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Guardmembers visited by congressional delegates at Camp Victory
February 14, 2011
Congressman Stephen F. Lynch introduces himself to Massachusetts Army National Guardmembers from his home state during a meet and greet as part of a congressional delegation visit to Camp Victory, Iraq, Feb. 2, 2011.

Illinois Guardmembers improve sand tables at remote operating sites
February 14, 2011
New and reliable sand tables--or terrain models--are built by Army Staff Sgt. Rene De Anda, an Illinois Guardsman with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 123rd Field Artillery Regiment, Feb. 7, 2011

Iowa Guard, Afghan National Army partnership produces results in Paktya
February 14, 2011
Army Staff Sgt. Clint Koerperich, an Iowa Guardmember and squad leader for 2nd Platoon, Company C., 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment, patrols with Afghan National Army soldiers to investigate possible insurgent cache locations in the Zormat District on Feb. 5, 2011. The ANA and 2nd Platoon responded to a tip provided to the ANA by the Guardians of Peace program, which is designed to allow villagers to give information anonymously to Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces.

Air National Guard strips victory from reigning Canadian champs
February 11, 2011
Members of the Air National Guard Curling team stand with their Top Rock
trophy Feb. 5, 2011, after the victory against the two-year Top Rock
champions, the Canadian team. The Canadian team went to the finals of the Top
Rock tournament in Anchorage to lose to the Air National Guard team 9-4.

Iowa National Guardmembers help Afghans improve winter storm response
February 11, 2011
Iowa Army National Guard Lt. Col. Tim Glynn, Panjshir Embedded Training Team
commander, instructs members of the Operations Coordination Center-Provincial
staff on emergency response planning and operations Feb. 7 at the Panjshir
OCC-P headquarters in Afghanistan. The ETT is part of the 2nd Brigade Combat
Team, 34th Infantry Division, Task Force Red Bulls. Glynn used the state of
Iowa's Emergency Decision Matrix to help the OCC-P build a written plan for
Panjshir Province's winter emergency response.

Virginia National Guard gets Army’s first mobile VICE trainer
February 11, 2011
The Army's first mobile Virtual Interactive Combat Environment trainer was
delivered to the Virginia National Guard's Maneuver Training Center at Fort
Pickett on Feb. 2, 2011. Soldiers from the MTC were on hand to receive basic
operator training on the system. The VICE trainer is an infantry squad
trainer that includes realistic scenarios using lifelike weapons. When fully
fielded, the trainer will have three trailers that can link up to 13 Soldiers
at once during a scenario. Soldiers can train in a virtual environment with
real world locations. Trainers can watch and record how each Soldier reacts
within the given scenario.

Warrior Transition Units: Army drafts new regulation
February 11, 2011
Warrior Transition Unit patch.

Washington Air National Guardmembers hone tactical air control skills
February 11, 2011
Staff Sgt. Cory Welton performs his duties as a Joint Terminal Attack
Controller on Feb. 3, 2011, during a National Guard Bureau Joint Quarterly
Training Exercise at Camp Townsend, Ga. Welton is a National Guardmember
based out of Camp Murray, Wash.

Air National Guard director: Equitable treatment of all a “moral imperative”
February 10, 2011
Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry M. Wyatt III, director of the Air National Guard, addresses Guard and Reserve graduates of the Defense
Equal Opportunity Management Institute's Equal Opportunity Advisor Reserve
Component Program on Feb. 4, 2011, at the Institute. The EOARCP curriculum
develops a base of knowledge and skills that allow graduates to assess human
relations climates in the organizations they serve, and to provide advice
and assistance to commanders to prevent, reduce or eliminate discriminatory

Alaska National Guardmembers help make history in worldwide rugby competition
February 10, 2011
The Alaska Maulers, an Alaska National Guard-sponsored rugby team, poses for a photo before heading down to Nevada for The Las Vegas Invitational Tournament held Feb. 10 to 12. The Alaska Maulers will be competing against all-star teams from different countries all over the world.

New award recognizes supportive employers of Guardmembers’ spouses
February 9, 2011
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve logo

Adm. Mullen releases 2011 National Military Strategy
February 9, 2011
Joint Chiefs Chairman Navy Adm. Mike Mullen told the National Guard's 2009 Joint Senior Leadership Conference that the National Guard's transition since Sept. 11, 2001, has been "absolutely spectacular."

National Guard psychological health directors help Soldiers, Airmen manage stress
February 9, 2011
Public Health Service Capt. Joan Hunter, director of psychological health for the National Guard Bureau, speaks at the 2010 Suicide Prevention Conference sponsored by the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments in Washington, D.C.

National Police Canine Association, Arizona National Guard partnership helps certify canines
February 3, 2011
Sgt. Lee Cox, of the Wickenburg Police Department, and his canine, Lizzie, detect marijuana during an exercise for the National Police Canine Association’s certification at the Arizona Army National Guard’s Combined Support Maintenance Shop on Jan. 27, 2011. This is the fifth year the NPCA has partnered with the Arizona National Guard to conduct canine certification. This year a record 267 canine teams were certified.

Indiana Guardmembers share poultry knowledge in Afghanistan
February 3, 2011
An Afghan man waits in line for chickens at Combat Outpost Terezayi, Khowst province, Feb. 2, 2011. The chickens were distributed to local farmers who attended a poultry management class sponsored by the Afghan Director of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock. Soldiers from the Indiana National Guard's 3-19th Agribusiness Development Team, attached to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, helped facilitate the training.

Mullen: Civilian-military partnerships critical to world affairs
February 3, 2011
Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at the inaugural Global Chiefs of Mission Conference at the State Department in Washington, D.C., Feb. 2, 2011.

Virginia National Guard’s 29th Infantry Division mentors making a difference in Afghanistan
February 3, 2011
Army Lt. Col. Paul Loftus of the Virginia National Guard and Afghan Col. Qadir discuss daily operations at the NMCC Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan.

VA program helps families help their veterans
February 2, 2011
Veterans Affairs seal

Guard ADT conference points way forward
February 2, 2011
Dr. Hamdy Oushy, forage and rangeland specialist for the Afghanistan Water, Agriculture and Technology Transfer Project, gives a presentation to the commanders of the Iowa National Guard's 734th Agribusiness Development Team, the Illinois National Guard's 1-14th Agribusiness Team, Missouri ADT IV and Missouri ADT V at the Shishem Bagh Research Station Jan. 28. Leaders of the ADTs met in Jalalabad Jan. 28 for an ADT conference.

Carpenter: Reducing suicide rate among Army National Guard’s highest priorities
February 2, 2011
Army Maj. Gen. Raymond Carpenter, the acting director of the Army National Guard, spoke as a panelist for the Reserve chief panel during the National Security Symposium at the Reserve Officer Association's 2011 National Convention in Washington, D.C., Jan. 31, 2011.