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81st SBCT Completes Command Post Exercise
March 8, 2024
The 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team and subordinate battalion during a command post exercise at the Pierce County Readiness Center, Camp Murray, Wash., Feb. 29, 2024.

Washington Guard Team Takes Honors at Biathlon Championship
February 29, 2024
The Washington National Guard men's Patrol Team climbs an incline during the 50th anniversary Chief of the National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center Feb. 21, 2024. The Utah National Guard hosted the national biathlon competition consisting of cross-country skiing and competitive shooting events that tested the warriors’ endurance and marksmanship.

Oregon Troops Back from Operation Spartan Shield Mission
February 6, 2024
Soldiers of Adder Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regimen, with community and Army leaders after the Adder Company demobilization ceremony Feb. 3, 2024, at the Ontario Army National Guard Armory.

Washington, Oregon National Guard Soldiers Test New Weapons
January 24, 2024
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dustin Davis, a section sergeant with Bravo Company, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment, 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Oregon National Guard, fires the M3 Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System during a new weapons fielding training event at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Jan. 17, 2024. The live-fire exercise gives Soldiers an opportunity to familiarize themselves with new weapon systems being introduced to the 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team and 96th Troop Command.

Anniversary of ‘Sandy River Rescue Mission’ Befits National Guard Birthday
December 13, 2023
Members of the Oregon Army National Guard’s 1042nd Medical Company, Lt. Col Dan Hokanson, pilot in charge, crew chiefs Staff Sgt. Mark Braeme and Sgt. Rob Armstrong, and Capt. Bryan Houston, pilot, pose in front of a Black Hawk helicopter Dec. 15, 2003. The crew, including Staff Sgt. Travis Powell, flight medic, were credited with saving the lives of two kayakers on Oregon’s Sandy River following an over-water air rescue during a winter storm and rising flood waters.

Oregon Guard Helps Rescue 2 People in Wilderness Area
October 27, 2023
An Oregon Army National Guard HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter takes off from a landing zone during the 2022 Best Warrior Competition, March 19, 2022, at Camp Rilea near Warrenton, Ore.

Air Guard Director, Command Chief Visit Enduring Partners 2023
September 22, 2023
Lt. Gen. Michael Loh, director, Air National Guard, views the refueling of U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles and Royal Thai Air Force F-16 Vipers from the boom pod alongside Senior Airman Eric Porter, 116th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, near Korat Air Base, Royal Kingdom of Thailand, for Enduring Partners 2023, Sept. 19, 2023. The general and his staff visited to see the State Partnership Program engagement between the Kingdom of Thailand, the Washington and Oregon Air National Guard.

Washington, Oregon, Airmen Visit School During Enduring Partners
September 18, 2023
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh, Washington Air National Guard Commander, and Royal Thai Air Force Group Captain Nat Kamintra, exercise director, serve lunch to children at Nong Phluang Yai primary school in Korat, Royal Kingdom of Thailand, September 13, 2023. This community outreach partnership was a core part of the Enduring Partners 2023 exercise between the Kingdom of Thailand, the Washington and Oregon Air National Guard. The school visit gave a chance to connect U.S. military, Royal Thai military and the community of Korat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael L. Brown)

In Vietnam, Hokanson Sees Growing Partnership
July 3, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, visits Hanoi, Vietnam, May 18, 2023, to help reinforce the mutually beneficial, successful security relationship with the Oregon National Guard established in 2012 under the Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership Program. The program strengthens the partners’ capabilities to respond to natural disasters.

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.

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.

Army National Guard Support Vital to EDGE 23
May 25, 2023
First Sgt. Patrick Casha, flight paramedic with the Oregon Army National Guard, demonstrates the new MH60M Medical Upgrade Interior kit designed for Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft during EDGE 23 Distinguished Visitor Day at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, May 18, 2023.

Guard Names State Partnership Program Partnerships of the Year
April 25, 2023
Left to right, Ambassador Dennis Hankins, foreign policy advisor to the National Guard Bureau; Maj. Gen. William Zana, director of Strategic Plans and Policy and International Affairs for NGB; Lt. Col. Christopher Markesino from the Oregon National Guard; Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, SEA to the chief, National Guard Bureau; and Col. Scott Humphrey, chief of the National Guard Bureau International Affairs Division, during an awards presentation at the annual State Partnership Program conference April 20, 2023.

Oregon Guard, Bangladesh Army Train During Tiger Lightning
March 27, 2023
Oregon Army National Guardsmen of 3-116 Cavalry unit, Charlie Company, and Bangladesh Army counterparts carry a local role player on a litter during cordon and search operations training as part of Exercise Tiger Lightning 2023 near Dhaka, Bangladesh March 9, 2023. The training prepares Bangladesh military members for peacekeeping missions to Africa.

Oregon’s 173rd Fighter Wing Honors Native American Heritage
November 15, 2022
The Klamath Tribes performed a drum circle, a traditional event dating back several thousand years, during a ceremony in honor of American Indian Heritage Month at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore., Nov. 6, 2022.

Army Guard Makes it to Final Round of Army Best Squad Competition
October 11, 2022
The Army National Guard’s Best Squad competitors pose for a photo at Fort Benning, Georgia, before competing in the U.S. Army’s Best Squad Competition Sept. 29 to Oct. 10, 2022.  From left: Sgt. Austin Manville, New York National Guard; Spc. Nathaniel Miska, Minnesota National Guard; Staff Sgt. Bryan Kummer, Nebraska National Guard; Sgt. Tyler Holloway, Wyoming National Guard, Spc. Wyatt Walls, Oregon National Guard.

Oregon National Guard Supports Wildland Firefighting
September 26, 2022
Oregon Army National Guard Spc. Zack Baker, a Double Creek Fire volunteer, talks with residents at a road closure point in Imnaha, Ore., Sept. 23, 2022. Baker and fellow Guard members are staffing road closure points around the perimeter of the Double Creek Megafire in the Wallowa Whitman National Forest area.

Idaho Guard Soldiers Conduct Intense Pre-deployment Training
September 20, 2022
More than 600 Idaho Army National Guard Soldiers, joined by Soldiers from the Montana, Oregon, Ohio and South Carolina Army National Guard, have been training in Fort Bliss, Texas, since mobilizing from Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho, in early August. Task Force Rattler will deploy to Southwest Asia this month to support Operation Spartan Shield.

Oregon National Guard Responds to Rum Creek Fire
September 6, 2022
Deep in the Rum Creek Fire Complex area, Sgt. Jeremy Hensler conducts a radio check for Staff Sgt. Casey Reed and Spc. Britney Rivera at a road closure near Merlin, Ore. Sept. 2, 2022. Oregon National Guard members were supporting firefighting efforts at the Rum Creek wildfire.

Michigan Guard unit Trains in Tunisia at African Lion 22
August 29, 2022
Michigan National Guard members of Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Infantry Regiment, at the Ben Ghilouf Training Area in Tunisia June 27, 2022. They completed an overseas deployment for training exercise at African Lion 22, U.S. Africa Command's largest and premier annual exercise.