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Guard participates in project to advance coalition information sharing
June 20, 2011
Army Staff Sgt. Contena Moriley-Mack, left, Test Operator Talaya Johnson, center, and Army 2nd Lt. Edgar Murillo, right, check data in preparation for the Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration at the Central Technical Support Facility at Fort Hood, Texas, June 9, 2011. (U.S. Army photo by David G. Landmann) (Released)

Statue honors women vets, National Guard’s Maj. Tammy Duckworth
June 20, 2011
Illinois Army National Guard Maj. Tammy Duckworth speaks at the statue unveiling June 18, 2011, in Mount Vernon, Ill. A statue sharing her likeness was uncovered at the ceremony. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brian Vorce) (Released)

Engineer re-enlists on the levee
June 17, 2011

Guard aviators battle Florida wildfires
June 17, 2011
UH-60 Black Hawk crewmembers from the  Florida Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 244th Aviation Regiment, prepare a collapsible water bucket to support wildfire suppression missions in northeast Florida, June 16, 2011. Each bucket can hold 780 gallons of water and be carried under the Army helicopters. The aviators were helping the Florida Division of Forestry and firefighters by dropping water on spreading wildfires sparked by lightning.

Earnhardt finds his groove, finishes sixth at Pocono Raceway
June 16, 2011
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard NASCAR racecar, stops to sign autographs for fans at Pocono Raceway June 12, 2011 in Long Pond, Pa. Dale Jr. is now only ten points behind the leader in the Sprint Cup series points race after finishing in sixth place Sunday.

New York Army National Guard's last Vietnam War pilot takes final flight
June 16, 2011
Army Chief Warrant Officer Steven Derry, the last Vietnam-era helicopter pilot in the New York Army National Guard, speaks to members of the Albany press corps following his last official flight as an Army aviation pilot on June 14, 2011. Derry, a member of 3rd Battalion, 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, started training as a pilot in 1969 and served in Vietnam in 1970 to 1971.

Mullen announces initiative to support veterans, families
June 15, 2011
Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to conference attendees at Give An Hour, a conference addressing the needs of military families, at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Washington, D.C., June 14, 2011.

Massachusetts, Louisiana Guard work together, provide safe water in Haiti
June 15, 2011
Army Sgt. 1st Class Stanley Martin, senior enlisted leader of the 125th Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit, and Army 2nd Lt. Danielle Golden, the 125th’s mission commander in Haiti, test the well water for impurities at a school in Gonaives, Haiti, May 16, 2011. Task Force Bon Voizen, New Horizons Haiti 2011, is a U.S. Southern Command sponsored, U.S. Army South conducted, joint foreign military interaction/humanitarian exercise under the command of the Louisiana National Guard. Task Force Bon Voizen is deploying U.S. military engineers and medical professionals to Haiti for training and to provide humanitarian services.

Montana National Guard members provide security on roads, under different sky
June 15, 2011
Army Sgt. Brandon Paye, a truck commander for Company B, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 163rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, talks to his driver during a convoy escort and security mission bringing his set back from Victory Base Complex to Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, June 5, 2011.

Army National Guard’s top enlisted leader acknowledges Soldiers’ sacrifices
June 15, 2011
Army Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Burch, the command sergeant major of the Army National Guard, shakes the hand of Army Spc. Vernon Moore, a military policeman and gunner from with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Redhorse, a part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, at the entry control point on Joint Combat Outpost Pul-E-Sayad, Afghanistan May 27, 2011. Burch visited the JCOP during a battlefield rotation he conducted with Army Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond Chandler, the command sergeant major of the Army.

VA expands housing for homeless veterans, families
June 14, 2011
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Army celebrates 236th birthday
June 14, 2011
The U.S. Army celebrates its 236th birthday.

California Guard supports battlefield circulation
June 14, 2011
Army Lt. Col. David Ceniti, battalion commander of 749th Combat Sustainment
Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment
Command, addresses the troops of the 941st Transportation Company, 749th CSSB
about the great responsibility and importance of each Soldier in conducting a
successful mission on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq.

Iowa Guard truck drivers deliver under fire
June 14, 2011
Army Sgt. Jared Henkle and Army Spc. Tyler Parker-Bellinger, both truck
drivers with Company E, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force
Ironman, a part of the Iowa National Guard's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th
Infantry Division, Task Force Red Bulls, listen to a mission brief June 6,
2011, on Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan, shortly before going
on a convoy. The pair recently found themselves resupplying soldiers from the
133rd who were under heavy fire in Nuristan province.

Maryland Guard members keep radios 'on air'
June 14, 2011
Army Sgt. Gerard Chappell, a radio and communications repair specialist with
the 1729th Forward Support Maintenance Company, 749th Combat Support
Sustainment Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary
Sustainment Command, runs a diagnostic test on a radio system at Contingency
Operating Base Adder, Iraq, May 22, 2011.

DOD seeks input from Guard, Reserve employers
June 13, 2011
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COMMENTARY: Georgia Guard works with Georgia nation
June 13, 2011
Army Maj. Gen. William Nesbitt

Iowa Guard cooks sustain troops' morale
June 13, 2011
Iowa Army National Guard Sgt. Antonia Santiago IV, one of two American food
service noncommissioned officers with Company F, 334th Brigade Support
Battalion, supports Company B, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment, 2nd
Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Task Force Red Bulls at Combat
Outpost Dand Patan, Afghanistan, with three on meals a day working out of a
small, crowded kitchen the size of a shipping container on May 28, 2011.

Florida Guard member becomes Army's first female Avenger Master Gunner
June 13, 2011
Army Staff Sgt. Jessica Ray, left, assists her team chief during qualifications on the .50-caliber machine gun range at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., June 7, 2011. Ray, a member of the 3rd Battalion,
265th Air Defense Artillery, recently became the first female to graduate from the Avenger Master Gunners Course.

Missouri Guard Airmen tell of increased airlift over Afghanistan
June 13, 2011
Missouri Air National Guard members deployed as part of the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Bagram Air Base, transport medical patients during aeromedical evacuation operations in Afghanistan.