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VNG cyber protection battalion completes TF Echo mission
December 17, 2021
Army National Guard Soldiers of the 123rd Cyber Protection Battalion, 91st Cyber Brigade, completed their support of the Task Force Echo V mission and returned to their home states of Illinois, Minnesota, Virginia and Wisconsin after a transition of authority ceremony Dec. 1, 2021, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Mississippi Guard receives national conservation award
November 3, 2021
The Mississippi National Guard's Environmental Team received the 17th Annual Military Conservation Partner Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Nov. 2, 2021, in recognition of excellence and exceptional leadership in natural resource conservation. The team is shown at the award ceremony at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, near Hattiesburg.

COVID response prompts 1st Idaho Guard dual-status commander
October 5, 2021
Brig. Gen. Russ Johnson, Idaho National Guard director of joint staff, visits Idaho National Guard Soldiers and Airmen at medical facilities in Idaho, Oct. 1, 2021, after being appointed the state's first dual-status commander of its COVID-19 response.

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.

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.

Thousands of National Guard members support hurricane relief
August 31, 2021
The Louisiana National Guard has rescued 359 people and 55 pets either by high-water vehicles, by boats or by air during the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which made landfall in south Louisiana Aug. 29, 2021, as a Category 4 storm with 150 mph winds.

Guardsman sets records at CMP National Trophy Rifle Matches
August 9, 2021
Master Sgt. Greg Neiderhiser, Pennsylvania National Guard, had a perfect shot during the Hearst Doubles Match at the 2021 CMP National Trophy Rifle matches Aug. 4, 2021, in his final event as an All Guard member.

Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, CST units train together
May 6, 2021
Air Force Staff Sgt. Gregory Kassner, a team member with the 44th Civil Support Team collects a sample of potentially hazardous material during a multi-CST exercise in Ft. Walton Beach, Tuesday May 4.

Mississippi National Guard supports Hurricane Zeta recovery
November 2, 2020
Members of the Mississippi National Guard's 890th Engineer Battalion unload tarps, water, ice, food and other relief supplies in Bay St. Louis, Miss., Oct. 31, 2020. The Soldiers are part of Joint Task Force Zeta, working with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency to help communities affected by Hurricane Zeta.

Arizona, Mississippi Soldiers are Best Warriors
September 21, 2020
Army Staff Sgt. Mitchell Scofield, front right, a cavalry scout with the Mississippi Army National Guard’s Regional Training Institute, and Cpl. Daniel D’lppolito, an infantryman with the Arizona Army National Guard’s Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 158th Infantry Regiment, front left, hoist their pistols during the closing ceremony of the Army National Guard’s 2020 Best Warrior Competition at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, Sept. 16. Scofield and D’lppolito earned the titles of Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year, respectively. Command Sgt. Maj. John F. Sampa, middle, the command sergeant major of the Army National Guard, joins Scofield and D’lppolito in celebrating their new titles. The two Soldiers will go on to compete in the 2020 all-Army Best Warrior Competition, to be held virtually later in the year.

Mississippi Guard ready to respond to Hurricane Sally
September 16, 2020
Mississippi Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to an engineer composite team pack supplies in preparation to conduct high-water rescues in response to Hurricane Sally at Camp Shelby Joint Force Training Center, Miss., Sept. 15, 2020. The Mississippi National Guard is prepared to conduct civil support operations, including search and rescue and debris removal, to support local and state authorities.