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Maryland, Virginia Guardsmen Are Regional Best Warriors
May 13, 2024
Spc. Carter Cooper of the Virginia National Guard and Staff Sgt. Alexander Wilkinson-Johnson of the Maryland National Guard were named the National Guard Bureau’s Region Il Best Warriors for 2024 in the Soldier of the Year and Noncommissioned Officer categories at Aberdeen Proving Ground-Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland, May 10, 2024.

New Jersey, Delaware, Idaho Guard Conduct Interagency Training
April 5, 2024
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Robert Wittig, left, closes the helmet on Senior Airman Russell J. Bongiovanni’s EOD-10E bomb suit. The explosive ordnance disposal technicians with the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, were participating in the Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High Yield Explosives Characterization, Exploitation, and Mitigation Course at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, New Jersey, March 27, 2024.

Guard Team Awarded 3rd Consecutive Services Cup Cyber Trophy
October 5, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, meets with the National Guard cyber team that won the 2022 SANS NetWars Department of Defense Services Cup cybersecurity competition at the Pentagon Sept. 22, 2023. Teams from all service branches took part in the two-day competition, with the Guard team taking top honors for the third consecutive year.

Virginia, West Virginia Guardsmen are Regional Best Warriors
June 2, 2023
Army National Guard noncommissioned officers and Soldiers run the confidence course during the Region II Best Warrior Competition May 17, 2023, at Fort Barfoot, Virginia. The Soldiers and NCOs of the Year from Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia competed for the right to represent the region at the national competition in Alaska in July.

Hokanson: State Partnership Program critical to national security
April 12, 2022
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Lane, director of operations for the 137th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, speaks to doctors with the Azerbaijan Operational Capabilities Concept Battalion about aeromedical evacuation roles during a medical knowledge exchange event in Oklahoma City March 30, 2022. The knowledge exchange involved the participation and support of Guardsmen with both the Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard in support of the State Partnership Program.

Delaware, West Virginia Air Guard units team up for training
May 7, 2021
The 167th and 166th Airlift Wings partnered together to conduct a joint cargo loading exercise as part of the 166th's home station operational readiness exercise on May 3 at New Castle Air National Guard Base, Delaware.

‘Buddy Aid’ training takes new approach to sexual assault
March 24, 2021
Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the adjutant general of Virginia, presents a coin to Maj. Bridget Flannery, South Dakota National Guard SHARP Master Trainer and developer of Buddy Aid, March 2, 2021, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The training on “Buddy Aid – First Response to Sexual Assault” was sponsored by the office of the Virginia National Guard Sexual Assault Response Coordinator and included military and civilians from National Guard Bureau’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, Delaware, Maryland, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.

National Guard members getting the support they need in DC
January 16, 2021
Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Zamudio, a member of the District of Columbia Air National Guard, distributes a meal to a Soldier at the D.C. National Guard Armory, Washington, D.C., Jan. 10, 2021. National Guard officials are stressing that the Soldiers and Airmen from all 50 states, three territories and Washington are receiving adequate food and lodging as they continue to support federal and local authorities leading up to the 59th presidential inauguration.

Virginia National Guard supporting security in Washington
January 11, 2021
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 229th Military Police Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, stand guard at their post Jan. 9, 202, in Washington, D.C. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from several states have traveled to the National Capital Region to support federal and D.C. authorities leading up to the 59th Presidential Inauguration.

DOD details National Guard response to Capitol attack
January 8, 2021
National Guard members in-process upon arriving in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 7, 2021. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey are traveling to the National Capital Region to join the District of Columbia National Guard in supporting federal and district authorities through the inauguration of President-elect Joseph Biden.

Command chief’s plan to support Airmen takes flight
October 29, 2020
A U.S. Army pilot flies a UH-60 Black Hawk during an incentive flight in New Castle, Delaware, Oct. 21, 2020, for wing-level award recipients. The Army Aviation Support Facility has been providing this incentive since March 2020.

Delaware National Guard expands COVID-19 testing
June 2, 2020
Pfc. Kelly Buterbaugh, a combat medic with the Delaware Army National Guard, gives instructions to a motorist during a drive-thru coronavirus testing mission at the University of Delaware's Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus in Newark, Delaware, May 29, 2020. About 25 Soldiers and Airmen with the Delaware National Guard supported the saliva-based testing of roughly 400 people at the STAR Campus location.

Delaware National Guard supports coronavirus testing
May 11, 2020
Sgt. Zell Flamer, a Soldier with the Delaware National Guard’s 262nd Component Repair Company, at a coronavirus testing site on the grounds of the Sussex County VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Georgetown, Delaware, May 6, 2020. The drive-thru side provided testing for essential employees, at-risk populations, and individuals likely exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Delaware National Guard helps food bank feed families
May 1, 2020
Spc. Vassindou Kamagate, left, and Sgt. 1st Class Brian Turner, horizontal construction engineers with the Delaware Army National Guard's 160th Engineer Company, distribute canned goods at a drive-thru mobile pantry in Newark, Delaware, April 20, 2020.

Delaware National Guard helps set up alternate care site
April 9, 2020
Delaware National Guard Citizen-Airmen and medical staff from Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care, and St. Francis Healthcare check vital signs during a training exercise at an alternate care site at A.I. DuPont Hospital, Wilmington, Del., April 7, 2020. Adults who do not have COVID-19 will be treated at the facility if hospitals reach capacity.

Delaware Airman uses civilian expertise in COVID-19 response
April 6, 2020
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Tyrell Hargrove with the Delaware National Guard inspects personal protective equipment inside Delaware Emergency Management Agency headquarters, Smyrna, Del., March 27, 2020. Hargrove is helping evaluate sites that can be used as acute care facilities should hospitals become overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients.

Iowa, Pa., Del. National Guard in thick of COVID-19 battle
March 31, 2020
Soldiers from the 103rd Engineer Battalion, Pennsylvania National Guard, help the Federal Emergency Management Agency unload equipment at the a school in Glen Mills, Pa., to establish a federal medical station for non-COVID 19 patients should regional hospitals become full.