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Army Guard Leaders Emphasize Modernization, Partnerships, Messaging
October 17, 2023
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen leads a panel, “Director of the U.S. Army National Guard Seminar: The Next Greatest Generation is Now!” with four Army National Guard general officers Oct. 10, 2023, at the AUSA 2023 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington.

Lt. Gen. Jensen: Army National Guard Better Than Ever
August 28, 2023
Army Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen, director of the Army National Guard, addresses attendees at the 145th National Guard Association of the United States General Conference, Reno, Nevada, Aug. 20, 2023. Jensen said the Army National Guard is the best it's ever been.

Senior Army Leader Lays Out His Vision, and How Guard Fits
August 21, 2023
Army Gen. Randy A. George, the 38th vice chief of the U.S. Army, addresses attendees at the 145th National Guard Association of the United States General Conference, Reno, Nevada, Aug. 20, 2023.

Army Guard Personnel Officers Focus on Soldiers at Symposium
May 12, 2023
Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen, right, director of the Army National Guard, speaks with more than 250 Army Guard officers and senior noncommissioned officers at the annual Army National Guard G1 Military Personnel Office workshop in Orlando, Florida, May 2-4, 2023. The conference marked the first time the group has met in person since before the COVID-19 pandemic began three years ago.

Virginia National Guard Installation Redesignated Fort Barfoot
March 27, 2023
The Virginia National Guard’s Fort Pickett was officially redesignated Fort Barfoot in honor of Col. Van T. Barfoot, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient with extensive Virginia ties, during a ceremony March 24, 2023, at the Blackstone Army Airfield near Blackstone, Virginia. Barfoot’s daughter, Margaret Nicholls; Sen. Tim Kaine; Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen, director of the Army National Guard, and Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the adjutant general of Virginia, spoke at the ceremony and unveiled the sign that will mark the front entrance of the installation.

Searcy is Army Guard’s 8th Command Chief Warrant Officer
January 20, 2023
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Brian Searcy became the eighth command chief warrant officer of the Army National Guard in an informal ceremony in January 2023 at the Herbert R. Temple Army National Guard Readiness Center, Arlington, Va. Searcy succeeds Chief Warrant Officer 5 Teresa Domeier, who retired.

Pre-enlistment Course Helps Turn Recruits into Soldiers
December 21, 2022
The U.S. Army started a Future Soldier Preparatory Course program at Fort Jackson, S.C., to help America’s youth overcome academic and physical fitness barriers to service so they can earn the opportunity to join the Army. Since the inception of the three-week course in early August , the National Guard has referred over 500 potential recruits to the pre-enlistment program, with 301 on standby.

Army Guard, Air Force Compete in Marksmanship in Kenya
August 26, 2022
U.S. Army Sgt. Alexandra Griffeth, left, placed first in the individual pistol category in the joint-force combined arms marksmanship competition among 52 Army Guard and Air Force members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. The competition was held July 20-25, 2022, at Camp Simba, Kenya.

New Air National Guard Exercise Tests Agility in Michigan
June 7, 2022
A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 127th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., performs Agile Combat Employment training while marshaling an A-10 Thunderbolt II in an Integrated Combat Turn during Agile Rage 22, June 7, 2022.

Army Guard ACFT requirements detailed in town hall meeting
April 14, 2022
U.S. Army Soldiers in the 1-254th Regional Training Institute's Infantry Advanced Leaders Course 22-02 take part in an Army Combat Fitness Test at the National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt, New Jersey, March 23, 2022.

Army National Guard welcomes 13th command sergeant major
February 11, 2022
Army Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen, the director of the Army National Guard, presents the sword of the noncommissioned officer to Command Sgt. Maj. John Raines, welcoming him as the Army Guard’s top senior enlisted member during a change of responsibility ceremony at the Herbert R. Temple Army National Guard Readiness Center, Arlington, Va., Feb. 9, 2022.

New Army Guard company, battalion headquarters activated at NGB
February 2, 2022
Lt. Col. Colleen Shepherd, right, commander of Headquarters Battalion, Army National Guard, hands the guidon of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Army Guard to Maj. Matt Jordan, company commander, during an activation ceremony of both the company and the battalion at the Herbert R. Temple Army National Guard Readiness Center, Arlington Hall Station in Arlington Virginia, Jan. 28, 2022. The activation of the company and battalion brings administrative and related battalion-level responsibilities for the Army Guard directorate within the NGB, where previously those items fell to the Military District of Washington. The MDW now serves as the brigade-level headquarters for those actions.

Texas National Guard maintenance Airman earns military wings
December 9, 2021
Senior Airman Amanda Alderete, 149th Fighter Wing maintenance management analyst, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, June 25, 2021.

Army National Guard tackles modernization challenges
October 19, 2021
Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen, the director of the Army National Guard, leads other Army Guard senior leaders in a discussion on future operational challenges during a panel forum at the annual Association of the U.S. Army conference in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Panel members focused on the Army’s Regionally Aligned Readiness and Modernization Model, digital culture, future workforce and balancing state and federal missions, as key points in ensuring Army Guard readiness to meet those mission requirements.

Airmen and Soldiers learn to communicate in joint training
May 7, 2021
Senior Airman Ivan Villavicencio, of the 104th Security Forces Squadron, signals to responders as a medical helicopter approaches during a joint training exercise between the Massachusetts Air and Army National Guard on March 12, 2021, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass.

Task Force Phoenix completes pre-deployment exercise
April 21, 2021
Task Force Phoenix UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from G Company, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), land at North Fort Hood, Texas, April 17, 2021, during a medevac training mission that was part of a culminating training exercise.

Variety key for Army National Guard podcast
March 19, 2021
Army Capt. Joshua Carr interviews Army Brig. Gen. Janeen Birckhead, the Maryland National Guard’s assistant adjutant general for Army, about the Maryland Guard’s COVID-19 response during an episode of “Leader’s Recon” from the Herbert R. Temple Army National Guard Readiness Center in Arlington, Virginia, March 31, 2020. Carr, a team chief of strategic communications in an Army National Guard directorate, usually serves as host of “Leader’s Recon,” a video podcast that aims to create accessible leader development content for Soldiers.

Army Guard ad campaign recruits ‘next greatest generation’
January 27, 2021
Still image from "The Next Greatest Generation is Now" campaign video.

Army Guard: warfight capable and responsive to governors
October 17, 2020
Crew members of the 211th Aviation Regiment conduct air support over the Neffs Canyon fire from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 20, 2020. The Black Hawk can drop 600 gallons of water over a wildfire at a time.

Army Guard command CWO reflects on 2 years in the position
September 23, 2020
Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Teresa A. Domeier, right, the command chief warrant officer of the Army National Guard, receives a briefing on the capabilities of the UH-72 Lakota helicopter from Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jeff Caniglia, executive officer of the Nebraska Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 376th Aviation Regiment, at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center's Hohenfels Training Area, Hohenfels, Germany. Domeier is the first woman to serve as the command chief warrant officer of the Army Guard.