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Pennsylvania Guard Homeland Response Force Ready for Disasters
October 30, 2023
U.S. Soldiers and Airmen with the Pennsylvania National Guard's Homeland Response Force prove their capabilities during an external evaluation exercise at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, Oct. 26, 2023.

Pennsylvania Army, Air National Guard Conduct Joint Training
October 18, 2023
Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers and Airmen load a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter onto a C-17 cargo aircraft and transport it from Army Aviation Support Facility in Johnstown to Pittsburgh and back Oct. 13, 2023. The training prepared the Guardsmen to load and transport the helicopter to support domestic operations or overseas deployment.

Pennsylvania Guard Soldier Recognized for Lifesaving Actions
September 11, 2023
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mark Martella, firefighter Keith Still, Officers Dylan Canada and Michael Tappen are presented with the Manheim Township Police Department’s Citation for Excellence for the life saving measures taken on June 1, 2023 providing CPR to an unconscious man in Lancaster, Pa. Aug. 28, 2023.

West Virginia Guard Hosts Irregular Warfare Exercise
June 22, 2023
Members of Charlie Company, 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne); Bravo Company, 92d Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne); Bravo Company, 6th Psychological Operations Battalion (Airborne); 193rd Special Operations Medical Group; 4th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company; 4th Civil Affairs Group; and the 4th Marine Corps Advisor Company Alpha, participated with allies and partners from multiple nations in the Ridge Runner Irregular Warfare Exercise throughout West Virginia for two weeks in May and June 2023.

Pennsylvania Guard Soldier Credited with Lifesaving Actions
June 14, 2023
U.S. Army Maj. Mark Martella, commander of the 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, at Muir Army Airfield, Sept. 18, 2022.

New York's 105th Airlift Wing Plays Key Role in Air Defender
June 14, 2023
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III flown by the 105th Airlift Wing, New York National Guard, prepares to taxi after dropping off cargo to be used for exercise Air Defender 2023 (AD23) at Wunstorf Air Base, Wunstorf, Germany, June 2, 2023. Exercise AD23 integrates U.S. and allied air-power to defend shared values, while leveraging and strengthening vital partnerships to deter aggression around the world.

Pennsylvania National Guard, Lithuania Celebrate 30-year Partnership
June 8, 2023
The Pennsylvania National Guard celebrated its 30-year military-to-military partnership with the Lithuanian Armed Forces as part of the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program during a ceremony June 6, 2023, at the Commonwealth Keystone Building in Harrisburg, Pa.

Virginia, West Virginia Guardsmen are Regional Best Warriors
June 2, 2023
Army National Guard noncommissioned officers and Soldiers run the confidence course during the Region II Best Warrior Competition May 17, 2023, at Fort Barfoot, Virginia. The Soldiers and NCOs of the Year from Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia competed for the right to represent the region at the national competition in Alaska in July.

National Guard Honors Fallen in Memorial Day Observances
May 26, 2023
New York Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Michele Natali, left, the assistant adjutant general, Army; and New York Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Michael Hewson, the senior enlisted advisor for the New York Air National Guard, salute following the presentation of a wreath during a Memorial Day ceremony at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham, New York, May 25, 2023. The names of 12 members of the New York Military Forces and civilian employees of the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs who have died in the past year were also read during the ceremony.

28th ECAB Participates in Extreme Weather Exercise
May 24, 2023
Members of the Montgomery County Urban Search and Rescue Team practice loading a rescue boat and equipment into a CH-47 Chinook helicopter from Bravo Company, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, May 18, 2023, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. The training was part of an extreme weather exercise coordinated by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

Pennsylvania Guard, Lithuania Conduct Partnership Exchange
May 16, 2023
A soldier from Lithuania's Uhlan Battalion guides a Vilkas infantry fighting vehicle during a visit by Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 104th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, May 4, 2023, in Alytus, Lithuania.

Guard Soldiers, Airmen Compete for All Guard Marathon Team
May 9, 2023
National Guard athletes race in the 46th annual Lincoln Marathon, which also serves as the National Guard Marathon Team time trials, held May 7, 2023, in Lincoln, Nebraska. More than 200 National Guard Airmen and Soldiers from across the country competed for spots on the All Guard Marathon Team.

Pennsylvania Guard Completes Patriot Press Road Trip
May 9, 2023
U.S. Soldiers with the Pennsylvania National Guard’s 131st Transportation Company, 228th Transportation Battalion, 213th Regional Support Group, drive 111, 20-foot containers of ammunition from Fort Indiantown Gap to Hawthorne, Nevada, as part of Army Materiel Command’s Operation Patriot Press, a coast-to-coast ammunition redistribution mission. During the trip to Nevada and back, 131st TC Soldiers drove more than 50 vehicles approximately 6,200 miles with no accidents.

Lithuanian Partners Complete U.S. Army Flight Course
April 17, 2023
Lithuania air force Capt. Matas Leckas and Capt. Valius Urbonas became the first Lithuanian pilots to graduate from the UH-60M Aviator Qualification Course at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence during a ceremony at Fort Novosel, Alabama, April 4, 2023.

Pennsylvania Guard Aviators Train First Responders
April 17, 2023
U.S. Army Warrant Officer Dejour Hughes, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot with the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, demonstrates cockpit instruments to first responders at the Covington Independent Fire Company, Covington, Pennsylvania, April 15, 2023. Civil-military outreach engagements promote stronger relationships with first responders.

Lithuanian Air Force Commander Visits 193rd Special Ops Wing
March 27, 2023
Col. Antanas Matutis, Lithuanian Air Force commander, visited with Airmen from the 193rd Special Operations Wing, March 21, 2023, in Middletown, Pennsylvania. The tour was part of a five-day trip for Matutis to strengthen State Partnership Program security cooperation between the Lithuanian Air Force and Pennsylvania National Guard.

Pennsylvania Guard Soldier Places 2nd in Army Marksmanship
March 24, 2023
Maj. Ian Swisher, executive officer of the 103rd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat, placed second overall at the 2023 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships March 12-18 at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Pennsylvania Guard Institute Educates Medics Across Army
March 9, 2023
U.S. Soldiers carry a simulated casualty to a field hospital during an exercise at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, March 3, 2023. This exercise included responding to the scene of a mass casualty event, providing first aid and evacuating the simulated casualties to a field hospital while being assessed by instructors with the Pennsylvania National Guard’s 4th Battalion, 166th Regiment Regional Training Institute (Medical Battalion Training Site).

New Course Aims to fix Stryker Mechanic Shortage
March 8, 2023
Cpl. Wyatt Chapman of India Company, 328th Brigade Support Battalion, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, performs maintenance on a Stryker vehicle engine at the California National Guard Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site during the 56 SBCT’s rotation at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., June 22, 2022.

Hokanson: Army Guard Aviation is big, Widespread, Capable
January 26, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, addresses Army National Guard aviation students at Fort Rucker, Alabama, Jan. 24, 2023. The Army Guard has aviation assets and facilities in all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia.