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Idaho Guard Soldiers Conduct Intense Pre-deployment Training
September 20, 2022
More than 600 Idaho Army National Guard Soldiers, joined by Soldiers from the Montana, Oregon, Ohio and South Carolina Army National Guard, have been training in Fort Bliss, Texas, since mobilizing from Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho, in early August. Task Force Rattler will deploy to Southwest Asia this month to support Operation Spartan Shield.

New York Army National Guard Troops Deploy to Africa
September 9, 2022
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Shawn Tabankin, the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Zeller, the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment senior enlisted advisor, case the battalion’s colors during a ceremony at Fort Bliss Texas, Sept. 6, 2022. The colors will be unfurled in Africa when the unit assumes responsibility for a security mission as part of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.

Re-missioned Kansas Guard unit thrives despite COVID curve
February 17, 2021
Lt. Col. Traci Earls, commander of the 169th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 69th Troop Command, Kansas Army National Guard, left, is briefed on a COVID-19 mitigation mission by Capt. Kelsie Knudson, West Bliss officer in charge, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Jan. 27, 2021. The unit, which had planned to deploy to Afghanistan in July 2020, was reassigned to run sustainment operations for COVID-19 mitigation procedures for Soldiers mobilizing to and demobilizing from overseas.