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Deployment doesn't slow former National Guard Bureau marathon champ
December 26, 2012
Former National Guard Bureau marathon champion Capt. Varinka Barbini Ensminger works out on the venerable Boardwalk running track at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Ensminger's deployment with the Kandahar Agri-business Development Team concluded in late December.

Alabama Guard Infantry unit continues to set fast pace in Afghanistan
December 19, 2012
Soldiers with Task Force Centurion Prime's HHC and C Company pray together before heading out on a mission recently in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. (Courtesy photo)

Mississippi and Romanian Soldiers rescue Afghan honey bees
December 18, 2012
U.S. Army Sgt. Paul Marshall, an agricultural specialist with the Mississippi National Guard's Agricultural Development Team 4 and Plutonier Eugen Arsene with the Romanian 21st Mountain Battalion spread their mixture of bee food into gauze wrapping at Forward Operating Base Mescal, Afghanistan, Nov. 16, 2012.

"Morgan's Men" from Kentucky are heading to Jordan
December 18, 2012
Soldiers, family members and friends attend a departure ceremony for the 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery in Glasgow, Ky., Dec. 16, 2012. The unit will deploy to Jordan in January, 2013.

Rhode Island Air National Guard to deliver Iraq's first C-130Js
December 12, 2012
U.S. Air Force C-130J deployed from the Rhode Island Air National Guard on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 2, 2010. Rhode Island crews will deliver new C-130Js to Iraq.

These two Soldiers know that fuel is more than what's at the pumps
December 10, 2012
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Garold Pennell, a petroleum supply specialist and assistant to the responsible officer at Camp Buehring Tactical Petroleum Terminal, 38th Sustainment Brigade, explains the use of a hydrometer at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 1, 2012.

New York Army National Guard troops help Kuwait missions move forward
December 6, 2012
Master Sgt. Steve Kirby, force protection NCO for ASG Kuwait, left, 1st Lt. Teofilo Espinal, Base Defense Liaison Team (BDLT) officer-in-charge, center, and Staff Sgt. Miguel Santiago plan the placement of concrete barriers just outside the camp here in October.

Air National Guard chaplain feels the chill of Antarctic deployment
December 3, 2012
Chaplain Capt. William Vit of Sioux City, Iowa, stands at the geographic South Pole. His Antarctic deployment is coming to end.

Transportation missions in Africa boost Soldier morale
December 3, 2012
Soldiers from the 2/138th Field Artillery Regiment met at the border of Djibouti and Ethiopia to exchange supplies for the troops deployed to Camp Gilbert, Ethiopia.

Mississippi Soldiers foster productive farming patch in Afghanistan
December 3, 2012
Mississippi National Guard member Staff Sgt. Dean Fennell shows Afghan farmers how to maintain a rotor-tiller at a demonstration farm in Shahr-e Safa, Afghanistan, Nov. 13, 2012.