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Massachusetts Guard Attends Planning Conference in Israel
September 25, 2023
Members of the 102nd Intelligence Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, attended the National Guard Bureau-Home Front Command annual planning conference at HFC Headquarters in Ramla, Israel, July 22-28, 2023.

Hokanson: Panama a Global Crossroads, Key Security Cooperation Partner
September 19, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, left, chief, National Guard Bureau, meets with Panama Minister of Public Security Juan Manuel Pino Forero at the Ministry of Public Security, Panama City, Panama, Aug. 28, 2023. Panama and the Missouri National Guard have been paired in the Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership Program since 1996.

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.

Tradewinds 23 Exercise Highlights Multinational Partnerships
July 31, 2023
The Tradewinds 23 closing ceremony was held in Georgetown, Guyana, July 27, 2023. The multinational, two-week exercise included representatives from 21 nations and Army and Air National Guard units from Alabama, Florida, Missouri, Oklahoma and the Virgin Islands.

Missouri Guard Bomb Wing Leads Medical Training Exercise
July 11, 2023
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Theresa Nguyen, assigned to the 131st Medical Group, Jefferson Barracks Air National Guard Base, Missouri, tests a patient’s vision during Operation Healthy Delta Innovative Readiness Training Program at Anna, Illinois, June 11, 2023. The Department of Defense-sponsored program builds relationships with local communities by providing free medical, dental and vision services while leveraging the strength of joint forces.

Louisiana Guard Tiger Brigade Tested in Warfighter Exercise
November 29, 2022
Soldiers with the Louisiana National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team plan and review the unit’s movements during Warfighter 23-2 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, Nov. 8, 2022. The warfighter exercises provide virtual battlefield scenarios that test a unit’s staff and Soldiers’ ability to coordinate and communicate in functional skill areas such as command and control, movement and maneuver, intelligence, targeting processes, sustainment and protection.

Family Serves Missouri National Guard Since the ’50s
November 8, 2022
From left: Tech. Sgt. Kacie McCullough, Staff Sgt. Braden Bigham, Chief Master Sgt. John Bigham, Capt. Justin Bigham, and Capt. Riley Coats at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Missouri, Oct. 20, 2022. All four of Chief Bigham’s children are serving at the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard.

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.

Missouri National Guard, SPP Partner Panama Conduct SMEE
May 6, 2022
Staff Sgt. William Rudd, 1175th Military Police Co., facilitates a presentation on taking DNA evidence with Staff Sgt. Jaymes Dooley (1139th MP Co.), serving as a demonstrator. The presentation was part of a crime scene investigation subject matter expert exchange between Missouri National Guard Soldiers and members of Panama's law enforcement and protection agencies. The Missouri National Guard has partnered with the country of Panama since 1996 under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Off-duty Missouri Guard firefighter helps save a life
January 10, 2022
Firefighter Kimberly Rauch, with the 139th Fire Department, Missouri Air National Guard, in front of a fire truck at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, in St. Joseph, Missouri, Dec. 13, 2021. While off-duty, Rauch helped save a man trapped in a burning house.

111th Med Group hosts Advanced Trauma Life Support course
October 21, 2021
U.S. Air National Guard Maj. Sammar Atassi, an internal medicine physician assigned to the 130th Medical Group headquartered at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base in Charleston, West Virginia, intubates an infant training mannequin during the Advanced Trauma Life Support course at Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, Sept. 28, 2021. Sixteen service members from nine ANG units in six states participated in the class, which was hosted by the 111th Medical Group.

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.

All Guard Combat team named marksmanship champions
September 13, 2021
Army Sgt 1st. Class Michael Bautista, Idaho National Guard, examines his target during a rifle match Sept. 3, 2021, at the 30th Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting at the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center. Established in 1991, the Armed Forces Skills at Arms Meeting (AFSAM) is a multinational and interservice competition created to promote marksmanship training and competition between the different components and services of U.S. military forces and allied nations.

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.

75th Troop Command supports SOUTHCOM at Tradewinds exercise
July 12, 2021
A Soldier participating in a Tradewinds 21 combined forces jump prepares to land at Airbase London, Guyana, June 20, 2021. Tradewinds 21 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored Caribbean security exercise with partner nations in the ground, air, sea and cyber domains.

Missouri Airmen mother, daughter join in fight against COVID
May 14, 2021
Senior Airman Terra Waitl, right, who is assigned to the 139th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s material management office, Missouri Air National Guard, outside the Nutrition Center in St. Joseph, Missouri, Nov. 12, 2020. The Missouri National Guard has been assisting at food banks across the state as part of Missouri’s COVID-19 response.

Army National Guard transitions cyber task force mission
February 16, 2021
Army National Guard Soldiers from the 124th Cyber Protection Battalion are deployed as part of Task Force Echo IV in support U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Married to the job: two first sergeants tackle leadership
October 29, 2020
David and Trisha Katzfey are first sergeants and full-time Soldiers who provide new meaning to the word team in the Missouri National Guard.

Soldier is 1st woman to command MONG infantry rifle unit
August 26, 2020
Capt. April Bruner is the first female commander of a Missouri National Guard infantry unit.

Final Mission: Airman supports Missouri community
August 12, 2020
U.S. Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Cami Glasgow helped the Missouri National Guard package meals for the summer school food service program at the Cameron Veterans Middle School in Cameron, Missouri, July 31, 2020.