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Guard Soldiers, Airmen Compete for All Guard Marathon Team
May 9, 2023
National Guard athletes race in the 46th annual Lincoln Marathon, which also serves as the National Guard Marathon Team time trials, held May 7, 2023, in Lincoln, Nebraska. More than 200 National Guard Airmen and Soldiers from across the country competed for spots on the All Guard Marathon Team.

New York, New Jersey Officer Candidates Train with Albanian Counterparts
May 4, 2023
New York and New Jersey Army National Guard officer candidates and Albanian officer cadets listen during a mission briefing on April 12, 2023, near Rrogozhine-Kryevidh, Albania. The officer candidates participated in two weeks of training with Albanian officer cadets April 10-24 as part of a State Partnership Program exchange.

New York Army Guard Officer Candidates to Train in Albania
March 28, 2023
Albanian Armed Forces officer candidate Besmilvini Kolchi, left, speaks with New Jersey National Guard officer candidates Asturias Roncol and Michael Wisniewski during tactics training at the Bunavi Individual Training Center, April 6, 2022, in Vlorë, Albania. The New Jersey National Guard Officer Candidate School will return to Albania April 10-24, 2023, to train as part of their State Partnership Program relationship with Albania, with five New York Army National Guard officer candidates invited to participate.

New Jersey National Guard Medical Team Trains with Albania
March 14, 2023
Sgt. Thomas Marvin of HHC, 2nd Battalion, 113th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New Jersey Army National Guard, supervises tactical combat casualty care training scenarios with members of the Albanian Armed Forces at Land Forces Headquarters, Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, March 9, 2023, as part of the State Partnership Program. The New Jersey Guard sent more than 40 service members to collaborate with their subject-matter counterparts in the AAF.

Georgia Infantry Battalion Combines Arms to Certify Platoons
March 6, 2023
Soldiers from the Georgia Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, and 177th Brigade Engineer Battalion conduct a combined arms live-fire exercise in Fort Stewart, Ga., March 4, 2023. The exercise validated six infantry platoons and allowed the battalion to test its warfighting functions.

New Jersey Guard Assists State Partner Albania in NCO Development
February 17, 2023
New Jersey Army National Guard Sgt. Thomas Kwiatkowski of 1st Detachment, 3rd Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, collaborates with Albanian Armed Forces forward observers on fundamentals of operations, at Land Forces Headquarters, Zall-Herr, Tirana, Albania, Feb. 6, 2023.

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.

New Jersey National Guard Partners with Republic of Cyprus
October 27, 2022
The New Jersey National Guard has been selected as the new state partner for the Republic of Cyprus, the third-largest island in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. New Jersey is also partners under the State Partnership Program with the Republic of Albania.

Iowa, New Jersey Guard Chaplains Make History Together
October 24, 2022
Lt. Col. Martha Kester smiles after completing a Passing of the Stole Ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, Oct. 22, 2022. Kester and Lt. Col. Heather Simon are the first women state chaplains — Kester will serve the Iowa National Guard, while Simon will serve the New Jersey National Guard.

New York, New Jersey Guard Practice CBRN Response
October 12, 2022
New York National Guard members of the 152nd Engineer Battalion decontaminate other Soldiers who have finished search and rescue operations as part of a Homeland Response Force validation exercise at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, Sept. 10, 2022. The exercise was to evaluate and prepare the units involved to respond to a manmade or natural disaster.

Thousands of Guardsmen Supporting Hurricane Ian Response
September 29, 2022
U.S. Army Soldiers with the Florida National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear, and Explosive - Enhanced Response Force Package load supplies as part of their response to Hurricane Ian, Sarasota, Fla., Sept. 29, 2022. Soldiers and Airmen were joined by emergency responders from other states as they mobilized to support the local community.

Virginia National Guard’s 3647th Supports New Jersey Guard
July 29, 2022
Virginia Army National Guard Spc. William Orange and Spc. Courtenay Grayson of the 3647th Maintenance Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, perform maintenance on a Modular Catastrophic Recovery System July 14, 2022, during the eXportable Combat Training Capability exercise at Fort Drum, New York. The 3647th Co. is supporting over 2,500 Soldiers from the New Jersey, Virginiaand Massachusetts Army National Guard at the 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team’s XCTC.

Iowa National Guard KC-135 retired after 65 years’ service
March 11, 2022
A U.S. Air Force KC-135 with 75th anniversary markings, including a large bat tail flash, tail number 57-2606 from the Iowa Air National Guard, taxis on the ramp at the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa, March 1, 2022. The aircraft is due to be decommissioned and sent to the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

New Jersey National Guard serves Vineland veterans
March 3, 2022
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Edward D. Simms, 204th Intelligence Squadron, 108th Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, hands a bowling ball to James Dow, a resident at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Vineland, at the home’s bowling alley in Vineland, New Jersey, Feb. 24, 2022. More than 70 New Jersey National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are serving at the home.

National Guard to back law enforcement at DC demonstrations
February 23, 2022
The District of Columbia National Guard will help U.S. Capitol and D.C. police at traffic control points in the nation's capital during anticipated First Amendment protests in February and March 2022. Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III approved the assistance of up to 400 DCNG members and 300 Guard members from outside the District of Columbia.

Year in Review: National Guard delivered at home and abroad
December 22, 2021
New Jersey National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment, 508th Military Police Company, 108th Wing, and 177th Fighter Wing, arrive near the U.S. Capitol Jan. 12, 2021. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from every state, territory and the District of Columbia traveled to Washington to support federal and district authorities for the 59th Presidential Inauguration.

New Jersey National Guard nurse honored for COVID work
December 16, 2021
U.S. Army Maj. Melinda F. Moyer, D.N.P., director of clinical programs, New Jersey National Guard Joint Surgeons Office, Joint Force Headquarters-Army, received the Army Nurse Corps Association 2021 Military Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Award in Lawrenceville, N.J., Dec. 8, 2021. Moyer was honored for her work with Yale University studying COVID infections among military personnel.

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.

New York National Guard Airman helps deliver Afghan baby
October 4, 2021
New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Scarlett Yates, assigned to the 106th Air Rescue Wing, sorts through donated books for Afghan children at the temporary medical isolation dormitory at Liberty Village, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Sept. 27, 2021.  Yates helped deliver an Afghan baby at the base Sept. 7.

Washington Air Guard command chiefs serve Afghan guests
September 29, 2021
Washington Air National Guard Chief Master Sgt. Marvin Boyd, center, assigned to Washington Air National Guard Headquarters, Camp Murray, Wash., and the senior enlisted leader overseeing Liberty Village 3, helps unload donated items from New Jersey residents, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Sept. 20, 2021.  The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at facilities across the nation.