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Pennsylvania Guard Military Police Deploying to Guantanamo Bay
May 21, 2024
U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 28th Military Police Company, 165th Military Police Battalion, 55th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, leave Harrisburg International Airport, Middletown, Pa. May 19, 2024. The unit is mobilizing to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to conduct prison detention operations.

Pennsylvania Guard Prepares to Train Ukrainian Forces
May 15, 2024
Col. Stuart James, the First Army senior regular Army advisor to the Pennsylvania National Guard, instructed the Independence Brigade on Engagement-Area Development. The brigade is preparing for a mobilization to the Joint Multinational Training Center to train the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Maryland, Virginia Guardsmen Are Regional Best Warriors
May 13, 2024
Spc. Carter Cooper of the Virginia National Guard and Staff Sgt. Alexander Wilkinson-Johnson of the Maryland National Guard were named the National Guard Bureau’s Region Il Best Warriors for 2024 in the Soldier of the Year and Noncommissioned Officer categories at Aberdeen Proving Ground-Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland, May 10, 2024.

Guard Chief Visits Pennsylvania Guard, Aviation Training Site
April 23, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, met with Pennsylvania National Guard leaders and members of the Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site during a visit to Fort Indiantown Gap April 22, 2024.

Pennsylvania National Guard Members Deploy to Africa
April 19, 2024
Soldiers with Task Force Iroquois train for deployment to Africa to support Special Operations Command Africa March 5, 2024, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. The 14 Soldiers, mostly with the 328th Brigade Support Battalion, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, put in many weeks of rigorous training since January to prepare for their yearlong deployment.

Pennsylvania Guard WMD Civil Support Team Completes Exercise
April 12, 2024
Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard’s 3rd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team conducted a training proficiency exercise April 11, 2024, at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. The team was evaluated by a U.S. Army North team.

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.

Pennsylvania Guard NCO Guides Soldiers on Polish History
March 29, 2024
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. John Mateja, Pennsylvania National Guard, the religious affairs NCO of U.S. Army Garrison Poland, shows tour guests a visual of the battlefield at the Museum of the Wielkopolska Uprising of 1918-1919 in Poznan, Poland, March 15, 2024. Mateja guided U.S. Army Soldiers through this museum to see the artifacts and historical replicas that represent the Polish history of independence.

Deployed Pennsylvania Guard Soldiers Earn Their Combat Patch
March 27, 2024
U.S. Soldiers with the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, deployed as Task Force Paxton, receive their combat patches during a ceremony at Camp Simba, Kenya, March 21, 2024. Officially called the Shoulder Sleeve Insignia-Military Operations in Hostile Conditions, eligible Soldiers are able to wear that insignia on their right shoulder for the rest of their Army career.

Pennsylvania National Guard Hosts Lithuania Foreign Minister
March 25, 2024
U.S. Soldiers with the Pennsylvania National Guard host a delegation that includes Lithuania Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis and Audra Plepytė, Lithuania ambassador to the United States, during a visit to Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, March 23, 2024. Maj. Gen. James McCormack, assistant adjutant general, and Maj. Alex Stewart, State Partnership Program director, gave the delegation a tour that included the Training Support Center, live fire ranges and the Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site at Muir Army Heliport.

Lithuanian Soldiers Train Pennsylvania Guard on Weapon System
March 22, 2024
Soldiers from the Lithuanian Armed Forces conduct training with Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers from the 1-110th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, on the M3 Multi-Role Anti-Armor/Anti-Personnel Weapon System March 15, 2024, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.

Pennsylvania Guard Conducts Medical Cold-Load Training in Africa
March 20, 2024
Combat medics from the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team who are deployed to the Horn of Africa conduct joint medical evacuation cold-load training aboard a KC-130J aircraft at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 5, 2024. The training ensures interoperability with key U.S. military assets to expedite patient transfers to and from an aircraft in the event lifesaving measures and medical evacuation are requested.

Teen Joins Pennsylvania National Guard as Helicopter Pilot
March 20, 2024
Isaac Bell, a Pennsylvania Army National Guard recruit who enlisted through the 09W program, is honored during an enlistment and swearing-in ceremony at Muir Army Heliport at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, March 15, 2024. The program, known as “streets to seats” or “high school to flight school,” provides a path to flight school after basic training.

Pennsylvania Guard Takes Over Horn of Africa Security Mission
February 21, 2024
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Erik Ponzek, left, commander of 2-112th Infantry, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Barclay, 2-112th Infantry senior enlisted leader, unfurl their unit's colors during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 10, 2024. This act represented Pennsylvania National Guard's Task Force Paxton assuming control over the SECFOR unit in CJTF-HOA.

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.