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Kentucky ADT helps Afghan farmers reach new markets
February 17, 2010
Lt. Col. Toby Peterson, a member of the Kentucky National Guard's Agri-business Development Team, listens as Hijig Mohammad Walli discusses the progress of local vineyard near Janquadm, Parwan province, Sep. 25, 2009. Peterson stands outside the section of the vineyards where trellising is being introduced as a new method for local grape production.

Alabama Guardsmen train Iraqis for security missions
February 16, 2010
Soldiers with the 217th Military Police Company of the Alabama National Guard run a course that trains Iraqi police forces in security operations. On Feb. 11, 2010, the training focus was election security.

Wyoming Guardsmen improve camp efficiency, support military movements
February 12, 2010
Soldiers enjoy down time while catching up with family and friends at the USO within Camp Virginia, Kuwait. The complex at the camp includes computers, telephones, video games, television sets, a movie theater and a "United Through Reading" room.

Army Guard engineers support Cobra Gold 2010
February 5, 2010

Guard chief talks of expanding partnership program
February 4, 2010
Air Force Gen. Craig R. McKinley, chief of the National Guard Bureau, addresses the State Partnership Program Workshop in Atlanta Feb. 2, 2010. Taking in his comments from the left are Michael Fitzpatrick, McKinley's foreign policy advisor; Brig. Gen. Maria Britt, Georgia Army Guard commander; and John Finney, political advisor to CNGB.

Georgia Guardsmen set up radio stations for Afghan villagers
February 4, 2010
A young Afghan man and a border police officer search for the new Shinwar district radio station on a radio distributed by Afghan and coalition forces.

Colorado Guardsmen protect the force in Iraq
February 2, 2010
Force Protection Soldiers of Bravo Troop with the Colorado National Guard's 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, move stairs of an observation point at an entry control point to Victory Base Complex on Jan. 9, 2010. The entry point was upgraded to provide more security for VBC. Blast walls were added around the entrance. Hesco barriers were replaced and added to support the base of the observation point.

Teleconference links returning Guardsmen with benefits experts
February 2, 2010
Army Capt. John Donovan addresses the soldiers attending a video teleconference at Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq, Dec. 17, 2009. In conjunction with the community of St. Cloud, Minn., the 34th Infantry Division hosted the teleconference to showcase the individuals and organizations the soldiers of central Minnesota will deal with when seeking veterans benefits.

Guard families get free access to caregiver network
February 1, 2010

New Mexico mechanics keep unit mission ready
February 1, 2010
Spc. Jaun Barela of the 720th Convoy Support Company checks the fluids in his MRAP at a motor pool on Camp Adder, Iraq, Jan. 24, 2010.