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Pennsylvania Guardsman Instructs Kenyans in Combat Care
July 2, 2024
Task Force Paxton medic Cpl. Vince Bartolome spent three days teaching Kenyan military forces Tactical Combat Casualty Care while stationed in Manda Bay, Kenya, in May 2024.

Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers Bound for Africa Mission
December 18, 2023
Soldiers with the Pennsylvania National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, and their families are recognized during a ceremony at the Zembo Shrine Auditorium in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Dec. 17, 2023. The Soldiers will leave their homes and families for about a year as they deploy to the Horn of Africa, supporting U.S. Africa Command and partner forces with regional security objectives.

Father and Son Fly Pennsylvania Guard Black Hawk Together
November 6, 2023
U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Zack Adams, left, and his father, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Rich Adams, helicopter pilots with the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, flew a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter together for the first time Nov. 2, 2023, in Pennsylvania. Rich is a 34-year veteran of Army aviation while Zack is a recent graduate of the U.S. Army Initial Entry Rotary Wing school.

Pennsylvania Guard Cavalry Regiment Conducts Rappel Training
June 21, 2023
Approximately 25 Soldiers with 1st Squadron, 104th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat team, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, conducted rappel training June 13, 2023, at a rock formation near Fort Indiantown Gap. The Soldiers used mountain warfare skills to ascend the north face of the rocks with harnesses and ropes, then rappelled down the south face approximately 100 feet.

Pennsylvania Guard Takes Part in African Lion 23 in Tunisia
May 31, 2023
Sgt. Jackson McNair, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 107th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania National Guard, reviews notes with a member of the Tunisian armed forces in Ben Ghilouf, Tunisia, during African Lion 23, May 25, 2023. Eighteen nations and approximately 8,000 personnel are participating in U.S. Africa Command's largest annual combined, joint exercise in multiple countries May 13-June 18, 2023. (Blurred for OPSEC purposes.)

Pennsylvania Guard Soldiers Endure Danish Military Challenge
January 30, 2023
Pennsylvania Army National Guard Soldiers with the 252nd Composite Supply Company, 728th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 213th Regional Support Group, participate in the Danish Contingent March at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Jan. 15, 2023. The Soldiers are deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

Deployed 28th ID Soldiers Participate in Exercise Juniper Oak
January 27, 2023
A rocket is fired from a High Mobility Rocket Artillery System of the 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Spartan, during exercise Juniper Oak 2023 in January 2023. The large-scale, bilateral, multi-domain military exercise was aimed at enhancing interoperability between U.S. and Israeli armed forces.

National Guard Enables Twins to Support Family, Start Career
October 31, 2022
Pvts. Jaiden and Teagen Gregory pose for a photo in the shop training area of the Ordnance School’s Stever Hall at Fort Lee, Virginia. The twins, trained as 91B wheeled vehicle mechanics, said they’re grateful to the Army National Guard for giving them a head start on their careers after quitting high school to support their family.

Pennsylvania Army Guard Door Gunners Sharpen Skills
July 25, 2022
Pennsylvania Army National Guard Soldiers with Alpha Company, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, train to pass air gunnery qualification at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, July 21, 2022. To be fully qualified, Soldiers must pass aircrew qualification tables four, five and six.

Senior 28th ID trainers support Stryker brigade NTC rotation
July 13, 2022
Brig. Gen. Michael Wegscheider, standing, the 28th Infantry Division's deputy commanding general-maneuver, makes closing remarks during the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team's final combined arms rehearsal at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., July 7, 2022. Wegscheider led a senior trainer team of two dozen planners, logisticians and other specialists who observed the brigade's NTC rotation.

Pennsylvania Army Guard Soldiers compete to be Best Warrior
April 15, 2022
Fifteen Pennsylvania Army National Guard Soldiers compete in the weapons zero and qualification portion of the 2022 state Best Warrior Competition April 11, 2022, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. The winners move on to regional competition in May.

UH-60V Black Hawk a major upgrade over previous variants
November 19, 2021
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Frank Madeira, left, and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Justin Meyer, both instructor pilots at the Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site, pose in front of a UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter on Muir Army Airfield at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., Nov. 10, 2021.

Pennsylvania Guard participates in cyber defense exercise
July 22, 2021
Eight cyber experts from the Pennsylvania National Guard are participating in Cyber Shield, the Department of Defense’s largest unclassified cyber defense exercise, July 10-23 at Camp Williams, Utah. Bottom row, left to right: Capt. Sean Smith, Maj. Christine Pierce, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jeremy Marroncelli, Staff Sgt. Andrew Clancey; Top row, left to right: Sgt. 1st Class Keith Stout, Sgt. 1st Class Brian Frantz, Master Sgt. Elefterios Ginnis, Sgt. 1st Class Douglas Byers.

Task Force Phoenix completes pre-deployment exercise
April 21, 2021
Task Force Phoenix UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from G Company, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), land at North Fort Hood, Texas, April 17, 2021, during a medevac training mission that was part of a culminating training exercise.