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South Carolina National Guard Airmen Return From Deployment
April 12, 2024
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 169th Fighter Wing, South Carolina Air National Guard, are greeted by family and wing personnel as they return from a six-month deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility April 10, 2024. Approximately 150 Swamp Fox Airmen deployed in support of 9th Air Force (Air Forces Central) to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the unit’s first deployment as an expeditionary air base team under the new Air Force Force Generation model.

The Hometown Heroes of Tower 22
March 27, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, and SEA Tony Whitehead, senior enlisted advisor to the CNGB, visit National Guardsmen deployed within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility March 15, 2024.

National Guard Leaders Visit Troops Deployed in Middle East
March 27, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, right, chief, National Guard Bureau, and SEA Tony Whitehead, senior enlisted advisor to the CNGB, visit National Guardsmen deployed in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility March 15, 2024.

Georgia Guard Unit to Document US Central Command Operations
January 8, 2024
Capt. Richard Hughes and Sgt. Tianna Wilson, commander and noncommissioned officer in charge of the 161st Military History Detachment, respectively, case the unit guidon during the unit's deployment ceremony at Clay National Guard Center, Marietta, Georgia, Jan. 7, 2024. The unit will head to the Middle East to collect the history of the U.S. Army Central Command in the area.

40th Infantry Division Soldiers Mobilize to Middle East
June 16, 2023
U.S. Army Soldiers stand in formation during the 40th Infantry Division deployment ceremony at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, Calif., June 11, 2023. The 40th Infantry Division will take part in peacekeeping Operation Spartan Shield in southwest Asia.

NY National Guard Sustainment Soldiers Heading for Middle East
September 19, 2022
New York National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 369th Sustainment Brigade stand in formation during a farewell ceremony at Camp Smith, N.Y., Sept. 18, 2022. The brigade, known as the "Harlem Hellfighters" for the unit's service in World War I, will be deploying to Kuwait to provide logistics support to Army forces in the Middle East.

New York Army Guard Soldiers Heading to Africa, Kuwait
June 16, 2022
New York Army National Guard Spcs. Lori Gorman and Jahaira Rodriguez, both assigned to Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, head toward buses taking them to Fort Drum, New York, for training following a farewell event June 14, 2022, at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The Soldiers will be deploying to the Horn of Africa in September.

Wisconsin Guard medical unit returns from Mideast deployment
January 31, 2022
Brig. Gen. Joane Mathews, Wisconsin deputy adjutant general for Army, addresses more than 50 members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 135th Medical Company at Fort Hood, Texas. The unit returned to the United States from a deployment to multiple locations in the Middle East.

West Virginia’s 111th Engineer Brigade ends Mideast mission
December 13, 2021
The West Virginia National Guard welcomed home 120 Soldiers from the 111th Engineer Brigade deployed since late February 2021 to the Middle East in a homecoming ceremony at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, West Virginia, Dec. 11, 2021. During the deployment, the unit was headquartered at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

466th Medical Company returns from Middle East deployment
June 2, 2021
Spc. Olivia Mannetti, a combat medic with the 466th Medical Company, Area Support, New York National Guard, prepares to make an incision on a simulated throat as she practices conducting a cricothyrotomy at the Role 2 compound at Ain al-Asad base, Iraq, Oct. 30, 2020. The company recently completed a nine-month deployment to the Middle East and returned to New York.

28th ECAB officially released, completes Mideast mission
May 17, 2021
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, operated by Soldiers with the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, flies over an airfield in the 28th ECAB's area of operations in the Middle East.

Task Force Phoenix trains at North Fort Hood for deployment
March 29, 2021
Staff Sgt. Jose Bulow, a flight medic with Golf Company, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), is hoisted into a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, March 26, 2021, at North Fort Hood, Texas, as part of training before a 9-month mission to the Middle East. Golf Company is attached to Task Force Phoenix, led by the California Army National Guard's 40th Combat Aviation Brigade.

Wisconsin Guard medevac unit answers the call in Middle East
February 12, 2021
Wisconsin Army National Guard members of the West Bend-based Detachment 1, Company G, 2nd Battalion, 104th Aviation Regiment at a base in the Operation Spartan Shield area of operations. Wisconsin troops have been assigned to locations in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Syria for a medevac mission in the U.S. Central Command theater of operations.

28th ECAB hurdles challenges, completes training
September 17, 2020
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brad Whitt, crew chief with Bravo Company, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, sits on a ramp and looks at the sunset out the back of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter as it flies over the 28th ECAB's mobilization station at Fort Hood, Texas.

Soldier honors his sister's memory on 9/11
September 10, 2020
New York National Guard Lt. Col. Michael Rodriguez during his deployment to Iraq in 2003-2004. His older sister, Lisa, was killed in the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11. She worked on the 89th floor of the South Tower.

Chinook helicopter unit set to deploy to Middle East
May 7, 2020
After a rainy morning a rainbow appears over the CH-47 Chinook helicopters during Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation deployment ceremony at the Washington Army National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, May 6, 2020. Bravo Company is set to deploy to the Middle East for the third time in 10 years.

These Soldiers keep 28th ECAB safe as they prepare to deploy
May 4, 2020
Staff Sgt. Raymond Mutiso, left, a combat medic with the 108th Area Medical Support Company, 213th Regional Support Group, and Spc. Padric Marianos, a construction engineer with the PAARNG Training Center, outside the 28th ECAB Armory. The 28th ECAB is to deploy soon and must gather for training. Soldiers like Mutiso and Marianos screen 28th ECAB Soldiers to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the formation.