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167th Airlift Wing Supports Multinational Exercises in Europe
June 17, 2022
U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery Regiment, 75th Artillery Brigade; and U.S. Air Force Airmen, assigned to 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia, Air National Guard, unload and employ a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle and an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during a HIMARS Rapid Infiltration exercise as part of Defender Europe 22 at Bornholm, Denmark, May 24, 2022.

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.

Pennsylvania Army National Guard Supports Defender Europe 22
June 3, 2022
Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 109th Field Artillery Regiment, 55th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, drive M109A6 Paladins, M992A2 Field Artillery Ammunition Supply Vehicles, and M572 Armored Mortar Carriers from the Army Prepositioned Stock  area to their cantonment area May 10, 2022, in Pabrade, Lithuania. The Soldiers deployed to Lithuania in May to support Defender Europe 22 and NATO exercise Flaming Thunder.

National Guard strengthens NATO readiness in Europe
June 1, 2022
U.S. Army Spc. Jonathan Guernsey, left, and U.S. Army Spc. Khym Wilson, both assigned to the Forward Support Company, 119th Field Artillery Regiment, Michigan Army National Guard, guide the crane operator during Summer Shield at Forward Operating Site Adazi, Latvia, May 19, 2022. Summer Shield is one of U.S. Army Europe and Africa’s multinational training exercises in Eastern Europe that make up Defender Europe 22.

National Guard troops from 15 states join Arctic exercise
March 1, 2022
Joint forces attend U.S. Stryker armored vehicle familiarization training during Joint Exercise Arctic Eagle-Patriot at Anchorage, Alaska, Feb. 24, 2022. The exercise increases the National Guard’s capacity to operate in austere, extreme cold-weather environments across Alaska and the Arctic region.

National Guard helps medical facilities with COVID-19 peak
January 14, 2022
Pvt. Aduyel Kusi, right, and Spc. Jake Casucci practice loading a wheeled-stretcher into an ambulance in Brockton, Mass., Dec. 28, 2021. The Massachusetts National Guard members are providing non-clinical assistance at medical facilities across the commonwealth during a COVID-19 surge.

Colorado Guard assisting with Marshall Fire, COVID testing
January 3, 2022
Colorado National Guard High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles stage at the Denver Armory to support the Boulder County Sheriff with traffic control, security operations and evacuation of people displaced by the Marshall Fire in Boulder County, Colorado, Dec. 31, 2021.

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.

Four Soldiers are 1st in NYNG to earn Expert Soldier Badge
October 14, 2021
From left, New York Army National Guard Spcs. William Neumeister and Nicholas Weber, Sgt. Alexander Sonneville and Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Blount at Fort Drum, New York, Oct. 1, 2021, after earning the Expert Soldier Badge. The four are the first New York Army National Guard Soldiers to earn the new skills badge.

COVID-19 adds intensity to Golf Company MEDEVAC mission
August 9, 2021
A Task Force Phoenix medevac crew from G Company, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), known as DUSTOFF, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The fully vaccinated crew took extra precautions during a medevac mission in which they transported a severe COVID-19 patient to higher care. Clockwise from top left, emergency critical care nurse Maj. Cody McDonald, flight medic Staff Sgt. Jose Bulow, crew chief Sgt. Dena Lee and pilot 1st Lt. James Pettigrew.

Army Guard director visits 100th Missile Defense Brigade
August 4, 2021
Army Lt. Gen. Jon A. Jensen, the director of the Army National Guard, speaks with Soldiers in the Missile Defense Element at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, July 26, 2021. Jensen visited the 100th Missile Defense Brigade of the Colorado Army National Guard in Colorado Springs to learn more about the unit and its mission to defend the United States and designated areas from long-range ballistic missile attacks.

National Guard units across the nation complete Cyber Shield
July 26, 2021
Washington National Guard cyber experts and civilian partners who participated in the Cyber Shield 2021 exercise, shown July 21, 2021, at Camp Murray, Wash.

Colorado National Guard joins ADRIATIC STRIKE 21 in Slovenia
May 20, 2021
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Susanna Wohlford, Colorado Air National Guard, 140th Medical Group medic, trains with a defibrillator during exercise ADRIATIC STRIKE 21 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 17, 2021. The exercise is part of DEFENDER-EUROPE 21, testing the command’s ability to integrate 30,000 U.S., allied, and partner forces from 26 nations to conduct operations in more than a dozen nations from the Baltics to Africa, to the Black Sea and Balkan regions.

National Guard, partners to conduct ORCA 21 CBRNE exercise
May 14, 2021
Members of the Michigan National Guard’s 51st Civil Support Team run through decontamination procedures during Northern Exposure 21, March 16, 2021, at Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Northern Exposure 21 was integrated with another exercise known as Rising Waters 2021. This year's scenario was catastrophic flooding leading to chemical contamination, which was followed by a possible WMD situation.

Task Force Phoenix trains at North Fort Hood for deployment
March 29, 2021
Staff Sgt. Jose Bulow, a flight medic with Golf Company, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), is hoisted into a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, March 26, 2021, at North Fort Hood, Texas, as part of training before a 9-month mission to the Middle East. Golf Company is attached to Task Force Phoenix, led by the California Army National Guard's 40th Combat Aviation Brigade.

Guardsmen excel in All Army Marksmanship Championships
March 23, 2021
Service Members from across the Army, Army Reserves and National Guard fire M-9 pistols during the 2021 U.S. Army “All Army” Small Arms Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia, March 14-20, 2021. National Guard teams and individuals brought home 23 of 31 top awards including 1st in nine of 11 categories.

1st CONG infantry company since WWII deploys to Middle East
January 29, 2021
U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers with Attack Company, 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, Colorado Army National Guard, spend more than a week in Guernsey, Wyoming, in preparation for a deployment, Oct. 15-25, 2020. Throughout the week the Soldiers ran lanes multiple times, qualified on individual weapon systems and completed situational training exercise lanes that consisted of ambushes.

Missile defense Soldiers receive COVID vaccine
January 22, 2021
Army Col. Mike Hatfield and Command Sgt. Maj. John Robinson, the command team of the 100th Missile Defense Brigade, after receiving the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, Jan. 13, 2021. Soldiers with the 100th Missile Defense Brigade were among the first wave of Colorado Army National Guard members to receive the vaccines.

Colorado Guard maintains readiness during record year
December 17, 2020
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Douglas Paul, commanding general of the Colorado Army National Guard, thanks Soldiers for their work and dedication at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, April 20, 2020. Guard members are serving a multitude of roles at the direction of governor to help combat the coronavirus.

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.