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Illinois Guard Education Outreach Program continues to reach military children
November 30, 2011
The Illinois National Guard Educator's Guide to military children that is being given to Illinois school administrators.

Germany: National Guard engineers take on challenge to build up instead of tear down
November 30, 2011
Kentucky Guard members of the 1123rd Sapper Company assemble a B-Hut, or temporary barracks, during an overseas deployment training mission at Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Nov 2, 2011.

National Guard Soldier overcomes immigration, education challenges to live dream
November 30, 2011
Army National Guard Pvt. Angel Chavez poses with his brother, Anthony Chavez (left), his sister, Julissa Corona and brother-in-law Army Staff Sgt. Todd Corona (right) following his high school graduation ceremony at the National Guard Patriot Academy, Nov. 4, 2011 at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex in Butlerville, Ind. Chavez became a U.S. citizen in October.

Kuwait: Army Guard Soldier uses military training, civilian skills to save woman
November 30, 2011
Army National Guard Spc. Arden Morales, a combat medic assigned to the Minnesota National Guard's 1st Squadron, 94th Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division,receives congratulations from Army National Guardd Lt. Col. Eddie Frizell, commander of the 1st Squadron, 94th Cavalry for saving an Iraqi woman's life during a convoy mission from Khabari Crossing, Iraq to Camp Adder, Iraq, Oct. 15, 2011. The woman Moralez saved had been involved in a vehicle accident on her unit's convoy route.

Missouri National Guard creates chronicled, interactive history project
November 30, 2011
Army Sgt. 1st Class Brian Gustin of the Missouri Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 138th Infantry Regiment, explains a route reconnaissance map to two soldiers with the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, 26th Infantry Regiment Nov. 3, 2010. Gustin was one of about 200 soldiers with the Missouri Army National Guard that trained with the Japanese military as part of Orient Shield 11 in northern Japan.

National Guard units adapt training for NATO mission to current events
November 30, 2011
Georgia National Guard soldiers stack behind a wall during training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Nov. 9, 2011. National Guard Soldiers are part of the KFOR 15 rotation preparing to deploy to Kosovo in upcoming months. National Guard units for the December rotation are coming from multiple states and one territory: Wisconsin, Mississippi, Georgia, Nebraska, Vermont, North Dakota, New Jersey, Wyoming, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico.

Oregon National Guard teams with Navy Reserve to help service members with jobs, benefits
November 30, 2011
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jeff Leslie, who deployed to Iraq in 2009, and his wife Shannon, interact with employers during the "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair in Oregon City, Ore., Nov. 19, 2011. The job fair was sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and featured a partnership between the Oregon National Guard and Navy Region Northwest Reserve Component Command which was established to better help service members, veterans and families in the region link with reintegration resources.

National Guard agribusiness specialists use surveys to gauge progress, future potential in Afghanistan
November 30, 2011
Air National Guard Master Sgt. Greg Dunlap, an agribusiness specialist with the Missouri National Guard Agribusiness Development Team, interviews a shop owner Nov. 17, 2011, in the Kama district of the Afghanistan province of Nangarhar to obtain information on various aspects of the economic situation facing the countries farmers.

Families deployed to Afghanistan put human face on National Family Week celebration
November 29, 2011
Army Spc. Stephen Shropshire (right) and brother Army Pfc. Joshua B. Shropshire pose stateside for a family photo December 2010. Stephen has since joined the active Army and both have been promoted and are currently deployed to separate posts in Afghanistan.

Virginia Guard medical professionals conduct medical information exchange in Tajikistan
November 29, 2011
Virginia National Guard seal

Panetta issues Thanksgiving message to troops, families
November 29, 2011
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta addresses National Guard leaders at the National Guard's 2011 Joint Senior Leadership Conference at National Harbor, Md., on Nov. 8, 2011.

Afghanistan: Air Guard airdrops forklift at remote base
November 29, 2011
Members of the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron prepare a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules for an airdrop mission at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, on Nov., 23, 2011. The crew is deployed to Afghanistan from the North Carolina Air National Guard's 145th Airlift Wing.

Army Guard doctor serves those who serve
November 29, 2011
Army Maj. (Dr.) Tim Cheslock examines a patient at the primary care New Kabul Compound clinic in Afghanistan, where the former physician assistant is serving a primary care physician during the first deployment of his Army National Guard career.

Emergency communications exercise answers the question: Can you hear me now?
November 29, 2011
Key players in the communications exercise, Operation Omega, combined efforts to repair communications after a simulated terrorist attack occurred. Operation Omega brought together the Florida National Guard and 25 response teams from local, state and national agencies.

Ingram sworn in as Army National Guard director at Pentagon
November 29, 2011
Army Lt. Gen. William E. Ingram, Jr., director of the Army National Guard, is pinned as a lieutenant general by Army Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, and Air Force Gen. Craig McKinley, chief of the National Guard Bureau, during a ceremony Nov. 28, 2011 at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.

Last Vietnam veteran in North Dakota National Guard to retire
November 29, 2011
Army National guard Master Sgt. Alan Peterson will retire from the North Dakota National Guard Nov. 30,2011. He is the last currently serving Vietnam veteran in the state's Guard.

Survey shows growing gap between civilians, military
November 29, 2011
Department of Defense Seal

Marines, National Guard conduct joint exercise in Hawaii
November 29, 2011
A CH-53E Super Stallion from the Hawaii-based Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 463 lands aboard USS Makin Island Nov. 23, 2011.

Kuwait: Minnesota Guard member recalls two decades, two trips
November 29, 2011
Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Mellon, a Mobility Warrant Officer from Chaska, Minn., is responsible for moving troops and equipment throughout Kuwait in support of Operation New Dawn.

Kosovo: Army Guard unit surprises fellow Soldier in remission via video conference
November 28, 2011
Soldiers with the Pennsylvania National Guard's Detachment 1, Company C, 1-169th Aviation, speak with one of their fellow soldiers, Army Sgt. Shawn Crum, via video call Nov. 20, 2011. The Soldiers are currently deployed as part of Multinational Battle Group East in support of the NATO-led peacekeeping mission Kosovo Forces 14. Crum, originally scheduled to deploy with the unit, was diagnosed with cancer and has been undergoing treatment.