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Task Force Phoenix trains at North Fort Hood for deployment
March 29, 2021
Staff Sgt. Jose Bulow, a flight medic with Golf Company, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), is hoisted into a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, March 26, 2021, at North Fort Hood, Texas, as part of training before a 9-month mission to the Middle East. Golf Company is attached to Task Force Phoenix, led by the California Army National Guard's 40th Combat Aviation Brigade.

National Guard committed to COVID response
March 11, 2021
California National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing lowered COVID-19 test kits to the deck of the Grand Princess cruise ship off the coast of California March 5, 2020. A year later, the National Guard continues to respond to the pandemic in 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia.

Idaho, California, Oregon, Nevada CST units train together
February 16, 2021
Staff Sgt. Mohamed Musa, from the Oregon National Guard 102nd CST, dons HAZMAT gear during the BAYEX 2021 exercise with CST units from Oregon, Nevada and California in Northern California Feb. 1-5, 2021. The exercise tested the ability to respond to training scenarios in the San Francisco Bay Area involving weapons of mass destruction emergencies.

Blue and Green keep Camp Roberts ASP operational
February 4, 2021
Airman 1st Class Lauren Luttges and Tech Sgt. Roger Van Tassel, both from the California Air National Guard's 144th Fighter Wing in Fresno, inspect howitzer rounds at the Camp Roberts Ammunition Supply Point (ASP), Jan. 26, 2021. Van Tassel and Luttges are supporting the California Army National Guard after several Soldiers at the ASP were quarantined due to COVID-19.

Morale efforts sustain Guard members during DC mission
February 4, 2021
From left: U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Jeremy Wesloh, Sgt. 1st Class Justin Valenti, Sgt. Lucas Zabka, and Staff Sgt. Jessica Fetsch, all with the 191st Military Police Company, North Dakota National Guard, play cards near the U.S. Capitol in Washington Jan. 19, 2021. More than 25,000 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from throughout the country traveled to Washington to support federal and local authorities for the presidential inauguration. About 7,900 remain in February.

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

Cal National Guard Soldiers assist car accident victims
January 27, 2021
U.S. Army Cpl. David Campbell, an infantryman with the California National Guard's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, provided aid at the scene of a car accident while guarding the Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse in Sacramento, California., Jan. 19, 2021. Campbell received recognition and a division coin from U.S. Army Col. Robert Wooldridge, deputy commander for support , 40th Infantry Division.

Cal Guard medical team supports COVID-19 nursing facility
January 11, 2021
U.S. Army Capt. Jessica Lieland, center, officer in charge of Regional Medical Strike Team (RMST) 17, California National Guard, leads a 10-member delegation at Westview Healthcare Center in Auburn, California, Jan. 8, 2021. The Cal Guard medical team from the 224th Sustainment Brigade, Long Beach, California, arrived at the facility on Christmas and immediately assisted residents stricken with the coronavirus disease.

Colorado, California National Guard win sniper championships
December 14, 2020
Staff Sgt. Jared Ramey, Ohio National Guard, prepares his equipment during the Stalk event Dec. 9, 2020 at the 50th Winston P. Wilson and 30th Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting Sniper Championships hosted by the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center, with the help of the U.S. National Guard Sniper School. The competition was held at the Fort Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center Dec. 4-10, 2020.

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.

Wisconsin Guard 'Badgers' help fight California fires
October 2, 2020
Members of 1st Battalion (Assault), 147th Aviation Regiment, 64th Troop Command, Wisconsin Army National Guard, at the Exeter helicopter bases Sept. 30, 2020, before a mission during the SQF Complex Fire in Tulare County, California. Left to right: Sgt. Jake Baranczyk, crew chief; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Trevor Clock, pilot; Sgt. Bryson Kamps, crew chief; and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Andrew Wickland, pilot in command.

Nevada Air Guard continues firefighting mission
October 2, 2020
Maj. Gen. Ondra L. Berry, adjutant general for Nevada, visited Airmen assigned to the 152nd Airlift Wing performing MAFFS missions supporting California firefighters at Sacramento McClellan Airport, California Aug. 31, 2020.  Berry was accompanied by leadership from the Nevada Air National Guard and Nevada Army National Guard.

Cal Guard's 79th IBCT unites with Puerto Rico-based unit
September 24, 2020
Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 65th Infantry Regiment, conduct mortar live-fire training on Aug. 20, 2020, at Camp Roberts, California. The 1-65th attended annual training with the 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team for the first time from Aug. 13- 28, 2020, since becoming aligned under the brigade in 2018.

40th ID conducts joint ops in Pacific from San Luis Obispo
September 15, 2020
U.S. Army Spc. Jonathan Carpenter, assigned to Cal Guard’s 40th Infantry Division, installs cables to the command post platform to connect power from the generators at Camp San Luis Obispo, California, Aug. 30, 2020, during Defender Pacific 20. The ability to rapidly surge combat-ready forces into and across the theater is critical in projecting forces at a moment’s notice to support regional alliances and the existing security architecture.

Wisconsin National Guard helps battle California wildfires
September 14, 2020
Two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation, departed for California to battle wildfires Sept. 11, 2020, from Army Aviation Support Facility 2 in Madison, Wis. Two aircraft and approximately 15 Soldiers deployed to California in response to an Emergency Management Assistance Compact request for assistance from California.

Rescues and wildfires: National Guard responds on West Coast
September 4, 2020
Rescue missions and support to civil authorities fighting wildfires were the focus of troop visits to Alaska and California this week by Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, and his senior enlisted advisor.

Fresno Guard members help fight California wildfires
September 4, 2020
U.S. Army Spc. Daniel Rincon, a hand crew member with Fresno-based Joint Task Force Rattlesnake Alpha team, on the steep slope of Rumsey Canyon where he and other members of the California State and National Guard help try to contain the LNU Lightning Complex fire near Rumsey, Aug 30, 2020.

California National Guard prepares to go green
September 2, 2020
Concept drawing of the new California Military Department's energy efficient Consolidated Headquarters Complex in Rancho Cordova, California, which is on track for completion in the summer of 2021.

Cal Guard conducts exercise during real-world challenges
August 31, 2020
U.S. Soldiers of the 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, Charlie Company, conduct a squad live-fire exercise Aug. 25, 2020, at Fort Hunter Liggett, California. The warfighter exercise was held during their annual training period for 2020.

Cal Guard Soldiers receive CAL FIRE training at Camp Roberts
August 27, 2020
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection issued more than 270 California National Guard Soldiers protective gear to begin hand crew training at Camp Roberts Aug. 23, 2020, to support firefighting efforts. The Guard members will supplement CAL FIRE and Cal Guard’s Joint Task Force Rattlesnake hand crews deployed to key locations such as the Carmel Fire, Jones Fire, Hills Fire and others throughout the state.