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National Guard Members Conduct Innovative Readiness Training
June 10, 2022
Air National Guard Airman First Class Cabrera, 124th Civilian Engineer Squadron, smooths out gravel as a part of an Innovative Readiness Training mission while building homes for the Cherokee Veterans Housing Initiative in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, June 6, 2022. IRT is a Department of Defense initiative that is a joint environment with National Guard Soldiers and Airmen.

Utah National Guardsman is Regional Soldier of the Year
June 3, 2022
Blindfolded competitors are taken on a boat to an island during the Region VII Best Warrior Competition on Guam May 26, 2022. The annual competition featured the best noncommissioned officer and Soldier from Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. The winners move on to the national competition in July.

Army and Air Guard members compete in fitness contest
April 13, 2022
Maj. Robert Killian, left, from California finished first in the men’s elite category and Utah National Guard 2nd Lt. Dayde Collins came in second at the Spartan Sprint 5k with over 20 obstacles in Concord, North Carolina, April 9-10. The National Guard’s All Guard Endurance Team sent more than 40 members to the competition.

Utah National Guard supports hospitals facing COVID surge
February 15, 2022
Utah National Guard Sgt. Bracken McKinlay changes sheets and cleans a room after a patient is moved out of the emergency room at St. George Regional Hospital. For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, Utah National Guard members of the COVID-19 Joint Task Force are providing direct hospital support in non-medical roles.

National Guard Olympians ready for 2022 Beijing Games
January 31, 2022
Spc. Deedra Irwin, a human resources specialist with 86th Troop Command, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont Army National Guard, fires a biathlon rifle during practice at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vermont, Nov. 2, 2021. Irwin, a native of Pulaski, Wisconsin, competed in the 2021 Biathlon World Championship and is on Team USA's 2021-2022 National A Team.

Utah National Guard Soldiers to compete in the 2022 Olympics
January 26, 2022
Utah National Guard Spcs. Benjamin Loomis of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, shown here, and Jasper Good of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, will compete in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on the U.S. Olympic Nordic Combined Team. The Soldiers are with the Utah National Guard Joint Force Headquarters and assigned to the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program.

Utah National Guard to provide humanitarian aid to Nepal
August 26, 2021
Airmen from the 151st Logistics Readiness Squadron palletize medical equipment and supplies Aug 25, 2021, at Roland Wright Airbase in Salt Lake City, Utah. To help reduce human suffering and assist with Nepal’s COVID-19 response, members of the Utah Air National Guard’s 151st Air Refueling Wing will transport lifesaving equipment and humanitarian supplies to Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 27, 2021.

Humanitarian efforts strengthen Utah-Morocco partnership
June 29, 2021
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael Turley, adjutant general, Utah National Guard, salutes U.S. and Moroccan Armed Forces members during a key leader engagement as part of African Lion 2021 June 16, 2021, at the Military Medical Surgical Field Hospital in Tafraoute, Morocco. Utah and Morocco are partners under the State Partnership Program.

Winning team built during Warfighter 21-05
June 23, 2021
Sgt. Ryan Gartner and Staff Sgt. Brian Foley, both of the 35th Infantry Division, take time to go over their job duties for the day June 9, 2021, during Warfighter 21-05 at Camp Atterbury, Ind.

African Lion: National Guard supports continent’s largest military exercise
June 20, 2021
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, at Camp Tifnit Training Area, Morocco, June 17, 2021. This image was acquired with a cellular device.

Army National Guard transitions cyber task force mission
February 16, 2021
Army National Guard Soldiers from the 124th Cyber Protection Battalion are deployed as part of Task Force Echo IV in support U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Utah National Guard broadens COVID-19 support across Utah
January 22, 2021
Sgt. Erica Benson, a senior heavy equipment operator assigned to the 116th Engineering Company, Utah National Guard, conducts a test for COVID-19 as part of a mobile testing team Nov. 7, 2020, in Wendover, Utah. The Utah Air and Army National Guard was activated in early 2020 to assist in COVID-19 testing throughout Utah.

Utah National Guard supporting long-term care facilities
January 12, 2021
Members of the Utah Air and Army National Guard conduct tests for COVID-19 as part of a mobile testing team on Nov. 7, 2020 in Wendover, Utah. The Utah Air and Army National Guard was activated early in 2020 to assist in COVID-19 testing throughout Utah.

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.

Utah National Guard Black Hawks help fight California fires
August 27, 2020
U.S. Army Sgt. Jaime Martinez Jr., a crew chief with 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment, watches his fellow unit members follow him back to refuel, Aug. 23, 2020, in Healdsburg, California. The 1-140th Aviation Regiment is from Los Alamitos, California, and they are assisting the California Department of Forest and Fire Protection (CALFIRE) with the LNU Lightning Complex fire.

Guard Soldiers achieve marksmanship overmatch in Utah
July 17, 2020
Staff Sgt. Wayne “Guido” Gray, California National Guard, engages targets in the Reflexive Fire match July 10, 2020, during the Marksmanship Advisory Council Region Seven Championships at Camp Williams, Bluffdale, Utah. Thirty-four Guard members from California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah spent three intense days in the mountains of Utah competing. Colorado took home the team championship title.

Colorado National Guard grows expertise in extreme weather
June 25, 2020
U.S. Army Spc. Dane Kastl, a search-and-extraction team member with the Colorado National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, performs an extraction by removing the door of an overturned vehicle during Exercise Arctic Eagle 2020, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Feb. 26, 2020.

Indiana Guard Soldiers trade parachutes for sewing machines
May 7, 2020
Indiana National Guard Soldiers with the 338th Quartermaster Company make face masks in Columbus, Indiana, May 1, 2020. This unique mission is part of the Indiana National Guard’s ongoing COVID-19 response.

'Teledrill' keeps Utah National Guard members safe and ready
April 20, 2020
Service members assigned to the 204th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Utah Army National Guard, conduct a meeting via video teleconference April 19, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 204th MEB is among the first National Guard units in the nation to conduct a teleworking drill, or "teledrill," in preparation for a warfighter exercise.

Guard members use innovative ways to train, keep distance
April 9, 2020
A member of the Maryland National Guard Joint Task Force Cyber April 3, 2020, at the 175th Wing at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md. The MDNG JTF-Cyber team is protecting and evaluating Maryland government websites to ensure they are functioning properly and the information presented is accurate.