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National Guard Responds to Second Colorado Storm
December 29, 2006

Michigan Guard Members Prepare for President Ford's Burial
December 29, 2006
A makeshift memorial is set up in front of the Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Mortar Operations in Fallujah, Iraq
December 28, 2006
Spc. Anthony Sanborn of Alexandria, Minn., (center) checks the fuse setting of a 120 millimeter mortar as Spc. Steven Luitjens of St. Cloud, Minn., (right) tells him which setting to use during a drill earlier this month at Camp Fallujah, Iraq. Spc. Chris Colliflower of Roseau, Minn., is at the left. All Soldiers are from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 136th Combined Arms Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division.

Puerto Rico Guardsmen experience combat up close
December 27, 2006
Pilot First Lt. Jose Fernandez (left) and loadmaster Staff Sgt. Victor Vega stand before their C-130 Hercules at Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico, Dec. 15. The Airmen had just returned home after a four-country mission to Central and South American and the Caribbean. The two were also among the first members of the 156th Airlift Wing to deploy their cargo planes to Afghanistan.

Deployment in Iraq is a family affair for Kentucky National Guard unit
December 27, 2006
Sgt. Chris Tarter and Staff Sgt. William Wagoner

370th birthday painting captures Guard’s history since 9/11
December 21, 2006
Springfield, Mo., artist John Fulton and his wife Billie display "Our Legacy is Freedom", a watercolor they created to honor the men and women of the Army National Guard and their families.

National Guard aids victims of holiday winter storm
December 21, 2006

Military Aircrews Continue Supporting Mount Hood Rescue Effort
December 19, 2006
Lt. Col. Caesar Garduno receives coordinates while flying over Mt. Hood, Ore., Dec. 16. Colonel Garduno and his Air National Guard crew were joined by an Air Force Reserve pararescueman searching for three missing climbers. The colonel is a C-130 pilot from the 152nd Airlift Wing in Nevada.

Defense secretary recognizes Guard's Katrina response
December 15, 2006
Donald Rumsfeld awards the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to LTG H Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, at the Pentagon Dec. 13 during Rumsfeld's final week as secretary of defense. Rumsfeld paid tribute to the National Guard's overwhelming response to Hurricane Katrina in September 2005.

Montenegro partners with Maine National Guard
December 14, 2006
Maj. Gen. John Libby, adjutant general of the Maine National Guard, and LTG H Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, present a book about Maine to Montenegrin President Filip Vujanovic in Podgorica, Montenegro, on Dec. 7, 2006. The Maine National Guard and Montenegro formally announced their pairing in the National Guard’s State Partnership Program on Dec. 7.

Readiness center ceremony marks National Guard's 370th birthday
December 14, 2006
Lt. Gen. Clyde Vaughn, director of the Army National Guard, and Gene McDaniel, who recently surpassed 50 years of federal service, teamed up, with a sword, of course, to cut the cake during the National Guard's 370th birthday Dec. 13 at the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Arlington, Va.

Excitement Heating Up Over New Extended-Cold-Weather Gear
December 14, 2006
Army Sgt. Seth Paul (left) and his wife, Sgt. Katja Paul, both military police officers with the Alaska Army Guard's 49th Missile Defense Battalion at Fort Greely, call the Army's new Generation III Extended Cold Weather Clothing System the perfect answer to extreme conditions they face in Alaska.

National Guard Museum opens OIF/OEF exhibit
December 13, 2006
Jason Hall, director of the National Guard educational foundation and National Guard Association of the United States museum curator speaks at the opening of new exhibit that displays National guard artifacts from Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom Dec. 7. The Soldiers and Airman to his left donated the items displayed.

Army Guard takes charge of Capital region's air defense
December 13, 2006

Along the southwest border, one size does not fit all
December 11, 2006
Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, chief, National Guard Bureau, meets with citizen-soldiers and airmen and with Border Patrol agents at the U.S. border with Mexico near San Diego, Calif., on Nov. 27, 2006, during a visit to troops participating in Operation Jump Start. Up to 6,000 National Guard members are helping the Border Patrol secure the nation's southern border.

Operation Jump Start a success, officials say
December 11, 2006
Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, chief, National Guard Bureau, talks with Border Patrol agents during a visit to the U.S. border with Mexico near Columbus, N.M., on Nov. 29, 2006. Up to 6,000 National Guard troops are helping the Border Patrol secure the nation's southern border in Operation Jump Start.

National Guard Birthday Message from the Chief, National Guard Bureau
December 11, 2006

Air Guard launches new era with Predator mission
December 8, 2006

South Carolina NCO is Equal Opportunity Advisor of the Year
December 8, 2006

Illinois Army National Guard generates warm hearts during the aftermath of 'historic' snow, ice storm
December 8, 2006
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