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Afghanistan: Alaska Army Guard members provide intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance over the skies of Afghanistan
March 13, 2012
Alaska Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Eric Maschmeier, aerial sensor
operator, Bravo Company, 306th Aerial Exploitation Battalion, Task Force Observe, Detect, Identify, and Neutralize - Afghanistan (TF ODIN- A), checks the equipment onboard the King Air 300 prior to flight on March 8, 2012. The enlisted Soldiers of Company B operate and maintain the collection equipment onboard the aircraft throughout their 12 month deployment, accruing hundreds of flight hours over the skies of Afghanistan.

Africa: U.S. Army Africa, Tennessee Army National Guard personnel journey to Uganda
March 13, 2012
Army Maj. Tony Miller of the Tennessee National Guard explains shipping labels on outbound cargo during a recent training event where Africa Deployment Assistance Partnership Teams traveled to Uganda from Feb. 20 to Feb. 24, 2012 to conduct Phase I training for 27 members (17 Army and 10 Air Force) of the Uganda People's Defense Force.

Kuwait: ACAP counselors visit Minnesota Guard members Kuwait
March 13, 2012
Valecia Ross, Army Career and Alumni Program counselor and Ft. Polk, La., resident, listens to a question from the audience during her transition briefing at the Zone 1 Chapel March 6, 2012. Ross and two other ACAP counselors visited Kuwait to inform Soldiers who are soon departing active-duty status about the opportunities available to them as they transition back to civilian life. Ross informed the Third Army soldiers about different services provided by the ACAP counselors to ensure service members are given the chance to smoothly make the move from military to civilian life.

Moroccan Ambassador visit highlights strong Utah partnerships
March 12, 2012
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Afghanistan: Déjà vu all over again: Guard member finds history repeating itself
March 12, 2012
Kentucky Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Bucky Harris (left), talks with Army Spc. Courtney Stewart (right), before a mission in southern Afghanistan of February 11, 2012. The two are deployed together as a part of the Kentucky National Guard's Agribusiness Development Team 4, which seeks to improve the lives of Afghan farmers by teaching better farming and sales techniques.

Afghanistan: Alabama Guard member leading the fight with CEASAR
March 12, 2012
Army Maj. Ross Cline with Task Force CEASAR at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, was selected to command the Army's first Airborne Electronic Attack unit and to be awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Basic Aviation Badge for his accomplishments.

Kuwait: Guard members participate in coveted Army class
March 12, 2012
Jack Gross, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Instructor, observes a class of student soldiers in a recent Lean Six Sigma Green Belt class as they conduct one of the many exercises here, Feb. 23, 2011.

Illinois Guard members, Consul General of Poland celebrate Pulaski Day
March 9, 2012
Illinois National Guard Chief of the Joint of Staff Army Col. Christopher
Lawson, along with other members of the Illinois National Guard, pose with
Deputy Consul General of the Republic of Poland Robert Rusiecki at the
Casimir Pulaski reception held at the Consulate of the Republic of Poland in
Chicago, Mar. 8, 2012.

Wyoming National Guard, Tunisia partnership expanding
March 5, 2012
The U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia, Gordon Gray, right, meets with Rick Kaysen, mayor of Cheyenne, Wyo., left; Army Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner, Wyoming adjutant general, center right; and Army Maj. Jim Cudney, the bilateral affairs officer in the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia, Office of Security Cooperation, Feb. 16, 2012. The ambassador's visit was part of the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program.

Kuwait: Kansas Army National Guard couple deploys together
March 1, 2012
Army Sgt. 1st Class Brian Dale, a Black Hawk helicopter maintenance platoon sergeant, D Company, 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation Regiment, Kansas Army National Guard and Army Staff Sgt. Danielle Burke, a human resource specialist, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-108th Aviation, both natives of Topeka, Kansas, pose for a photo here, Feb. 11. They have been married for roughly nine months and have been here for four of those months. Third Army is dedicated to shaping the future by supporting families deployed together.