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National Guard Provides Medical Care to Idaho, Nevada Tribes
May 30, 2023
Approximately 100 Ctizen-Soldiers and -Airmen from the Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota and Nevada National Guard cared for two Native American Tribes in Idaho and Nevada May 11-26 as part of Operation Nimiipuu Health, a Department of Defense Innovative Readiness Training program. Guard members provided medical, dental and optometry services to the Nez Perce Tribe and surrounding community of Lapwai, Idaho, and similar care, in addition to behavioral health services, to members of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes and surrounding community of Duck Valley, Nevada.

Cal Guard, CAL FIRE Team up for Wildland Firefighting Training
May 2, 2023
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jacob Sorensen, crew chief, Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th General Support Aviation Battalion, Utah National Guard, on an HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter during annual wildland firefighting training in Sacramento, Calif., April 22, 2023. California, Utah, Nevada and Wisconsin National Guard members participated in the training with CAL FIRE.

Hokanson: State Partnership Program Stable, Steadfast and Growing
April 21, 2023
Lt. Gen. Bashkim Jashari, commander of the Kosovo Security Force, is briefed on unit operations by the commander of the 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Iowa Army National Guard, during a tour of training at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, May 19, 2022. Approximately 15 KSF troops embedded with companies in the 1-133rd Infantry during a two-week annual training exercise.

Guam National Guard Hosts Chief of Staff Advisory Council
April 21, 2023
National Guard chiefs of staff from Region VII render a solemn salute at the Guam National Guard Fallen Heroes Memorial in Barrigada April 18, 2023. The delegation spent three days on the island to discuss regional issues, share best practices, and gain a better understanding of the uniqueness of Guam's operational and cultural environment.

Kentucky Civil Response Team Hosts Multi-agency Exercise
March 17, 2023
An officer with Louisville Metro Police's Hazardous Incident Response Team gets out of his hazardous material suit after working a simulated scenario with the help of Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Dormbrusch, 12th CST, New Hampshire National Guard, during a training event at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., March 13, 2023. National Guard CSTs from eight states participated in the one-day exercise.

Samoa, Nevada Guard Pair in Growing State Partnership Program
February 3, 2023
The Independent State of Samoa and the Nevada National Guard are new partners in the State Partnership Program. Graphic shows the Samoan and Nevada flags along with an emblem displaying the Tongan and Fijian flag of Nevada's other two SPP partners.

Idaho Guard Soldiers Conduct Intense Pre-deployment Training
September 20, 2022
More than 600 Idaho Army National Guard Soldiers, joined by Soldiers from the Montana, Oregon, Ohio and South Carolina Army National Guard, have been training in Fort Bliss, Texas, since mobilizing from Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho, in early August. Task Force Rattler will deploy to Southwest Asia this month to support Operation Spartan Shield.

Nevada, California Guard Called to Idaho for Firefighting Mission
September 12, 2022
A C-130H Hercules aircraft from the 152rd Airlift Wing, Nevada Air National Guard, taxis after a Modular Airborne Firefighting System (MAFFS) training mission in Boise, Idaho, April 26, 2022.

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.