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Safe Skies 2011: Air National Guard, European partners build skills
July 28, 2011
Safe Skies 2011 is a military-to-military exchange between the US, Ukraine and Poland to enhance airspace security over the Ukraine and Poland in preparation for Eurocup 2012.

Active duty Army general nominated to lead Northern Command
July 28, 2011
Army Lt. Gen. Charles Jacoby Jr.

Florida Guard infantrymen go back to basics, earn coveted badge
July 28, 2011
A Soldier from the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Florida National Guard applies a splint to a simulated fracture during Expert Infantryman Badge testing at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, July 19, 2011. The Florida National Guard's 53rd IBCT is conducting EIB testing for the first time in more than 20 years. Seventeen Soldiers were awarded the EIB during a ceremony July 22.

Jacoby: Relationships drive NORTHCOM, NORAD missions
July 28, 2011

Carpenter: Soldier-to-Soldier intervention key to stopping suicides
July 27, 2011
Army Maj. Gen. Raymond Carpenter, acting director of the Army National Guard, speaks during a Guard Senior Leadership Conference in Louisville, Ky., July 24, 2011.

Recruiting, retention remain strong
July 27, 2011
Department of Defense Seal

First Lady, Dr. Biden launch Community Challenge
July 26, 2011
First Lady Michelle Obama greets a crowd of National Guard and local families during a Joining Forces community event in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio, April 14, 2011. The national initiative she launched with Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, calls on all sectors of society to honor and support military families.

First Lady, Dr. Biden Join Forces with Guard, Reserve
July 26, 2011
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France bestows high honors on National Guard, active duty Green Berets
July 26, 2011
French Ambassador Francois Delattre awards the Croix de la Valeur Militaire, roughly analagous to the Silver Star, to Army National Guard Sgt. Ryan Meister during a private ceremony at the French Ambassador's Residence in Washington, D.C., on July 25, 2011, awarding the honor to five National Guard and one active duty Special Forces Soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill) (Released)

Senator: National Guard Youth ChalleNGe effective program
July 26, 2011
Louisiana Sen. May Landrieu speaks with attendees of the 2011 National 
Guard Family Program National Volunteer Workshop, July 25, 2011.

Texas Guard member’s rivalry with brother beneficial
July 26, 2011
Army Spc. Andrew Deason, an Iraqi security forces knowledge management representative assigned to the 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard, poses for a photo with Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III during his visit to Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq June 25, 2011. Deason competes with his brother, Spc. Brian Brown, who is currently an active duty member in the Army, to see which of them can meet the highest-ranking military officials. The brothers have an ongoing competition that began when Deason joined the Guard two years after Brown joined the Army.

National Guard Family Programs workshop kicks off in Kentucky
July 25, 2011
Kentucky National Guard members of the Visual Information and Public Affairs Office prepare for the 2011 National Volunteer Workshop at the Galt House in Louisville, Ky.

Guard helps Ukrainians, Poles train for Olympic Air sovereignty operations
July 22, 2011
Air Force Capt. John Weldon sits with his Ukrainian partner in the Ground Control Intercept cell at Myrhorod Air Base, Ukraine, participating in Safe Skies 2011, a joint Ukraine, Poland, U.S. aerial exchange event.

Army Guard, Air Force families share top honors
July 22, 2011
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Idaho Guard member driven to serve by patriotism
July 22, 2011
Army Spc. Crystal Gregan, a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle driver and gunner assigned to Golf Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, 77th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, disassembles an M-240B machine gun after a convoy mission at Joint Base Balad, Iraq July 7, 2011.

New York Air Guard rescue teams look forward to future space missions
July 22, 2011
STS-135, flown by Space Shuttle Atlantis, marked the 109th Space shuttle rescue support mission for the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing -- and the final launch of a space shuttle.

Active Guard, Reserve program great opportunity for active-duty Soldiers
July 21, 2011
The Active Guard Reserve allows active-duty Soldiers to transfer to locations closer to home, where their skills can be put to good use. Here, a Soldier from the North Carolina Army National Guard peers from a UH-60 Black Hawk during a recent search and rescue exercise near Morganton, N.C.

Illinois Guard members train Suriname military in security techniques
July 21, 2011
Air Force Master Sgt. Todd Agans, a member of the 183rd Security Forces Squadron, Illinois National Guard, shows members of the Suriname army proper techniques for handcuffing detainees in Paramaribo, Suriname July 8, 2011. This training is part of exercise New Horizons Suriname 2011. Over 600 U.S. military personnel and 50 Surinamese military personnel will participate in the exercise at various times over a three month period.

National Guard remains vigilant in ongoing flood fight
July 21, 2011
Army Spc. Sterling Klein, a Soldier with Detachment 2, 191st Military Police Company, North Dakota National Guard, patrols a dike on the south side of Mandan, N.D., July 16, 2011 – a day where the temperature hovered in the mid-90s. The North Dakota National Guard is patrolling dikes in the Bismarck and Mandan area 24/7.

National Guard boosts Louisiana's emergency response capability
July 21, 2011
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