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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.

Pennsylvania Guard Conducts Virtual Winter Storm Exercise
December 22, 2022
Pennsylvania National Guard Joint Operations Center staff participate in a conference call with members across the commonwealth as part of a winter storm tabletop exercise to improve domestic response procedures Dec. 20, 2022, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.

Guard Continues Domestic, Global Missions in a Busy 2022
December 21, 2022
Spc. Megan Koszarek, an infantryman with the Alaska Army National Guard’s Avalanche Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, conducts a security sweep during a training exercise near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 3, 2022. The exercise's aim was to enhance the unit’s combat readiness and evaluate proficiency in an arctic environment.

Lithuania’s Prime Minister Praises Pennsylvania Partnership
December 6, 2022
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Mark Schindler, the adjutant general of Pennsylvania, welcomes the prime minister of Lithuania, Ingrida Šimonytė, to Fort Indiantown Gap to tour the base and learn more about the Pennsylvania National Guard’s partnership with the Lithuanian Armed Forces.

Pennsylvania Soldiers Win Multinational Shooting Competition
December 1, 2022
A team of U.S. Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, won a multinational shooting competition while deployed to Egypt in support of the Multinational Force and Observers. The six-man team was led by Sgt. Michael Landau and included Sgt. Justin McCloe, Staff Sgt. Francis Gaeta, Sgt. T.J. Bennett, Sgt. Bryan Peck and Sgt. Kyle Kott.

Pennsylvania Guard Conducts Homeland Response Force Exercise
November 23, 2022
Service members from the Pennsylvania National Guard's 3rd CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear) Task Force drill through concrete during a Homeland Response Force collective training exercise Nov. 18, 2022, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.

Pennsylvania Partnerships Highlighted for Defense Attachés
November 18, 2022
Defense attachés Brig. Gen. Michael Shapland of New Zealand, Capt. Malick Ndiaye of Senegal, and Rear Adm. Axel Ristau of Germany fire at targets on a range simulator at Fort Indiantown Gap’s Training Support Center Nov. 16, 2022, during the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Fall 2022 Operations Orientation Program tour of Pennsylvania National Guard facilities.

Pennsylvania Guard Soldiers Train with new Robotic System
November 10, 2022
A remotely operated Common Robotic System – Individual uses its extendable arm to drop a simulated grenade into a box during training on Nov. 9, 2022, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. The CRS-I is a 32-pound, tracked robot with multiple cameras and an extendable arm that can fit into a medium ruck sack or an assault pack.

Pennsylvania Guard Hosts Lithuanian Leaders for Cyber Talks
November 1, 2022
Margiris Abukevičius, Lithuanian vice minister of defense,  arrives at Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, with his adviser, Tadas Sakunas, and Embassy of Lithuania representatives Monika Koroliovienė, defense counselor, and Master Sgt. Valdas Kačerauskas, deputy defense attaché, to visit the 112th Cyberspace Operations Squadron, a subordinate unit of the 111th Attack Wing. The Lithuanian delegation was accompanied by Col. Donald O’Shell, director of staff, Pennsylvania Air National Guard; Lt. Col. Thomas Love, commander, 112th COS; Army National Guard Maj. Christine Pierce, cyber defense branch chief, Pennsylvania Army National Guard; and Capt. Nathaniel Curtis, State Partnership Program coordinator, PAANG, to discuss strategic planning, cyber defense and areas of future cooperation.