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California Army Guard Brigade Works 24/7 to Defend Nation
January 5, 2024
Soldiers of the 100th Missile Defense Brigade pose for a photo at the entrance to an ICBM launch tube on Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.

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.

100th Missile Defense Brigade: Defending America for 20 Years
September 29, 2023
U.S. Army Spc. Jason Clark, military policeman, Company A, 49th Missile Defense Battalion, protects the Missile Defense Complex from mock enemies during Exercise Guardian Strike at Fort Greely, Alaska, Aug. 1, 2023. Guardian Strike evaluated military police and battalion staff members in their abilities to react to a variety of scenarios.

Vermont Guard Soldiers Return from NATO Exercise in Europe
June 5, 2023
Mountaineers with the 1-157th Mountain Infantry Battalion, Colorado Army National Guard, work alongside NATO partners to showcase their abilities to distinguished visitors during DEFENDER 23 at Bohinjska Bela, Slovenia, May 25, 2023. DEFENDER 23 includes more than 7,000 U.S. and 17,000 multinational service members from more than 20 nations.

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.

Gold Star Family Member is Nevada Army Guard Soldier of Year
April 28, 2023
Nevada Army Guard Spc. Jake Evans next to a medical evacuation UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter during a break in training April 17, 2023, in Reno, Nev. Evans is the 2023 Nevada Army Guard Soldier of the Year and is set to travel to Hawaii to represent Nevada in the Region VII Best Warrior contest.

Guam National Guard Hosts Chief of Staff Advisory Council
April 21, 2023
National Guard chiefs of staff from Region VII render a solemn salute at the Guam National Guard Fallen Heroes Memorial in Barrigada April 18, 2023. The delegation spent three days on the island to discuss regional issues, share best practices, and gain a better understanding of the uniqueness of Guam's operational and cultural environment.

California, Idaho, Colorado CSTs Collaborate for Exercise
March 7, 2023
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Cameron Hoover with the Idaho National Guard's 101st Civil Support Team climbs down crumbling steps on Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, California, Feb. 23, 2022. California's 95th CST hosted its annual emergency response exercise, BAY EX, with Idaho's 101st CST, Colorado National Guard's 8th CST, and first responders.

Guard Charges Forward with Electric Vehicle Conversion
January 25, 2023
As part of the National Guard’s larger initiative to replace its non-tactical vehicle fleet with hybrid or electric vehicles, the Colorado Army National Guard’s environmental quality program helped the COARNG replace five of its non-tactical fleet with electric vehicles and one plug-in hybrid from 2019-2020, reducing gas and maintenance costs by $2,000 per vehicle.

Cal Guard’s 746 CSSB Hands off Mission to Colorado’s 68 DSSB
November 25, 2022
Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Ryder and Lt. Col. Nathan Wall, command team for the 746th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, case the unit colors during a transfer of authority ceremony with 68th Division Sustainment Support Battalion at Forward Operating Site Powidz, Poland, Nov. 22, 2022. The casing of the colors is an Army tradition symbolizing proper relief of the outgoing unit.

FireGuard Program Enhances National Guard Wildfire-fighting
November 18, 2022
A U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter flown by Soldiers from the 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment, California Army National Guard, drops a bucket of water during aerial wildland firefighting training with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, March 19, 2022, in Silverado, California. Cal Guard and CAL FIRE have a decades-long partnership for battling California’s larger wildfires.

Alaska Guardsmen Maintain Arctic Resilience, Readiness
November 15, 2022
Soldiers from 113th Military Police Company, Mississippi Army National Guard, patrol the missile defense complex as part of exercise Guardian Watch 23 at Fort Greely, Alaska, Nov. 2, 2022. Guardian Watch 23 focused on ground-based midcourse defense and critical installations security, which are the two missions of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion.

National Guard Provides Critical Election Cybersecurity
November 7, 2022
Approximately 30 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard joined other state agencies at three locations Nov. 5, 2019, to ensure the security of the commonwealth’s general election. A team at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency focused on network monitoring, while teams at Fort Indiantown Gap (above) and Horsham Air Guard Station focused on social media reporting.

Hokanson: High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site 'Incredible Capability'
November 2, 2022
An LUH-72 Lakota helicopter is flown above mountainous terrain near Gypsum, Colorado, home of the Colorado National Guard's High-altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site, or HAATS, Oct. 16, 2022. Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, visited HAATS to gain a full scope of the mission and training environment.

New Tool Alerts Colorado, California Guard to Wildfires
October 7, 2022
Colorado National Guard Sgt. Joseph Flores, intelligence specialist, 157th Infantry Battalion, Colorado Springs, assigned to the Task Force FireGuard team, analyzes environmental factors in a wildfire area. FireGuard facilitates early detection of wildfires in remote areas.

STARCOM Debuts New Space Combat Readiness Exercise
September 29, 2022
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mendoza, 216th Space Control Squadron space systems operator, utilizes a ‘Honey Badger System’ during BLACK SKIES 22 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Sept. 20, 2022. The 216 SPCS specializes in electromagnetic warfare and participated in the Space Training and Readiness Command’s (STARCOM) BLACK SKIES 22 along with numerous other units from California to Colorado.

8th Civil Support Team Conducts Annual Evaluation Exercise
September 28, 2022
U.S. Army Sgt. Zachary Lutz and Sgt. Rainee Malle, 8th Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Teams, Colorado National Guard, assess a potential biohazard contamination site during Joint Exercise Western Sugar Response, Aug. 30, 2022, Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Civil support teams from the Nebraska and Wyoming National Guard also participated in the exercise with local first responders.

National Guard Chief Thanks Guardsmen at tip of Strategic Space and Missile Defense Spear
August 23, 2022
Soldiers with the 100th Missile Defense Brigade stand in formation at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 21, 2022.

Colorado Guard First to Receive Modernized Helicopter Capability
August 15, 2022
The Colorado National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility received the first two of 18 UH-72B Lakota helicopters purchased by the Department of Defense exclusively for the U.S. Army National Guard Aug. 4.

National Guard SEA Visits Colorado Guard Space, Missile Defense Units
July 1, 2022
Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, center right, the SEA to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, stands with Command Chief Master Sgt. Lisa Perry, the Colorado National Guard’s command senior enlisted leader, and members of the Colorado Guard’s 138th Space Control Squadron on Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, June 28, 2022. Whitehead visited Colorado Guard space and missile defense units in Colorado Springs to see how National Guard members are contributing to these expanding domains.