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Oregon Army National Guard Upgrades Sniper Rifles
February 12, 2024
Sniper section members fire MK 22 Precision Sniper Rifles issued to the Oregon Army National Guard on Feb. 7, 2024, during the new equipment training range day at Orchard Combat Training Center in Idaho.

Connecticut Guard Completes Mission Systems Operator Conversion
November 21, 2023
Connecticut Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Payton Kelley, a mission systems operator assigned to the 103d Air Control Squadron, monitors radar and electronic systems to assist pilots conducting defensive counter-air operations during a training exercise at Orange Air National Guard Station, Orange, Connecticut, Oct. 31, 2023. As a mission systems operator, Kelley detects, tracks, identifies, plots and disseminates information in the battle management area to assist friendly pilots and ground forces.

Western Air Defense Sector Gets New Training Facility
October 17, 2023
The Continental North American Aerospace Defense Command Region deputy commander, Royal Canadian Air Force Maj. Gen. Sean Boyle, center-right, and the Washington Air National Guard commander, U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh center-left, cut the ribbon on the Western Air Defense Sector’s new Mission Training Center with WADS leadership Oct. 5, 2023, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The $2 million state-of-the-art facility provides high-end simulation capabilities for Airmen who manage and operate Command and Control Battle Management Systems in defense of the U.S. homeland under Operation NOBLE EAGLE.

Guard Charges Forward with Electric Vehicle Conversion
January 25, 2023
As part of the National Guard’s larger initiative to replace its non-tactical vehicle fleet with hybrid or electric vehicles, the Colorado Army National Guard’s environmental quality program helped the COARNG replace five of its non-tactical fleet with electric vehicles and one plug-in hybrid from 2019-2020, reducing gas and maintenance costs by $2,000 per vehicle.

Hollywood Guard Hosts Groundbreaking for C-130J Simulator
January 6, 2023
U.S. Air National Guard Col. Lisa A. Nemeth, commander 146th Airlift Wing, speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for the wing's new C-130J simulator at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, Port Hueneme, California, Jan. 5, 2023. The new simulator or Weapons System Trainer Reconfigurable C-130J flight simulator will showcase capabilities that will separate it from other simulators across the United States.

Signal Company Modernizes Ohio Guard Network Infrastructure
January 3, 2023
Spc. Kaden Scherger, with the 1137th Signal Company TIN-E (Tactical Installation and Networking-Enhanced), tests network connections during an infrastructure improvement project April 26, 2022, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio. The 1137th's primary mission to install and maintain computer network infrastructure.

Hokanson: Maintaining Joint Force Competitive Edge Requires Rapid Modernization, Innovation
November 3, 2022
A crew chief assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing taxis an F-35A Lightning II fifth generation aircraft assigned to the wing at the Vermont Air National Guard Base, South Burlington, Vermont, May 2, 2022. The aircraft departed to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to continue NATO’s Enhanced Air Policing mission along the Eastern Flank.

Utah Guard Opens Special Operations Live-Fire Shoot House
July 12, 2022
Soldiers from the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) perform demonstrate advanced urban combat during the opening of the Special Operations Forces Live-Fire Shoot House at Camp Williams, Utah, July 11, 2022. The facility will primarily support U.S. Army Special Operations Forces in addition to Utah Army National Guard Soldiers and law enforcement agencies.

Iowa Guard Engineers Renovate old Schoolhouse
June 23, 2022
Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 831st Engineer Company mark a straight line with thread on newly poured concrete at the historic Herrold School House in the Camp Dodge training area in Johnston, Iowa, June 14, 2022. The 831st EC was assigned to complete various projects around Camp Dodge.

UTNG KC-135 modernizing for the future
April 12, 2021
On December 15, 2020, the National Guard Bureau named the Utah Air National Guard as the interim KC-135 Test Detachment for AATC. Under the agreement, the 151st ARW will provide aircraft, aircrew, and maintenance support.