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National Guard Athletes Finish Strong at Lincoln Marathon
May 6, 2024
Puerto Rico National Guard runner Sgt. Angeles Virella crosses the finish line of the 47th annual Lincoln Marathon and Half Marathon May 5, 2024, in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Nebraska National Guard has a long history of supporting the Lincoln Marathon, which biennially serves as the time trials for the National Guard All Guard Marathon Team.

National Guard’s Heritage Honored at Storied Army Base
November 7, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, left, chief of the National Guard Bureau, chats with Air Force Maj. Gen. John P. Hronek, the adjutant general of the Montana National Guard, during the opening ceremony at The 1636 Room at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Patton Hall in Arlington, Virginia, Nov. 1, 2023. Named in recognition of the first organized militia in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1636 – the predecessor of today’s National Guard – the exhibit space runs the gamut of strategically placed artifacts, framed flags, panel displays, photographs, visual arts and replicated items.

Montana, NM, Arizona Guard Provide Health Care on Reservation
August 29, 2023
Over 100 service members from the Montana, Arizona and New Mexico National Guard, U.S. Army Reserves, U.S. Public Health Service and U.S. Air Force conducted medical operations for two weeks in August to support of the 2023 Walking Shield Innovative Readiness Training at the Fort Belknap Reservation, Montana.

Montana National Guard Hosts Regional Cooperation Exercise
August 22, 2023
Personnel from the United States, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan work together Aug. 16, 2023, during Exercise Regional Cooperation 23 at the Helena Aviation Readiness Center in Helena, Montana. The Montana National Guard hosted RC23, annual, multinational exercise conducted by U.S. forces in partnership with Central and South Asian nations.

Montana National Guard Hosts Regional Cooperation Exercise
August 14, 2023
Personnel from the United States, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan work together Aug. 12, 2023, during Exercise Regional Cooperation 23 at the Helena Aviation Readiness Center in Helena, Montana. RC23 is an annual, multinational ,U.S. Central Command-sponsored exercise conducted by U.S. forces in partnership with Central and South Asia nations.

Oregon Army Guard Conducts Tank Gunnery with Moroccan Army
June 15, 2023
Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team’s 3-116th Combined Arms Battalion conducted tank gunnery training with members of the Royal Moroccan Army in the Tan Tan Training Area June 8-10 during Exercise African Lion 2023.

Washington, Montana National Guard Train for Air Mobility
May 17, 2023
U.S. Army Soldiers and Airmen with the Washington National Guard’s 10th Homeland Response Force train alongside the 92nd Logistic Readiness Squadron on rapid-deployment air-load operations at Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Wash., May 10-11, 2023. As part of the National Guard’s domestic response capabilities, the HRF and CERFP (CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package) must be able to quickly mobilize and deploy by ground or air and self-sustain for five days.

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.

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.

Idaho Guard Soldiers Conduct Intense Pre-deployment Training
September 20, 2022
More than 600 Idaho Army National Guard Soldiers, joined by Soldiers from the Montana, Oregon, Ohio and South Carolina Army National Guard, have been training in Fort Bliss, Texas, since mobilizing from Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho, in early August. Task Force Rattler will deploy to Southwest Asia this month to support Operation Spartan Shield.

Montana Air Guard Demonstrates Equipment to Partner Sri Lanka
September 14, 2022
Master Sgt. Mark Payton, 120th Logistics Readiness Squadron, aircraft fuels technician, briefs Sri Lanka Air Force members on aircraft refueling procedures at the Montana Air National Guard Base, Great Falls, Montana, Sept. 9, 2022.

Hokanson: Individual Readiness Makes National Guard Always Ready, Always There
August 29, 2022
“The 2022 National Defense Strategy is clear,” Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson told National Guard leaders meeting in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 29, 2022. “Mutually beneficial alliances and partnerships are an enduring strength. They are critical for achieving our objectives – and we have been doing it for almost 30 years.”

National Guard Trains with Partner Nations in Tajikistan
August 29, 2022
Brig. Gen. Maurizio D. Calabrese, deputy commanding general for intelligence at U.S. Central Command’s Over-the-Horizon Counterterrorism Headquarters, exchanges a gift at the close of the Regional Cooperation 22 exercise in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Aug. 19, 2022. RC 22 is an annual, multinational U.S. Central Command-sponsored exercise conducted by U.S. forces with Central and South Asia nations.

National Guard Soldiers, Airmen Train on Cybersecurity
June 21, 2022
Oregon Army National Guard Lt. Col. Manuel Robledo, deputy G6, briefs members of the Idaho Courts information technology team June 15, 2022, at the Idaho Supreme Court. A team of National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assessed the court’s cybersecurity as part of the Cyber Discovery exercise in Boise, Idaho, June 4-18.

Montana National Guard Aircrews Rescue Flood Victims
June 15, 2022
Montana National Guard aircrews search for flood victims in South Central Montana June 13-14, 2022. Guard members rescued at least a dozen people.

Idaho Guard’s 2-116th CAB Trains for Deployment to Mideast
June 9, 2022
Idaho Army National Guard Soldiers from Charlie Company,  one of three companies making up the 2-116th Combined Arms Battalion, train in tactical movements during annual training. The 2-116th CAB is preparing to deploy in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

Guard civil support teams conduct WMD training exercise
May 2, 2022
U.S. Army Capt. Russ Reed checks the protective equipment of Staff Sgt. Jerico Witte as members of the South Dakota National Guard’s 82nd Civil Support Team and the Rapid City Fire Department conduct annual hazardous material training in Rapid City, S.D., April 29, 2021.

Idaho Army National Guard Soldiers train for deployment
April 4, 2022
Idaho National Guard 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team's 2nd of the 116th Combined Arms Battalion teamed with the Idaho Army National Guard’s 1st of the 183 Assault Helicopter Battalion to conduct medevac training at the Orchard Combat Training Center March 30, 2022. The 2nd of the 116th CAB deploys to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Spartan Shield later this year.

Alaska National Guard hosts Arctic Interest Council
April 1, 2022
National Guard Arctic Interest Council delegates representing the Alaska, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire and North Dakota National Guard and the National Guard Bureau stand at the Kotzebue, Alaska, sea wall overlooking the frozen Chukchi Sea March 29, 2022. The $34 million sea wall was constructed to address soil erosion from climate change.

Alaska Army Guard conducts multiagency CBRNE exercise
March 28, 2022
Alaska Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jonathan Ramos, section team leader for the 103rd Civil Support Team, gives an exercise brief before down-range operations during Van Winkle 2022 in Juneau, Alaska, March 22. Van Winkle 2022 is a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive response exercise designed to enhance interoperability between state, federal and local first responders with complex training scenarios. Exercise participants included CST units from the Alaska National Guard, Montana National Guard, Connecticut National Guard, Mississippi National Guard and North Carolina National Guard.