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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.

'Exotic' Army Guard aviation unit bound for Iraq
August 28, 2006
Capt. David Bartelsmeyer, company commander and C-23 pilot, and 1st. Sgt. Javier Acosta talk about flying the C-23 at the deployment ceremony for the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade. The Brigade will organize its present structure to a Theater Aviation Battalion command and deploy for the Multi-National Corps Iraq.

Hurricane Katrina: National Guard's Finest Hour
August 28, 2006
A National Guardsman assists a Hurricane Katrina evacuee.

California Guardsmen Help Enforce Airport Security
August 28, 2006
Spc. John Rivera from 40th Special Troop Brigade, foreground; Spc. Gabriel Gambone from the 670th Military Police Company, background; and another California National Guardsman work side by side with officials from the Transportation Security Administration at San Diego International Airport to enforce airport security.

Lewis & Clark: A lot more than any old superheroes
August 25, 2006
Re-enactors wait to welcome participants in the Lewis & Clark Youth Rendezvous sponsored by the National Guard at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park in North Dakota in mid-August. About 300 high school students from all 50 states and four territories attended the weeklong celebration of the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Arkansas Guard's 61st Civil Support Team Trains to Handle Radiological Situation
August 25, 2006
Sgt. 1st Class Larry Brents, of Sherwood, Ark., takes a reading from a gamma radiation sensor during training exercises Wednesday at the Defense Nuclear Weapons School located at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M. Brents, and other members of the 61st Civil Support Team, were scanning the area to locate a radioactive sample instructors had hidden among vehicles in a parking area. The school trains civil support teams and first responders in response to accidents or terrorist situations where nuclear or radiological materials may be involved.

Hudson steps up as new senior enlisted advisor
August 24, 2006
CSM David Hudson

Nuttall becomes Army Guard’s deputy director
August 24, 2006
Brig. Gen. James Nuttall

Engineer Battalion Mobilized in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
August 23, 2006

All female team assembled for security mission
August 23, 2006
Maj. Lynn Pate (left) speaks to the 11-soldier all-female security assistance team during the first day of mobilization processing at the Ft. Pierce National Guard Armory Monday. The small team of female soldiers will be attached to the 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment security force assembling at Camp Shelby, Miss., before deploying to Iraq later this year.

Joint homeland security training combines National Guard, civilian agencies
August 21, 2006
Cadet Veronica Kool, a ROTC candidate of the 135th Chemical Company headquartered in Machesney Park, Ill, gears up for the training exercise at the Gateway International Speedway to increase homeland security in Illinois.

Army National Guard aviation units to deploy to Iraq
August 21, 2006
1st Lt. Eric Ladd, commander of the Camp Robinson based 449th Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Company of the 77th Aviation Brigade, prepares his troops to be manifested for a flight to Iraq yesterday. Ladd, of Benton, initially mobilized with his unit on Valentine's Day in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The unit departed Fort Hood, Texas, on Sunday, August 20, after completing its initial mobilization training. Ladd's unit is deploying with the Texas National Guard's 36th Combat Aviation Brigade and will be responsible for maintenance of UH-60 Blackhawks, CH-47 Chinooks and AH-64 Apache helicopters in the Iraqi theatre of operations. (Photo by )

Kansas ANG home of newest intelligence center
August 18, 2006

Edwards meets war-wounded fan
August 17, 2006

California Air National Guard embraces new mission
August 16, 2006

National Guard Fighter Jets Intercept Inbound United Airlines Flight
August 16, 2006