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Army National Guard Support Vital to EDGE 23
May 25, 2023
First Sgt. Patrick Casha, flight paramedic with the Oregon Army National Guard, demonstrates the new MH60M Medical Upgrade Interior kit designed for Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft during EDGE 23 Distinguished Visitor Day at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, May 18, 2023.

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Injured Hunter
May 5, 2023
A Tennessee Army National Guard Black Hhawk helicopter locates a distressed hunter in the Cherokee National Forest on May 4.

Tennessee, Georgia Guardsmen are Southeast’s Best Warriors
April 24, 2023
U.S. Army Sgt. Nicolas White, an indirect fire infantryman representing the Georgia Army National Guard, splashes water on his face after completing the confidence course during the Region III National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Fort Stewart, Ga., April 17, 2023. The competition tested the adaptiveness and lethality of our forces.

Soldiers Train at Virginia Guard Funeral Honors Program
March 24, 2023
Ten National Guard Soldiers from seven states participate in Military Funeral Honors Level 2 training March 3, 2023, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Soldiers from Alabama, California, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina and Virginia participated in the two week-long course, hosted by the Virginia National Guard Funeral Honors Program.

Tennessee Guard Honors Former President Jackson
March 16, 2023
Col. Jason Glass, Tennessee National Guard’s assistant adjutant general–air, and Nashville Mayor John Cooper place a commemorative wreath on former President Andrew Jackson’s tomb at Jackson’s home, The Hermitage, outside Nashville March 15, 2023. The ceremony took place on what would have been Jackson’s 256th birthday.

Tennessee National Guard Prepares for Joint Bulgarian Exercise
March 3, 2023
An Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster from the 164th Airlift Wing offloads Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers in Bulgaria as part of a multinational exercise.

Tennessee National Guard CST Passes Training Evaluation
January 17, 2023
Members of the Tennessee National Guard’s 45th Civil Support Team conduct decontamination procedures during a training proficiency evaluation Jan. 10, 2023, in Murfreesboro. The evaluation was administered by U.S. Army North.

Tennessee National Guard Trains With State Civilian Agencies
January 9, 2023
A Black Hawk from the 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion of the Tennessee National Guard hovers while medics prepare to descend during the SAREX 23 exercise in Pickett State Park near Jamestown, Tenn., Jan. 7, 2023. The group worked on tracking, locating and evacuating missing people as part of a training exercise with other military and civilian agencies to strengthen partnerships in a joint environment.

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Hikers on Appalachian Trail
January 4, 2023
Tennessee National Guard Staff Sgt. Ryan McKnight pulls a patient onboard a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a recovery mission on the Appalachian Trail, Dec. 31, 2022. Guard members rescued two stranded hikers and airlifted them to Johnson City Medical Center, where they recovered from minor injuries.

Guard Saved Lives, Property, Responding to 2022 Disasters
December 28, 2022
Alaska Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Robert Wolford, a metals technician assigned to the 168th Maintenance Squadron, cleans up debris as part of Operation Merbok Response in Koyuk, Alaska, Sept. 27, 2022. Remnants of Typhoon Merbok caused dramatic flooding across more than 1,000 miles of Alaskan coastline.

Tennessee National Guard Honors Former President Polk
November 3, 2022
Members of the Tennessee National Guard and the James K. Polk Association pay tribute to former President James K. Polk while Taps is played Nov. 2, 2022, at the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville. A wreath is laid on the tomb of former presidents each year on their birthday on behalf of the current president.

Tennessee Aquatic Rescue Team Practices Search and Rescue
October 21, 2022
The Tennessee Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team partnered with  local and state first responders during a joint search and rescue exercise Oct. 19, 2022, on Kentucky Lake.

Tennessee National Guard Aircrew Rescues Injured Hiker
October 19, 2022
Col. Robert Ross, a fight surgeon for the Tennessee National Guard, helps offload an injured hiker from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at the University of Tennessee Medical Center helicopter pad in Knoxville Oct. 14, 2022. The hiker suffered a leg injury in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park area.

Thousands of Guardsmen Supporting Hurricane Ian Response
September 29, 2022
U.S. Army Soldiers with the Florida National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear, and Explosive - Enhanced Response Force Package load supplies as part of their response to Hurricane Ian, Sarasota, Fla., Sept. 29, 2022. Soldiers and Airmen were joined by emergency responders from other states as they mobilized to support the local community.

National Guard Staged for Florida Hurricane Response
September 28, 2022
Florida National Guard Army Pfc. Kenneth Bonn, a combat engineer with the 753rd Engineering Brigade, inspects a search and rescue vessel during Hurricane Ian state activation, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., Sept. 27, 2022. Bonn is part of the Florida National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) - Enhanced Response Force Package (FL-CERFP).

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Hiker near Appalachian Trail
September 23, 2022
Sgt. 1st Class Giovanni DeZuani, a flight paramedic, is lowered from a UH-60 Black Hawk near Derrick Knob Shelter to rescue a hiker in distress along the Appalachian Trail Sept. 20, 2022. The flight crew from the Tennessee National Guard conducted the emergency air evacuation mission after a hiker reported chest pains.

Airmen of the Year Honored for Exceeding the Standard
August 26, 2022
From left: U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kristina L. Schneider, of the 179th Airlift Wing, Ohio National Guard; Tech Sgt. Brett A. Yoakum, of the 164th Airlift Wing, Tennessee National Guard; Master Sgt. Daniel P. Keller, of the 124th Fighter Wing, Idaho National Guard; and Senior Master Sgt. Jonathan Sotomayor, of the 125th Fighter Squadron, Florida National Guard, at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Virginia, Aug. 22, 2022. The event was part of Focus on the Force Week 2022, an annual event hosted by the command chief of the Air National Guard that highlights professional development and celebrates the accomplishments of the enlisted corps.

Kentucky National Guard Comes to aid of Flood Victims
August 3, 2022
Kentucky Army National Guard's Detachment 1, Charlie Company 2/238th Aviation Regiment, MEDEVAC, conducts hoist and land rescue mission for victims of flooding in eastern Kentucky July 28, 2022. Pilots and crew have been working constantly for days to rescue victims trapped on house roofs, in trees and other high points to avoid floodwaters.

Kentucky Air National Guard Rescues Flood Victims
August 1, 2022
An Airman from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron searches for flood victims from a helicopter in Eastern Kentucky July 30, 2022. In response to devastating flooding, the unit coordinated 29 rotary-wing relief missions, rescued 19 people and two dogs, and recovered four bodies.

National Guard Assists with Flood Rescue in Kentucky
July 28, 2022
A Tennessee Army National Guard Soldier comforts a patient rescued from the flooding in eastern Kentucky while being flown to a hospital July 28, 2022. The Tennessee National Guard sent five Black Hawk helicopters and crews to assist in search and rescue efforts.