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Connecticut Guard Deploys Cloud-Based Radar/Radio Connection
May 17, 2024
U.S. Air Force cyber operators and maintainers with the 103rd Air Control Squadron, Connecticut Air National Guard, unload a Tactical Operations System-Lite kit from a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Georgia Army National Guard, at Townsend Bombing Range, Georgia, May 15, 2024. As part of exercise Sentry Savannah, the 103rd ACS was the first National Guard unit to deploy and establish a cloud-based radar and radio connection from an austere, remote location using the TOC-L.

Georgia Army Guard Joins DEFENDER 24 Exercise in Sweden
May 8, 2024
U.S. Army Spc. Crandale Jackson, a cannon crewmember assigned to Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 214th Field Artillery Regiment, 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Georgia Army National Guard, speaks to Swedish Military Police during DEFENDER 24 in Skillingaryd, Sweden, May 5, 2024. DEFENDER 24 is the Dynamic Employment of Forces to Europe for NATO Deterrence and Enhanced Readiness, and is a U.S. European Command scheduled, U.S. Army Europe and Africa conducted exercises that consist of Saber Strike, Immediate Response and Swift Response.

New York Army Guard Soldiers Heading to North Africa
April 30, 2024
African Lion provides an opportunity to conduct realistic, dynamic and collaborative readiness training in an austere environment that intersects multiple geographic and functional combatant commands, including U.S. Africa Command, U.S. European Command, and U.S. Central Command, and strategic maritime choke points and global shipping lanes.

Georgia Guard Provides Airborne Safety Training
April 29, 2024
A U.S. Army Soldier conducts a free fall airborne jump out of a C-130 Hercules cargo plane during the Joint Parachute Operational Mishap Preventative Orientation Course Enhanced (POMPOC-E) April 25, 2024, at the Plantation Airpark, Sylvania, Georgia.

Kentucky, Tennessee Win Regional Best Warrior Competition
April 23, 2024
Tennessee National Guard Spc. Noah Green, left, and U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Buck with the Kentucky National Guard won the 2024 Region III Best Warrior Competition at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky, April 19, 2024. Nineteen competitors from 10 states and territories competed for the titles of Soldier and NCO of the Year for Region III.

Georgian Defense Force Joins Georgia Best Warrior Competition
March 14, 2024
Georgia Defense Force Junior Sergeant Paata Sabiashvili, front left, an infantryman representing the 1st Infantry Brigade; Georgia Defense Force Corporal-Specialist Irakli Nozadze, front right, a cannon crewmember representing the 5th Artillery Brigade; 1st Sgt. Sergo Kandelaki, back left, executive assistant to the Georgia Defense Force Command Sergeant Major, Georgia Defense Force General Staff; and Staff Sgt. Michael Tenoshcok, back right, Joint Operation Center noncommissioned officer, Joint Force Headquarters, Georgia National Guard; pose for a photo during the 2024 Georgia Army National Guard State Best Warrior Competition at the Catoosa Volunteer Training Site, Ringgold, Georgia, March 12, 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.

Georgia National Guardsmen Return from Overseas Mission
December 4, 2023
Col. Matthew Kukla and Command Sgt. Major Lafayette Deal, command team of the Georgia National Guard’s 201st Regional Support Group (Forward), uncase the unit colors during a welcome home ceremony at the Clay National Guard Center in Marietta, Ga., Dec. 1 following a 10-month deployment to Europe.

Georgia National Guardsmen Prepare for Deployment
October 23, 2023
A medic attends to a Georgia Army National Guard Soldier during readiness processing at Fort Stewart, Ga., Oct. 20, 2023.

Georgia Guard Joins Multinational Exercise Agile Spirit
August 21, 2023
The Georgia Army National Guard is participating in Exercise Agile Spirit 23 in the country of Georgia, its partner in the State Partnership Program, Aug. 21-Sept. 1, 2023. The exercise supports theater security cooperation and interoperability among NATO allies and partners.

Army National Guard Support Vital to EDGE 23
May 25, 2023
First Sgt. Patrick Casha, flight paramedic with the Oregon Army National Guard, demonstrates the new MH60M Medical Upgrade Interior kit designed for Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft during EDGE 23 Distinguished Visitor Day at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, May 18, 2023.

Georgia Guardsman Promoted, Family Service Honored
May 22, 2023
Lt. Col. Alejandro Pascual IV stands before a display he built to honor the World War II service of his great grandfather , Tech. Sgt. Isabelo Viernes, who served with the 45th Infantry Regiment and survived the Bataan Death March.

Tennessee, Georgia Guardsmen are Southeast’s Best Warriors
April 24, 2023
U.S. Army Sgt. Nicolas White, an indirect fire infantryman representing the Georgia Army National Guard, splashes water on his face after completing the confidence course during the Region III National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Fort Stewart, Ga., April 17, 2023. The competition tested the adaptiveness and lethality of our forces.

Soldiers Train at Virginia Guard Funeral Honors Program
March 24, 2023
Ten National Guard Soldiers from seven states participate in Military Funeral Honors Level 2 training March 3, 2023, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Soldiers from Alabama, California, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina and Virginia participated in the two week-long course, hosted by the Virginia National Guard Funeral Honors Program.

Guard Soldier Featured in Army ‘Be All You Can Be’ Campaign
March 15, 2023
First Sgt. John Melson, then a Sgt. 1st Class and member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, was presented the Bronze Star Medal with "V" device for valor at Fort Benning, Ga., Aug. 23, 2013, for his actions in 2009 while fighting off a Taliban ambush in Gerani, Afghanistan. Melson, now a member of the Georgia National Guard, is featured in the new U.S. Army recruiting campaign commercials.

Georgia National Guard Women Compete to be Best Warrior
March 8, 2023
U.S. Army Spc. Mary Ruiz, an aviation operations specialist representing the 78th Aviation Troop Command, crawls under barbed wire during the obstacle course portion of the 2023 Georgia National Guard State Best Warrior Competition at Fort Stewart, Georgia, March 6, 2023. The competition tested readiness and adaptiveness of Georgia's best Soldiers.

Georgia Infantry Battalion Combines Arms to Certify Platoons
March 6, 2023
Soldiers from the Georgia Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, and 177th Brigade Engineer Battalion conduct a combined arms live-fire exercise in Fort Stewart, Ga., March 4, 2023. The exercise validated six infantry platoons and allowed the battalion to test its warfighting functions.

Georgia Guard Embarks on 1st Stage of Overseas Deployment
February 14, 2023
Brig. Gen. Dwayne Wilson, commander of the Georgia Army National Guard, addresses Soldiers of the 201st Regional Support Group at a departure ceremony at the Clay National Guard Center Feb. 13, 2023. The Soldiers will train stateside before embarking on their overseas mission.

Guard Saved Lives, Property, Responding to 2022 Disasters
December 28, 2022
Alaska Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Robert Wolford, a metals technician assigned to the 168th Maintenance Squadron, cleans up debris as part of Operation Merbok Response in Koyuk, Alaska, Sept. 27, 2022. Remnants of Typhoon Merbok caused dramatic flooding across more than 1,000 miles of Alaskan coastline.

Georgia Guard Leaders Examine Past to Prepare for Future
December 6, 2022
Georgia National Guard logisticians discuss large sustainment issues for large-scale combat operations during a Nov. 4, 2022, staff ride at City Point, Va., the site of Lt. Gen. Ulysses Grant’s supply depot for the Petersburg and Richmond campaigns in 1864 and 1865.