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105th Airmen Support Security Forces Training at Red Flag
February 16, 2024
205th Base Defense Squadron Airmen pose in front of an MRZR off-road vehicle. Ten Airmen from the 105th Airlift Wing’s 205th Base Defense Squadron participated in Exercise Red Flag Jan. 15-26, 2024, training in the field on essential security forces concepts.

Kansas Guard, Armenian Partner Complete Eagle Partner Exercise
September 25, 2023
Soldiers from the Kansas National Guard and 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Task Force Mountain, hold a closing ceremony for Eagle Partner 2023 Sept. 20, 2023, in Armenia. The exercise between U.S. Army Europe and Africa and Armenian forces aimed to fortify the alliance with Armenia while bolstering interoperability and readiness via specialized peacekeeping operations training.

35th Infantry Division Hosts 2023 Readiness Symposium
September 19, 2023
The 35th Infantry Division hosted the First Annual Division Readiness Symposium Sept. 9-10, 2023, welcoming a diverse array of units from the Army National Guard in several states to Division Headquarters in Leavenworth, Kansas. The event aimed to enhance communication and understanding, ensuring operational, exercise and deployment readiness.

Alaska National Guard Rapidly Deploys for Exercise ORCA 23
June 28, 2023
Members of the Mississippi National Guard's 47th Weapons of Mass Destruction - Civil Support Team process through a decontamination line June 14, 2023, in Wasilla, Alaska, as part of ORCA 2023. The exercise increased interoperability among a range of agencies, including the Alaska National Guard’s 103rd Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team, 12 National Guard units, eight local and state agencies, three federal organizations, and community partners.

Fort Indiantown Gap Hosts Warfighter Exercise
June 14, 2023
Soldiers from the 42nd Infantry Division conduct a command post movement commonly referred to as a jump June 9, 2023, during a Warfighter exercise at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. This movement allows Soldiers to practice their mobility skills to ensure that the command post can be moved rapidly from one location to another.

Kansas National Guard Combat Medic Puts Her Training to Use
February 28, 2023
Sgt. 1st Class Tiffany Alligood is the readiness noncommissioned officer and a combat medic with the Kansas Army National Guard’s 1077th Ground Ambulance Company at the Lenexa armory.

Kansas National Guard a Family Affair for Atkins Brothers
November 3, 2022
Maj. Shawn Atkins, Maj. David Atkins and Maj. Casey Atkins posing for a photo. The brothers all serve in the Kansas National Guard and each of them has seen duty overseas, but never together.

Michigan Guard unit Trains in Tunisia at African Lion 22
August 29, 2022
Michigan National Guard members of Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Infantry Regiment, at the Ben Ghilouf Training Area in Tunisia June 27, 2022. They completed an overseas deployment for training exercise at African Lion 22, U.S. Africa Command's largest and premier annual exercise.

National Guard Chief Stresses Readiness as key to Homeland Defense
July 15, 2022
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, and Bert Tussing, director of Homeland Defense and Security Issues at United States Army War College, discuss the Guard's role in homeland defense at the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command’s inaugural Homeland Defense Awareness Symposium at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 14, 2022.

Kansas Air, Army Guard Train with Active-Duty Airmen
June 22, 2022
Airmen assigned to the 184th Security Forces Squadron tested their combat skills during Exercise Tinman at Smoky Hill Weapons Range in early June, 2022. Airmen practiced tactical convoy, land navigation, improvised explosive device recognition, and directed helicopter evacuations during the three-day exercise.

Polish Land Forces attend Idaho National Guard tank training
November 24, 2021
Polish soldiers attended Idaho National Guard M1 Abrams tank training in October and November to observe best practices as Polish Land Forces seek to develop their own training capability.

190th Medical Group gets hands-on medical facility training
November 17, 2021
190th ARW member trains with Sailor during annual tour in San Diego, California.

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.

Winning team built during Warfighter 21-05
June 23, 2021
Sgt. Ryan Gartner and Staff Sgt. Brian Foley, both of the 35th Infantry Division, take time to go over their job duties for the day June 9, 2021, during Warfighter 21-05 at Camp Atterbury, Ind.

Cyclone Division Soldiers embrace warfight challenge
June 14, 2021
Indiana National Guard Lt. Col. Harmonie Foster, the 38th Infantry Division's logistics officer, points to stats on a screen as other Soldiers look on at the division's tactical operations center at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, June 10, 2021. The division's Soldiers tested virtual battlefield scenarios in Warfighter Exercise 21-5.

Kansas Guard offers auditorium for COVID-19 vaccinations
April 19, 2021
Maj. Michael Billings, Kansas Training Center battalion executive officer, and Hayley Samford, marketing and community outreach associate with the Salina Family Healthcare Center, advertise the COVID-19 vaccine clinic held at the Kansas National Guard Training Center April 15, 2021. The clinic teamed with the Kansas Guard because of the ideal location of its facilities to serve the west side of town.

Foreign military attachés visit Kansas National Guard
October 29, 2020
Thirty-two foreign military attachés accredited by the U.S. and posted in Washington, D.C., listen to presentations about the Kansas National Guard during a visit to the Museum of the Kansas National Guard in Topeka, Kansas, Oct. 27, 2020. The visit was part of an orientation program coordinated by the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Foreign Liaison Directorate.

Strong partnerships help Kansas agencies respond to COVID-19
October 15, 2020
Jessica Robinson, Doniphan County Health Department and Home Health office manager, transfers a box of COVID-19 test samples to Spc. Adrian Turner, Kansas Army National Guard automated logistical specialist, 997th Brigade Support Battalion, in Troy, Kansas, July 27, 2020. Kansas National Guard teams have been transporting COVID-19 samples from across the state to the KDHE lab since March.

Kansas Guard officer candidates learn teamwork, communication
September 30, 2020
Officer Candidate School candidates link arm to arm for stability as they navigate a balance beam obstacle in Salina, Kansas, Sept. 13, 2020.