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182nd AW Leads C-130 Hercules Operations at Air Defender 23
June 15, 2023
U.S. Airmen with the 182nd Airlift Wing, Illinois National Guard, deplane a C-130 Hercules aircraft to prepare for exercise Air Defender 2023 at Wunstorf Air Base, Wunstorf, Germany, May 31, 2023. Exercise AD23 integrates U.S. and Allied air power to defend shared values, while leveraging and strengthening vital partnerships to deter aggression around the world.

Utah Guard, Ghana Train Together at African Lion Exercise
June 15, 2023
Utah National Guard Soldiers from the Homeland Response Force – Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Task Force trained with Ghana Armed Forces as part of Exercise African Lion 2023 May 31-June 14.

Oregon Army Guard Conducts Tank Gunnery with Moroccan Army
June 15, 2023
Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team’s 3-116th Combined Arms Battalion conducted tank gunnery training with members of the Royal Moroccan Army in the Tan Tan Training Area June 8-10 during Exercise African Lion 2023.

New York's 105th Airlift Wing Plays Key Role in Air Defender
June 14, 2023
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III flown by the 105th Airlift Wing, New York National Guard, prepares to taxi after dropping off cargo to be used for exercise Air Defender 2023 (AD23) at Wunstorf Air Base, Wunstorf, Germany, June 2, 2023. Exercise AD23 integrates U.S. and allied air-power to defend shared values, while leveraging and strengthening vital partnerships to deter aggression around the world.

146th Contingency Response Flight Supports Air Defender 23
June 13, 2023
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jose Chavez, an aerial porter with the 146th Contingency Response Flight, 146th Airlift Wing, California National Guard, helps load a German air force A400M Atlas aircraft with U.S. Air Force personnel and cargo in preparation for exercise Air Defender 2023 at Wunstorf Air Base, Wunstorf, Germany, June 6, 2023. AD 23 integrates U.S. and allied air power to defend shared values while leveraging and strengthening vital partnerships to deter aggression worldwide.

128th Air Refueling Wing Supports Air Defender 2023 Exercise
June 12, 2023
U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 127th Wing, Michigan National Guard, fly in formation behind a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin National Guard, June 5, 2023. Exercise Air Defender integrates U.S. and allied air-power to defend shared values, while leveraging and strengthening vital partnerships to deter aggression around the world.

New York National Guard Unit Deploys to Eastern Europe
June 12, 2023
Brig. Gen. Joseph Biehler, commanding general of the New York Army National Guard’s 53rd Troop Command, speaks with deploying Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division (LI) Main Command Post-Operational Detachment, during a farewell gathering in Fort Drum, N.Y., June 9, 2023. More than 35 Soldiers from the detachment are deploying to Eastern Europe to join their active-duty counterparts of the 10th Mountain Division as part of NATO’s commitment to enhance security and stability in the region.

124th Warthogs Arrive at Exercise Air Defender
June 9, 2023
U.S. Air Force Capt. Mike Shufeldt, a pilot assigned to the 190th Fighter Squadron, 124th Fighter Wing, Idaho National Guard, conducts post-flight documentation on Lechfeld Air Base, Germany, in preparation for exercise Air Defender 2023 on June 6, 2023. Exercise AD23 integrates U.S. and allied air-power to defend shared values, while leveraging and strengthening vital partnerships to deter aggression around the world.

MAINEiacs Aim High During Arctic Challenge
June 7, 2023
A Belgium F-16 maneuvers to receive more fuel midair from a KC-135 Stratotanker over the Arctic Circle, June 7, 2023. The 101st Air Refueling Wing is taking part in Arctic Challenge Exercise 2023, a live fly exercise that serves to advance arctic security initiatives and enhance interoperability in the increasingly dynamic and contested region.

Wisconsin Army Guard Soldiers Reflect on Africa Deployment
June 6, 2023
Command Sgt. Maj. Duane Weyer, the senior enlisted leader for the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade currently deployed to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, observes Sgt. 1st Class Heather Carr, CJTF-HOA surgeon cell senior enlisted leader