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Fort Johnson Renaming Ceremony Hits Home for Jersey Guard
June 15, 2023
New York Army National Guard Sgt. Henry Johnson, circa 1919. Johnson was part of the 369th Infantry Regiment Hellfighters from Harlem who fought under French command in WWI as an all-black combat unit. Johnson received the French Croix de Guerre for his actions defending his outpost and fellow Soldier Pvt. Needham Roberts May 15, 1918.

Fort Polk to be Renamed for New York Guardsman Henry Johnson
May 18, 2023
Sgt. Henry Johnson wears his French Croix de Guerre as the 369th Infantry Regiment, formerly the 15th Infantry (Colored), New York National Guard, arrives back in New York City in 1919 after fighting in France in World War I.  Johnson was the first American Soldier to be awarded the French medal.

New York Medics Represent Army Guard at Medic Competition
February 7, 2023
Sgt. Thomas Mulhern, left and Sgt. Klayton McCallum, members of the New York Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, work on a simulated casualty during the Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Polk, Louisiana, Jan. 24, 2023.

37th IBCT, Hungarian Defence Forces train together
August 6, 2021
Cpl. Jacob East, right, a signal support system specialist radio operator with the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, positions himself alongside the Hungarian Defence Forces during bilateral training in June 2021 at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La. The HDF contingent joined the 37th IBCT, along with units from several other National Guard states, to train on large-scale combat operations on the battlefield.

Senegal soldiers observe JRTC training in Louisiana
July 23, 2021
Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Vincent explains the use of Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System gear to visiting Senegalese soldiers at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana, July 22, 2021.

Virginia 180th Engineers head to Louisiana for JRTC rotation
July 16, 2021
Virginia National Guard Soldiers load a bulldozer onto a trailer for transport July 9, 2021, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The bulldozer is part of the heavy equipment the 180th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, is using during a training rotation July 10-Aug. 3, 2021, at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana.