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Georgia Guard members support largest military exercise in 60 years on the Korean Peninsula
December 30, 2013
Lt. Col. Matt Saxton of Dallas, Ga., Col. Scott Carter of Canton, Ga., and Lt. Col. Reginald Neal of Fort Benning, Ga., return from a coordination meeting with active-duty units who will be supported by the 648th MEB during Warpath III exercise.

Task Force Guam donates boots to Afghan security guards
December 27, 2013
Members of the Guam Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Staff Sgt. Erico Santos (left) and Sgt. 1st Class Frank J. Limtiaco, donate Task Force Guam's first batch of boots to Patrick McCafferty, a retired Canadian army warrant officer who helps run an Afghan security company. McCafferty, founder of Operation Walking Tall, sought Guam's assistance and the Soldiers responded with more than 120 pairs of boots.

Task Force Nightmare benefits from Guard experience
December 2, 2013
Army Sgt. Tiara Carr, an AH-64 Apache helicopter maintainer with the Missouri Army National Guard's Company C, 1st Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment (Attack Reconnaissance) inspects the tail rotor gear box while performing a 25-hour inspection on an Apache helicopter, Nov. 5, 2013. The 135th Aviation Regiment maintainers immediately perform inspections upon an Apache landing to provide the maximum time to fix any problems on the aircraft since last leaving the ground.

U.S., China conduct disaster management exchange
November 22, 2013
High ranking officials from participating parties observe the Practical Field Exchange during the 9th annual Disaster Management Exchange, an opportunity for both armies to demonstrate and discuss their different approaches to a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief scenario.

Kentucky MPs provide warm winter clothing to Afghan children
November 18, 2013
Soldiers of the 1103rd Military Police Detachment hand out coats, gloves, hats and candy to Afghan children at an orphanage in the Balkh Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 22, 2013.

Afghan deployment is a family affair for Guam National Guard members
November 18, 2013
Sgt. 1st Class Patrick J. Flores Sr., left, the platoon sergeant for Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 249th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Guam, discusses maintenance issues with his soldiers at Camp Phoenix in Kabul.

Georgia teacher commands convoy in Afghanistan
November 13, 2013
Army 1st Lt. Monicia Porter gives the signal to stop as she guides one of her platoon's vehicles out of their motor pool in preparation to conduct a sustainment and retrograde support mission to a remote location in Northern Afghanistan on Nov 4, 2013. Porter is a platoon leader and convoy commander for the Georgia Army National Guard and is a high school teacher at Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville, Ga.

Air National Guard units join Brazilian-led exercise
November 6, 2013
An F-16c Fighting Falcon from the 113th Fighter Wing District of Colombia Air National Guard Washington, D.C., lands at Natal Air Base, Natal, Brazil, Nov. 3, 2013. More than five F-16s will be taking part in the Brazilian-led training exercise, CRUZEX.

Afghan aviators resupply remote bases with partnered close-air support
November 6, 2013
An Afghan Mi-17 helicopter begins a resupply mission to a remote Afghan base in eastern Afghanistan, Aug. 5, 2013. The Afghan Air Force, with about 60 Mi-17 helicopters, took over the resupply mission of Afghan bases in the spring of 2013.

New York Guard aviators heading to Horn of Africa
November 1, 2013
Soldiers assigned to the New York Army National Guard's Detachment 20, Operation Support Airlift Agency stand in formation Oct. 25, 2013, during their deployment ceremony.