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Hawaii, California, Nevada Airmen practice water rescue
August 26, 2022
Hawaii, Nevada and California Air National Guard Airmen paddle a boat in rough water during Swift Water Rescue Training Jun. 8, 2022 on the Truckee River, Calif. The course focused on the fundamentals of survival in moving water, swift water swimming, shore, boat, and in-water rescue.

Hawaii Air Guard Cyber Team Honored for Cyber Defense Work
June 17, 2022
U.S. Air Force Capt. Elijah Lincoln, center, is awarded an achievement medal May 14, 2022, at Fort DeRussy, Hawaii, for standing up the Hawaii National Guard’s first Cyber Mission Assurance Team. With him are U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Moses Kaoiwi Jr., Hawaii Army National Guard commander, and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Glen Hayase.

Idaho Guard’s 2-116th CAB Trains for Deployment to Mideast
June 9, 2022
Idaho Army National Guard Soldiers from Charlie Company,  one of three companies making up the 2-116th Combined Arms Battalion, train in tactical movements during annual training. The 2-116th CAB is preparing to deploy in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

Utah National Guardsman is Regional Soldier of the Year
June 3, 2022
Blindfolded competitors are taken on a boat to an island during the Region VII Best Warrior Competition on Guam May 26, 2022. The annual competition featured the best noncommissioned officer and Soldier from Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. The winners move on to the national competition in July.

Fighting wildfires almost year-round, Guard preps for more
May 26, 2022
A Nebraska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter drops water from a 780-gallon bucket onto a smoldering hot spot near Arapahoe, Nebraska, April 9, 2022. National Guard units throughout the nation have been fighting wildfires already, before the traditional start of the wildfire season in June.

Nevada, Arizona Guard train for hazardous situations
April 20, 2022
Nevada Guard Soldiers and Airmen teamed with the Arizona Air Guard in April 2022 to test their ability to cohesively respond to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear situations. The exercise was held at a mock rubble-pile training site in the small city of Apex in northern Clark County.

Idaho Army National Guard Soldiers train for deployment
April 4, 2022
Idaho National Guard 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team's 2nd of the 116th Combined Arms Battalion teamed with the Idaho Army National Guard’s 1st of the 183 Assault Helicopter Battalion to conduct medevac training at the Orchard Combat Training Center March 30, 2022. The 2nd of the 116th CAB deploys to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Spartan Shield later this year.

Navajo life helped forge NGB diversity director's passion
March 31, 2022
Col. Lawrence Yazzie, the new director of the National Guard Bureau's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, addresses a crowd at a symposium in Iowa in 2018. Yazzie grew up on a Navajo reservation in Arizona, played basketball at the Air Force Academy and commanded the Iowa Air Guard’s 168th Cyberspace Squadron.

Guard incorporates women, peace and security initiatives
March 28, 2022
Army 1st Sgt. Marissa Lowe, left, the senior human resources noncommissioned officer with the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade, talks with a female Djiboutian officer during a State Partnership Program planning conference at Kempinski Palace, Djibouti City, Djibouti, March 8, 2022.

Nevada Guard backs first responders at ‘America’s Party’
January 3, 2022
A Nevada National Guard Soldier with the 72nd Military Police Company works with local law enforcement during the fireworks show on the Las Vegas Strip Jan. 1, 2022.

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.

Inaugural Battle Born Youth ChalleNGe Academy class graduates
December 21, 2021
Nevada National Guard Maj. Gen. Ondra Berry, adjutant general, directs a Battle Born Youth ChalleNGe Academy student Dec. 17, 2021, during the graduation ceremony for the inaugural class in Elko, Nev. Twenty-one students graduated from the residential phase of the program.

Arkansas, North Dakota Guardsmen win rifle, pistol competition
September 13, 2021
Staff Sgt. James Dansie, Utah National Guard, fires his pistol Sept. 2, 2021, during the General George Patton Combat Pistol match of the 50th Winston P. Wilson and the 30th Armed Forces Skill at Arms Championships, hosted by the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center, held at the Robinson Joint Maneuver Training Center, North Little Rock, Ark.

Idaho Guard sends wildland firefighting crew to northern Idaho
August 9, 2021
Idaho National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are helping fight wildfires in northern Idaho. The newly assigned crewmembers of Task Force Timber Shield left Boise Aug. 4, 2021, to help the Idaho Department of Lands contain more than 15 significant wildland fires.

National Guard well-equipped to handle West Coast wildfires
August 2, 2021
An Air National Guard C-130 drops retardant on the Beckwourth Complex Fire July 9, 2021, near Frenchman Lake in Northern California.

Nevada National Guard continues vaccinations all summer
June 29, 2021
Nevada National Guard Spc. Austin Czarnecki of Joint Task Force 17 administers the Janssen vaccine to a patient at the College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne campus June 23, 2021 in Las Vegas. Soldiers and Airmen will vaccinate people at the Cheyenne and Charleston campuses through Sept. 30.

Nevada National Guard enters final stages of COVID battle
June 16, 2021
Nevada National Guard Spc. Dulce Alaniz with Joint Task Force 17 prepares to administer the one-shot Janssen vaccine to a citizen at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas June 10, 2021. The Nevada Guard is winding down it's 16-month battle against the coronavirus.

Nevada National Guard trio honored for aiding crash victim
May 17, 2021
Capt. Tyler Wistisen, left, 1st Lt. Michael Flury and Capt. Tana Gurule were honored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars with the Life Saving Award at the Clark County Armory in Las Vegas May 14, 2021. While in the nation's capital in January supporting the presidential inauguration, the Soldiers assisted a Virginia woman injured in a car crash.

92nd CST fires up Exercise Desert Torch in Vegas
April 22, 2021
Sgts. Chaz Rapp and Rjhun Rimon with the 92nd Civil Support Team, Nevada National Guard, search for hazardous materials in level-A fully encapsulated chemical entry suits during training scenarios for Exercise Desert Torch, April 20, 2021, in Las Vegas.

NVNG mobile vaccination units facilitate access to vaccines
April 13, 2021
Nevada National Guard Spc. Exequiel Pascual with Joint Task Force 17 measures a dose of the Janssen vaccine at a mobile vaccination unit site in Pahrump, Nevada, April 8, 2021. The Guard and partners and helping facilitate access to the COVID-19 vaccine in rural Nevada.