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Determined Guam Guardsman Earns Blade Runner Award
April 17, 2024
U.S. Army Capt. Greg May of the Guam National Guard displays his recently earned Pathfinder Badge at Joint Force Headquarters Guam April 2, 2024. May volunteered for Pathfinder School with two days' notice and, despite a series of retests, beat the odds and earned the honorary title of "Blade Runner."

West Virginia Guard Expands International Partnerships
April 16, 2024
Maj. Gen. Bill Crane, adjutant general of the West Virginia National Guard, laughs with Gen. Orestes Vargas, Peruvian Army chief of staff, in Lima, Peru, in late March 2024. The West Virginia Guard partners with Peru, Qatar and Gabon via the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Virginia Guardsman Earns Expert Soldier Badge
April 16, 2024
Maj. Josh Favaro, executive officer of the Virginia National Guard’s 229th Brigade Engineering Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, receives the Expert Soldier Badge from Sgt. Maj. Justin Walkup, the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team operations sergeant major, March 15, 2024, at Fort Walker, Virginia.

Maryland Guard, Bosnia and Herzegovina Conduct JTAC Training
April 12, 2024
Joint Terminal Attack Controllers from the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Marine Forces Reserve, and Maryland National Guard pose for a photo during Deliberate Response '24 at Warren Grove Range, New Jersey, April 6, 2024. The exercise demonstrated the partnership between the Maryland National Guard and the AFBiH through the State Partnership Program.

Illinois Air Guard Supports Partner Poland
April 10, 2024
Members of the 126th Air Refueling Wing stand with Polish Air Force counterparts after touring the 33rd Air Base maintenance facility March 25, 2024, in Powidz, Poland. The Illinois Air National Guard wing visited Poland as a part of the State  Partnership Program.

Wisconsin Guard Builds on Papua New Guinea Partnership
April 4, 2024
Senior noncommissioned officers with the Wisconsin National Guard were in Papua New Guinea March 17-22 collaborating with leaders in the Papua New Guinea Defence Force as part of the State Partnership Program.

Daughter of Virgin Islands Guardsmen Continues Legacy
April 4, 2024
Pfc. T'Anna Stanley-Lake at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, March 19, 2024. Stanley-Lake, with the Army North Military Funeral Honors Platoon Caisson Section, is the daughter of former Virgin Islands National Guard members Kim Stanley and the late Sgt.1st Class Floyd E. Lake, who died in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash in Baghdad Jan. 20, 2007.

Nevada Guard Welcomes Soldiers from Partners Fiji, Tonga
April 2, 2024
Soldiers from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and His Majesty's Armed Forces pose for a photo with Soldiers from the Nevada National Guard State Partnership Program in Las Vegas March 30, 2024. The Soldiers from the RFMF and HMAF are participating in Nevada's Best Warrior Competition. (Photo uses tonal adjustments to enhance subjects)

April an Opportunity to Salute Military Children
April 1, 2024
U.S. Airmen with the 211th Engineering Installation Squadron, 193rd Regional Support Group, 193rd Special Operations Wing, say goodbye to their loved ones at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, in 2023 before leaving for a six-month deployment.

Virginia Guard Conducts Infantry Tactics Exchange in Tajikistan
March 29, 2024
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fort Barfoot-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, conduct an infantry tactics exchange with soldiers from the Republic of Tajikistan’s Ministry of Defense Peacekeeping Battalion March 3-8, 2024, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The Virginia Guard and Tajikistan are partners through the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.