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Roy: Guard members should tell their story
October 31, 2011
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James Roy

Guard mobilizes after severe October snowstorm
October 31, 2011
Army National Guard Spc. Seth Tuper, a combat engineer, 379th Engineer Company, 101st Engineer Battalion, Massachusetts Army National Guard, directs traffic around a tree that had fallen on Springfield Street in Wilbraham, Mass., blocking half the road and creating a potential traffic hazard on Oct. 30, 2011. As Tuper, a resident of Florida, Mass., directed traffic, other Soldiers from his unit used chain saws to quickly cut down the tree.

Muncy: Guard members should use three key steps to deal with change
October 31, 2011
Chief Master Sergeant Christopher Muncy, command chief master sergeant of the Air National Guard, addresses 1,000 Guard Airmen at the Enlisted Leadership Symposium in Nashville, Tenn.

Air Force BDU officially history today
October 31, 2011
Nevada National Guard photo illustration

Family Matters Blog: Keeping military marriages strong
October 28, 2011
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Alaska National Guard SPP with Mongolia uniquely positive
October 28, 2011
Left to right: Army Maj. Wayne Don, Alaska National Guard State Partnership Program director; Ambassador Jonathan Addleton; Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell; Army Maj. Gen. Thomas H. Katkus, adjutant general, Alaska National Guard. Ambassador Addleton made his first visit to Alaska to meet National Guard, community, and state leaders Oct. 21, 2011.

Earnhardt remains in ninth with only four races left
October 26, 2011
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard racecar, signs autographs for fans before race day at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. Oct. 15, 2011.

South Dakota Guard MEDEVAC team stands ready despite drawdown
October 25, 2011
Sgt. Adam D. Max a flight medic with Forward Support Medical Team, Company C, 1st General Support Aviation Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, South Dakota Army National Guard, conducts a daily pre-flight inspection, getting ready for another day on the job at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq Oct. 22, 2011.

Army Guard members take back Sangar valley one footstep at a time
October 25, 2011
Children in the Sangar Valley reach out to soldiers from 1st Brigade 201st Corps, Afghan National Army and Soldiers form 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team as they walk back to the mouth of the valley on Oct. 2, 2011. The ANA and 45th IBCT worked together to clear the valley of insurgent activity and to show the local villagers that they are committed to fighting the insurgency wherever it may be.

National Guard female engagement team empowers local Afghan women
October 25, 2011
Army Lt. Col. Joel Jeffers, a civil affairs officer from the 4th Expeditionary Sustainment Command receives gifts from Fatima, a local business owner, Oct. 19, during a quality assurance visit with the Combined Team Zabul Female Engagement Team. Earlier in the month, the CTZ FET helped Fatima and Bibi Hawa obtain grants to open an almond and raisin-cleaning business in Qalat, Zabul province, Afghanistan.

Royal Air Force aviation pioneer flies with Air Guard F-16s
October 25, 2011
Air Force Staff Sgt. Luis Aguilar fits RAF Flight Lt. Kirsty Stewart with a helmet and oxygen mask in preparation for her F-16 orientation flight at the 162nd Fighter Wing at Tucson International Airport, Oct. 21, 2011. Stewart, a member of the United Kingdom's Red Arrows aerial demonstration team, was able to fly in the backseat of a Fighting Falcon with the international F-16 training wing.

McKinley gives praise, admiration to Guard members in Kosovo
October 25, 2011
Air Force Gen. Craig R. McKinley, chief of the National Guard Bureau, visits Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, to speak to Soldiers deployed there in support of Kosovo Forces 14, Oct. 24, 2011. McKinley gave his personal gratitude and admiration for the Soldiers and Airmen stationed throughout the country and their bravery during the recent unrest.

First Air National Guard F-16 unit deploys in support of OEF
October 24, 2011
Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeff Johnson, 113th Wing commander, D.C. Air National Guard, wishes a safe journey to Air Force Capt. Danny Hull, 121st Fighter Squadron pilot, before Hull's departed as part of the first Air National Guard F-16 to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. More than 175 members of the 113th Wing deployed this month to support the mission.

National Guard runners well represented at Army Ten-Miler
October 24, 2011
A Pennsylvania National Guard runner crosses the finish line of the 27th Army Ten-Miler in Arlington, Va., Oct. 9, 2011. More than 1,700 Guard runners participated in the event this year.

Ambassador: National Guard uniquely suited to peacekeeping operations
October 23, 2011
Ambassador David Satterfield, director general of the Multinational Force and Observers; Air Force Gen. Craig McKinley, the chief of the National Guard Bureau and Army Maj. Gen. James Adkins, the adjutant general of the Maryland National Guard, at a town hall meeting with troops at MFO South Camp near Sharm El Sheik, Egypt, on Oct. 21, 2011. Maryland National Guard members are currently deployed to the Sinai in support of the international peacekeeping force.

Army Guard CSM visits, discusses new standards with Soldiers
October 21, 2011
Army Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Burch, the command sergeant major of the Army National Guard, traveled to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan Oct. 20, 2011, to speak to deployed National Guard Soldiers about upcoming changes in structure and funding, as well as the personal responsibilities inherent in both. The relaxed nature of his visit prompted a very open question-and-answer session that was both rewarding to him and the Soldiers he visited.

Texas National Guard, Japan military forces partner for Orient Shield 2011
October 21, 2011
Texas National Guard Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, board a UH-1J helicopter, a variant of the UH-1J Iroquois, provided by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Eastern Army, 1st Division, 1st Aviation, at the heliborne tactical training exercise during Orient Shield 2011 at Kita-Fuji Training Area, Japan Oct. 13, 2011.

Chairman's Corner: The Military Retirement System
October 19, 2011
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

D.C. National Guard supports dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
October 19, 2011
A D.C. Army National Guard member provides support at the National Mall during the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication Oct. 16, 2011.

New Reserve Forces Board chairman looks ahead
October 19, 2011
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