their support of postal operations in Iraq.

Georgia Air, Army Guard team up in Afghanistan
January 4, 2010
Capt. Roger M. Brooks IV takes coordinates at an Afghan border police observation post in the mountains of Achin district in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, Dec. 20, 2009, as a tower guard provides over watch. Brooks is the commander of a 12-man joint terminal attack controller team from the 165th Air Support Operations Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard in Afghanistan

Nevada Guardsman receives battlefield promotion
January 4, 2010
1st Lt. Stewart Brough, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team security force platoon leader (left), newly promoted Sgt. David Ellis, PRT security force gunner and driver deployed from the Nevada National Guard's 1st Squadron, 221st Calvary Regiment (center), and Sgt. Brandon Copley (right) come to the position of attention during a battlefield promotion ceremony, Jan. 1, 2010. Ellis was promoted under the battlefield promotion program, which gives commanders a special tool to recognize enlisted soldiers for doing their jobs above and beyond what is expected of them under combat conditions.

Oklahoma Guard gains agri-business authority in Paktya and West Paktika provinces
January 4, 2010
Col. Mike Chase of Chandler, Okla., and Master Sgt. Bobby Howard of Depew, Okla., unveil the 1-45th Agribusiness Development Team's (ADT), guidon during a transfer of authority ceremony on Dec. 21, 2009 in Gardez, Afghanistan. The 1-45th ADT is responsible for the agri-business development and revitalization in the Paktya and West Paktika Provinces in Afghanistan.

Wisconsin prepares to leave Iraq
January 4, 2010
Spc. Andrew Alexander of the Wisconsin National Guard scans the roads from the gunner's turret of a Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle.