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New Year Brings New Focus on Airmen Fitness
January 16, 2024
U.S. Air National Guard Technical Sgt. Devon Parr, a 185th Air Refueling Wing aerospace propulsion technician, demonstrates a forearm plank

New Hampshire Army Guard Pilot Injured in Iraq Returns to Cockpit
January 12, 2024
Capt. Brendan Meehan poses for a photo at the New Hampshire Army Aviation Support Facility in Concord, New Hampshire. Meehan was injured during an Iranian missile strike Jan. 8, 2020, in Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. After about two years of extensive treatment, the pilot is now flying again and commanding a unit.

Washington Guard, Thais Share Air Search and Rescue Tips
January 10, 2024
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Chris Cuddington and Sgt. Richard Diaz, 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation, Washington National Guard, talk with Royal Thai Army Aviation members about aircraft hydraulics during a subject matter expert exchange in December 2023 in Lopburi, Kingdom of Thailand. The Washington National Guard and Thailand are partners in the State Partnership Program.

Virginia National Guard Conducts Medevac Exchange in Tajikistan
January 8, 2024
Virginia National Guard Soldiers conduct a medical evacuation tactics exchange with the Republic of Tajikistan Dec. 4-9, 2023, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The training supported the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Oregon Airman Lives Her Dream to Serve
January 4, 2024
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kellie Marshall, a traditional Guardsman with the 173rd Fighter Wing, prepares to conduct a magnetic particle inspection Dec. 15, 2023, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The inspection finds cracks in material preventing potential part failure and aircraft mishaps.

Kentucky National Guard Posthumously Honors World War II POW
December 22, 2023
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jack Henry Owen served in the Kentucky Air National Guard for more than 24 years after his time as a prisoner of war during World War II. He is shown in the cockpit of a Kentucky Air National Guard RF-101 Voodoo aircraft in the late 1960s or early 1970s.

New York Air National Guard Members Help Track Santa Claus
December 21, 2023
Airman 1st Class Kyle Larsen, a member of the New York Air National Guard assigned to the Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome, New York, keeps an eye on the sky over the eastern United States while preparing for Christmas Eve, when the sector’s Airmen will help in the annual NORAD Tracks Santa effort.

Army National Guard Recruit Saves Residents From House Fire
December 21, 2023
U.S. Army Pvt. Anthony Del Tufo, Recruiting and Retention Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, receives a state award from the Nutley Board of Education at Nutley High School in Nutley, New Jersey, Dec. 11, 2023, for helping residents of a home threatened by a fire.

Pennsylvania Air National Guardsman Honors the Fallen
December 20, 2023
Volunteers placed wreaths in front of headstones at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies as part of Wreathes Across America, Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, Dec. 16, 2023.

South Carolina Guardsman Conquers French Desert Commando Course
December 20, 2023
U.S. Army Sgt. Liliana Munday, 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, South Carolina National Guard, holds her French Desert Commando pin Dec. 19, 2023, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Munday was one of 40 U.S. service members and the only female to go through the most recent iteration of the French Desert Commando Course.