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Guard Soldiers, Airmen Compete for All Guard Marathon Team
May 9, 2023
National Guard athletes race in the 46th annual Lincoln Marathon, which also serves as the National Guard Marathon Team time trials, held May 7, 2023, in Lincoln, Nebraska. More than 200 National Guard Airmen and Soldiers from across the country competed for spots on the All Guard Marathon Team.

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.

Ohio National Guard Trains with NATO Partners
May 5, 2023
Airmen assigned to the 123rd Air Control Squadron pose for a portrait alongside service members from Lithuania, Latvia and Hungary during a joint training exercise April 28, 2023 in Blue Ash, Ohio.

Ohio Air Guard Member Wins Jiu-Jitsu World Championship
January 13, 2023
Tech. Sgt. Wendy Kuhn, an Ohio Air National Guard public affairs specialist at the 121st Air Refueling Wing, stands for a portrait Dec. 4, 2022, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. Kuhn recently won her second gold medal in Las Vegas at the World Master International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Jiu-Jitsu Championship.

Signal Company Modernizes Ohio Guard Network Infrastructure
January 3, 2023
Spc. Kaden Scherger, with the 1137th Signal Company TIN-E (Tactical Installation and Networking-Enhanced), tests network connections during an infrastructure improvement project April 26, 2022, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio. The 1137th's primary mission to install and maintain computer network infrastructure.

Army National Guard Prepares for 2030
October 17, 2022
Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen, left, the director of the Army National Guard, leads a discussion panel on operational challenges during a panel forum at the annual Association of the United States Army conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 12, 2022. Panel members, composed of senior leaders from throughout the Army Guard, focused on the Army’s regionally aligned readiness and modernization model, digital culture and future workforce as key points in ensuring Army Guard readiness.

Ohio National Guard, Serbia Celebrate Partnership
October 12, 2022
Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., right, Ohio adjutant general, presents a carved medallion to Gen. Milan Mojsilović, chief of the Serbian Armed Forces General Staff, to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the State Partnership Program collaboration between Ohio and Serbia Sept. 8, 2022, in Belgrade, Serbia. The anniversary milestone was in 2021, but the COVID-19 pandemic prevented Harris from traveling to present the medallion until this year.

54th SFAB Completes Historic Honduras Deployment
October 3, 2022
Capt. Madison Bips, a member of the Georgia National Guard's 1st Battalion of the 54th Security Force Assistance Brigade, returns a salute from a member of the Honduran Armed Forces Sept. 8, 2022, near Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The 54th SFAB was deployed to Honduras for six months in the first National Guard deployment of its kind.

Idaho Guard Soldiers Conduct Intense Pre-deployment Training
September 20, 2022
More than 600 Idaho Army National Guard Soldiers, joined by Soldiers from the Montana, Oregon, Ohio and South Carolina Army National Guard, have been training in Fort Bliss, Texas, since mobilizing from Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho, in early August. Task Force Rattler will deploy to Southwest Asia this month to support Operation Spartan Shield.

Airmen of the Year Honored for Exceeding the Standard
August 26, 2022
From left: U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kristina L. Schneider, of the 179th Airlift Wing, Ohio National Guard; Tech Sgt. Brett A. Yoakum, of the 164th Airlift Wing, Tennessee National Guard; Master Sgt. Daniel P. Keller, of the 124th Fighter Wing, Idaho National Guard; and Senior Master Sgt. Jonathan Sotomayor, of the 125th Fighter Squadron, Florida National Guard, at the Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Virginia, Aug. 22, 2022. The event was part of Focus on the Force Week 2022, an annual event hosted by the command chief of the Air National Guard that highlights professional development and celebrates the accomplishments of the enlisted corps.

Leaders of Ohio Guard Visit Hungary for Capstone Event
August 17, 2022
Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., Ohio adjutant general, shakes hands with Hungarian Defence Forces soldiers during an infantry brigade presentation and showcase event June 9, 2022, in Tata, Hungary.

From Refugee to Ohio National Guard Airman and Lawyer
August 8, 2022
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Igor Petrovich, a deputy judge advocate at the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton, Ohio, provides legal support to the staff judge advocate and Airmen at the 180FW.

Guard Soldiers Train in Military Funeral Honors Program
July 15, 2022
The Virginia National Guard Funeral Honors Program hosts Level 1 funeral honors training for nine National Guard Soldiers from four states June 29, 2022, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Va. Soldiers from Maryland, North Carolina and Ohio joined Virginia Soldiers for the five-day course, which prepares Soldiers to conduct professional military funeral honors in accordance with service tradition.

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.

Hawaii Air Guard Cyber Team Honored for Cyber Defense Work
June 17, 2022
U.S. Air Force Capt. Elijah Lincoln, center, is awarded an achievement medal May 14, 2022, at Fort DeRussy, Hawaii, for standing up the Hawaii National Guard’s first Cyber Mission Assurance Team. With him are U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Moses Kaoiwi Jr., Hawaii Army National Guard commander, and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Glen Hayase.

Idaho Guard’s 2-116th CAB Trains for Deployment to Mideast
June 9, 2022
Idaho Army National Guard Soldiers from Charlie Company,  one of three companies making up the 2-116th Combined Arms Battalion, train in tactical movements during annual training. The 2-116th CAB is preparing to deploy in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

National Guard Supports Armed Forces of Ukraine
June 8, 2022
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, president of Ukraine, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. David Baldwin, adjutant general of the California National Guard, and California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis watch a demonstration of tactical equipment during a visit to the California Air National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing at Moffett Air National Guard Base, California, Sept. 2, 2021. The California National Guard and Ukraine have been partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program since 1993.

New Air National Guard Exercise Tests Agility in Michigan
June 7, 2022
A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 127th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., performs Agile Combat Employment training while marshaling an A-10 Thunderbolt II in an Integrated Combat Turn during Agile Rage 22, June 7, 2022.

Active, Guard and Reserve Soldiers attend vehicle recovery course
May 20, 2022
Active, Reserve and Army National Guard components attend a vehicle recovery course at the Regional Training Site-Maintenance (RTS-M), 177th Regiment, Regional Training Institute, Fort Custer Training Center, Augusta, Michigan, May 19, 2022.

A matter of life or death: seeking help for mental health
May 19, 2022
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jilayne Michelsen, a command post controllerassigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, shares the story of her darkest hours, her mental health diagnosis and overcoming the stigma of seeking help. Michelsen hopes her story will help others know they are not alone and will seek help when needed.