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35th Combat Aviation Brigade fuels strong partnership with Kuwait
October 29, 2012
The group gathers around a refueling point to discuss safety and proper fueling techniques.

National Guard assists governors of states in Sandy's path
October 29, 2012
Massachusetts National Guardsmen fill sand bags Oct. 28, 2012, in preparation for Hurricane Sandy at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation facility.

National Guard responds to Hurricane Sandy, monitors tsunami
October 28, 2012
Airmen of the New Jersey National Guard's 108th Wing are processed in at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., before being sent out to assist at various emergency shelters prior to the landfall of Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 28, 2012.

61,000 National Guard troops prep for Hurricane Sandy
October 27, 2012
Staff Sgt. Joseph Wolf, right, gives the thumbs up to Spc. Angel Fuentes, both with the 250th Brigade Support Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, as the unit prepares to move their medium tactical vehicles for Hurricane Sandy at the National Guard Armory in Lawrenceville, N.J., Oct. 26, 2012.

National Guard prepares for Hurricane Sandy; 'perfect storm'
October 26, 2012
Staff Sgt. Robert Nieratko, top, and Pfc. Michael McAteer, both with the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New Jersey Army National Guard, fill a water buffalo with potable water in preparation for Hurricane Sandy at the National Guard Armory in Lawrenceville, N.J., Oct. 26, 2012.

Virginia Guard personnel preparing for possible Hurricane Sandy damage
October 26, 2012
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National Guard will bolster inauguration with more than 6,000 Airmen and Soldiers
October 25, 2012
A member of the Army National Guard escorts two women as they rush by the crowds during the 56th Presidential Inauguration, Jan. 20, 2009.

Gen. Odierno honors Massachusetts National Guard at AUSA
October 25, 2012
From left: Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Lt. Col. Ron Cupples, Command Sgt. Maj. Greg Widberg, and Sgt. Maj. Raymond F. Chandler III, Sergeant Major of the Army, pose for a picture after Odierno presented the Walter T. Kerwin Jr. Readiness Award to Cupples.

Iowa, Minnesota Guard members win Emmy awards
October 25, 2012
Capt. Peter Shinn of Omaha smiles with Soldiers at Outpost Mace in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, Dec. 20, 2010. Shinn won an Emmy for videography in Afghanistan.

Officials improve process for transitioning to civilian life
October 23, 2012
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AUSA: Gen. David Rodriguez foresees ‘stronger partnership’ at aligning forces
October 23, 2012
Gen. David. M. Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Forces Command, speaks about striking a balance between Guard, Reserve and active-component training and readiness as he addresses a breakfast at the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 22, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

Thousands of National Guard members run the 28th Army Ten-Miler, focus on building resilience
October 23, 2012
Members of the New Mexico National Guard team share a few laughs outside of the Army National Guard's HOOAH! tent after the 2012 Army Ten-Miler in Arlington, Va., Oct. 21, 2012.

Family Matters Blog: DOD helps troops with higher ed expenses
October 22, 2012
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Gen. Craig McKinley retires after historic National Guard career
October 22, 2012
Gen. Craig McKinley and his wife Cheryl at his retirement ceremony Oct. 19, 2012, in St. Augustine, Fla.

Army Guard's 'Best Warriors' tackle Army competition
October 19, 2012
Army Sgt. Matthew Howard, left, an artillery crewmember with Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 142nd Fires Brigade, Arkansas Army National Guard, and Army Sgt. Mark Fuggiti, a supply specialist with Company C, Recruiting and Retention Battalion, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, open their maps during the 2012 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 16, 2012. Howard went on to finish the course first among the 24 competitors.

Army Guard set to receive upgraded tactical ambulances
October 19, 2012
Army Capt. Kevin Schierholz explains features of the M997A3 Humvee ambulance – the newest ambulance system throughout the Army – during a ceremony and presentation at the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.

Sexual assault hotline message sent to Airmen from past 10 years
October 19, 2012
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Disability Employment Awareness Month underway at Army National Guard locations
October 19, 2012
Cynthia Parsons, pictured with son Shane, spoke of their mutual journey after he was injured overseas.

Face of defense: Cuba native takes pride in Guard service
October 18, 2012
Army Command Sgt. Maj. Rafael Conde speaks to 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team soldiers following a Feb. 4, 2012, sendoff ceremony for the Wisconsin National Guard's 82nd Agribusiness Development Team at Hartford Union High School in Hartford, Wis.

Illinois Air Guard officers join counterparts from seven nations in Germany
October 18, 2012
International Junior Officer Leadership (IJOD) course students pause for a team photo while completing an obstacle course at the German Airborne Training School last month.