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Alaska Guard Soldiers Honored Before Middle East Deployment
June 5, 2024
Alaska Army National Guardsmen with the 49th Personnel Detachment, known as the 49th Theater Gateway, gather for a deployment ceremony at Camp Carroll on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 1, 2024. The 49th TG will deploy to the Middle East to support Operation Spartan Shield.

Pennsylvania National Guard Members Deploy to Africa
April 19, 2024
Soldiers with Task Force Iroquois train for deployment to Africa to support Special Operations Command Africa March 5, 2024, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. The 14 Soldiers, mostly with the 328th Brigade Support Battalion, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, put in many weeks of rigorous training since January to prepare for their yearlong deployment.

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.

NY Army Guard Aviation Soldiers Mobilize for Mideast Mission
January 20, 2023
Sgt. 1st Class Joann Duclose, a senior human resources sergeant from the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion, flags in a UH-60 Black Hawk during night sling-load training with aviators from 3rd Battalion, 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, June 5, 2014, in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, during the battalion's 2014 deployment. Soldiers of the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion will deploy to the Middle East again in 2023.

116th IBCT completes exercise ahead of Kosovo deployment
March 3, 2022
U.S. Army Soldiers with the Kentucky National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 29th Infantry Division, conduct fire phobia training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, Feb. 11, 2022. The training provided the Kentucky Citizen-Soldiers with the skills and confidence to respond to civil unrest where incendiary devices may be used.

Highway Patrol officers add value on Cal Guard deployment
June 14, 2021
Sgt. Daniel Gunther and Staff Sgt. Cindy Gray at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Gunther and Gray are California Army National Guard members deployed to the Middle East with Task Force Phoenix. On the civilian side, both are highway patrol officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

28th ECAB officially released, completes Mideast mission
May 17, 2021
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, operated by Soldiers with the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, flies over an airfield in the 28th ECAB's area of operations in the Middle East.

West Virginia Guard father, son cross paths while deployed
April 29, 2021
Spc. Tyler Goldsberry, left, 2nd General Support Battalion, 104th Aviation Regiment, and chief warrant officer Craig Goldsberry, right, 111th Engineer Brigade, son and father respectively, in Kuwait in April 2021. The two West Virginia Army National Guard members are deployed in support of Operation Spartan Shield and, although assigned to different units, their deployment timelines overlap by nearly two months, allowing for a long-awaited reunion.

SD Guard Soldiers perform key mission in East Africa
April 29, 2021
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the East Africa Response Force in support of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and French soldiers assigned to the 5th Overseas Intermarines Regiment participate in a live-fire joint artillery training event at the Djiboutian Range Complex, Djibouti, Feb. 2, 2021. U.S. and French forces took turns firing their weapons systems and demonstrating their capabilities.

Deployed couple withstands challenges with 3-year-old home
April 2, 2021
Cpl. Ashley Hibbler, left, and Spc. Kyle Hibbler, deployed with Delta Company, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, video chat with their 3-year-old son Landon from an airfield in the 28th ECAB’s area of operations in the Middle East.