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Army Guard Elevates Disaster Response with UAS Training
April 18, 2024
A dozen Citizen-Soldiers from Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive response teams recently completed a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers qualification course at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, on operating unmanned aviation systems, enabling the Army National Guard members to fly the R80D Skyraider, pictured here. The systems provide live digital video and employ onboard sensors to relay environmental conditions while mitigating the need to put Soldiers in harm’s way.

Army Warrant Officers Continue Legacy of Technical Expertise
July 7, 2023
Warrant Officer Catherine Trujillo, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot with C Company, 1st Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment, Washington Army National Guard, sits in the pilot’s seat of a Black Hawk at the Army Aviation Sustainment Facility at Joint Base McChord-Lewis Washington. Warrant officers like Trujillo serve as tactical and technical experts in a variety of fields throughout the Army and Army National Guard. The warrant officer corps turns 105 on July 9, 2023.

Cal Guard’s 746 CSSB Hands off Mission to Colorado’s 68 DSSB
November 25, 2022
Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Ryder and Lt. Col. Nathan Wall, command team for the 746th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, case the unit colors during a transfer of authority ceremony with 68th Division Sustainment Support Battalion at Forward Operating Site Powidz, Poland, Nov. 22, 2022. The casing of the colors is an Army tradition symbolizing proper relief of the outgoing unit.

Cal Guard Pilot and Meteorologist Keeps her eye on the sky
October 21, 2022
California Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Jessica Burch is a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot who also keeps her eye on the sky in her civilian job as a television meteorologist in the San Francisco Bay Area.

NY Army Guard No. 1 in medical readiness among big states
May 4, 2022
U.S. Air Force Capt. Alejandro Bautista readies a COVID-19 vaccination for U.S. Army Sgt Maj. Joseph Fisher at the Camp Smith Training Site Medical Readiness Clinic, N.Y., Dec.16, 2020. The New York Army National Guard was recently recognized for having the best overall medical readiness for large state forces during fiscal 2021.

Cold Steel Brigade trains California National Guard Soldiers
April 18, 2022
Col. Hank Barnes, left, commander of 189th Infantry Brigade, Division West – First Army, the 189th Infantry Brigade, provides training product guidance to staff engaged in the 40th Infantry Division’s Command Post Exercise II at North Fort Hood, Texas, April 4, 2022.

Iraqi-American returns to home country as US Army Soldier
January 3, 2022
California Army National Guard Sgt. Aqeel Ahmed arrived in Iraq with Soldiers of the 40th Combat Aviation Brigade, returning to the country of his birth for the first time in 10 years.

National Guard Marksmanship Training Center increases lethality, a round at a time
December 10, 2021
Thirty-three teams gathered at the 51st Winston P. Wilson and 31st Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting Sniper Rifle Matches hosted by the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center at the Fort Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center, Barling, Arkansas, Dec. 4-9, 2021.

Cal Guard pilots honored in London for Creek Fire rescue
November 15, 2021
From left, Falicia Ramos, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Irvin Hernandez, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bradley Hlebain, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Joe Rosamond, Jill Goding, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Kipp Goding, Warrant Officer 1 Ge Xiong and Pangia Xiong in front of Guildhall in London Oct. 21, 2021. The California National Guard members received the Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award from the Honourable Company of Air Pilots for their actions rescuing campers and hikers from the Creek Fire in California on Labor Day weekend in 2020.

Task Force Phoenix halfway through Middle East mission
October 4, 2021
A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopter from Task Force Wolfpack, 1st Attack Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, flies over northern Iraq. Wolfpack's highly lethal Apaches serve as air weapons teams on 24-hour alert. They also provide overwatch during ground operations, convoy escort and reconnaissance in support of base defense.

100th Missile Defense Brigade assists with MDA flight test
September 16, 2021
A ground-based Interceptor missile, an element of the nation’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, was launched from North Vandenberg in California Sept. 12, 2021, by Space Launch Delta 30 officials, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, and U.S. Northern Command.