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NY Army Guard Aviation Soldiers Mobilize for Mideast Mission
January 20, 2023
Sgt. 1st Class Joann Duclose, a senior human resources sergeant from the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion, flags in a UH-60 Black Hawk during night sling-load training with aviators from 3rd Battalion, 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, June 5, 2014, in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, during the battalion's 2014 deployment. Soldiers of the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion will deploy to the Middle East again in 2023.

Maryland Guard Airmen Prepare for Engineering Deployment
June 30, 2022
An Airmen assigned to the 175th Civil Engineer Squadron, Maryland Air National Guard, maneuvers a piece of heavy equipment at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, June 22, 2022. The Airmen of the 175th CES trained at the 201st Regional Training Site to gain proficiency in their career field.

Vermont Army Guard to Support Swift Response Exercise
May 6, 2022
U.S. Army Soldiers with Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont Army National Guard, perform a live-fire training lane, Ethan Allen Firing Range, Jericho, Vermont, July 16, 2020. The live-fire range was conducted as part of their annual training.

116th IBCT completes exercise ahead of Kosovo deployment
March 3, 2022
U.S. Army Soldiers with the Kentucky National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 29th Infantry Division, conduct fire phobia training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, Feb. 11, 2022. The training provided the Kentucky Citizen-Soldiers with the skills and confidence to respond to civil unrest where incendiary devices may be used.

Tennessee National Guard unit prepares to deploy
November 18, 2021
Members of the Tennessee National Guard’s 208th Area Support Medical Company move through a hand grenade qualification course Nov. 3, 2021, at Smyrna’s volunteer training site. The unit is deploying to five countries in December.

Swamp Foxes end expeditionary force rotation in Saudi Arabia
July 19, 2021
South Carolina Air National Guard personnel return home July 16, 2021, to the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina, after a three-month deployment to Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. “Swamp Fox” Airmen projected combat power and bolstered defensive capabilities against potential threats in the region.

Highway Patrol officers add value on Cal Guard deployment
June 14, 2021
Sgt. Daniel Gunther and Staff Sgt. Cindy Gray at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Gunther and Gray are California Army National Guard members deployed to the Middle East with Task Force Phoenix. On the civilian side, both are highway patrol officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

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.

Iowa Army National Guard Soldier earns PhD while deployed
May 27, 2021
Capt. Thackery Faugstad of Lakeville, Minn., acting executive officer of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Iowa Army National Guard, in front of his battery’s land-based phalanx weapon system (LPWS) at an undisclosed location in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operations on May 12, 2021. Faugstad earned a doctorate while deployed.

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.

West Virginia Guard father, son cross paths while deployed
April 29, 2021
Spc. Tyler Goldsberry, left, 2nd General Support Battalion, 104th Aviation Regiment, and chief warrant officer Craig Goldsberry, right, 111th Engineer Brigade, son and father respectively, in Kuwait in April 2021. The two West Virginia Army National Guard members are deployed in support of Operation Spartan Shield and, although assigned to different units, their deployment timelines overlap by nearly two months, allowing for a long-awaited reunion.

SD Guard Soldiers perform key mission in East Africa
April 29, 2021
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the East Africa Response Force in support of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and French soldiers assigned to the 5th Overseas Intermarines Regiment participate in a live-fire joint artillery training event at the Djiboutian Range Complex, Djibouti, Feb. 2, 2021. U.S. and French forces took turns firing their weapons systems and demonstrating their capabilities.

Deployed Washington Guard captain embraces opportunities
April 23, 2021
Capt. Theodore Tatum, a logistician with the Washington National Guard, prepares for a supply air drop in support of Special Operations Task Force-North West Africa. Tatum is stationed at Baumholder, Germany, and has been supporting the mission for 15 months.

Deployed couple withstands challenges with 3-year-old home
April 2, 2021
Cpl. Ashley Hibbler, left, and Spc. Kyle Hibbler, deployed with Delta Company, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, video chat with their 3-year-old son Landon from an airfield in the 28th ECAB’s area of operations in the Middle East.

Michigan National Guard member deployed nearly a decade
April 1, 2021
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Brad Seymour, technician lead, chief of combat operations for the 603d Air Operations Center, stands for a portrait near a static display F-4 Phantom at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 1, 2021. Seymour is a member of the Michigan Air National Guard's 110th Wing, 217th Air Operations Group.

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.

Montana National Guard partners with college for training
December 7, 2020
Spcs. Graydon Irish, Justin Wilkinson and Kyle Vanatta, firefighters with the Montana National Guard's 1051st Fire Fighting Tactical Group, train on Camp Ripley, Minnesota. The Soldiers were familiarizing themselves with operating a pump and adjusting water pressure before mobilizing overseas in 2021.

No rest for Wisconsin National Guard medics
October 27, 2020
Sgt. Ethan Peterman, a combat medic with the 135th Medical Company, performs a needle decompression procedure on a simulated casualty during the unit's annual training at Fort McCoy, Wis., Aug. 12, 2020. Approximately three-quarters of the 135th Medical Company served on orders for five months, supporting the state's COVID-19 response, before transitioning to annual training.

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.