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Rhode Island National Guard State Partnership Program with the Bahamas conducts police exchange
December 29, 2010
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National Guardmembers embark on first convoy
December 29, 2010
A line of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles operated by Soldiers with Company F, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), stand ready to begin a convoy recently at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

National Guard support to Operation Deep Freeze
December 29, 2010
A C-17 Globemaster III flies over the Ross Sea on Dec. 25, 2010, during a flight from Christchurch, New Zealand, to McMurdo Air Station, Antarctica. The aircraft is assigned to the Air Force Reserve Command’s 728th Airlift Squadron at McChord Air Force Base, Wash. The flight was turned around as bad weather made it too difficult to land in Antarctica. The National Guard is part of a joint force that supports Operation Deep Freeze each year.

Guardmembers conduct meeting with Afghan villagers
December 29, 2010
Army 1st Lt. John Dundee (left), 1st platoon leader for Company A, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, and Afghan National Army Lt. Rastum (right), 1st Company, 1st Battalion, 201st ANA Regt., talk with a citizen of Ghaziabad Dec. 26.

Massachusetts family doctor deploys to Iraq
December 29, 2010
Massachusetts Army National Guard Maj. Martin Lesser, field surgeon with the 224th Sustainment Brigade, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), speaks with his patient, Army Sgt. Bobbi Pizur, operations noncommissioned officer with the 319th Transportation Company, 110th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 224th Sustainment Brigade, and a Little Rock, Ark., native, at the troop medical clinic Dec. 22, 2010, at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq. Lesser, 58, took a leave of absence at his private practice to serve here.

North Carolina National Guardmembers reflect on historic Iraq mission
December 29, 2010
Army Lt. Col. Warren Wintrode, commander of the North Carolina National Guard's 105th Military Police Battalion, addresses the troops and explains the importance of the unit's mission during their Combat Patch Ceremony on June 1, 2010. "Don't ever stop, don’t ever let your vigilance falter. Get your game face on and be prepared to do what I know you are capable of," Wintrode said.

Missouri National Guard hosts Panamanian National Police
December 29, 2010
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Two acres, eight farmers: a demo farm saga
December 29, 2010
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Don Kuehl (left), Air Force Staff Sgt. Bennett Groth and an interpreter talk with three farmers planting alfalfa at the proposed site of a demonstration farm near the Sarkani District Center in Kunar province, Nov. 22.

Puerto Rico National Guard recognizes a fallen hero
December 28, 2010
Army Brig. Gen. Victor J. Torres, one of six people killed in the Dec. 20 crash of a UH-72A Lakota helicopter, is honored at a wake in his hometown of Coamo, Puerto Rico, on Dec. 27, 2010. Torres was deputy adjutant general of the Puerto Rico National Guard.

New York Army National Guard team honors over 10,000 veterans at funerals in 2010
December 28, 2010
The New York National Guard's Honor Guard team conduct an honorable remains transfer from a Minnesota Air National Guard C-130 Hercules at the 2010 Army National Guard's Honor Guard competition at Fort Snelling, Minn., Sept. 22.

Christmas comes early for Guardsmen, families
December 27, 2010
Army Spc. Crystal Houston, a Louisiana National Guardsman, looks at a colorful sign her 6-year-old son, Micah, created for her as she returns home from Iraq to Jackson Barracks, New Orleans, Dec. 22, 2010.  The 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team completed a 365-day deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

Fitness regulation changes based on Airmen's feedback
December 27, 2010
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Kentucky National Guard ADT visits chicken farm entrepreneur
December 27, 2010
Army Lt. Col. Jeffrey Casada (left), Kentucky National Guard Agribusiness Development Team leader and London Ky. Native, and chicken farm entrepreneur Shanawaz Khan (right) speak through an interpreter in Khenj District on Dec. 12, 2010.

Mississippi National Guard supports record mail delivery in Afghanistan
December 27, 2010
Staff Sgt. Robert W. Monohan, American Forces Network Theater Maintenance Technician, looks on as Staff Sgt. Jessica L. King, AFN Bagram News NCOIC, picks up holiday packages for her unit at the Bagram Airfield post office.

National Guard responds to East Coast winter storms
December 27, 2010
Approximately 100 Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard's 116th Brigade Combat Team were called to state active duty Dec. 25 in Norfolk, Va., in response to a severe snow storm which dropped a record amount of snow on the Hampton Roads area.

Roster of New York Volunteers Available As Nation Prepares to Observe 150th Anniversary of the Civil War
December 27, 2010
The painted silk regimental battle flag carried by the 125th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment

North Carolina activates National Guard for winter storm
December 27, 2010
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New York Air National Guard tracking Santa on Christmas Eve
December 23, 2010
New York Air National Guard Staff Sergeant Lawrence Brooks, an air surveillance technician at EADS, mans the monitor tracking Santa’s descent from the North Pole.

Wisconsin National Guard Youth Challenge Academy graduates 25th class of cadets
December 22, 2010
Cadet Endasha Brown is embraced by loved ones following the 25th National Guard Challenge Academy class held Saturday (Dec. 18) at Mauston High School in Wisconsin. The Challenge Academy reshapes the lives of at-risk 16- to 18-year-olds. A structured, military-style environment and state-certified teachers and counselors build cadets' academic abilities, character, self-confidence and personal discipline.

Hawaii National Guard all-hazards response team earns validation
December 22, 2010
Airmen from the Hawaii Air National Guard's 154th Medical Group assist "victims" of a simulated dirty bomb detonation Dec. 16, 2010, at Bellows Air Force Station, Hawaii, during a homeland defense response validation exercise.