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Carpenter: Emotional fitness is long-term answer to suicide spike
November 2, 2010
Army Maj. Gen. Raymond Carpenter, acting director of the Army National Guard, tells attendees at the 2010 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 27, 2010, that emotional fitness is as important as physical fitness.

Military members not immune to sexual assault
November 2, 2010
Dr. Kaye Whitley, director of the Department of Defense's Sexual Assault and Prevention Response (SAPR) office, speaks at the National Guard Bureau SAPR Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., Nov. 1, 2010. Representatives from the 54 states and territories, and other military services, came together to discuss sexual assaults in the military and how to prevent them.

Six states, Japanese military build a stronger team
November 2, 2010
About 200 Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 138th Infantry Regiment of the Missouri Army National Guard and about 200 National Guardsmen from five other states are participating in Orient Shield XI at Kami-Furano, Japan, Nov. 2-11, 2010. Similar training between U.S. and Japanese forces have been taking place since 1997. The training reinforces the 1960 Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security, which was a binding agreement for both countries to support each other from enemy attack.

Army pledges not to cut family programs
November 1, 2010
Secretary of the Army John McHugh discusses the challenges of operating in a constrained budget environment as well as efforts to modernize the Army at the 2010 Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Oct. 25, 2010.

Active, Guard, Reserve teams work together to help survivor families
November 1, 2010
Fort Jackson's Survivor Outreach Services Coordinator, Leslie Smith, left, goes over paperwork with South Carolina Army National Guard's Beth Carney, center, and the Army Reserve's Megan McCullough, right, during a recent meeting at the 81st Regional Support Command headquarters building on Fort Jackson, S.C.

Air Guard adds psychological health directors to wings
November 1, 2010
Air National Guard Seal

Louisiana Guardsmen bring gifts to hospitalized Iraqi children
November 1, 2010
Capt. James Collins, chaplain with the 2nd Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment, 224th Sustainment Brigade, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), visits Akram and his father at the 28th Combat Support Hospital at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq Oct. 1, 2010.

DoD recognizes South Dakota DDR program among the best
November 1, 2010
From left to right, Lt. Col. John Holter, the South Dakota Army National Guard operations office, Maj. Bob DeJong, the state's Counterdrug coordinator, Sgt. 1st Class Kristi "Cricket" Palmer of the state's West River Drug Demand Reduction, John Morse, chief functional officer of the TRICARE Management Activity, and Staff Sgts. David Hughes and Matt Hurney, both of the state's East River Drug Demand Reduction accept the Secretary of Defense Community Drug Awareness Award at the Pentagon Hall of Heroes in Washington, D.C., Oct. 22, 2010.

Guard Bureau looks into allegations of fraud
November 1, 2010
National Guard Bureau Seal

Army proposes to mobilize reserves for Korea, Europe
November 1, 2010
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Thomas Lamont

McKinley: SAPR programs keep force healthy, ready
November 1, 2010
Air Force Gen. Craig R. McKinley, chief of the National Guard Bureau, addresses attendees at the 2010 NGB Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., Nov. 1, 2010.

'Stop Loss' application deadline approaches
November 1, 2010

Zumba unites multi-ethnic youths in Kosovo
November 1, 2010
Spc. Emilio Rivera, a personnel service clerk with the 92nd Maneuver
Enhancement Brigade of the Puerto Rico National Guard, leads a group of local students and Multinational Battle Group East Soldiers from the stage during a Zumba session at a community center in Novo Brdo/NovoBerde, Kosovo, Oct. 23, 2010. Rivera teaches Zumba classes to Multinational Battle Group East soldiers on Camp Bondsteel and brought his class to the Novo Brdo/Novo Berde municipality as part of a community outreach program between MNBG E and the municipality.

Guard children feel isolated, lack support from other military kids
October 29, 2010

Casey discovers 'community of caring' during son's Guard deployment
October 29, 2010

Allied marksmen share expertise, compete for top prize
October 29, 2010

North Dakota's newest Soldiers give back to community
October 29, 2010

Louisiana Guardsmen provide fine dining at JVB Hotel
October 29, 2010

Liberian president receives Michigan Guard, AFRICOM delegations in Monrovia
October 29, 2010

Three agricultural teams demobilize at Atterbury
October 28, 2010
Staff Sgt. Robert Anderson, an operations sergeant for 2-19th Agribusiness Development Team from the Indiana Army National Guard, teaches his daughter, Nevaeh, to walk after returning home hours earlier from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan Oct. 20, 2010.