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Determined Guam Guardsman Earns Blade Runner Award
April 17, 2024
U.S. Army Capt. Greg May of the Guam National Guard displays his recently earned Pathfinder Badge at Joint Force Headquarters Guam April 2, 2024. May volunteered for Pathfinder School with two days' notice and, despite a series of retests, beat the odds and earned the honorary title of "Blade Runner."

Guam Guard Helps Elementary School Recover from Typhoon
February 15, 2024
Soldiers from the Guam National Guard’s Bravo Company, 1-294th Infantry Regiment (Chamorri Battalion), activated as Team Binadu under Task Force Talon, help Adacao Elementary School prepare for inspection Feb. 7, 2024. Team Binadu looks to perform as much community service as possible while mobilized to secure Guam’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense.

Guam Guard Hosts Central Pacific Cybersecurity Summit
November 27, 2023
Federal, military, local government, and civilian stakeholders participate in the 2024 Central Pacific Cybersecurity Summit at the University of Guam, Nov. 6, 2023. Hosted by the Guam National Guard, the summit aimed to enhance local and national security by integrating cyber defense to deter adversaries and improve cyber resiliency.

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.

Alaska National Guardsmen Prepare for Middle East Deployment
October 3, 2023
Alaska Army National Guard 1st Sgt. Oliver Meza, Bravo Company first sergeant, brings the formation to attention during a deployment ceremony for B Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, at the Alaska National Guard Armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Sept. 29, 2023. Approximately 100 Soldiers are deploying to the Middle East for nine months to support Operation Spartan Shield.

National Guard Committed to Suicide Prevention Year-round
September 29, 2023
Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks recognizes the Guam National Guard's suicide prevention efforts at the Department of Defense's annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Recognition Ceremony in the Pentagon Hall of Heroes, Sept. 6, 2023.

Cyber Attacks, Typhoon Mawar Prompt Guam Cyber Conference
August 1, 2023
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Christine Lizama, left, and U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jolina Cabe, both assigned to the Guam National Guard, attend a cybersecurity conference in Tumon, Guam, July 18, 2023. The conference was the first in a series of collaborations to develop, implement and sustain a unified cybersecurity plan for the U.S. territory in the Western Pacific.

29th IBCT Logistics: Winning the Fight Before the Fight
July 31, 2023
Soldiers from the 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conduct rail operations on tactical vehicles transported from Hawaii at Fort Johnson, Louisiana, July 10, 2023. Brigade combat teams and security force assistance brigades conduct simulated large-scale combat operations against near-peer threats at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Johnson to increase readiness and support globally deployable missions.

Hawaii Guard's Crucial Role in Guam’s Typhoon Recovery Effort
July 14, 2023
Airmen of the 154th Combat Comm. Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard, assist members of the Guam National Guard with emergency communications equipment following Typhoon Mawar in Barrigada May 28, 2023.

Guam Guard Medics Assist with Hospital Surge After Typhoon Mawar
June 28, 2023
Combat medics from the Guam National Guard and members of the Guam Memorial Hospital emergency room staff work together in the wake of Typhoon Mawar June 21, 2023.

Gold Star Family Member is Nevada Army Guard Soldier of Year
April 28, 2023
Nevada Army Guard Spc. Jake Evans next to a medical evacuation UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter during a break in training April 17, 2023, in Reno, Nev. Evans is the 2023 Nevada Army Guard Soldier of the Year and is set to travel to Hawaii to represent Nevada in the Region VII Best Warrior contest.

Guam National Guard Hosts Chief of Staff Advisory Council
April 21, 2023
National Guard chiefs of staff from Region VII render a solemn salute at the Guam National Guard Fallen Heroes Memorial in Barrigada April 18, 2023. The delegation spent three days on the island to discuss regional issues, share best practices, and gain a better understanding of the uniqueness of Guam's operational and cultural environment.

Wisconsin Air Guard Meeting Deployment Challenges in Guam
February 27, 2023
Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, third from left, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, and Capt. Mark Gerasimov, Knapp’s aide de camp, second from right, with deployed members of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Refueling Wing at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam Feb. 3, 2023. The deployed Airmen are supporting the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Group, which provides the aerial refueling and airlift capabilities that support critical U.S. Indo-Pacific Command missions.

Guard’s Global Reach, Capabilities Support National Defense Strategy
December 5, 2022
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, talks with a member of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Grafenwoehr, Germany, June 12, 2022. Germany was Hokanson’s second stop on a five-nation trip to recognize and strengthen National Guard relationships with European allies and partners.

National Guard SEA Visits Colorado Guard Space, Missile Defense Units
July 1, 2022
Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, center right, the SEA to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, stands with Command Chief Master Sgt. Lisa Perry, the Colorado National Guard’s command senior enlisted leader, and members of the Colorado Guard’s 138th Space Control Squadron on Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, June 28, 2022. Whitehead visited Colorado Guard space and missile defense units in Colorado Springs to see how National Guard members are contributing to these expanding domains.

Utah National Guardsman is Regional Soldier of the Year
June 3, 2022
Blindfolded competitors are taken on a boat to an island during the Region VII Best Warrior Competition on Guam May 26, 2022. The annual competition featured the best noncommissioned officer and Soldier from Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. The winners move on to the national competition in July.

Senior enlisted advisor highlights strategic importance of Guam National Guard
May 31, 2022
Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, senior enlisted advisor to the chief, National Guard Bureau, presents a coin of excellence to Army Spc. Monica Iriarte of the Guam National Guard’s 1224th Engineer Support Company on Guam, May 23, 2022. Iriarte is part of a security forces mission staffed and equipped by the Guam Guard to protect air defense assets critical to Guam’s defense.

In Guam and Hawaii, Hokanson visits Guardsmen supporting U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
March 12, 2022
Air National Guard members circle in to talk with Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, during his visit with Guardsmen stationed at Andersen Air Force Base, Yigo, Guam, March 10, 2022. The stop was part of a Pacific itinerary that also saw the National Guard's most senior general visit Hawaii Guardsmen and meet with senior leaders at the combatant command.

Guam National Guard, Navy conduct joint training at sea
October 8, 2021
Electronics Technician 3rd Class Paul Shaffer of the Navy's Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 4 trains with Sgt. Keoni Wong, flight medic with the Guam Army National Guard, aboard a Mark VI Patrol Boat during a joint exercise in Guam, Sept. 28, 2021.

Guam National Guard participates in Exercise Orient Shield
July 2, 2021
From left, Sgt. Randy Ngirmekur, Spc. Ken Clark, Spc. Avery Tyquienco, Senior Amn. Ryan Martinez, and Spc. Jeremy Munoz participates remotely in the Electronic Warfare and Cyber Defense portions of Exercise Orient Shield 21-2 in Dededo, Guam, on June 30.