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New York Guard Completes Horn of Africa Security Mission
June 6, 2023
New York Army National Guard 1st Lt. Peter Clark, left, a member of D Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, goes over defense plans with the Kenyan Defense Force during a base defense drill on Camp Simba, Kenya, May 18, 2023. The Soldiers of Task Force Wolfhound,  a security force based on the 69th Infantry, worked with the Kenyans to review actions in defense of the base.

Pennsylvania Guard Takes Part in African Lion 23 in Tunisia
May 31, 2023
Sgt. Jackson McNair, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 107th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania National Guard, reviews notes with a member of the Tunisian armed forces in Ben Ghilouf, Tunisia, during African Lion 23, May 25, 2023. Eighteen nations and approximately 8,000 personnel are participating in U.S. Africa Command's largest annual combined, joint exercise in multiple countries May 13-June 18, 2023. (Blurred for OPSEC purposes.)

157th Civil Engineers Work with Pacific Air Forces Command
May 25, 2023
Airman 1st Class Cahleel Gentillon, a heating, ventilation, air conditioning specialist with the 157th Civil Engineer Squadron, New Hampshire Air Nationbal Guard, teaches Airman 1st Class Isaac Dargan, an HVAC specialist with the 35th CES, how to flare tubing on a heating unit May 11, 2023, at the Draughon Bombing Range, Misawa Air Base, Japan. The two teams integrated and trained one another while removing a faulty mini-split heating unit and installing a new model.

118th Ops Group Exhibits Reaper SLR Abilities at Balikatan
May 17, 2023
The 118th Operations Group, Tennessee Air National Guard, played a unique role in a massive U.S. and Filipino exercise that showcased the satellite and recovery capabilities of the MQ-9 Reaper.

New York Army Guard Aviators Complete Kuwait Mission
May 9, 2023
Two U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters assigned to the New York Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment, Assault Helicopter Battalion, attached to the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, conduct deck landings on the USS Lewis B. Puller in the Persian Gulf Nov. 10, 2022. The battalion deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield as a component of the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade of the Texas Army National Guard.

Guard Provides Short-Range Air Defense at Exercise Balikatan
May 3, 2023
U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Tim Morgan with the Mississippi Army National Guard’s Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 204th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, gives a patch to a member of the Philippine Armed Forces in San Narciso, Philippines April 22 during Exercise Balikatan 2023. The Mississippi Guard Soldiers were among 17,600 service members from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, U.S. Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard and special operations forces, marking the largest iteration in the exercise’s history.

New York Guard Completes Ukrainian Troop Training Mission
April 28, 2023
Authority over the Joint Multinational Training Group — Ukraine mission is transferred from Task Force Orion, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard, to Task Force Bowie, 39th IBCT, Arkansas Army National Guard during a ceremony in Grafenwoehr, Germany, April 28, 2023. JMTG-U ensures the combat effectiveness of Armed Forces of Ukraine soldiers training on systems and equipment issued under the U.S. Presidential Drawdown Authority, and training in combined arms and joint maneuver.

Virginia Guard Participates in Arctic Forge in Finland
April 21, 2023
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, build extreme cold weather skills in advance of Exercise Arctic Forge 23 Feb. 19-20, 2023, in Sydonkyla, Finland. Exercise Arctic Forge 23 is a U.S. Army Europe and Africa led umbrella exercise that leverages the host-nation exercises Defense Exercise North in Finland, and exercise Joint Viking in Norway, focused on building capabilities and cooperation in support of the U.S. Army's Arctic Strategy.

Oklahoma Army Guard Headed to Horn of Africa
April 19, 2023
Citizen-Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 179 Infantry Regiment, Oklahoma Army National Guard, prepare to board a plane in Oklahoma City April 17, 2023, bound for Fort Bliss, Texas. Task Force Tomahawk will take part in post-mobilization training before deploying to the Horn of Africa.

Virginia Guard Provides Maintenance Support in Germany
April 7, 2023
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 3647th Maintenance Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, support the Joint Multinational Readiness Center during an exercise March 4-18, 2023, at Hohenfels Training Area in Hohenfels, Germany. During the rotation, 50 Soldiers with the 3647th performed service and maintenance supporting the JMRC maintenance facility and 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, which provides opposing forces to units training at JMRC.