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Team Whiteman Demonstrates Readiness During Spirit Vigilance
April 23, 2024
A B-2 Spirit stealth bomber assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing takes off at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 15, 2024. Team Whiteman executed a mass fly-over of 12 B-2 Spirit stealth bombers to cap off the annual Spirit Vigilance exercise.

Pennsylvania Guard Conducts Virtual Winter Storm Exercise
December 22, 2022
Pennsylvania National Guard Joint Operations Center staff participate in a conference call with members across the commonwealth as part of a winter storm tabletop exercise to improve domestic response procedures Dec. 20, 2022, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.

Tennessee Guard joins national cybersecurity exercise
July 20, 2021
Tennessee National Guard Capt. Curtis Crossman, Det. 2, 175th Cyber Protection Team commander, participates in Cyber Shield 2021, July 14, 2021, at Joint Force Headquarters in Nashville. Cyber Shield 2021 is a national cybersecurity exercise to increase response capabilities of cyber professionals across the country.

104th Fighter Wing hones skills during readiness exercise
June 17, 2021
Airmen from the 104th Medical Group assess, treat and transport Airmen after a simulated attack during a readiness exercise at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts, June 10-13. The exercise enabled all elements of the 104th Fighter Wing to hone their skills in support of both state and federal missions.

Air National Guard units support Formidable Shield exercise
May 20, 2021
Airmen from the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing move a fuel system icing inhibitor cart in place to begin refueling a U.S. Air Force KC-135 on the flight line at the Glasgow Prestwick International Airport, Scotland, May 18, 2021. The portable fuel injection system is used to add deicing fuel additive during ground refueling. Air Guard Airmen and their refueling aircraft are in Scotland providing air refueling support as part of NATO exercise Formidable Shield.

Iowa Air Refueling Wing tests emergency response in exercise
May 4, 2021
A helicopter from Wings Air Rescue arrives at Sioux Gateway Airport Col. Bud Day Field to pick up a load of simulated casualties to deliver to a hospital during a Federal Aviation Administration mass casualty exercise at the airport in Sioux City, Iowa, May 1, 2021. The Iowa Air National Guard's 185th Air Refueling Wing participated in the exercise.

NYNG troops participate in Indiana disaster response drill
May 3, 2021
Soldiers assigned to  the New York Army National Guard's  Bravo Company, 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion, bring satellite stations online at Regional Support Camp Nighthawk, in Nineveh, Ind., April 19, 2021, as part of the Guardian Response 21 exercise at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center. New York National Guard Soldiers supported other state National Guard elements during the exercise.

Hawaiian Raptors fly with RAAF for exercise Pacific Edge 21
April 30, 2021
A Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail, operated by No. 2 Squadron based at RAAF Base Williamtown, Australia, flies in formation with Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptors April 21, 2021, near Oahu, Hawaii, as part of the Pacific Edge 21 exercise.

92nd CST fires up Exercise Desert Torch in Vegas
April 22, 2021
Sgts. Chaz Rapp and Rjhun Rimon with the 92nd Civil Support Team, Nevada National Guard, search for hazardous materials in level-A fully encapsulated chemical entry suits during training scenarios for Exercise Desert Torch, April 20, 2021, in Las Vegas.

Northern Thaw exercise concludes at Volk Field
April 15, 2021
An F-35A assigned to Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, takes off for an exercise during Northern Thaw at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, April 1, 2021.The two-week Northern Thaw exercise was a total force exercise providing tailored, cost-effective, tactical level, high-end combat training.

Louisiana Guard trains with partners on disaster response
April 14, 2021
Members of the Louisiana National Guard, participating in the annual disaster response exercise, receive instruction during a boater education course in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at Spanish Lake in New Iberia, Louisiana, April 7, 2021.

145th Airlift Wing prepares for readiness exercise
April 12, 2021
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tiffany Greene, 145th Communications Flight, obtains an IP address and re-images a printer at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, April 11, 2021

Hawaii Air Guard wraps up temporary deployment to Japan
April 9, 2021
U.S Air Force Raptors from the 199th Fighter Squadron fly alongside a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during fifth-generation fighter training near Mount Fuji, Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors were operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept.

Rescue squadrons train in Idaho exercise
March 30, 2021
Members from 11 rescue squadrons with HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters participated in Spud Smoke 21at the Orchard Combat Training Center in Boise, Idaho, March 8-28, 2021.  The exercise focused on the weapons employment fundamentals and dynamic threat environments.

Response teams extract, treat F-22 pilot in joint exercise
November 25, 2020
Lt. Col. Steven Augugliaro, 154th Wing F-22 flight safety officer, works with members of the Federal Fire Department during a pilot extraction exercise Nov. 20, 2020, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

10th Civil Support Team trains at SeaTac Airport
November 24, 2020
Survey team members from the 10th Civil Support Team conduct a hazardous material detection exercise with the Port of Seattle Fire Department with Washington State Department of Health observers at the Seattle Tacoma International Airport on Nov. 18, 2020. The 10th Civil Support Teams trains for a number of different scenarios alongside civilian first responders.

Partnerships, realism key for virtual Cyber Shield 2020
September 9, 2020
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brandon Cho with the Hawaii Army National Guard’s Cyber Mission Assurance Team participates in a cyber exercise during Cyber Shield 19 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, April 6, 2019. Now in its 13th year, the exercise helps prepare National Guard cyber troops to defend critical infrastructure from the growing threat of cyber assaults. This years exercise, Cyber Shield 2020, will be conducted in a virtual environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kentucky National Guard MP train for casualty evacuations
August 14, 2020
Kentucky National Guard Soldiers with the 617th Military Police Company help a simulated injured person to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during casualty evacuation training at Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Ky., Aug. 12, 2020.

Annual Northern Lightning exercise returns to Volk Field
August 10, 2020
A variety of the world’s most advanced aircraft have assembled at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center in Wisconsin for the joint accredited exercise Northern Lightning 2 exercise Aug. 10-21.

Northern Lightning: Vermont Guard Airmen train in Wisconsin
August 5, 2020
Airmen assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, deploy to Volk Field, Wisconsin, for Operation Northern Lightning, Vermont Air National Guard Base, South Burlington, Vt., Aug. 3, 2020. A C-130 assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing, Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, California Air National Guard, flew the Green Mountain Boys to partake in a two-week exercise where they will train on combat operations involving the F-35A Lightning II.