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National Guard Leader Visits Georgia, Iowa Troops in Kosovo
July 24, 2024
Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, SEA to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, visits deployed Guard Soldiers in Kosovo, June 21-25, 2024. Whitehead visited Georgia and Iowa National Guard Soldiers stationed at Camp Bondsteel, Camp Film City, and installations across Kosovo.

Hawaiian Raptors Land at Basa Air Base in Philippines
July 12, 2024
Philippine Air Force pilots welcome U.S. Air Force pilots from the 199th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron following a successful inaugural landing during the Marine Aviation Support Activity 24, at Basa Air Base, Philippines, June 13, 2024. The 199th EFS comprises19th and 199th Fighter Squadrons known as the Hawaiian Raptors based out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

Pennsylvania Guardsman Instructs Kenyans in Combat Care
July 2, 2024
Task Force Paxton medic Cpl. Vince Bartolome spent three days teaching Kenyan military forces Tactical Combat Casualty Care while stationed in Manda Bay, Kenya, in May 2024.

Task Force St. Lo Soldiers Train in Czech Republic
June 21, 2024
Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers along with members of the 72nd Mechanized Battalion, 7th Mechanized Brigade, Czech Republic Army, participated in a culminating training exercise May 14, 2024, in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. The units are mobilized for Immediate Response 24 as Task Force St. Lo under the command of the Virginia National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Illinois Air Guard Medical Group Trains with Navy in Italy
June 20, 2024
Tech. Sgt. Alexandria Fernando, public health technician, 126th Medical Group, 126 Air Refueling Wing Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer William Fields, preventive medicine corpsman, U.S. Naval Hospital in Naples Italy, discussion inspection of the Navy exchange food court restaurants in Capodichino, Italy, June 5, 2024.

Missouri Air National Guard Improves Aircraft Ramp in Japan
June 20, 2024
The 139th Civil Engineer Squadron, Missouri Air National Guard, lays concrete at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 10, 2024. The Airmen work to extend the ramp to better accommodate 10 C-130J Hercules aircraft.

NY National Guard Strengthens Bonds with Allies in Morocco
June 12, 2024
A Moroccan Royal Armed Forces Soldier and Spc. Vanessa Nanevie, a combat medic specialist assigned to Charlie Company, 427th Brigade Support Battalion, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York National Guard, learn to safely assemble explosives as part of demolition training provided by 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Corps Forces during exercise African Lion in Tantan, Morocco, May 28, 2024. African Lion 2024 marks the 20th anniversary of U.S. Africa Command’s premier joint exercise led by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), running from April 19 to May 31 across Ghana, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia, with over 9,100 participants from 27 nations and NATO contingents.

Alaska Guard Soldiers Honored Before Middle East Deployment
June 5, 2024
Alaska Army National Guardsmen with the 49th Personnel Detachment, known as the 49th Theater Gateway, gather for a deployment ceremony at Camp Carroll on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 1, 2024. The 49th TG will deploy to the Middle East to support Operation Spartan Shield.

29th Infantry Division HQ Heads Exercise Immediate Response
May 31, 2024
U.S. Army Soldiers from the 43rd Multi-Role Bridge Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade conduct a Wet Gap Crossing on May 11, 2024, at the Drawsko Combat Training Center, Poland, in support of Immediate Response 24.

134th Medical Company Joins Combined Resolve Exercise
May 30, 2024
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ben Barnes, assigned to the 134th Medical Company Ground Ambulance, 109th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, assesses an injured Soldier at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany, May 29, 2024, during Exercise Combined Resolve 24-2.