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West Virginia Guard, Qatar Conduct Key Leader SPP Exchange
March 21, 2023
The West Virginia National Guard and Qatari military officials met in Doha, Qatar, March 14-16, 2023, to conduct key leader engagement and plan future bilateral exchanges. West Virginia and Qatar have been SPP partners since 2018.

West Virginia Guard CST Responds to Ohio Train Derailment
February 7, 2023
Master Sgt. David Hurst of the Ohio National Guard’s 52nd Civil Support Team discusses the potential impact of a chemical plume from a train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, as Gov. Mike DeWine, right, looks on during a press conference Feb. 6, 2023. Members of the 52nd CST are among over 100 Ohio Guard members supporting local authorities in the wake of the Feb. 3 derailment.

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.

West Virginia Guard Hosts Irregular Warfare Planning Conference
December 16, 2022
The West Virginia National Guard’s Ridge Runner Irregular Warfare program hosted an exercise planning conference at Camp Dawson Dec. 5-7, 2022, with representatives of U.S. Army special operations forces, psychological operations, civil affairs, U.S. Marine Corps Advisor Company A, and the Polish Territorial Defense Forces. The exercise is scheduled in June.

West Virginia Guard to Provide Aerial Firefighting Support
November 10, 2022
Members of the West Virginia Army National Guard's (WVARNG) Company C, 1st Battalion, 150th Aviation Regiment completed Water Bucket training

West Virginia National Guard, Peru Establish Priorities for Partnership
August 30, 2022
Maj. Gen. Bill Crane, West Virginia National Guard adjutant general, talks with Peru Air Force, Group 8 Maj. Gen. Macedo during a key leader engagement with Peruvian military forces Aug. 22-24, 2022, in Lima, Peru. West Virginia and Peru have been partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program since 1996.

Kentucky National Guard Comes to aid of Flood Victims
August 3, 2022
Kentucky Army National Guard's Detachment 1, Charlie Company 2/238th Aviation Regiment, MEDEVAC, conducts hoist and land rescue mission for victims of flooding in eastern Kentucky July 28, 2022. Pilots and crew have been working constantly for days to rescue victims trapped on house roofs, in trees and other high points to avoid floodwaters.

Kentucky Air National Guard Rescues Flood Victims
August 1, 2022
An Airman from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron searches for flood victims from a helicopter in Eastern Kentucky July 30, 2022. In response to devastating flooding, the unit coordinated 29 rotary-wing relief missions, rescued 19 people and two dogs, and recovered four bodies.

National Guard Assists with Flood Rescue in Kentucky
July 28, 2022
A Tennessee Army National Guard Soldier comforts a patient rescued from the flooding in eastern Kentucky while being flown to a hospital July 28, 2022. The Tennessee National Guard sent five Black Hawk helicopters and crews to assist in search and rescue efforts.

Tennessee Hosts Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition
July 25, 2022
Competitors participate in  warrior tasks during the 2022 National Guard Bureau Region 2 Best Warrior Competition May 17-20, 2022, at Camp Dawson, Kingwood, West Virginia. Regional winners from across the nation advanced to the national competition in Tennessee.

167th Airlift Wing Supports Multinational Exercises in Europe
June 17, 2022
U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery Regiment, 75th Artillery Brigade; and U.S. Air Force Airmen, assigned to 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia, Air National Guard, unload and employ a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle and an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during a HIMARS Rapid Infiltration exercise as part of Defender Europe 22 at Bornholm, Denmark, May 24, 2022.

WVNG Joins Operation Resolute Sentinel in Guatemala
June 16, 2022
Soldiers from the West Virginia National Guard’s 115th Engineer Company, 1092nd Engineer Battalion, recently arrived in Flores, Guatemala, to support Operation Resolute Sentinel 22. They will work on building a school before rotating out in two weeks, to be replaced by another engineer company.

National Guard Supports Armed Forces of Ukraine
June 8, 2022
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, president of Ukraine, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. David Baldwin, adjutant general of the California National Guard, and California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis watch a demonstration of tactical equipment during a visit to the California Air National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing at Moffett Air National Guard Base, California, Sept. 2, 2021. The California National Guard and Ukraine have been partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program since 1993.

New Air National Guard Exercise Tests Agility in Michigan
June 7, 2022
A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 127th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., performs Agile Combat Employment training while marshaling an A-10 Thunderbolt II in an Integrated Combat Turn during Agile Rage 22, June 7, 2022.

Pennsylvania Army National Guard Supports Defender Europe 22
June 3, 2022
Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 109th Field Artillery Regiment, 55th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, drive M109A6 Paladins, M992A2 Field Artillery Ammunition Supply Vehicles, and M572 Armored Mortar Carriers from the Army Prepositioned Stock  area to their cantonment area May 10, 2022, in Pabrade, Lithuania. The Soldiers deployed to Lithuania in May to support Defender Europe 22 and NATO exercise Flaming Thunder.

National Guard strengthens NATO readiness in Europe
June 1, 2022
U.S. Army Spc. Jonathan Guernsey, left, and U.S. Army Spc. Khym Wilson, both assigned to the Forward Support Company, 119th Field Artillery Regiment, Michigan Army National Guard, guide the crane operator during Summer Shield at Forward Operating Site Adazi, Latvia, May 19, 2022. Summer Shield is one of U.S. Army Europe and Africa’s multinational training exercises in Eastern Europe that make up Defender Europe 22.

West Virginia, North Carolina Guard join cyber exercise
April 26, 2022
Members of the West Virginia Air National Guard collaborate  during a simulated cyberattack as part of Locked Shields 2022. They joined federal and state agencies and the National Guard on the U.S. team in the world’s largest international cyber defense exercise run virtually by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia, April 19-21, 2022.

West Virginia Guard unit receives 1st new medevac Black Hawk
April 13, 2022
West Virginia National Guard’s Company C, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, Aeromedical Evacuation Company, received its first of six new HH-60M “Mike” model Black Hawk helicopters at the Army Aviation Support Facility 1, Wood County Airport (KPKB), Williamstown, West Virginia, April 12, 2022.

167th Airmen assist in West Virginia hospitals
March 11, 2022
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Derek Premo, a flight chief for the 167th Security Forces Squadron, and U.S. Army Spc. Tamara Bumgardner, a motor vehicle operator for the 1528th Forward Support Company, Special Operations (Airborne), prepare a patient examination bed in a room at Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson, West Virginia. West Virginia Guardsmen have been assisting in hospitals throughout the state since January.

West Virginia Guard members serve in their local hospitals
January 31, 2022
West Virginia Army National Guard Pfc. Kristen Denny of Martinsburg, West Virginia, is working in the Berkley Medical Center in Berkley Springs, W.Va., as part the COVID response mission. This mission in her hometown is the first for Denny, who graduated in August from Army basic training and advanced individual training as a carpentry and masonry specialist.