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North Dakota Guard, Togo Reinforce Resilience, Disaster Response
June 27, 2024
Maj. Gen. Alan Dorhmann, North Dakota National Guard adjutant general, and Republic of Togo Minister of Security and Civil Protection Calixte Batossie Madjoulba unveil a monument during a ceremony celebrating construction starting on the new National Emergency Operations Center being built in Lomé, Togo, June 26, 2024. Togolese and U.S. officials joined to celebrate the project, which is funded through the U.S. Africa Command’s Humanitarian Assistance program with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managing the construction project.

North Dakota Guard Joins Medical Exercise with Ghana
May 23, 2024
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. John LeBlanc, deputy commanding general (National Guard) of U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa greets Maj. Gen. Raymond Ewusi, deputy chief of staff in charge of medical services, Ghana Armed Forces, before the opening ceremony of a medical readiness exercise in Accra, Ghana, May 13, 2024.

New York Army Guard Soldiers Heading to North Africa
April 30, 2024
African Lion provides an opportunity to conduct realistic, dynamic and collaborative readiness training in an austere environment that intersects multiple geographic and functional combatant commands, including U.S. Africa Command, U.S. European Command, and U.S. Central Command, and strategic maritime choke points and global shipping lanes.

North Dakota National Guard Fights Missouri River Ice Jams
March 4, 2024
A North Dakota National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter fills up a bucket with 660 gallons of water to drop on an ice jam on the Missouri River in Bismarck, North Dakota, Feb. 29, 2024, to break up the ice and prevent flooding. Two Black Hawks dropped over 70,000 gallons of water in four hours.

North Dakota National Guard Celebrates 20-year Ghana Partnership
February 23, 2024
From left, Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Binstock, North Dakota Army National Guard state command sergeant major; 2nd Lt. Denis Duku, 426th Signal Company; Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant general; Maj. Beth Simek, North Dakota bilateral affairs officer for Ghana; Lt. Col. Jarrod Simek, U.S. Special Operations Command Africa, and Lt. Col. Mark McEvers take a photo at the 20th-anniversary celebration of North Dakota and the Republic of Ghana's partnership in the State Partnership Program, Feb. 22, 2024, in Accra, Ghana. North Dakota and Ghana are one of 18 partnerships in Africa.

Army General Meets with National Guard Partner Benin
February 9, 2024
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Todd R. Wasmund, commanding general of U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), poses for a photo with Benin Chief of Army Staff, Brig. Gen. Abou Issa, in Cotonou, Benin, Jan. 22, 2024. Wasmund and Issa discussed defense cooperation and opportunities for additional partnerships between the U.S. Army and the Benin Armed Forces.

North Dakota Army Guard Partners with Togo, Benin to Counter IEDs
April 20, 2023
Staff Sgt. Alex Radi, 817th Engineer Company (Sapper), assists Benin Soldiers conducting a counter-IED mission in Ouassa, Benin, Feb. 16, 2023. The North Dakota National Guard Soldier worked with the Benin Soldiers to plan a practical exercise that incorporated counter-IED mission planning during mounted and dismounted patrols.

National Guard Helps Mitigate White Earth Flooding
April 13, 2023
The North Dakota National Guard, shown here training, assisted with flood mitigation efforts by placing 1-ton sandbags by helicopter near White Earth east of Tioga April 12, 2023.

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.

Team Approach Strengthens African Partner Medical Capabilities
January 11, 2023
Rwandan Armed Forces soldiers and U.S. Nebraska Air National Guard medical personnel load a simulated patient onto a gurney for a patient transfer exercise in Kigali, Rwanda, in March 2022 as part of the African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership program.

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 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.

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.

NDNG Soldiers serving at Southwest border rescue migrants
April 11, 2022
North Dakota National Guard Spcs. Luis Alvarado and Gracin Clem, assigned to Joint Task Force North, Task Force Legion in Del Rio, Texas, rescued migrants trying to cross the Rio Grande River. The Soldiers were conducting mobile surveillance camera site operations for Customs and Border Protection.

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.

National Guard troops from 15 states join Arctic exercise
March 1, 2022
Joint forces attend U.S. Stryker armored vehicle familiarization training during Joint Exercise Arctic Eagle-Patriot at Anchorage, Alaska, Feb. 24, 2022. The exercise increases the National Guard’s capacity to operate in austere, extreme cold-weather environments across Alaska and the Arctic region.

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.

Arkansas, North Dakota Guardsmen win rifle, pistol competition
September 13, 2021
Staff Sgt. James Dansie, Utah National Guard, fires his pistol Sept. 2, 2021, during the General George Patton Combat Pistol match of the 50th Winston P. Wilson and the 30th Armed Forces Skill at Arms Championships, hosted by the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center, held at the Robinson Joint Maneuver Training Center, North Little Rock, Ark.

North Dakota National Guard marks year of COVID-19 response
March 16, 2021
Spc. Collin Ahmann, North Dakota Army National Guard Medical Detachment, prepares to collect a COVID-19 test specimen at the North Dakota state capitol in Bismarck July 6, 2021. The Guard has supported the state's response to the pandemic since March 16, 2020.

Historic Air National Guard airlift brings troops to DC
January 16, 2021
Members of the North Carolina National Guard deboard a C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 145th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard, upon arrival to Joint Base Andrews, Md., outside Washington, D.C., on Jan. 15, 2021. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are supporting federal and district authorities for the 59th presidential inauguration.