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Community partnerships assist families of deployed Soldiers
January 4, 2010

AF unveils Year of the Family short story competition
January 4, 2010

Three ADTs return from agricultural odyssey
January 4, 2010
Soldiers from the Texas Agribusiness Development Team unload and separate their supplies in the shipment yard at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center Dec. 28, 2009, before they leave for home. The Texas ADT arrived at Camp Atterbury on Christmas Day for demobilization processing after a year-long deployment in Afghanistan.

Georgia Air, Army Guard team up in Afghanistan
January 4, 2010
Capt. Roger M. Brooks IV takes coordinates at an Afghan border police observation post in the mountains of Achin district in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, Dec. 20, 2009, as a tower guard provides over watch. Brooks is the commander of a 12-man joint terminal attack controller team from the 165th Air Support Operations Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard in Afghanistan

Nevada Guardsman receives battlefield promotion
January 4, 2010
1st Lt. Stewart Brough, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team security force platoon leader (left), newly promoted Sgt. David Ellis, PRT security force gunner and driver deployed from the Nevada National Guard's 1st Squadron, 221st Calvary Regiment (center), and Sgt. Brandon Copley (right) come to the position of attention during a battlefield promotion ceremony, Jan. 1, 2010. Ellis was promoted under the battlefield promotion program, which gives commanders a special tool to recognize enlisted soldiers for doing their jobs above and beyond what is expected of them under combat conditions.

Oklahoma Guard gains agri-business authority in Paktya and West Paktika provinces
January 4, 2010
Col. Mike Chase of Chandler, Okla., and Master Sgt. Bobby Howard of Depew, Okla., unveil the 1-45th Agribusiness Development Team's (ADT), guidon during a transfer of authority ceremony on Dec. 21, 2009 in Gardez, Afghanistan. The 1-45th ADT is responsible for the agri-business development and revitalization in the Paktya and West Paktika Provinces in Afghanistan.

Virginia bobsledder takes America's Cup Podium
January 4, 2010
Sgt. Mike Kohn, an infantryman with the Virginia Army National Guard, contemplates ways he can improve his run while competing in the bobsleedding trials at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics Training Complex in Lake Placid, N.Y., earlier this year. He was victorious in four out of five competitions in the Lake Placid America's Cup competitions held from Dec. 18-20, 2009. Kohn will rest during the holidays before meeting up with the U.S. team in Germany for the second half of the 2009-2010 World Cup tour to collect additional points towards his qualification for the Winter Olympic Games.

Wisconsin prepares to leave Iraq
January 4, 2010
Spc. Andrew Alexander of the Wisconsin National Guard scans the roads from the gunner's turret of a Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle.

Iowa National Guard repairs irrigation system in Chowkay
January 4, 2010
An Afghan girl looks on as members of the Iowa National Guard's 734th Agribusiness Development Team repair the irrigation system at the Chowkay Demonstration Farm in Afghanistan's Kunar Province on Jan. 2. Members of the ADT also prepared the farm's greenhouse for vegetable planting during their mission.