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Strength through adversity: Loss of limb no hurdle for Ohio combat veteran
October 25, 2006
Terry Dean with his wife Alissa, and daughter Gracie, celebrate the unit's February 2005 return from Iraq.

Heavenly armor
October 25, 2006
Pastor given 'additional protection' for Iraq deployment.

Alma mater recognizes Army Guard director
October 25, 2006

Vermont Guard trains Macedonia military for peacekeeping missions
October 23, 2006
A Vermont National Guardsman observes a Macedonian military policeman during the rifle marksmanship training portion of Operation Rising Phalanx, which took place here Sept. 9-22, 2006. The U.S. European Command State Partnership Program sponsored field exercise culminated a 10-month small unit exchange to train Macedonian Army military police platoons to take part in international peacekeeping missions. The State Partnership Program, which originated in 1993, links a National Guard State with a partner nation in support of EUCOM's Theater Security Cooperation objectives. There are currently 24 partnerships within the EUCOM area of responsibility.

Cheney thanks Indiana Airmen, Soldiers
October 21, 2006
Vice President Dick Cheney addresses Indiana National Guard Airmen, Soldiers and family members during an Oct. 20 military rally at Camp Atterbury, Ind.

Operation Deep Freeze LC-130 arrives at Hickam
October 20, 2006
A New York Air National Guard LC-130 Hercules sits while crews unload fuel and cargo here during a mission to Antartica in 2005. A LC-130 arrived Oct. 17 at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, en route to its first Operation Deep Freeze mission for the year. The LC-130 is equipped with ski-landing gear that allows the aircraft to land on ice or snow while airlifting supplies to remote locations throughout the Antarctic continent.

Shielding the Orient: Oregon National Guard Citizen Soldiers Train with the Japanese Army
October 19, 2006
Oregon National Guard and Japan Ground Self Defense Force troops salute the U.S. and Japanese flags during the Orient Shield opening ceremony Monday.

Air Force dedicates Memorial
October 18, 2006
On behalf of all American citizens President George W. Bush accepts the Air Force Memorial during a dedication ceremony at its Arlington, Va. location overlooking the Pentagon on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006. Looking on are, from left: Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley and Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne. Designed by the late James Ingo Freed the memorial with its three soaring spires inspired by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds bomb burst manuever, pays tribute to and honors the patriotic men and women of the U.S. Air Force and its predeccessor organizations. An open house will run near the Pentagon in conjunction with the dedication ceremony which will feature performances by the U.S. Air Force Band, the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard drill team, and will culminate with a concert featuring country music performer LeeAnn Womack. (U.S. Air Force photo/)

Chief of Staff: America Soars on Air Force Wings
October 18, 2006
Gen. T. Michael Moseley, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, is greeted by Airmen during his visit here Oct. 12.

Oregon and Alaskan train in Mongolia with other foreign militaries
October 18, 2006
Oregon National Guard Soldiers, from B Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, Sgt. Brandon Hern (left), of Corvallis, and Pvt. 1st Class Geoffery Thoma (right), of Albany, simulate controlling a crowd of a villagers at a food distribution site during Distribution training Aug. 16, at Five Hills Training Center, near Ulan Bator, Mongolia, for Khaan Quest 2006, UN peacekeeping exercise.

New defense laws show Guard the road ahead for 2007
October 18, 2006

National Guard Activated in Weather-Beaten N.Y.
October 13, 2006

A banner year for Guard recruiting and retention
October 11, 2006

MUTES trains deployed electronic warfare officers
October 11, 2006
Tech Sgt. Donald Taylor (front), 266th Range Squadron ground radar technician, coordinates simulated threat signals with 1st Lt. Monty Moncrief, 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron electronic warfare officer. The Multiple Threat Emitter System shapes radio wave pulses to look like signals radiated by aircraft threats, such as surface-to-air missiles.

South Dakota Army National Guard making a difference in Afghanistan
October 10, 2006
Capt. Jason K. Piercy, 147th Field Artillery, South Dakota Army National Guard, poses with local children during a health assistance visit on Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the village of Robat, Afghanistan.

National Guard program tackles critical warrant officer shortage
October 10, 2006
Some of 119 newly minted Army National Guard and Army Reserve warrant officers wait to enter their appointment ceremony in the Indiana World War Memorial Building on Sept. 30, 2006. The Citizen-Soldiers were in the first Warrant Officer Candidate class designed specifically for the National Guard and Reserve in a program developed by the National Guard Bureau and command chief warrant officers from several states to address a critical shortage of warrant officers.

Guard's NASCAR driver visits wounded warriors at Walter Reed
October 10, 2006
NASCAR driver Greg Biffle, who drives the No. 16 National Guard-sponsored car, hands out autographed posters at Walter Reed Army Medical Center Sept. 21 to patients and families.  Biffle, was one of several NASCAR drivers who visited patients that day.

Security Force Stops Pakistani Smugglers
October 10, 2006
Camp Phoenix Security Forces (SECFOR) raided a nearby compound capturing 18 men suspected of pilfering U.S. connexes in route to Camp Phoenix. Soldiers from A Company, 1-186 Infantry Battalion, 41st BCT hold suspected thieves for questioning.

Operation Jump Start tours available for Air Guard members
October 10, 2006

Arkansas Guardsman Named 2006 Mary Ann Talley EMS National Instructor/Coordinator of the Year
October 5, 2006
Sergeant First Class Garry Odom, readiness non-commissioned officer for the 213th Area Support Medical Company, received the 2006 Mary Ann Talley EMS Instructor/Coordinator of the Year award from Ms Joy Knobel, representing Mosby, the largest Emergency Medical Education book publisher in the country, and Mr Dave Garmon, Division Chairperson for NAEMT.