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Buffalo Bills honor newest Airmen from New York
November 30, 2010
New enlistees in the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing enjoy the Buffalo Bills game from the front row after participating in a mid-field enlistment ceremony prior to the game on Nov. 28, 2010. After the ceremony, the enlistees were joined by existing unit members to cheer on the Bills. Front row left to right are: Airmen 1st Class Daniel Treblett, Christina Swanson, Cara Sturdivant and Joanna Vail, and back row left to right, Tech. Sgt. Patrick Paolini, Staff Sgt. Peter Dean, Tech. Sgt. Charity Edwards, Senior Airmen Robert Kurzdorfer and Paul Boser.

First Florida Guardsmen return home from Iraq
November 30, 2010
Maj. Gen. Mick Bednarek, commanding general of First Army Division East, welcomes home Lt. Col. Bobby Roach, executive officer for the Florida National Guard's 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team as he gets off the plane at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

Michigan Guardsman teaches resilience in Afghanistan
November 30, 2010
Staff Sgt. Michael Zanin goes over different ways to deal with stress with guard force members during Master Resilience training at Camp Sabalu-Harrison, Parwan, Afghanistan.

Pennsylvania OMLT establishes ANP unit in Ghor Province
November 30, 2010

Fallen Vermont Guardsmen honored at building dedication
November 30, 2010
A photo replica of the plaque to be displayed at a building dedicated to the memory of U.S. Army Sgt. Tristan Southworth, who was killed in combat in Paktya province, Aug. 25, 2010. Southworth was honored at a building dedication ceremony by his fellow Soldiers from Company A, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Nov. 23, 2010.

Georgia Guard tests new decontamination equipment
November 29, 2010
A Georgia National Guard member from Joint Task Force 781 tests a new decontamination suit during a recent three-day exercise at the Florida National Guard’s Urban Defense and Disaster Response Training Site at Camp Blanding.

Guard leaders hope efficiencies will extend border role
November 29, 2010
Army Maj. Gen. Peter Aylward, special assistant to the Chief, National Guard Bureau, center, looks on as a New Mexico Army National Guard Soldier explains the layout of an Entry Identification Site manned by New Mexico Guard troops along the Southwest border in support of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents, Sept. 14, 2010. About 1,200 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provide administrative, logistical, engineering and other support to CBP agents.

Indiana Guardsman makes all the right moves
November 29, 2010
Indiana Army National Guard Spc. Nathaniel Rockhill, 38th Infantry Division, competes in the 21st NATO Chess Championship in Koege, Denmark, October 18, 2010. Rockhill placed 51st out of 84 military members from around the world.

Louisiana Guard’s STARBASE continues to grow
November 29, 2010
Mariah Greenwood and Paris Alexander from JB Nachman Elementary conduct a sand-investigation experiment of nanotechnology during a class at the Lousiana National Guard youth program Pelican State STARBASE at Camp Beauregard in Pineville, La. Fifth grade students from across the parish come to STARBASE to learn about science, technology, engineering and math concepts during a five day course curriculum that involve both hands on and classroom teachings.

State, federal leaders meet with Montenegro defense minister
November 29, 2010
A joint delegation from the Maine National Guard and Montenegro met during a bilateral defense consultation held in Portland, Maine, Nov. 15, 2010. The Maine Guard is partnered with Montenegro's military through the National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Thousands of turkeys deploy to Iraq, Afghanistan
November 24, 2010
Oregon National Gurd members from the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team take part on the Thanksgiving festivities at the coalition dining facility at Camp Adder, Iraq, in 2009. Later, the Soldiers continued their mission as convoy security.

Army training center prepares last division headquarters deploying to Iraq
November 24, 2010
Maj. Eric Verzola, an Operations Group Alpha public affairs observer/trainer, meets Maj. Gen. Eddy Spurgin, the Texas National Guard's 36th Infantry Division commanding general, prior to his DVIDS training for the unit’s Mission Rehearsal Exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Guard’s State Partnership Program: A possible tool for citizen diplomacy
November 24, 2010
A firefighter from the Port of Laem Chabang in Pattaya, Thailand, secures a hose fitting during a training exercise with the Washington National Guard near the port on May 19, 2009. A roundtable recently recommended enhancing the National Guard's State Partnership Program as a tool for citizen diplomacy.

Deploying Indiana Guardsmen practice erecting new tent
November 24, 2010
Soldiers from the 219th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade at Camp Atterbury
Joint Maneuver Training Center construct a Standardized Integrated Command Post System on Nov. 5, 2010 as training for their scheduled upcoming deployment to Iraq. A large tent provides more than 1,120 square feet of usable space.

Iowa Guardsmen learn the ways of Afghan farmers
November 24, 2010
Chief Master Sgt. Don Kuehl of the Iowa National Guard's 734th Agri-Business Development Team meets with local farmers at the proposed site of a demonstration farm near the Sarkani District Center in Afghanistan's Kunar Province.

Louisiana brigade thankful for successful deployment
November 24, 2010
Capt. Thomas Mesloh, electronic warfare officer for the Louisiana National Guard's 2nd Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment, 224th Sustainment Brigade, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), discusses the measurements on a spectrum analyzer with a convoy escort team commander at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, Oct. 16, 2010.

New York Guardsmen remain on duty over Thanksgiving weekend
November 24, 2010
Pvt. Stephen Perez, a New York Army National Guardsman assigned to Joint Task Foce Empire Shield patrols at Penn Station on Nov. 23, 2010.

Ten states conduct one mission in Afghanistan
November 23, 2010
Members of the Afghan National Security Forces Development Assistance Bureau (ADAB) team from left to right are: Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Hannibal, Brig. Gen. Jonathan Farnham, director of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) Development Assistance Bureau; Gen. John Petraeus, Lt. Col. Tom Zelko, a Vermont Guard member and ANA division chief; and Col. Mike Bouchard of the Maine Army National Guard and the ANP division chief, pose for a group photo after briefing Petraeus on Afghan Security Force developments.

Air Force redesignates Georgia wing as active association
November 23, 2010
The E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System is the only airborne
platform in operation that can maintain realtime surveillance over a
corps-sized area of the battlefield. A joint Air Force - Army program, the
Joint STARS uses a multi-mode side looking radar to detect, track, and
classify moving ground vehicles in all conditions deep behind enemy lines.

Alaska Guardsmen meet with Hollywood stars
November 23, 2010
Capt. Brett Haker, a maintenance officer with the Alaska National Guard's Army Aviation Support Facility, poses with John Krasinski and Dax Shepard during a meet and greet event Nov. 6, 2010. The two actors are starring in "Everybody Loves Whales," for which Haker provided technical advice to one of the stars portraying a pilot.