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PA Guardsman Leads Project Building Houses for Cherokee Vets
October 14, 2022
An aerial view of the Innovative Readiness Training construction site in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, June 2022. Construction is being completed for the IRT Cherokee Veterans Housing Initiative, a multiyear project that enables Guardsmen and Reservists from the Marines, Army, Navy and Air Force to build homes each year for Cherokee veterans.

Illinois Air Guard Civil Engineers help Cherokee Nation Veterans
August 10, 2022
Members of the 126th Civil Engineer Squadron and 301st CES work together to install vapor wrap on a house before a rain storm comes, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma,  Aug. 5, 2022.

New Hampshire Guard Provides Health Care in Cherokee Nation
June 28, 2022
Lt. Col. Dan Tzizik, the medical officer in charge from the New Hampshire Army National Guard Medical Detachment, screens Tara Parker Dorler, a daycare provider, during the Cherokee Nation Innovative Readiness Exercise June 5, 2022. Parker Dorler was the first patient at the clinic set up inside the Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Alaska Air Guardsmen build homes for Cherokee veterans
June 10, 2021
Alaska Air National Guardsmen with the 176th Civil Engineer Squadron stand alongside Brig. Gen. Anthony Stratton, 176th Wing commander, as they near the end of their participation in the Cherokee Veterans Housing Initiative in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, May 27, 2021. The initiative is a collaboration between the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training program and the Cherokee Nation to build new single-family homes and supporting infrastructure for eligible Cherokee Nation veterans and their families.