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Oregon National Guard begins historic partnership with Vietnam
November 29, 2012
Oregon National Guard Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, adjutant general, Oregon, and Vietnam Lt. Gen. Tran Quang Khue, vice chairman of the National Committee for Search and Rescue (VINASARCOM), congratulate each other following the official signing ceremony for the State Partnership Program between Oregon and Vietnam on Nov. 27, 2012.

Africa mission brings Kentucky National Guard member home
November 27, 2012
Pfc. Ismaila Pam, of Louisville, discusses his ties to Africa while on a mission there.

N.C. National Guard Soldiers get comfortable with new role as Sinai Peninsula observers
November 23, 2012
Pfc. James Bambule, a gunner with the 7-32nd Forward Support Company, 5-113th Field Artillery Regiment, watch 'Bedouin protesters' chant and wave protest signs outside the outpost's gates while his squad leader, Staff Sgt. Gregory Forbes, calls for support during an exercise.

Guard members on Sandy response get close look at West Point cadet life
November 21, 2012
New York Army National Guard Spc. Naseer Carter, Pfc. Douglas Dolan and Pvt. Rebecca Rousseau listen to West Point Cadet Sgt. Jordan Lee of Queens, N.Y., as he explains his experiences at the academy.

N.Y. Guard to help Sandy victims over Thanksgiving holiday
November 21, 2012
Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard's 369th Sustainment Brigade, the legendary "Harlem Hellfighters," prepare holiday meals at Manhattan's Jacob Javits Center for shipment and delivery to city distribution sites.

Alaska Air National Guard duo saves life of critically ill woman
November 20, 2012
Members of the Alaska Air National Guard's 212th Rescue Squadron perform a free-fall jump over the Malemute Drop Zone, on the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson installation. Two pararescuemen used a similar jump to save a woman.

Colorado aviators support Canadian brethren in major training exercise
November 20, 2012
Colorado Army National Guard members replace a bad transmission in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter in below-freezing temperatures during operation Maple Resolve at the Canadian Manoeuver Training Center in Wainwright, Alberta Oct. 24, 2012.

Arizona National Guard shares knowledge with Kazakhstan unit
November 20, 2012
Army Capt. Terrannce McIntosh, standing, shows his Kazakh counterpart troop positions during Exercise Steppe Eagle 12, conducted in Kazakhstan in September 2012. Arizona and Kazakhstan have been partnered under the National Guard's State Partnership Program for 20 years.

Hawaii Guard Soldiers ready to assist, advise Afghan forces
November 19, 2012
Sgt. Lamont Scott, of Waipahu, Hawaii, foreground, confirms his M-4 rifle's accuracy along with several dozen additional Soldiers from the Hawaii Army Guard's 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Kandahar Airfield's small arms rifle range Nov. 14, 2012.

National Guard essential in storm response
November 16, 2012
Spc. Jesse de la Cruz, center on truck, assists in evacuating a toddler at a rescue mission at Hoboken, N.J., Oct. 31. New Jersey National Guard soldiers from Foxtrot Company, 250th Brigade Support Battalion, were the first company from the NJNG to arrive in Hoboken. They successfully completed more than 25 missions, which included rescues and delivering food and water to local shelters. In addition, de la Cruz rescued a pregnant woman going into labor, who was held up in her home for two days without food, water, and electricity. The unit immediately transported her to the shelter hospital for medical treatment.

Air National Guard Strategic Planning Systems conference helping bridge to the future
November 16, 2012
Maj. Gen. L. Scott Rice, the chief of staff of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, right, speaks with Brig. Gen. Steve Cray, the ANG Strategic Planning System vice chairman, during the ANG SPS at the National Convention Center, Leesburg, Va., Nov. 13, 2012.

National Guard chaplains train in spiritual and survival skills
November 16, 2012
Members on the unit ministry team, 55th Brigade Combat Team, a Pennsylvania National Guard unit, practice flanking movements during their pre deployment training held at Camp Shelby Joint Force Training Center, Miss.

Guard's Air Mobility experts join Mars Rover team on airdrop problems
November 15, 2012
From left, Col. Edward Black, Dr. Don Erbschloe and Dr. Adam Steltzner of NASA share ideas Nov. 6, 2012, at the AATTC in St. Joseph, Mo. Steltzner joined with Air Mobility experts from across the Air Force to consider problems in airdrops.

Fort Hood training proves helpful for experienced aviators
November 15, 2012
Soldiers aboard a Chinook helicopter prior to taking off on an operation at Fort Hood in September, 2012.

By the numbers: Hurricane Sandy relief required massive logistics
November 13, 2012
New York Army National Guard logistics experts speak Nov. 5, 2012, with New York City Office of Emergency Management officials at the Logistical Support Area established here.

Coney Island rescue crews knocked on doors to aid stranded residents
November 13, 2012
Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Luke Simon, of Buffalo, leads a team of soldiers from B. Troop, along with first responders through an apartment complex in New York City Nov. 9, 2012.

Puerto Rico Guard lends a hand to Missouri during earthquake exercise
November 9, 2012
Nearly 200 Puerto Rico National Guard members arrived at Rosecrans Air National Guard in St. Joseph to support the national-level Vigilant Guard earthquake exercise.

Sandy rescues: 'That is why I joined the National Guard," Soldier says
November 9, 2012
Spc. Joseph Pollini assists Leonard Miller down the steps of his boyhood home to a waiting vehicle in the Rockaway section of Queens, Nov. 6, 2012.

After Winter Storm Athena, 'big and fast' National Guard Sandy response continues full bore
November 9, 2012
Spc. Robert Sloppy dispenses fuel to a school bus while Spc. Lauren Fratelli mans the pump valves. The two specialists, members of Delaware's aviation community, volunteered to deploy with the Delaware National Guard's 1049th as refueling specialists.

Chaplains provide support to those taking part in Hurricane Sandy relief operations
November 9, 2012
Army Chaplain (Maj.) Alex Knowles comforts a resident affected by Hurricane Sandy in the New York area. Chaplains have been in the areas affected by the storm providing support to both service members taking part in operations and those affected by the storm.