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Fort Indiantown Gap Hosts Warfighter Exercise
June 14, 2023
Soldiers from the 42nd Infantry Division conduct a command post movement commonly referred to as a jump June 9, 2023, during a Warfighter exercise at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. This movement allows Soldiers to practice their mobility skills to ensure that the command post can be moved rapidly from one location to another.

40th Infantry Division Hosts Urban Operations Planner Course
May 26, 2023
Brigade and division-level officers and senior noncommissioned officers in the 40th Infantry Division's Urban Operations Planner Course conduct a practical exercise at the Fort Irwin National Training Center, California, May 16, 2023. Course students visited the NTC's mock town of Razish to examine urban warfare scenarios in collaboration with NTC cadre.

Cal Guard, CAL FIRE Team up for Wildland Firefighting Training
May 2, 2023
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jacob Sorensen, crew chief, Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th General Support Aviation Battalion, Utah National Guard, on an HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter during annual wildland firefighting training in Sacramento, Calif., April 22, 2023. California, Utah, Nevada and Wisconsin National Guard members participated in the training with CAL FIRE.

Gold Star Family Member is Nevada Army Guard Soldier of Year
April 28, 2023
Nevada Army Guard Spc. Jake Evans next to a medical evacuation UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter during a break in training April 17, 2023, in Reno, Nev. Evans is the 2023 Nevada Army Guard Soldier of the Year and is set to travel to Hawaii to represent Nevada in the Region VII Best Warrior contest.

Guam National Guard Hosts Chief of Staff Advisory Council
April 21, 2023
National Guard chiefs of staff from Region VII render a solemn salute at the Guam National Guard Fallen Heroes Memorial in Barrigada April 18, 2023. The delegation spent three days on the island to discuss regional issues, share best practices, and gain a better understanding of the uniqueness of Guam's operational and cultural environment.

Cal Guard Response Force Proves Capabilities During ExEVAL
April 7, 2023
Search and extraction team members including U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Samuel Marchini, center, of the 144th Medical Detachment, 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard, and Spc. Karen Noyes, right, a heavy equipment construction mechanic with the 649th Engineer Company, 49th Military Police Brigade, California Army National Guard, place a mannequin on a litter and evaluate the simulated patient's injuries after pulling the victim out of a collapsed building during an exericse at Camp Roberts March 30, 2023.

Cal Guard’s 1st Filipino General Officer Promotes to One Star
March 31, 2023
Maj. Gen. Matthew P. Beevers, the acting adjutant general of the California National Guard, pins the rank of brigadier general to Brig. Gen. Marlena A. DeCelle's uniform at her promotion ceremony in Sacramento, California, Jan. 26, 2023.

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.

Hokanson to Guardsmen in Germany: ‘The Work You’re Doing is Making a Huge Difference’
March 7, 2023
U.S. Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, speaks with Col. William Murphy, commander of Task Force Orion, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard, at a training site for the M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Grafenwoehr, Germany, March 1, 2023. Hokanson visited Task Force Orion, which is deployed to lead the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine, and helps facilitate training of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Germany as part of a worldwide effort led by the United Stated and supported by more than 50 nations to help Ukraine defend itself from Russia’s brutal and unprovoked war.

California, Idaho, Colorado CSTs Collaborate for Exercise
March 7, 2023
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Cameron Hoover with the Idaho National Guard's 101st Civil Support Team climbs down crumbling steps on Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, California, Feb. 23, 2022. California's 95th CST hosted its annual emergency response exercise, BAY EX, with Idaho's 101st CST, Colorado National Guard's 8th CST, and first responders.

Cal Guard Stands with Ukraine a Year After Russian Invasion
March 3, 2023
A double-amputee Ukrainian soldier presents a Ukrainian flag signed by fellow Ukrainian soldiers to Maj. Gen. Matthew P. Beevers, acting adjutant general of the California National Guard, in Sacramento, California, Feb. 24, 2023.

California National Guard Helps Take on Deadly Floods
February 6, 2023
U.S. Army Pfc. Levi Walkup of the California Army National Guard’s 649th Engineer Company, 185th Military Police Battalion, 49th Military Police Brigade, traverses a trail of boulders he placed to shorten the route between his excavator and a mission planning area while working to reroute the San Ysidro Creek in the Randall Road Debris Basin in Montecito, California, Jan. 13, 2023.

Hokanson: Army Guard Aviation is big, Widespread, Capable
January 26, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, addresses Army National Guard aviation students at Fort Rucker, Alabama, Jan. 24, 2023. The Army Guard has aviation assets and facilities in all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia.

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.

California Guard Members Join Military Funeral Honors Program
January 5, 2023
U.S. Army Soldiers with the California National Guard lift a casket during Cal Guard's Military Funeral Honors program week-long training course in San Diego Dec. 17, 2022. The Soldiers were trained by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Zaira Robinson, the state trainer for the program, and seven are now fully certified to perform military funeral honors throughout California.

Guard Continues Domestic, Global Missions in a Busy 2022
December 21, 2022
Spc. Megan Koszarek, an infantryman with the Alaska Army National Guard’s Avalanche Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, conducts a security sweep during a training exercise near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 3, 2022. The exercise's aim was to enhance the unit’s combat readiness and evaluate proficiency in an arctic environment.

Guard’s Global Reach, Capabilities Support National Defense Strategy
December 5, 2022
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, talks with a member of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Grafenwoehr, Germany, June 12, 2022. Germany was Hokanson’s second stop on a five-nation trip to recognize and strengthen National Guard relationships with European allies and partners.

California National Guard Trains with 3rd Infantry Division
December 2, 2022
40th Infantry Division Soldiers take a group photo in their division tactical command post area during Warfighter Exercise 23-2 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, Nov. 9, 2022. A warfighter exercise is a 10-day training event used as a capstone for division and corps echelons and is typically conducted biannually.

Louisiana Guard Tiger Brigade Tested in Warfighter Exercise
November 29, 2022
Soldiers with the Louisiana National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team plan and review the unit’s movements during Warfighter 23-2 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, Nov. 8, 2022. The warfighter exercises provide virtual battlefield scenarios that test a unit’s staff and Soldiers’ ability to coordinate and communicate in functional skill areas such as command and control, movement and maneuver, intelligence, targeting processes, sustainment and protection.

FireGuard Program Enhances National Guard Wildfire-fighting
November 18, 2022
A U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter flown by Soldiers from the 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment, California Army National Guard, drops a bucket of water during aerial wildland firefighting training with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, March 19, 2022, in Silverado, California. Cal Guard and CAL FIRE have a decades-long partnership for battling California’s larger wildfires.