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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.

Aircrews Train to Survive in Hostile Territory
November 7, 2022
Maj. Addison Harding, an F-16 pilot assigned to the 114th Fighter Wing in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, swims during a SERE refresher course at the Midco Aquatic Center in Sioux Falls Sept. 30, 2022.

Iowa Red Bull Units Honored for Deployment, Supply Excellence
November 7, 2022
Maj. Gen. Ben Corell, adjutant general of the Iowa National Guard, presents the U.S. Army Chief of Staff’s 2021 Deployment Excellence Award (DEA) to Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division “Red Bulls,” at Joint Force Headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, Nov. 4, 2022. HHC was awarded the DEA in the small deploying unit category.

Iowa, New Jersey Guard Chaplains Make History Together
October 24, 2022
Lt. Col. Martha Kester smiles after completing a Passing of the Stole Ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, Oct. 22, 2022. Kester and Lt. Col. Heather Simon are the first women state chaplains — Kester will serve the Iowa National Guard, while Simon will serve the New Jersey National Guard.

Kosovo Security Force Members Earn U.S. Air Assault Badge
September 14, 2022
Pvt. Sead Berisha, a psychological operations soldier with the Kosovo Security Force, smiles as he receives his Air Assault badge from Lt. Col. Berat Shala, executive officer to the KSF commander, at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa, Sept. 9, 2022. Over 200 students participated in the 12-day course, which trains service members in sling load operations and rappelling.

Iowa Guard Engineers Renovate old Schoolhouse
June 23, 2022
Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 831st Engineer Company mark a straight line with thread on newly poured concrete at the historic Herrold School House in the Camp Dodge training area in Johnston, Iowa, June 14, 2022. The 831st EC was assigned to complete various projects around Camp Dodge.

Iowa Soldiers Display Demolition Skills at Western Strike
June 22, 2022
Combat engineers with the Iowa National Guard’s 833rd Engineer Company out of Ottumwa, Iowa, watch an explosion from a safe distance on a demolition range at Orchard Combat Training Center near Boise, Idaho, June 10, 2022. The Soldiers traveled to Idaho to take part in an exportable combat training capabilities exercise, or XCTC, called Western Strike.

Utah Field Artillery Brigade Leads XCTC Exercise in Idaho
June 15, 2022
Two M109 Paladins move into firing position during exercise Western Strike 22 at Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho, June 6, 2022. Several artillery units will certify themselves during the exercise, ensuring they are ready to be called up to support operations worldwide.

Minnesota Guard Soldier, NCO are regional Best Warriors
May 17, 2022
Sgt. Josiah Bell of Rochester, Minnesota, an infantryman with the Wisconsin National Guard’s B Company, 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry Regiment, scales a rope in the obstacle course event during the Region IV Best Warrior Competition at Camp Ripley, Minnesota, May 13, 2022. The annual competition tests the military skills, physical strength and endurance of the top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from the Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio National Guard.

Navajo life helped forge NGB diversity director's passion
March 31, 2022
Col. Lawrence Yazzie, the new director of the National Guard Bureau's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, addresses a crowd at a symposium in Iowa in 2018. Yazzie grew up on a Navajo reservation in Arizona, played basketball at the Air Force Academy and commanded the Iowa Air Guard’s 168th Cyberspace Squadron.

Louisiana, Iowa Guard civil support teams train together
January 14, 2022
The Louisiana National Guard's 62nd Civil Support Team (CST) Weapons of Mass Destruction sets up a decontamination line as part of a joint simulated training exercise with the Iowa National Guard’s 71st CST in New Orleans, Jan. 11, 2022.

Task Force Phoenix ends 9-month mission in Middle East
January 10, 2022
Task Force Phoenix Over the Horizon (OTH) force CH-47 Chinook helicopters arrive at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Aug. 3, 2021. The helicopters are flown by crews from Task Force Phoenix's 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), from the Minnesota and Iowa National Guard.

Army Guard husband, wife promoted to chief warrant officer 5
December 22, 2021
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Brian Brooks looks on as Chief Warrant Officer 5 Teresa Domeier, the command chief warrant officer of the Army National Guard, and his son, Noah, pin his rank to his uniform while his wife, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Shelly Brooks, has her rank pinned on by their daughter, Amber, during a ceremony at the Herbert R. Temple Army National Guard Readiness Center, Arlington Hall Station in Arlington, Virginia, Dec. 21, 2021. The ceremony represented a rare moment where a married couple were together promoted to chief warrant officer 5 – the top warrant officer rank.