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New York Guard Completes Horn of Africa Security Mission
June 6, 2023
New York Army National Guard 1st Lt. Peter Clark, left, a member of D Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, goes over defense plans with the Kenyan Defense Force during a base defense drill on Camp Simba, Kenya, May 18, 2023. The Soldiers of Task Force Wolfhound,  a security force based on the 69th Infantry, worked with the Kenyans to review actions in defense of the base.

Kentucky Civil Response Team Hosts Multi-agency Exercise
March 17, 2023
An officer with Louisville Metro Police's Hazardous Incident Response Team gets out of his hazardous material suit after working a simulated scenario with the help of Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Dormbrusch, 12th CST, New Hampshire National Guard, during a training event at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., March 13, 2023. National Guard CSTs from eight states participated in the one-day exercise.

Aviation Maintenance Team Builds Cohesion Overseas
December 23, 2022
U.S. Army Spc. Stephon Johnson, UH-60 helicopter mechanic for Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment, Assault Helicopter Battalion, attached to the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, "Task Force Mustang," poses in front of an UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Dec. 10, 2022.

Oklahoma Guard, Azerbaijan Celebrate 20-year Partnership
December 2, 2022
Col. Gen. Karim Valiyeva, first deputy minister of defense and chief of the general staff of the Azerbaijan Army, presents a gift to Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art Nov. 30, 2022. Oklahoma National Guard leaders and a delegation from Azerbaijan met to celebrate their 20-year partnership under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

OKNG Special Operations Wing Supports First Red Dragon Live-fire
November 10, 2022
A palletized effects system falls from the cargo hold of a 352d Special Operations Wing MC-130J Commando II during a live-fire demonstration for ATREUS 22-4 at Andøya Space Defense Range, Norway, Nov. 9, 2022. This is the first time Rapid Dragon, a precision effects capability for medium-sized or larger cargo aircraft that allows U.S. and NATO forces a flexible rapid response option, has been employed in the U.S. European Command theater. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

Oklahoma Guard Hosts Cybersecurity Exchange with Azerbaijan
October 17, 2022
Cybersecurity officers from the Azerbaijan army listen to a presentation by an Oklahoma Air National Guard member during a cybersecurity knowledge exchange hosted by the Oklahoma National Guard at the Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma National Guard hosted a multiday exchange focused on building cooperation between the two partners.

Oklahoma Guard, Azerbaijan Participate in Disaster Response Exercise
September 28, 2022
U.S. and Azerbaijan military and civilian officials participate in a disaster response tabletop exercise Sept. 20-22, 2022, in Baku, Azerbaijan. The exercise included first responders from Azerbaijan and the Oklahoma National Guard, who are partners under the State Partnership Program.

Oklahoma Special Operations Wing Supports Northern Strike
September 13, 2022
Members of the 137th Special Operations Wing Mission Sustainment Team construct a shelter during ground operations training Aug. 11, 2022, at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich. The 137th SOW Airmen were supporting Northern Strike 22-2, the National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise to validate the readiness of the joint and reserve force and demonstrate joint integration into the Agile Combat Employment concept.

Oklahoma National Guard Hosts German Officers in Exchange
September 9, 2022
German Air Force Lt. Col. Alex Frick, left, mission support squadron commander of Helicopter Wing 64, Laubheim, and German Air Force Maj. Alex Schroth, middle, troop driver with Air Command, Berlin, listen as U.S. Air Force Capt. Patrick Devito, combat systems officer with the 137th Special Operations Wing, Oklahoma National Guard, gives a tour of the MC-12W during a Military Reserve Exchange Program visit June 15, 2022, Oklahoma City. The program supports reserve force exchanges between NATO nations where Reservists and Guardsmen from the U.S. visit and host personnel from a foreign country.

Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers Train in Iowa
August 4, 2022
Spc. Robert Morris, a radio equipment repairer with Company B, 700th Brigade Support Battalion, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma National Guard, works on a SINCGARS radio at the Sustainment Training Center on Camp Dodge near Johnston City, Iowa, July 18, 2022. Repairers assigned to the 700th BSB conducted technical repair training in a realistic, multi-echelon environment as part of their annual training.

New York Army Guard Troops to Help Train Ukrainian Soldiers
July 18, 2022
New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, who are deploying to Germany as part of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, stand at attention during a farewell ceremony at the Thompson Road Armory in Syracuse, New York, July 15, 2022. The New York Soldiers will relieve Florida Army National Guard Soldiers who are currently conducting the training mission.

Oklahoma Guard Battery Named Best Field Artillery Unit
July 18, 2022
Brig. Gen. Andrew Preston, commandant of the United States Army Field Artillery School, presents the Alexander Hamilton Award to Capt. Zebadiah Wilson, commander of Battery B, 1st Battalion, 158th Field Artillery Regiment, 45th Field Artillery Brigade, July 16, 2022. The Alexander Hamilton Award is presented annually to the best field artillery unit in the National Guard.

Oklahoma National Guard Conducts SPP Visit to Azerbaijan
July 1, 2022
Airmen with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard, observe Azerbaijan Operational Capabilities Concept Battalion medical personnel treat a simulated combat casualty during a State Partnership Program visit to Baku, Azerbaijan, June 20-24, 2022.

Historic Highway Landing Advances Agile Combat Employment
June 30, 2022
An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 107th Fighter Squadron, 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard, lands and takes off from a highway during Northern Agility-1 22 in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan June 29, 2022.

National Guard Captain Speaks at Naturalization Ceremony
June 29, 2022
U.S. Air Force Capt. Alcides Silva, 188th Force Support Squadron assistant director for personnel, addresses the crowd at a naturalization ceremony in the Judge Isaac C. Parker Federal Courtroom in Fort Smith, Ark., June 24, 2022.

National Guard Members Conduct Innovative Readiness Training
June 10, 2022
Air National Guard Airman First Class Cabrera, 124th Civilian Engineer Squadron, smooths out gravel as a part of an Innovative Readiness Training mission while building homes for the Cherokee Veterans Housing Initiative in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, June 6, 2022. IRT is a Department of Defense initiative that is a joint environment with National Guard Soldiers and Airmen.

New Air National Guard Exercise Tests Agility in Michigan
June 7, 2022
A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 127th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., performs Agile Combat Employment training while marshaling an A-10 Thunderbolt II in an Integrated Combat Turn during Agile Rage 22, June 7, 2022.

Oklahoma National Guard, Azerbaijan hold SPP exchange
April 8, 2022
Oklahoma Army National Guard Soldiers and doctors with the Azerbaijan Operational Capabilities Concept Battalion evacuate a simulated patient from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a medical knowledge exchange in Oklahoma City, April 1, 2022. The Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard participated in support of the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

OKNG visits Azerbaijan as part of State Partnership Program
March 21, 2022
Members of the Oklahoma National Guard and the Azerbaijan Peacekeeping Brigade gather for a group photo at the conclusion of a joint partnership strategic planning and unit training management event March 3, 2022, in Baku, Azerbaijan. This is the beginning of a doctrinal training plan the Oklahoma National Guard is preparing for the Azerbaijan Peacekeeping Brigade intended to cover military decision making processes.

National Guard members compete to be ‘Best Warrior’
March 9, 2022
Pfc. Mario Delahoya, a member of 45th Field Artillery Brigade, Oklahoma Army National Guard, climbs a rope during the obstacle course event of the Best Warrior Competition at Camp Gruber Training Center, Oklahoma, March 5, 2022. The annual three-day event brought together Soldiers to test their proficiency in a variety of warrior tasks and drills.