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29th Infantry Division HQ Heads Exercise Immediate Response
May 31, 2024
U.S. Army Soldiers from the 43rd Multi-Role Bridge Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade conduct a Wet Gap Crossing on May 11, 2024, at the Drawsko Combat Training Center, Poland, in support of Immediate Response 24.

Retiring Illinois Guard Artillery Gun Chief Fires Final Rounds
May 31, 2024
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Terry Rutherford, a gun chief with B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 123rd Field Artillery Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard, watches as his gun crew prepares their M777 howitzer to execute a fire mission during exercise Immediate Response in Ustka, Poland, May 11, 2024. The exercise is Rutherford’s last – he retires later this year.

Pennsylvania National Guard Leaders Visit SPP Partner Lithuania
June 7, 2022
Maj. Gen. Mark Schindler, Pennsylvania adjutant general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Worley, senior enlisted leader, Pennsylvania National Guard, visit with senior Lithuanian leaders and Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers deployed to Lithuania in support of Defender Europe 22 and NATO exercise Flaming Thunder May 19, 2022.

National Guard strengthens NATO readiness in Europe
June 1, 2022
U.S. Army Spc. Jonathan Guernsey, left, and U.S. Army Spc. Khym Wilson, both assigned to the Forward Support Company, 119th Field Artillery Regiment, Michigan Army National Guard, guide the crane operator during Summer Shield at Forward Operating Site Adazi, Latvia, May 19, 2022. Summer Shield is one of U.S. Army Europe and Africa’s multinational training exercises in Eastern Europe that make up Defender Europe 22.

Illinois Guard Boosts Interoperability for V Corps, Polish Army
June 1, 2022
Soldiers of the 224th Digital Liaison Detachment of the Illinois National Guard stand in formation in Krakow, Poland, May 25, 2022. The 244th provided a valuable information bridge between V Corps and the Polish army during the DEFENDER-Europe 22 exercise.