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Air National Guard Conducts Sentry Savannah Exercise
June 17, 2024
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is fueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 185th Air Refueling Wing, Iowa Air National Guard, during exercise Sentry Savannah hosted by the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Georgia, May 9, 2024. Sentry Savannah is the Air National Guard’s premier 4th- and 5th-gen fighter integration exercise, involving more than 775 participants and 40 aircraft from six flying units.

Washington Army Guard to get new Firefighting Unit
September 28, 2023
Washington National Guard members train to prepare for wildfire season at the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Interagency Wildland Fire Training Academy near Roy, Wash., April 30, 2023. The training included familiarization with hand tools, line construction and tactics, and fire shelter deployment and entrapment avoidance.

National Guard Fights Louisiana Wildfires From the Air
September 1, 2023
Louisiana National Guard aviation assets began water-drop missions Aug. 23, 2023, to combat wildfires in western Louisiana. They have been assisted by the Oklahoma, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee National Guard.

Tradewinds 23 Exercise Highlights Multinational Partnerships
July 31, 2023
The Tradewinds 23 closing ceremony was held in Georgetown, Guyana, July 27, 2023. The multinational, two-week exercise included representatives from 21 nations and Army and Air National Guard units from Alabama, Florida, Missouri, Oklahoma and the Virgin Islands.

Saber Guardian 23 Begins with Opening Ceremony in Slobozia
May 30, 2023
Romanian military service members mass between U.S. formations at the opening ceremony as part of Saber Guardian 23 in Slobozia, Romania, May 29, 2023. The exercise, a component of Defender Europe 23, is led by Romanian Land Forces and the U.S. Army in Romania to improve the integration of multinational combat forces.

West Virginia Guard, DISA lead U.S.-Romanian Cyber Team in Exercise
April 21, 2023
Members of the U.S.-Romania team take part in Exercise Locked Shields 2023 at the Morgantown Readiness Center in Morgantown, W.Va. The West Virginia National Guard, under the leadership of the Defense Information Security Agency, hosted more than 180 technical cyber experts and supporting representatives from federal and state agencies to compete on behalf of the U.S.-Romania team in the world’s largest international cyber defense exercise run virtually by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia.

Soldiers Train at Virginia Guard Funeral Honors Program
March 24, 2023
Ten National Guard Soldiers from seven states participate in Military Funeral Honors Level 2 training March 3, 2023, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Soldiers from Alabama, California, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina and Virginia participated in the two week-long course, hosted by the Virginia National Guard Funeral Honors Program.

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.

Alabama Soldier to Represent America in 2022 World Games
June 15, 2022
Alabama National Guard Pfc. Elioenai Campos in Columbiana, Alabama, June 10, 2022. Campos is part of the U.S. national jiujitsu team set to compete for international honors at the World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, July 7-17, 2022.

Kentucky National Guard participates in Tradewinds 22
May 31, 2022
Kentucky National Guard's Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment (HHD), 75th Troop Command, poses for a group photo at the end of Operation Tradewinds 2022 at Price Barracks, Belize, May 20, 2022. HHD, 75th Troop Command, provided brigade-level support to the multinational exercise.

Alabama National Guard, Romania Strengthen SPP Ties
May 27, 2022
Soldiers from the Alabama National Guard's 31st CBRN Brigade and Romania's 72nd NBC Defense Battalion cross-train on at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, April 24-30, 2022. Alabama and Romania have been partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program for almost three decades.

Deployed Guard unit honors Tuskegee Airman on 100th birthday
May 18, 2022
Five of the 135 Soldiers of the 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Alabama National Guard, hold their birthday cards for one of the last known surviving Tuskegee Airman, Sgt. Victor Butler, who turns 100 May 21, 2022. Left to right, Sgt. 1st Class Brian Lynd, Lt. Col. Joel Traweek, Sgt. 1st Class Willie Vandiver, Capt. Jeremy Barrett, and Sgt. 1st Class Carnard McCalpine.

Alabama National Guard Soldiers hydrate partner nations
May 16, 2022
Alabama Army National Guard Sgts. Tymicheal Avery and Portia Staton test purified water during Operation Tradewinds 2022 at Price Barracks, Belize, May 13, 2022. Avery, Statonand the 1208th Quartermaster Company are supplying potable water for cooking, personal hygiene, and drinking to partner nations.

COVID response prompts 1st Idaho Guard dual-status commander
October 5, 2021
Brig. Gen. Russ Johnson, Idaho National Guard director of joint staff, visits Idaho National Guard Soldiers and Airmen at medical facilities in Idaho, Oct. 1, 2021, after being appointed the state's first dual-status commander of its COVID-19 response.

National Guard neighbors help Louisiana rebuild after Ida
October 1, 2021
Mississippi National Guard 2nd Lt. Austin Riels, assigned to the 113th Military Police Company, 112th Military Police Battalion, waves vehicles through a traffic control point after Hurricane Ida, Grand Isle, Louisiana, Sept. 17, 2021.

National Guard responds in force to Hurricane Ida
September 1, 2021
Louisiana National Guardsmen rescue people in LaPlace, Louisiana, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. More than 6,000 members of the National Guard from more than a dozen states were in Louisiana assisting state and federal partners with relief efforts.

Thousands of National Guard members support hurricane relief
August 31, 2021
The Louisiana National Guard has rescued 359 people and 55 pets either by high-water vehicles, by boats or by air during the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which made landfall in south Louisiana Aug. 29, 2021, as a Category 4 storm with 150 mph winds.

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.

Alabama Guard trains with Hellenic Army in Greece
June 14, 2021
An Alabama National Guard Soldier from Delta Company 1-167th Infantry Battalion lies in wait during an exercise as part of DEFENDER-Europe 21, near Xanthi, Greece, May 20, 2021. This exercise was to teach Soldiers how to adapt to new surroundings and overcome obstacles.

Soldier's journey from refugee to pilot goes full circle
May 26, 2021
2nd Lt. Valdeta Mehanja, a pilot with the 1-131st Aviation Regiment, posed for a photo in her flight helmet May 26, 2021, in Albania. Mehanja is an Albanian native born in Kosovo and a U.S. citizen; she never thought she would get to see Albania before participating in DEFENDER-Europe 21.