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Miss. Guard Soldiers provide marksmanship tips in Iraq
December 28, 2018
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Garner, left, security forces platoon sergeant assigned to Task Force India Bravo, teaches an Iraqi army primary marksmanship instruction course at Camp Taji, Iraq, Dec.19, 2018.

Tenn. Guardsmen celebrate Ukrainian holiday with orphans
December 13, 2018
Children from local orphanage pose for picture alongside members of the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment deployed in Yavoriv, Ukraine, Dec. 12, 2018. Many regiment members have visited with the children regularly.

Tenn. National Guard joins in historic Anakonda-18 exercise
November 20, 2018
U.S. Army M109 Paladin artillery crew-members race into their gun after pulling the initial round from a 50-ft. lanyard during NATO joint training exercise, Anakonda-18 (AN-18), at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, Nov. 14. AN-18 is a 10-day log training exercise designed to strengthen the interoperability between participating nations by developing strategies in defensive operations and execution to better prepare against any form of threat against NATO allies.

Guam National Guard, Navy join forces for relief efforts
November 7, 2018
Heavy equipment vehicles from the 1224th Engineering Support Company, Guam Army National Guard, are loaded onto the well-deck of the Whidbey-Island class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) via Navy Landing Craft, Utility (LCU) 1634, attached to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 on Naval Base Guam.

Maj. Gen. John Gronski visits Battle Group Poland
November 2, 2018
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Gronski, U.S. Army Europe’s deputy commanding general, meets with Soldiers assigned to Battle Group Poland during a visit to Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, Oct. 30, 2018.

Exchange program offers overseas experience to N.Y. Soldiers
November 2, 2018
New York Army National Guard 1st Lt. Christian Larrabee, right, displays the United Kingdom colors at the conclusion of his Military Exchange Program training tour with British Army 2nd Lt. Max George, assigned to the Fifth Royal Regiment of Fusiliers following the Triglav Star 2018 multinational training exercise at the NATO Multinational Centre of Excellence for Mountain Warfare in the Julian Alps of Slovenia. Larrabee served as a platoon leader during company level training lanes in the mountain warfare exercise.

Tenn. Guard speaks on working in a multinational environment
October 12, 2018
Multinational service members and local university students pose for a picture during the students visit to Yavoriv CTC Sim Centre, Oct. 10.

Indiana Guard members reflect on Pacific Pathways exercises
October 9, 2018
Soldiers with the Indiana Army National Guard's 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and their Indonesian counterparts from the Tentara Nasional Indonesia army kick off Garuda Shield 18 by conducting a "Yel-Yel," a cry-and-response war dance, July 29, 2018, in Indonesia. Garuda Shield 18 is the third exercise in U.S. Army Pacific's second iteration of Pacific Pathways, a series of multinational engagements with ally and partner militaries in the Indo-Pacific region.

Hispanic Soldier uses culture to assist Afghan counterparts
October 2, 2018
U.S. Army Capt. Vicente Garcia, far right, poses for a group photo with three district chiefs of police during an expeditionary advisory package at Zharay Province in Afghanistan, held on Aug. 8, 2018.

W. Va. National Guard trains with multi-national forces
October 1, 2018
Engineers from the 119th SAPPR Engineer Company, West Virginia National Guard conduct perimeter security during Saber Junction 18, a combat training exercise, in Hohenfels, Germany on Sept. 25, 2018.  The SAPPR company worked as an opposition force during the exercise alongside Bavarian and Ukrainian forces defending Ubungsdorf, a city in the Hohenfels training center.