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North Carolina Guard Hosts Africa Military Law Forum Advisory Council
May 12, 2022
Maj. Mike Sterling, North Carolina National Guard State Partnership director, greets Namibian Defence Force Brig. Gen. Helena Ndilimeke Amutenya, left, and Cameroon Armed Forces Col. Marguerite Meffand-Loaw, center, at the African Military Law Forum Advisory Council at NCNG Joint Force Headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, April 26-28, 2022. The conference, created by U.S. Africa Command, brought African military legal advisers from several nations including Botswana, one of the NCNG State Partnership Program peers, and NCNG leaders to share their legal expertise.

Helo-Aquatic Search and Rescue Team trains in North Carolina
April 29, 2022
Soldiers from Charlie Company, 1-131st Assault Helicopter Battalion, and Det. 2, Charlie Company, 1-126 General Support Aviation Battalion, trained as members of the North Carolina Helo-Aquatic Rescue Team with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, North Carolina Emergency Management and local first responders in Salisbury, N.C., March 23-24, 2022.

NC Guard trains in Operation Sage Eagle in New Mexico
April 28, 2022
North Carolina National Guard members of Detachment 2, Charlie Company of the 1-126 Aviation Regiment participate in transport operations of a UH-60 Black Hawk during Operation Sage Eagle in White Sands, N.M., in February and March 2022.

West Virginia, North Carolina Guard join cyber exercise
April 26, 2022
Members of the West Virginia Air National Guard collaborate  during a simulated cyberattack as part of Locked Shields 2022. They joined federal and state agencies and the National Guard on the U.S. team in the world’s largest international cyber defense exercise run virtually by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia, April 19-21, 2022.

National Guard brigade takes on Army modernization mission
April 12, 2022
Col. Jerry Baird Jr., commander of the 130th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, North Carolina National Guard, leads a commander’s update brief during Joint Warfighting Assessment 22 April 6, 2022, on Fort Stewart, Georgia.

Alaska Army Guard conducts multiagency CBRNE exercise
March 28, 2022
Alaska Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jonathan Ramos, section team leader for the 103rd Civil Support Team, gives an exercise brief before down-range operations during Van Winkle 2022 in Juneau, Alaska, March 22. Van Winkle 2022 is a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive response exercise designed to enhance interoperability between state, federal and local first responders with complex training scenarios. Exercise participants included CST units from the Alaska National Guard, Montana National Guard, Connecticut National Guard, Mississippi National Guard and North Carolina National Guard.

National Guard works with partners on winter storm response
January 18, 2022
Soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard's 113th Sustainment Brigade. 1452nd Combat HET Transportation Company, help stranded motorists in Surry County, North Carolina, during Winter Storm Izzy, Jan. 16, 2022. The Soldiers are assigned to All Hazard Response Teams and other force packages to support local authorities’ winter storm response.

WWII Soldier identified and buried 77 years after his death
October 19, 2021
Col. Wes Morrison, commander of the North Carolina National Guard’s 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, presents folded flags to the family of 1st Lt. James E. Wright during a graveside service in his honor at the Oakdale Cemetery in Lumber Bridge, North Carolina, Oct. 12, 2021. Wright, who served with the NCNG’s 120th Infantry Regiment, was killed in action near Dornot, France Sept. 10, 1944, and missing until his remains were recently identified.

National Guard responds in force to Hurricane Ida
September 1, 2021
Louisiana National Guardsmen rescue people in LaPlace, Louisiana, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. More than 6,000 members of the National Guard from more than a dozen states were in Louisiana assisting state and federal partners with relief efforts.

Disasters, COVID fail to stop Guard unit from deployment
July 23, 2021
South Carolina Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Alpha Company, 4-118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, conduct tank gunnery training while deployed in the Middle East, Feb. 4, 2020.

Virginia National Guard tests hurricane response tools
June 4, 2021
Virginia National Guard aviators participate in an air operations exercise managed by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management May 10, 2021, at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Sandston, Virginia. The exercise aimed to test a new smart phone-enabled mission-management platform for use during a large-scale emergency response, such as a hurricane.

NCNG, 1st responders practice helicopter aquatic rescue
May 27, 2021
North Carolina National Guard Aviators join first responders from 16 state and local agencies for North Carolina helicopter aquatic rescue team training at Weldon, North Carolina, May 20, 2021. The training at the rapids of the Roanoke River simulated swift water rescue missions.

NCNG Artillery Unit first to receive new M109A7 Paladin
May 24, 2021
Soldiers with the North Carolina National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 113th Field Artillery Regiment, fire newly fielded M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer Systems at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, May 20, 2021.

North Carolina National Guard fields new Paladin artillery
March 23, 2021
North Carolina National Guard Soldiers train on the new M109A7 Paladin Self-Propelled Howitzer System at Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, March 17, 2021. Maintainers of F Company, 230th Brigade Support Battalion, 1 -113th Field Artillery Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, studied the improvements in survivability, mobility and firing that make the system more lethal on the modern battlefield.

North Carolina Guard supports mass vaccination clinic
March 10, 2021
Fifty North Carolina National Guard Soldiers deployed to the PNC arena to support a drive-thru COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina, March 4, 2021. The Soldiers assigned to the NCNG’s 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team and 113th Sustainment Brigade directed vehicle traffic and provided logistical and administrative support for Wake County Emergency Management staff and volunteers.

NCNG helps get COVID-19 vaccine into arms
February 5, 2021
Spc. Trey Pressley, a medic assigned to 236th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine during a drive-through clinic at the Macon County Public Health Department in Franklin, North Carolina, Feb. 3, 2021. North Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are activated across the state to assist local health departments with increasing vaccine administration efficiency.

NCNG bolsters communications during inauguration
January 21, 2021
Soldiers and Airmen from across North Carolina join forces to set up a satellite as part of the Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) in Washington, D.C., Jan. 13-20 for the presidential inauguration. The JISSC team is routinely requested for inaugurations.

Historic Air National Guard airlift brings troops to DC
January 16, 2021
Members of the North Carolina National Guard deboard a C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 145th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard, upon arrival to Joint Base Andrews, Md., outside Washington, D.C., on Jan. 15, 2021. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are supporting federal and district authorities for the 59th presidential inauguration.

NC National Guard boosts state's COVID-19 vaccination effort
January 14, 2021
North Carolina National Guard Staff Sgt. Stacie Tindle, a medic assigned to the 130th Maneuver Enhancement Bridge, administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a patient at the Forsyth County Department of Public Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Jan. 12, 2021. Gov. Roy Cooper mobilized the NCNG to support local health providers by augmenting their distribution and vaccination operations.

Ohio National Guard forward observer is ARCENT NCO of Year
January 4, 2021
Ohio Army National Guard Sgt. Aaron Amsden, a forward observer for the 1st Battalion, 145th Armored Regiment, was crowned the winner of the U.S. Army Central Command’s Best Warrior Competition, noncommissioned officer category, and also competed in the Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) competition in 2020. The BWC recognizes Soldiers who demonstrate commitment to Army values, embody the warrior ethos and represent the force of the future.