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Army National Guard Soldiers Train in Funeral Honors Program
March 20, 2024
The Virginia Army National Guard Funeral Honors Program hosts 11 Army National Guard Soldiers from nine states and territories for a level 2 funeral honors training course March 5, 2024, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Soldiers from Virginia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Wisconsin participated in the two week-long training, which certifies instructors to teach fellow Soldiers the skills, procedures and standards for providing final respects to military veterans.

DEVCOM Soldier Center Participates in Rhode Island National Guard STEM Event
November 8, 2023
The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center, or DEVCOM SC, recently participated in a STEM Exploration Open House hosted by the Rhode Island National Guard at the Quonset National Guard Base in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. DEVCOM SC’s Christina Caruso looks on as a STEM event participant tries out Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality capabilities.

New England CERFP Graded Perfect in Evaluation
August 30, 2023
Senior Airman Cassandra Wachowiak, an aerospace medic with the 157th Medical Group, interacts with a patient during a radiological response training exercise Aug. 15, 2023, at Joint Base Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The 157th MDG was tested on its response to a radiological disaster and received a perfect score.

Maine, NH, Rhode Island Guardsmen Train on Domestic Response
August 24, 2023
A search and extraction team conducts a debriefing with an instructor following their casualty search. Approximately 180 Soldiers and Airmen from Maine, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire came together at Joint Base Cap Cod, Massachusetts, Aug. 12-18, 2023, for an external evaluation of the New England CERFP, a regional National Guard response team that assists first responders during large-scale emergencies.

Guard Soldiers Make History at International Culinary Event
March 7, 2023
Iowa and Rhode Island National Guard Soldiers pose for a photo during the 47th Joint Culinary Training Exercise at Fort Lee, Virginia, March 5, 2023. The Soldiers made history by being part of the first Army National Guard team to participate in the  largest military culinary event in North America.

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.

New York Guard hosts biological, chemical dispersal drill
October 26, 2021
New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt Jonathan Vasconez, a member of the New York National Guard's 24th Civil Support Team, takes notes while collecting data at a testing location in the World Trade Center Subway Station in New York City Oct. 19, 2021, while participating in a study on how chemical and biological agents would disperse in a big city. The New York National Guard's 24th Civil Support Team, based in New York City, hosted 124 Guard Soldiers and Airmen from around the country who participated in the Department of Homeland Security study.

National Guard support critical to U.S. European Command
July 22, 2021
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Justin Sachariason, left, a Soldier assigned to the Florida Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, instructs 1st Lt. Almir Sarac, a soldier with the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, how to shoot the M4A1 carbine rifle at Manjaca Training Area, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 19, 2021.

Indiana Guard's 338th Quartermaster executes historic drop
June 21, 2021
Army and Air National Guard and Army Reserve units from Georgia, Rhode Island, Ohio and Indiana came together June 14, 2021, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. After climbing to 10,000 feet, free fall-qualified Soldiers used the Army’s new Advanced Ram Air Parachute System, which is not expected to reach full operational fielding until 2022.

National Guard, partners to conduct ORCA 21 CBRNE exercise
May 14, 2021
Members of the Michigan National Guard’s 51st Civil Support Team run through decontamination procedures during Northern Exposure 21, March 16, 2021, at Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Northern Exposure 21 was integrated with another exercise known as Rising Waters 2021. This year's scenario was catastrophic flooding leading to chemical contamination, which was followed by a possible WMD situation.

Guard assists state health officials in COVID-19 mapping
May 27, 2020
Washington Air National Guard Maj. Brian Banke, a chaplain with the Western Air Defense Sector, functions as the training manager for the COVID-19 mapping mission for the Washington National Guard at the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) offices in Tumwater, Washington, May 15, 2020. The Washington National Guard is supporting the DOH to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as Washington prepares to move to reopening parts of the state.

RING sends humanitarian aid to the Bahamas and Timor-Leste
May 19, 2020
U.S. Air National Guard Airmen from the 143d Airlift Wing Civil Engineering Squadron participate in a subject matter expert exchange with the Royal Bahamian Defence Force at Coral Harbour Base, Nassau, The Bahamas, March 11, 2019. The exchange takes place as part of the Rhode Island National Guard’s partnership with the Commonwealth of The Bahamas through the State Partnership Program. Rhode Island has been partnered with The Bahamas since 2005.

Indiana Guard Soldiers trade parachutes for sewing machines
May 7, 2020
Indiana National Guard Soldiers with the 338th Quartermaster Company make face masks in Columbus, Indiana, May 1, 2020. This unique mission is part of the Indiana National Guard’s ongoing COVID-19 response.