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Kentucky Guard members fly-in school supplies for Afghan schools
December 19, 2011
Army Sgt. Heather Carrier, a Kentucky Guard member with Agribusiness Development Team 3, passes out school supplies to Afghan students at a local school in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan Dec. 3, 2011.

Afghanistan: Video may have 'killed the radio star' but Virginia National Guard brings radio alive in rural areas
December 16, 2011
An Army National Guard Soldier of the 116th Infantry Battalion, Virginia National Guard, with assistance of a Romanian soldier, sets up a shortwave antenna at Forward Operating Base Lagman, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2011. The short wave antenna is part of the effort to enhance communication between the supporting military elements and the local people in rural areas of the country.

Afghanistan: Missouri National Guard Agribusiness Development Team teaches Afghans safe meat processing
December 16, 2011
Army National Guard Maj. Samuel Forester, executive officer of the Missouri Agribusiness Development Team, leads an instructional seminar for Afghan government officials on meat inspection in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. Forester is also a U.S. Department of Agriculture certified meat inspector and his main goal was to show agricultural officials how to work with available resources to educate farmers and commercial butchers on good sanitation practices and animal health.

Iraq: Panetta concludes Iraq mission, notes service, sacrifice of military members
December 15, 2011
Secretary of Defense Leon Penetta

Afghanistan: Indiana Guard members train farmers in Khowst
December 14, 2011
Farmers from the Mandozai district of Khowst province learn about nutrition and animal care during a class at the Mandozai district center Dec. 1, 2011. This was class was just one of many sponsored by the Indiana National Guard's 4-19th Agribusiness Development Team, which has brought animal husbandry training to more than 400 farmers in the province.

Afghanistan: Oklahoma Army, Air National Guard units team up in air, on ground
December 12, 2011
Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Brandon White, a joint terminal attack controller with the 146th Air Support Operation Squadron of the Oklahoma National Guard, communicates with aircraft personnel, circling above during operations in northern Laghman province, Afghanistan, to disrupt insurgent activity in the area Nov. 15, 2011.

KOSOVO: Multiple National Guard, Reserve units assume responsibility for safety, security in Kosovo
December 12, 2011
Army National Guard and Reserve Soldiers present arms during the Multinational Battle Group East transfer of authority ceremony Dec. 10, 2011 at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. At the ceremony, official responsibility for Multinational Battle Group East operations passed from Kosovo Forces 14 to KFOR 15, led by the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. The 157th MEB is joined by 13 other National Guard units and one Army Reserve unit.

Afghanistan: Kansas Guard's ambitious new market sells hope to desperate locals
December 8, 2011
Wasir Kahn, an Afghan Malik and village elder, cuts the ceremonial ribbon during the opening of a new marketplace near Gerdy Katz, Dec. 3, 2011. The market is only the most recent, albeit essential, addition to a list of achievements the Kansas National Guard's Agribusiness Development Team and their Afghan counterparts have struggled to reach together.

Kuwait: Minnesota Army National Guard members supporting the drawdown
December 8, 2011
Army National guard member's Army Spc. Tyler Dooley and Capt. Joseph Sanganoo ensure the Rhino of a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle is working properly before going on a recent convoy in Iraq. Dooley and Sanganoo, along with the rest of soldiers from 1-194 AR (CAB), are part of the Minnesota-based 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry "Red Bull" Division, currently deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation New Dawn, the final stage in post-combat operations in Iraq.

Afghanistan: Oklahoma National Guard, Afghan National army join forces to weaken insurgency
December 7, 2011
An Afghan National army and Oklahoma National Guard Soldier patrol through Paktya Province, Afghanistan, during Operation Shamshir III, Nov. 29, 2011. The operation was executed to degrade the insurgency's ability to fight by eliminating safe havens and destroying weapon caches.