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Michigan Guard Brings HIMARS Capability to Swift Response 23
May 31, 2023
U.S. Army crew with the 1-182nd Field Artillery Regiment Michigan National Guard, fire a rocket with the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System into the Baltic Sea at Skede, Latvia, May 13, 2023. The Soldiers participated in a live fire event in support of the Defender 23 exercise to build readiness and interoperability between U.S., NATO allies and partners.

Latvia Honors Michigan Guard Partnership with Postage Stamp
May 8, 2023
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Rogers, adjutant general of the Michigan National Guard, Lt. Gen. Leonīds Kalniņš, Latvian chief of defense, and Mārcis Vilcāns, chairman of the board for Latvia Post, perform a stamp canceling ceremony May 3, 2023, in Riga, Latvia, at an event honoring the 30th anniversary of Latvia’s defense cooperation with the Michigan National Guard under the State Partnership Program. The SPP has been instrumental in developing Latvia's defense capabilities

Iowa, Minnesota Guardsmen Win Regional Best Warrior Title
May 8, 2023
Competitors begin the 12-mile ruck march at the Region IV Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center, Newton Falls, Ohio, May 7, 2023. Guard members from Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Illinois competed in land navigation, marksmanship, weapons skills, medical and radio skills and an appearance board, among other events.

AIM-HI Connects Innovators, Senior Military Leaders
April 4, 2023
Members from team Rebellion, Cohort 4, Academia Industry Military-Hybrid Innovation, pitch innovative solutions to military leadership during a one-day capstone event in Washington March 31, 2023. Teams proposed solutions for emerging national defense problems.

Wisconsin Guard Trains on Fire Missions in Frigid Weather
February 1, 2023
A gun team from the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 120th Field Artillery Regiment, set up an M119 howitzer during Northern Strike 23-1 on Jan. 21, 2023, at Camp Grayling, Mich. The 120th Field Artillery is building readiness by conducting cold-weather training to meet objectives of the Department of Defense’s Arctic strategy.

Northern Strike Builds Readiness, Challenges Visiting Units
January 27, 2023
Staff Sgt. Daniel Czech ambushes a convoy from the 120th Field Artillery Regiment, Wisconsin National Guard, during Northern Strike 23-1 exercise Jan. 26, 2023, at Camp Grayling, Mich. The training builds readiness for visiting units by challenging Soldiers in a variety of ways.

Northern Strike 23-1 set for Northern Michigan Winter
January 10, 2023
Bravo Battery, 120th Field Artillery Regiment, 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Wisconsin National Guard, conducted a fires mission at Camp Grayling, Mich., Jan. 24. 2022, during Northern Strike 22-1. The 2023 version is scheduled at the National All-Domain Warfighting Center Jan. 20-29.

Planners Shape Justified Accord 23 African Military Exercise
November 9, 2022
U.S. Army Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, meet with Kenyan Defence Force Soldiers to prepare for a bilateral exercise during Justified Accord, March 13, 2022. Exercise Justified Accord allows the United States and African partners to support peace and stability in the region.

Michigan National Guard Soldier Honored for Equality Efforts
November 8, 2022
From left, Zanetta Adams, director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul D. Rogers, adjutant general and director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, presents Chief Warrant Officer 3 Thais Taylor the NAACP Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award, along with CW5 Jessica S Ulrey, at the second annual Michigan Military & Veterans Gala in Lansing, Mich., Nov. 5, 2022.

Oklahoma Special Operations Wing Supports Northern Strike
September 13, 2022
Members of the 137th Special Operations Wing Mission Sustainment Team construct a shelter during ground operations training Aug. 11, 2022, at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich. The 137th SOW Airmen were supporting Northern Strike 22-2, the National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise to validate the readiness of the joint and reserve force and demonstrate joint integration into the Agile Combat Employment concept.

Michigan National Guard Hosts Estonian Officer
September 6, 2022
First Lt. Sven Pärand, a company commander in the Estonian Defense League, shakes hands with U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joel Parham, scout squad leader from the 3-126th Infantry Regiment, at Camp Grayling, Michigan, while participating in the Military Reserve Exchange Program July 19-23, 2022.

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.

Michigan Airmen, Partners Achieve Milestone During Northern Agility
August 12, 2022
U. S. Air Force Airmen from the 127th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, (SANGB) Mich. perform Agile Combat Employment (ACE) training while loading bombs onto an A-10 Thunderbolt II also from SANGB during an Integrated Combat Turn (ICT) during Northern Agility 22-2/Northern Strike 22, at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Mich., Aug. 8, 2022.

Northern Strike Continues Support for National Defense
August 10, 2022
Firefighters with the Latvian National Armed Forces and Estonian Defense Forces use a fire hose to spray a simulated aircraft fire at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan, Aug. 12, 2021.

Kentucky Guard’s 2/147th Bravo Co. Trains in Michigan
July 26, 2022
Kentucky National Guard Soldiers from Echo Co. 2/147th at Camp Grayling Airfield, Michigan, for annual training July 14, 2022.

Michigan National Guard, Latvia Celebrate Partnership
July 18, 2022
Left to right, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Lawrence Schloegl, assistant adjutant general-Army, Latvian Ambassador Māris Selga, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Rogers, adjutant general and director, Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš, and Defense Attaché Maj. Gen. Andis Dilāns tour the 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment aircraft facility, Grand Ledge Armory, Michigan, July 1, 2022. For nearly 30 years, the Michigan National Guard and the National Armed Forces of Latvia have partnered under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Historic Highway Landing Advances Agile Combat Employment
June 30, 2022
An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 107th Fighter Squadron, 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard, lands and takes off from a highway during Northern Agility-1 22 in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan June 29, 2022.

Three Nations, One Goal: Continued Freedom
June 24, 2022
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, talks with multinational troops supporting a NATO mission, Ādaži Military Base, Latvia, June 16, 2022.

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.

Idaho Air National Guard Airmen Begin Agile Rage Exercise
June 6, 2022
Members from the 124th Fighter Wing, Idaho Air National Guard, travel aboard a C-17 Globemaster III from the 105th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard, en route to Alpena, Michigan, June 4, 2022. This effort is in support of Agile Rage 22 exercise.