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Iowa Guard’s 132d Cyber Range Hosts Training Event
March 19, 2024
Staff Sgt. Dawston Regan, left, and Tech. Sgt. Thomas Monroe, cyberspace operators from the 168th Cyberspace Operations Squadron, Iowa Air National Guard, prep their stations during an exercise Feb. 29, 2024, at the 132d Wing in Des Moines, Iowa. The exercise was the first by the 132d Wing’s new cyber range.

State Partnership Directors Share Tips on Adriatic Partnerships
February 28, 2024
U.S. Army and Air National Guard members of the State Partnership Program discuss plans to integrate efforts with Adriatic partner nations at the National Aerospace Research and Technology Park, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Jan. 24, 2024. By linking U.S. states with partner countries, the SPP enhances military capabilities and interoperability.

Oklahoma National Guard Aviation Unit Deploying to Kosovo
January 2, 2024
Loved ones gathered alongside nearly 50 Oklahoma Army National Guardsmen during a deployment ceremony Dec. 30, 2023, at the Army Aviation Support Facility 2 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Members of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion (Assault Helicopter Battalion), 244th Aviation Regiment, 90th Troop Command, will deploy to Kosovo to support oOperation Joint Guardian (KFOR).

Kosovo President Visits Iowa National Guard Partners
October 26, 2023
Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani is greeted by Maj. Gen. Stephen Osborn, the adjutant general of Iowa, at Des Moines International Airport Oct. 24, 2023. Osmani met Iowa National Guard leaders, toured Camp Dodge in Johnston and spoke at a formal reception at the Iowa State Capitol.

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.

Iowa National Guard Medics Care for Homeless Veterans
October 12, 2023
A medic from the 134th Ambulance Company out of Johnston, Iowa, checks the blood pressure of a veteran at the Five Seasons Stand Down resource fair in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Sept. 7, 2023. The medics provided care for veterans and others experiencing homelessness.

Vermont Guard Partner North Macedonia Hosts Adriatic Conference
October 5, 2023
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, adjutant general, Vermont National Guard, listens to a speaker during the 26th U.S.-Adriatic Charter Chiefs of Defense Conference in Skopje, North Macedonia, Sept. 27, 2023. The conference included Balkan region military leaders, representatives, and their National Guard state partners.

Iowa Guard, Kosovo Partners Train in HAZMAT Exercise
October 5, 2023
Members of the Kosovo Security Force Hazardous Materials Company discover clues that lead to a planted, homemade explosive device in a training scenario in Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 21, 2023. The KSF worked with the 71st Civil Support Team, Iowa National Guard — their partners in the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Iowa Guard Tests Innovative Technology during Northern Strike
August 18, 2023
Spc. Vincent Omolon and Spc. Amber Hickman, 294th Medical Company Area Support, 67th Troop Command, Iowa National Guard, transports a patient while a medical drone gathers crucial information in-flight such as vitals, blood pressure, and more during Exercise Northern Strike 2023, on Camp Grayling, Michigan, Aug. 7, 2023.

Iowa Citizen-Soldier Serves as Combat Medic and Firefighter
July 27, 2023
U.S. Army Spc. John Shields, a combat medical specialist with the 334th Brigade Support Battalion, Iowa National Guard, representing Region IV, poses for a photograph during the Army National Guard's Best Warrior Competition, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 12, 2023.

Cyber Shield Hones Skills, Builds Partnerships
June 20, 2023
Sgt. Azaria Christian, incident response division chief, North Carolina National Guard, participates in the NetWars competition during the Cyber Shield training exercise at the Professional Education Center, Little Rock, Ark., June 9, 2023. Participants tested their defensive cybersecurity skills.

Iowa Army, Air Guard Practice Helicopter Hoist Rescues
June 20, 2023
A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the Iowa National Guard’s C Company, 2/211 General Aviation Support Battalion, extracts a downed pilot from the Iowa Air Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing during a training exercise near Homer, Nebraska, June 16, 2023.

Iowa National Guard Trains in Wyoming’s Higher Elevation
May 30, 2023
Spc. Chris Cortez, an infantryman assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, fires an M240 machine gun during a squad live-fire at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center in Wyoming on May 20, 2023. The Iowa National Guard unit completed two weeks of individual and collective training.

National Guard Honors Fallen in Memorial Day Observances
May 26, 2023
New York Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Michele Natali, left, the assistant adjutant general, Army; and New York Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Michael Hewson, the senior enlisted advisor for the New York Air National Guard, salute following the presentation of a wreath during a Memorial Day ceremony at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham, New York, May 25, 2023. The names of 12 members of the New York Military Forces and civilian employees of the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs who have died in the past year were also read during the ceremony.

Iowa, Minnesota Guardsmen Win Regional Best Warrior Title
May 8, 2023
Competitors begin the 12-mile ruck march at the Region IV Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center, Newton Falls, Ohio, May 7, 2023. Guard members from Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Illinois competed in land navigation, marksmanship, weapons skills, medical and radio skills and an appearance board, among other events.

Hokanson: State Partnership Program Stable, Steadfast and Growing
April 21, 2023
Lt. Gen. Bashkim Jashari, commander of the Kosovo Security Force, is briefed on unit operations by the commander of the 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Iowa Army National Guard, during a tour of training at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, May 19, 2022. Approximately 15 KSF troops embedded with companies in the 1-133rd Infantry during a two-week annual training exercise.

National Guard Honored for Environmental Programs
April 21, 2023
Soldiers participate in bald eagle releases at Camp Ripley Training Center. The Minnesota Army National Guard Sustainability Team works with staff and units to instill sustainable practices within all operations, empowering all components of the organization to enhance environmental activities.

Iowa Guard CH-47 Delivers Historic F-80 via Sling Load
April 12, 2023
An Iowa Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter picks up a historic F-80 fighter jet from the Air National Guard paint facility in Sioux City, Iowa, April 11, 2023. The helicopter from the Iowa National Guard B/171 Aviation Regiment based in Davenport brought the jet back to Camp Dodge to be placed on static display.

Guard Soldiers Make History at International Culinary Event
March 7, 2023
Iowa and Rhode Island National Guard Soldiers pose for a photo during the 47th Joint Culinary Training Exercise at Fort Lee, Virginia, March 5, 2023. The Soldiers made history by being part of the first Army National Guard team to participate in the  largest military culinary event in North America.

Iowa National Guard Soldier Gives Back to Homeless
November 29, 2022
Sgt. 1st Class Michael Sullivan, assistant operations noncommissioned officer with the 734th Regional Support Group, Iowa Army National Guard, kneels next to “Sully’s Lil Red Wagon” at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa, Nov. 17, 2022. He uses the wagon to collect donations for the homeless in the Des Moines area.