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Alaska Guard assists Fish and Game to clean-up Goose Bay
October 20, 2010
Soldiers assigned to the 207th Combat Support Company of the Alaska Army National Guard from left to right, Staff Sgt. Joseluis Villasenor, a wheeled vehicle mechanic, Staff Sgt. Edwin Brunner, a motor transport operator, and Spc. Ryan Graney, a wheeled vehicle mechanic, release the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) Wrecker crane hook from a rusted vehicle at Goose Bay State Game Refuge Oct. 17, 2010. About 60 Alaska National Guard Soldiers and recruits joined efforts with the state's Department of Fish and Game to clean up an estimated 20 tons from the dumpsite, which included eight abandoned vehicles.

Former Guardsman rescues historic Apache
October 20, 2010
Tom Wojnar, a Washington State Department of Natural Resources helicopter mechanic and Army Vietnam War veteran, stands in front of the AH-1G Cobra helicopter at a DNR property in Tumwater, Wash., Oct. 6, 2010. The "Virginia Rose II" flew into the history books as the first AH-1G to fly in Vietnam on Sept. 4, 1967.

Arizona Air Guard hosts annual WEPTAC conference
October 20, 2010

DOD chosen to manage breast cancer research
October 20, 2010
Air Force Staff Sgt. Erika Haskins uses a ruler to measure a mammogram film to pinpoint areas that are more likely to develop breast cancer at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 1, 2004.

Officials tout post-9/11 GI Bill benefits
October 20, 2010

Jordan, U.S. conduct exercise in Southwest Asia
October 20, 2010

U.S. veterinary leaders push Agriculture Ministry primacy
October 20, 2010
Army Maj. Loren Adams, right, the veterinary officer for the Iowa National Guard's 734th Agribusiness Development Team, reviews a document while Dr. Jim McCord, the U.S. Department of Agriculture veterinarian assigned to Regional Command-East, looks on during a meeting on veterinary policy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 12, 2010.

Texas ADT-IV takes over Ghazni mission
October 20, 2010
U.S. Army Maj. John L. Davis, leader of Texas Agribusiness Development Team-IV, greets Maj. William R. Davis, Leader of Texas ADT-III as he assists him to the aircraft. Texas ADT-IV replaced Texas ADT-III at Forward Operating Base Ghazni in Southeast Afghanistan, Oct 13, 2010.

Wisconsin, Michigan Guard provide lift for Operation New Dawn
October 20, 2010
Army Maj. Matthew Strub of Headquarters Company, 1st battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment, prepares to head out on a recent mission in Iraq. The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter unit, which is based in Madison, Wis., has been in Iraq since September in support of Operation New Dawn.

Family Care Plan change addresses custody questions
October 19, 2010

Guard assists agents in apprehending illegal immigrants
October 19, 2010

Kentucky ADT teaches benefits of grape trellis at Dashtak demo farm
October 19, 2010
H. Sultan Hamid, chief trainer for the Roots of Peace organization out of San Diego, Calif., visits the Dashtak Demonstration Farm. Hamid explained to the farm foreman, Agha Share (white vest), and his farm workers step-by-step instructions of how to install trellis posts. Once the posts are secure, a wire at three different heights will run through the posts, training the grapes as they grow. In the past, grapes have grown on the ground which has caused the leaves to mold and caused disease to the grapes.

Napolitano visits California Guard on border mission
October 19, 2010
Sec. Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security shakes hands with California National Guard members of Joint Task Force Sierra, who are working on the southwest border with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in San Diego on Oct. 18, 2010.

Pennsylvania Guardsman advances in first round of CISM boxing event
October 19, 2010
Spc. Samuel Vasquez Jr.

South Carolina Guardsman keeps on trucking with Paktika PRT
October 19, 2010
U.S. Army Spc. Martin Jackson, a South Carolina National Guard member who drives for the Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team, pauses to receive last-minute instructions prior to driving his mine resistant ambush protected vehicle on a recent mission at Forward Operating Base Sharana Oct. 15, 2010. Jackson, an 18-year Army veteran, is a long-haul trucker when not activated with his unit. On the PRT, Jackson not only serves as a driver, but also volunteers his free time to maintain the vehicles and ensure they are mission-capable each day.

Air Guard general shares Afghanistan experience with school children
October 18, 2010
Air Force Brig. Gen. Guy Walsh high-fives students from Clark Wood Elementary School in Elkland, Pa., during a visit to the school, Oct. 7, 2010. Walsh, commander of the 451st Expeditionary Wing while deployed to Khandhar, Afghanistan, corresponded with third and fourth graders at the school during his year-long deployment.

Army Guardsmen compete in sixth annual combatives tournament
October 18, 2010
In bout 8 of the heavyweight division, Staff Sgt. Lonnie Kincaid of Fort Riley defeated 2nd Lt. Ivan Iotchkolovsky of the Illinois National Guard on the third and final day of competition at the MACP All Army Championship Tournament at Smith Gym on Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 3, 2010.

Idaho A-10 wing repeats as Hawgsmoke champions
October 18, 2010
Members of the Idaho Air National Guard’s 190th Fighter Squadron from left to right, Maj. Scott Downey, Lt. Col. Ryan Odneal and Capt. Ryan Brown pose with the trophy that they won during Hawgsmoke 2010 at Gowen Air National Guard Base in Boise, Idaho, Oct. 16, 2010. Missing from the photo, but pictured in a photo cutout, is Maj. Justin Keskey.

Indiana Guardsman tours with Army's Soldier Show
October 18, 2010
PFC Rena Cunningham, Indiana National Guard

Louisiana Air Guardsman earns spot on Air Force soccer team
October 18, 2010
Airman 1st Class Steven D. Bordelon, a communications technical controller with the 236th Combat Communications Squadron of the Louisiana Air National Guard, participates in a scrimmage game during the All-Air Force Soccer Trial and Training Camp in Hurlburt Field, Oct. 6, 2010. Bordelon is the first Louisiana National Guard member to make the team and is also the youngest and lowest-ranking player.