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New Iraq post office honors four Illinois Guardsmen
January 6, 2010
Four Illinois National Guard Soldiers were honored Dec. 17, 2009 with a memorial at Joint Base Balad, Iraq outside the east post office. The four Soldiers were from the 1544th Transportation Company of Paris, Ill., and were honored for their support of postal operations in Iraq.

Georgia Air, Army Guard team up in Afghanistan
January 4, 2010
Capt. Roger M. Brooks IV takes coordinates at an Afghan border police observation post in the mountains of Achin district in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, Dec. 20, 2009, as a tower guard provides over watch. Brooks is the commander of a 12-man joint terminal attack controller team from the 165th Air Support Operations Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard in Afghanistan

Nevada Guardsman receives battlefield promotion
January 4, 2010
1st Lt. Stewart Brough, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team security force platoon leader (left), newly promoted Sgt. David Ellis, PRT security force gunner and driver deployed from the Nevada National Guard's 1st Squadron, 221st Calvary Regiment (center), and Sgt. Brandon Copley (right) come to the position of attention during a battlefield promotion ceremony, Jan. 1, 2010. Ellis was promoted under the battlefield promotion program, which gives commanders a special tool to recognize enlisted soldiers for doing their jobs above and beyond what is expected of them under combat conditions.

Oklahoma Guard gains agri-business authority in Paktya and West Paktika provinces
January 4, 2010
Col. Mike Chase of Chandler, Okla., and Master Sgt. Bobby Howard of Depew, Okla., unveil the 1-45th Agribusiness Development Team's (ADT), guidon during a transfer of authority ceremony on Dec. 21, 2009 in Gardez, Afghanistan. The 1-45th ADT is responsible for the agri-business development and revitalization in the Paktya and West Paktika Provinces in Afghanistan.

Wisconsin prepares to leave Iraq
January 4, 2010
Spc. Andrew Alexander of the Wisconsin National Guard scans the roads from the gunner's turret of a Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle.

Iowa National Guard repairs irrigation system in Chowkay
January 4, 2010
An Afghan girl looks on as members of the Iowa National Guard's 734th Agribusiness Development Team repair the irrigation system at the Chowkay Demonstration Farm in Afghanistan's Kunar Province on Jan. 2. Members of the ADT also prepared the farm's greenhouse for vegetable planting during their mission.

Azerbaijani surgeons observe EMEDS during Vigilant Guard
March 27, 2009

Army Command Expands Role in Promoting Stability, Security in Africa
January 29, 2009

North Dakota health officials return from Africa
January 27, 2009

U.S.- Ukrainian Militaries Work to Bring Regional Peace, Stability
December 22, 2008