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N.C. Guard, Botswana military share legal expertise
September 13, 2011
Flag of Botswana

Schwartz to Guard: Let’s work together, achieve together
September 13, 2011
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz speaks at the Reserve Officers Association National Security Symposium Jan. 30, 2011, in Washington, D.C.

Maryland Guard tackles Lee storm floods
September 12, 2011
Maryland National Guard Soldiers from units across the state worked around the clock to provide critical support to civilian law enforcement and firefighting agencies. (Courtesy photo) (Released)

Earnhardt will start post-season Chase for the Cup in 10th position
September 12, 2011
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard racecar, works his way around the track after being nudged by another competitor into an early turn-four accident at Richmond International Speedway, Sept. 10, 2011, in Richmond, Va. Earnhardt is locked into the 10th seed as the seasons best head into the post-season Chase for the Cup.

Guard aircraft join Texas, Northwest firefighting efforts
September 12, 2011
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Mike Konegni, Air Force Airman Travis Maderand and Air Force Airman 1st Class Colton Shirley, with the Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, place orange tape on a C-130 Hercules cargo plane identified for an aerial firefighting mission in the western portion of the United States, Sept. 8, 2011. The tape helps other aircraft identify the plane as part of the coordinated firefighting efforts. The C-130 uses the Modular Airborne Firefighting System II, to battle the wildfires. Two C-130s and 30 Airmen, from the Wyoming Air National Guard, will be based in Boise, Idaho, to fight fires in Nevada, Utah and Idaho. The 153rd Airlift Wing is one of four Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units assigned MAFFS missions.

Winnefeld: National Guard right for America
September 12, 2011
Navy Adm. James Winnefeld, ninth vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses an audience at the 133rd general conference of the National Guard Association of the United States in Milwaukee, Aug. 28, 2011.

In their own words: Guard members tell personal accounts of 9/11
September 10, 2011
Air Force Brig. Gen. Carol A. Timmons, director of the Delaware National Guard joint staff, talks to local media at a National Guard 9/11 media day event Aug. 30, 2011, at Joint-Base Andrews in Maryland. Timmons, who is also a commercial airline pilot, was aboard a fifth plane that some believe was to be hijacked on Sept. 11, 2001, before air traffic controllers grounded all aircraft at Kennedy International Airport.

In their own words: Guard members tell personal accounts of 9/11
September 9, 2011
Air Force Lt. Col. Rolando Aguilar, Fairchild RC-26 Metroliner program manager for the 147th Reconnaissance Wing, Texas National Guard, participates in an interview during a 9/11 media-day event at Pentagon crash site Aug. 23, 2011, in Arlington, Va. Aguilar was one of several Guard members who gave interviews about their involvement with the 9/11 attacks.

Illinois soldiers and Airman remember where they were 9/11
September 9, 2011
Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Carlock

National Guard values Muslim tradition, builds relationships year-round with SPP
September 8, 2011
Air Force Gen. Craig McKinley (center-front), chief of the National Guard Bureau, stands with leaders and distinguished guests of the Muslim and National Guard communities for a photo before hosting the second-annual National Guard Iftar Dinner Aug. 8, 2011, in Washington, D.C.

Imagination and the Future of our Nation
September 8, 2011
National Guard Bureau Seal

Earnhardt poised to clinch spot in postseason
September 8, 2011
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard NASCAR racecar, ran with a National Guard Military Intelligence paint scheme during race events at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., Sept. 4, 2011. Earnhardt is poised to clinch a spot in the Sprint Cup championship standings with only one race left in regular season.

Nevada National Guard members killed, injured in shooting
September 7, 2011
National Guard Bureau Seal

Virginia Guard Soldiers prepare for post-Irene duty in Vermont
September 7, 2011

Florida, Virgin Islands Guard members exchange ideas on gangs, youth violence in Caribbean
September 1, 2011
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Neville Lee, the Virgin Islands National Guard counterdrug coordinator, discusses strategies to reduce gang violence and proliferation with members of the Regional Security System, a treaty organization for defense in the Caribbean, Aug. 31, 2011. As part of the National Guard's State Partnership Program, Guard members from the Florida and Virgin Islands National Guards participated in a subject matter expert exchange addressing youth and gang violence in the Caribbean.

Air Guard unit carries fallen wingman's 9/11 memorial service flag into every deployment
September 1, 2011
A T-wall painted in honor of Air Force Staff Sgt. Jerome Dominguez protects members of the 105th Security Forces Squadron who are deployed to Joint Base Balad, Iraq, with the 532nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Dominguez, who was a security forces member with the 105th SFS, sacrificed his life during the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center to help others.

Earnhardt remains ninth, cushions lead over 11th place
August 31, 2011
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard NASCAR racecar, speaks to the media gathered outside of his team transport trailer at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. Aug. 27, 2011. Earnhardt and the No. 88 National Guard crew continue to dominate the ninth position in the Sprint Cup championship standings with only two races left before the chase for the cup.

Teenagers face challenges at California National Guard's Grizzly Youth Academy
August 30, 2011
A candidate in the California National Guard's Grizzly Youth Program gets above ground to tie a rope knot July 20, 2011, during an obstacle challenge at Camp San Luis Obispo, Calif.

California Guard members tackle Vibrant Response 12
August 30, 2011
First Sgt. Gerald Davis, first sergeant for Headquarters-Headquarters
Company, 49th Military Police Brigade, California Army National Guard, is
confronted by role-playing victims of a simulated nuclear detonation Aug. 17,
2011, during Vibrant Response 12. The victims were asking for food, water and
shelter. The large exercise conducted by U.S. Army North included almost
8,000 military and civilian personnel. It was held at Indiana's Muscatatuck
Urban Training Complex.

Connecticut Guard members rescue Irene-stranded residents
August 30, 2011
Members of the 192nd Multi-Functional Engineer Battalion, Connecticut Army
National Guard guide a vehicle through the crowd looking at flooding along
the shore in the aftermath of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene on Aug. 28,
2011. The engineers were among many Connecticut Guardsmen called out to
assist local authorities before, during and after the storm battered the
coastline.