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Jordan, US train on TOW weapon system
December 31, 2019
A Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army soldier looks through the scope of a BGM-71 Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wireless-guided weapon system during a Subject Matter Expert Exchange with U.S. Army Soldiers of Charlie Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 252 Armor Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, “Old Hickory,” North Carolina Army National Guard, coordinated by Military Engagement Team-Jordan,158th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Arizona Army National Guard, outside Amman, Jordan, in December 2019.

Kentucky Air Guard provides airlift in Italy for Mangusta 19
December 30, 2019
Members of the Italian Folgore, an paratrooper brigade from the Italian Army, execute an airdrop with members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing in Pisa, Italy, Nov. 7, 2019, as part of Mangusta 19, a bilateral exercise to promote readiness and interoperability among NATO allies.

Signal officer connects troops in the Middle East
December 26, 2019
Indiana National Guard 1st Lt. Matthew Michael of Fort Wayne, a signal officer with the 38th Infantry Division, receives his new rank during his promotion ceremony in Saudi Arabia, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Michael is one of about 600 division soldiers who deployed to the Middle East in May to support Task Force Spartan, which helps strengthen defense relationships and build partner capacity within the region.

Preventing illness keeps Soldiers on mission
December 16, 2019
U.S. Army Spc. Shelby Vermeulen, with 1st Squadron, 303rd Cavalry Regiment, 96th Troop Command, Washington Army National Guard, works through the steps of water purification during a Field Sanitation Team Certification Course Dec. 9-13, 2019, at Joint Training Center-Jordan.

Red Arrow Soldiers in Ukraine for multinational mission
December 10, 2019
Staff Sgt. Michael Blevins, an adviser with Task Force Juvigny, greets his Armed Forces Ukraine counterparts during battalion training at the Combat Training Center – Yavoriv, Ukraine, Nov 13, 2019.

128th Civil Engineers to Germany for Silver Flag exercise
December 9, 2019
128th Air Refueling Wing Airmen from the 128th Civil Engineer Squadron participate airfield recovery operations at the Silver Flag Exercise Site at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, on Oct. 30, 2019. Personnel from the 128th Air Refueling Wing’s Civil Engineer Squadron deployed to Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, for a 10-day exercise known as Silver Flag.

Kentucky Guard MPs demonstrate skills in Afghanistan
December 4, 2019
Spc. John Clark with the 1103rd Military Police Detachment - Law & Order works alongside active duty Spc. Barlow patrolling Stuttgart, Germany, June 11, 2017.

Exchange program benefits VNG Soldiers, partnerships
December 2, 2019
Virginia National Guard Soldiers participate in the Military Reserve Exchange Program in 2019 in the United Kingdom.

Chaplain: 'We sell hope'
November 30, 2019
Army Brig. Gen. Kenneth Brandt, National Guard Bureau chaplain, talks with service members during Thanksgiving troop visits, Kuwait, Nov. 27, 2019. This image was acquired using a cellular phone.

Indiana National Guard major helps manage 11,000 troops overseas
November 29, 2019
Indiana National Guard Maj. Dan Taylor, 38th Infantry Division deputy personnel officer, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Taylor, along with approximately 600 Cyclone Division Soldiers, left the Hoosier State in May to deploy to the Middle East to support Task Force Spartan.