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Gov. Bill Richardson: National Guard has earned seat at table
September 19, 2006
Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico addresses the 128th General Conference of the National Guard Association of the United States in Albuquerque, N.M., on Sept. 18, 2006.

California Air Guard Joins Terror Response Exercise in Ukraine
September 18, 2006

Citizen-Soldiers vital to nation’s defense, Secretary of the Army says
September 18, 2006
Dr. Francis Harvey, Secretary of the Army, meets with members of the media while attending the 128th General Conference of the National Guard Association of the United States in Albuquerque, N.M., on Sept. 17.

Actions not Rhetoric
September 18, 2006
LTG H Steven Blum, right, chief of the National Guard Bureau, confers with Lt. Gen. Craig McKinley, director of the Air National Guard, during the National Guard Association of the United States' General Conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Blum told the group that the Guard's domestic resources need to be significantly improved.

U.S., Serbia sign Status-of-Forces Agreement; Ohio welcomes state partnership
September 15, 2006
Maj. Gen. Gregory L. Wayt, Ohio Adjutant General, escorts Serbian President Boris Tadic past a joint Honor Guard and Color Guard during a Sept. 8 visit. Tadic and his Serbian delegation met with Wayt, Ohio Governor Bob Taft and other Ohio leadership to discuss the planned partnership between Serbia and the Ohio National Guard through the National Guard State Partnership Program.

Dakota Guard unit bringing the stories home
September 14, 2006
Spc. Brett Miller, Bismarck, N.D., videos medical evacuation operations on a flight line in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Miller and two other 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Soldiers traveled to eastern Afghanistan to report on the progress of coalition forces.

California ANG participating in exercises in Ukraine
September 13, 2006

No 'diamonds in the rough:' Ohio's largest pinning of new first sergeants
September 13, 2006
Brig. Gen. Matthew L. Kambic, Ohio's assistant adjutant general for Army, congratulates 1st Sgt. Jeff Collingsworth on his promotion to first sergeant in the Ohio Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion. Collingsworth is the Area Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of the Central Recruiting Area.

Youth ChalleNGe cadets lead Freedom Walk
September 13, 2006
Gen. Peter Pace, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (left) and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England (right) participated with cadets from the Virginia National Guard's Youth ChalleNGe Program in leading more than 15,000 walkers in the America Supports You Freedom Walk from the Washington Monument to the Pentagon on Sept. 10.

Missouri Air National Guard gets sneak preview of B-2
September 12, 2006
Missouri Air National Guard gets sneak preview of B-2 A B-2 Spirit stealth bomber sits on the tarmac at the 131st Fighter Wing at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis Sept. 9.

With New Lease on Life, Soldier Promotes Freedom
September 10, 2006

Department of Defense to Recognize Top 15 Employers of National Guard and Reserve Members
September 6, 2006

Illinois Army Guard Transformation Enhances Capabilities
September 6, 2006
Spc. Dan Bounnavong, Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry, and a British Soldier with Number 7 Company, Coldstream Guards go over an obstacle together as part of a training exercise between the United States and Great Britain at Ft. McCoy, Wis. in July. As part of transformation, the new unit is able to participate in a variety of new training opportunities.

How 9/11 changed the National Guard: Counterdrug program expanded their horizons
September 5, 2006

World War II Guard veterans dedicate new armory in Oregon
September 1, 2006
The Baker City Armory, located on Campbell Street in downtown Baker City, Ore., was officially dedicated on August 31, 2006. The event was attended by Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon National Guard, and several original members of the F Co., 186th Infantry, 41st Division, some of whom saw action in WWII. The 40,000 square foot facility, completed in October 2005, will be utilized by community groups as well as the Oregon Army National Guard.

California Air National Guard crew rescues critically wounded children in Mexico
August 31, 2006
129th Rescue Wing flight surgeon,. Maj. (Dr.) Joshua S. Kucker, center, and MC-130P loadmaster, Senior Master Sgt. William J. Wunderlin, right, treats and assists one of the critically injured children during the flight to Naval Air Station North Island, CA.

North Georgia welcomes home students deployed to Iraq with 48th Brigade
August 30, 2006
Jenna Simmons of Milledgeville, Ga., shakes hands with Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Katrina remembered: a city of despair and hope
August 29, 2006
A convoy of military vehicles cross floodwaters on IH-10 to move Texas Air National Guard Security Forces Squadrons (SFS) on September 10th, 2005. The squadrons were being moved from Francis Gaudet Elementary School to Loyola University to provide additional search and rescue missions in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Maine man retires from 41-year military career
August 28, 2006
CSM John Leonard Jr.

Arkansas Soldiers Keep Watch on New Mexico Desert
August 28, 2006
Under Cover. 2nd Lt. Brian Inman (left), of Fayetteville, Ark., Spc. Matthew Bealer (center), from Branson, Mo., and Sgt. Jay Sanders (right), from Hot Springs, Ark., take shelter from the bright New Mexico sun under the camouflage netting of their mountain top observation point. The Soldiers, members of the Arkansas National Guard's 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, are part of Task Force Arkansas participating in Operation Jump Start along the U.S. border with Mexico. From their outpost nearly 1,000 feet above the dessert floor, Inman, Bealer and Sanders can monitor movement in the desert on one side, vehicles along a major highway on a second side, and suspicious "stow aways" aboard railroad cars on a third side.