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Native Name Inspires Strength, Pride for Virginia Guardsman
November 28, 2023
Virginia National Guard 1st Lt. Gavin Steel, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, shown in Fort Moore, Georgia, after he completed Ranger School in 2021. Steel traces his Native American heritage through his grandmothers.

Lousiana Guard Soldier a Proud Native American
November 17, 2023
Louisiana Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Bruce A. Phillips Jr., from Port Sulphur, Louisiana, is a proud Native American who has more than 21 years of service.

Native American Promoted to South Dakota Guard Sergeant Major
November 16, 2023
Elizabeth “Promise” Crawford was promoted to the rank of sergeant major in the South Dakota Army National Guard by Larry Wetsit during a ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters on Camp Rapid, Rapid City, S.D., Nov. 9, 2023. She is the first female Native American sergeant major in the SDNG.

California Guardsman a Proud Native American
November 2, 2023
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Vincent Orosco, 40th Infantry Division G1 human resources sergeant, poses for a portrait in recognition of Native American Heritage Month at Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, Calif., Oct. 30, 2023.

Oregon’s 173rd Fighter Wing Honors Native American Heritage
November 15, 2022
The Klamath Tribes performed a drum circle, a traditional event dating back several thousand years, during a ceremony in honor of American Indian Heritage Month at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore., Nov. 6, 2022.

Native American Louisiana Airman Discusses Pride in Service
November 10, 2022
Master Sgt. Rasia Delin, originally from Dulac, Louisiana, is a member of the Houma Indian Tribe, one of the original inhabitant tribes of the area. She is currently assigned to Joint Force Headquarters, Louisiana Air National Guard (LAANG) as a personnel craftsman.

Choctaw Airman takes pride in Native American heritage
November 30, 2021
Master Sgt. Sarah Linthicum talks about what it means for her to be a Choctaw Airman during Native American Heritage Month November 2021.

SDNG couple ensures adopted Lakota kids know their culture
November 1, 2021
Sgt. 1st Class Mike Beck’s daughter practices traditional Lakota dance at their home April 21, 2021, in Rapid City South Dakota. Michael, an operations NCO, and his wife, Emily, a cultural resources program manager, both with the South Dakota National Guard, have cared for more than two dozen children and adopted seven Lakota children.

Indiana Airman is proud of her American Indian roots
November 1, 2020
American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month is a special time for U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Crystal N. Ralston, assigned to the 181st Intelligence Wing services flight, shown on Oct. 4, 2020, at Hulman Field Air National Guard Base, Ind. Ralston, whose parents are of American Indian heritage, is proud of her roots.

Fighting warrior woman: powwows, beads and information
November 1, 2020
Mary Lohnes, on patrol during a winter exercise while an Active Guard Reservist with Nebraska Army National Guard. She is now a master sergeant in the Missouri Air National Guard's 139th Airlift Wing Communications Flight.