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Connecticut Guard Engineers Build Holding Area for Detainees
October 23, 2023
Connecticut Army National Guard Spc. Miracle Sam, a horizontal construction engineer assigned to the 248th Engineer Company, 192nd Engineer Battalion, looks up toward the cab of a grader operated by Spc. Ashano Folkes during annual training at Fort Drum, New York, Aug. 10, 2023.

Connecticut Army Guard Medics Conduct Mass Casualty Training
September 14, 2023
Connecticut Army National Guard Spc. Ashley Hornung, left, a combat medic specialist assigned to the 141st Medical Company (Ground Ambulance), helps Connecticut Army National Guard Spc. Dyamanni Vasquez, right, military police assigned to the 143rd Regional Support Group, stand up during a mass casualty exercise at Fort Drum, New York, Aug. 13, 2023.

Connecticut Guard Engineers Build Bridge in Annual Training
September 1, 2023
A bridge erection boat operated by Soldiers from the 250th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge Company), 192nd Engineer Battalion, Connecticut Army National Guard, pulls away from a section of an improved ribbon bridge at Fort Drum, New York, Aug. 10, 2023.

Connecticut Guard K-9s Test Their Skills in Plane Search
August 31, 2023
U.S. Army Sgt. Kevin O'Connell and his working dog, Misha, walk across the tarmac of Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby, Conn., to investigate a C-130H aircraft as part of a training exercise Aug. 29, 2023. This training was designed to help handlers and their K-9 step outside their comfort zone, train in an unfamiliar environment, and build rapport with their sister service.

Cyber Yankee Prepares Military, Business for Cyber Threats
June 8, 2023
A cyber duty identifier patch is worn by U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Gordon Smith, a cyberspace operations officer assigned to the 101st Air Refueling Wing, Maine Air National Guard, inside the Regional Training Institute at Camp Nett, Niantic, Connecticut, May 17, 2023. Duty identifier patches, also known as duty identifier tabs, are developed by the Institute of Heraldry and are used to easily differentiate the special skill sets of U.S. Air Force Airmen.

Driving Simulator Boosts Readiness for Connecticut Guard
April 12, 2023
U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Corey Beecher, assigned to the 103rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, uses a driving simulator April 4, 2023, at Bradley Air National Guard Base, Connecticut. The simulator is used to practice driving skills in various scenarios and military vehicles.

In Edelweiss Raid, the Competition Is Seriously Steep
April 12, 2023
U.S. Army Maj. Charlie Flood, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont Army National Guard, leads the competition team as they pass a German squad during the 2023 Edelweiss Raid in Austria March 2, 2023.

National Guard, Canada Conduct Tactical Arctic Insertion
March 20, 2023
Guerrier Nordique 23 Photo

Vermont Guard Soldier Thrives in Canadian Arctic Exercise
March 15, 2023
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shane Yuknis, cavalry scout for B Troop, 172nd Cavalry Squadron (MTN), 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (MTN), Vermont Army National Guard, before tactical insertion training at the airfield in Resolute, Nunavut, Canada, March 14, 2023.

Persistence Pays off for History-Making Air Guardsman
March 2, 2023
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Petra Chesanek, an aeromedical technician with the 103rd Medical Group, Connecticut Air National Guard, at Bradley Air National Guard Base, Conn., Aug. 6, 2022. Chesanek, a career firefighter with the New Britain Fire Department, made history alongside firefighter Lauren Burns when they became the department’s first female firefighters promoted to the rank of lieutenant.

Vermont Army Guard Leads Training Exercise in Arctic Circle
February 27, 2023
An advance team of Soldiers and Airmen arrive in the Arctic to prepare for Guerrier Nordique. The Artctic Circle exercise in March 2023 will include Soldiers from the Vermont, Utah, Connecticut and New Hampshire National Guard, the New York Air National Guard, the National Guard Bureau, the 11th Airborne Division, and the 34th and 35th Canadian Brigade Group in Quebec province.

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.

National Guard Provides Critical Election Cybersecurity
November 7, 2022
Approximately 30 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard joined other state agencies at three locations Nov. 5, 2019, to ensure the security of the commonwealth’s general election. A team at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency focused on network monitoring, while teams at Fort Indiantown Gap (above) and Horsham Air Guard Station focused on social media reporting.

Connecticut National Guard Leaders Build Bonds in Uruguay
September 1, 2022
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Francis Evon, left foreground, the Connecticut adjutant general, shakes hands with a Uruguayan Army soldier during a visit to the National Peace Operations Training School of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay, Aug. 10, 2022. The school is where Uruguayan military and police forces train to prepare to deploy in support of U.N. peacekeeping operations.

Connecticut National Guardswoman Trains in Denmark
August 23, 2022
Capt. Shaneka Ashman, operations officer for the 143rd Regional Support Group, receives a certificate of completion for the Military Reserve Exchange Program at Camp Nymindegab in Denmark around July 8, 2022.

Connecticut National Guard, Uruguay Conduct IED Training
August 3, 2022
A Uruguayan Soldier issues orders during a counter-IED lane in Montevideo, Uruguay, July 19-22, 2022. Connecticut Army National Guard members assigned to the 192nd Engineer Battalion participated in a bilateral exchange in Uruguay as part of the State Partnership Program.

New York Army Guard Soldiers Heading to Africa, Kuwait
June 16, 2022
New York Army National Guard Spcs. Lori Gorman and Jahaira Rodriguez, both assigned to Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, head toward buses taking them to Fort Drum, New York, for training following a farewell event June 14, 2022, at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The Soldiers will be deploying to the Horn of Africa in September.

National Guard Supports Armed Forces of Ukraine
June 8, 2022
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, president of Ukraine, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. David Baldwin, adjutant general of the California National Guard, and California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis watch a demonstration of tactical equipment during a visit to the California Air National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing at Moffett Air National Guard Base, California, Sept. 2, 2021. The California National Guard and Ukraine have been partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program since 1993.

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.

Connecticut Guard completes Black Hawk fleet conversion
May 2, 2022
Connecticut National Guardsmen assigned to Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment, inspect a new UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, April 28, 2022. The acquisition of this helicopter completes the unit’s conversion from old L-model aircraft to new M-model Black Hawks.