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Overseas, Lengyel finds National Guard vital contributor to Joint Force
December 2, 2016
Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief, National Guard Bureau, second from right, and Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell Brush, senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, left, view training in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan during a Thanksgiving visit to troops, Nov. 26, 2016.

Oregon's 173rd Fighter Wing conducts historic aircraft transfer with Israel
November 9, 2016
Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, pose with for a group photo in front of the just delivered F-15 Eagles at Tel Nof air base in Israel. After two years of planning and final execution, the wing participated in a historic active ramp to ramp transfer of aircraft.

Indiana National Guard unit completes Slovak Shield 2016 with other NATO allies
October 14, 2016
Calvary scouts with team outlaw and Outlaw Troop, 4th Cavalry Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, demonstrate dismount tactics at the Slovak Shield 2016 Visitors Day Oct. 13, 2016 at Military Training Area Lest, Slovak Republic. U.S. Soldiers participated in Slovak Shield as a part of Atlantic Resolve, a U.S. led effort in Eastern Europe that demonstrates the U.S. commitment to the collective security of NATO and enduring peace and stability in the region.

American, NATO allies unite at Slovak Shield 2016
October 11, 2016
U.S. Army Soldiers, Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic, Czech Army, Polish Armed Forces and Hungarian Defense Forces soldiers stand in formation during the Slovak Shield 2016 opening ceremony Oct. 6, 2016 at Military Training Area Lest, Slovak Republic.. Slovak Shield will expand its ‘scale of operations’, interoperability and joint force training with more than two thousand U.S. and allied forces training in MTA Lest and other locations throughout Slovakia.

Allied Spirit V offers realistic combat experience to National Guard
October 7, 2016
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Mark Malanka, center, of the 40th Infantry Division, joins his staff in touring aviation facilities during the Allied Spirit V exercise Oct. 1, 2016, at the 7th Army Training Command's Hohenfels Training Center, Germany. More than 60 soldiers from the California Army National Guard's 40th Infantry Division are serving as the Higher Control (HICON) during Exercise Allied Spirit V through mid-October 2016. The soldiers are providing direction and expertise to military units from 8 NATO nations, including several U.S. active duty and reserve component personnel. The U.S. Army Europe training involves more than 2,500 participants working to strengthen tactical interoperability and test secure communications between NATO members and partner nations.

Pennsylvania Army Guard's 2nd IBCT, 28th ID holds March for the Fallen in Kosovo
September 26, 2016
Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Partner, with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, carries the unit’s guidon while rucking 28 miles during the March for the Fallen ruck march held on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. The event is meant to honor those who have died in service to the country and mirrors an event held at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., home station for many units of the brigade.

Florida Army Guard Soldiers team with Navy, Coast Guard to provide port security in Djibouti
September 6, 2016
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Abel Baez, left, a squad leader with the Florida Army National Guard’s Company A, 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment and Pfc. David Morales, a rifleman, with he same unit, make plans to re-route civilian vehicles while providing security for Coastal Riverine Squadron 8 at Port de Peche, Djibouti in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Aidana Baez)

Colorado Air Guard members flew in Hungary with Operation Atlantic Resolve
August 11, 2016
A U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, is in flight over Pápa Air Base, Pápa, Hungary, in support of Operation Panther Strike after returning from a training mission in eastern Europe, July 19, 2016.  In conjunction with Operation Atlantic Resolve, the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, from Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, has deployed approximately 200 Airmen to Pápa Air Base, Hungary, to conduct familiarization training.

Texas Guard engineers poised to make history on Middle East deployment
August 10, 2016
The 176th Engineer Brigade Commander, Colonel  Charles M. Schoening and Command Sergeant Major  Anthony Simms furl the brigade colors in preparation for deployment during the mobilization ceremony held for the brigade headquarters at Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas, June 4, 2016.  The 176th Engineer Brigade headquarters boarded a flight in late July and set off on an historic mission to the Middle East to provide engineer support and capabilities to maneuver units across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

Army National Guard Director Timothy Kadavy sees his vision come to life
August 9, 2016
Director of the Army National Guard, Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy, and his team fire AK-74 assault rifles during exercise Saber Guardian 2016, July 31, 2016, at the Romanian Land Forces Combat Training Center in Cincu, Romania. Saber Guardian is a multinational military exercise involving approximately 2,800 military personnel from ten nations including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Georgia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Ukraine and the U.S.