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Kansas National Guard combat medic covers Africa
January 5, 2012
Army Spc. Michelle Lawrence, 35th Military Police Company combat medic currently serving as a unit public affairs representative for the 1st Battalion 161st Field Artillery, Kansas Army National Guard, adjusts her camera settings at Camp Lemonnier, June 30, 2011. Lawrence is a combat medic, but was designated as a unit public affairs representative for the 1-161 FA BN shortly after deploying to Africa. She calls Dighton, Kan., home.

Rules restrict political activity by DOD personnel
January 5, 2012
Department of Defense Seal

Texas Guard unit signs forward operating base over to Afghan control
January 5, 2012
Panjshir Provincial Governor Keramuddin Karim triumphantly raises a key of the city given to him by U.S. Army Lt. Col. Daniel Gajewski, Chicago native and 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, Provincial Development Support Team commander, during a transfer of authority ceremony at Forward Operating Base Lion Dec. 28. The ceremony marked the official handover from U.S. forces to Afghan control.

Afghanistan: Oklahoma Guard combat medic demonstrates resiliency
January 4, 2012
Oklahoma Army National Guard Spc. Ashley Jones receives the Purple Heart from Army Brig. Gen. Gary Volesky, deputy commanding general for maneuver with Combined Joint Task Force-1, at Craig Joint Theatre Hospital on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on Dec. 19, 2011, for injuries sustained as a result of an improvised explosive device the previous day.

The National Guard's contribution: 300,000-plus Iraq deployments
January 4, 2012
Citizen-Soldiers with the Kentucky National Guard's 223rd Military Police Company conduct a briefing at Camp Liberty, Iraq, before an escort mission in 2008 in front of their vehicles. (Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill)

Health concerns prompt Exchanges to remove dietary supplements
January 4, 2012
U.S. Army Medical Command patch.

The dos and don'ts of the political season
January 4, 2012
U.S. Flag.

Wisconsin prepares to leave Iraq
January 4, 2012
Spc. Andrew Alexander of the Wisconsin National Guard scans the roads from the gunner's turret of a Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle.

Adjutant general: "This is an historic moment for the National Guard"
January 3, 2012
Air Force Gen. Craig McKinley.

N.Y. Guard Counterdrug Task Force helps keep 100 schools drug-free
January 3, 2012
New York State Flag.

Kuwait: North Carolina Guard brigade takes command at Camp Arifjan
January 3, 2012
Army Command Sgt. Maj. Stanley Massengale, Army Col. David Jones and Army Command Sgt. Maj. William Gill salute during the singing of the national anthem at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 27, 2011, before the transfer of authority ceremony between the Tennessee Army National Guard's 230th Sustainment Brigade and the North Carolina Army National Guard's 113th Sustainment Brigade. Massengale, the command sergeant major for the 230th SB, cased his unit's colors while the 113th SB's commander and command sergeant
major, Jones and Gill, unfurled their flag to symbolize the transfer of
command for the unit.

Nevada Guard trains with police in New Year's Eve exercise
January 3, 2012
Nevada Army National Guard Spc. Ashlee Wolf stands guard on New
Year's Eve here for Vigilant Sentinel, a three-day training exercise where Nevada Guard members work in association with Las Vegas Metro Police.