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In Olympic quest, perseverance pays off for New York Guard member
January 30, 2014
New York National Guard Sgt. Matt Mortensen will be part of the United States Olympic Luge Team at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

South Dakota Guard Soldiers make history as the state’s first female artillery crewmembers
January 30, 2014
Pfc. Erika Cotton, left, and Pvt. Stephanie Kasten, the first women in South Dakota Army National Guard history to enlist and serve as 13M Multiple Launch Rocket System crewmembers, stand in front of an M270A1 launcher.

National Guard troops in Deep South help in wake of fierce winter storm Leon
January 29, 2014
A Georgia National Guard member, one of several activated early Jan. 29, 2014, stands on roadway covered in icy slop.

Guard Your Health helps Soldiers achieve New Year’s resolutions
January 29, 2014
Guard Your Health's "Hand Guide to Portion Control," which provides a handy measuring system to aid portion control.

National Guard, active-duty units partner with 38th Combat Aviation Brigade for training
January 27, 2014
Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 38th Combat Aviation Brigade, tape map sets together for their warfighter exercise at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Jan. 22, 2014.

Florida National Guard uses money seized from drug trade to help fund drug detox center
January 24, 2014
Adjutant General of Florida Maj. Gen. Emmett Titshaw Jr. meets with Chief Executive Officer of EPIC Behavioral Care Patti Greenough during the opening of the EPIC Recovery Center in St. Augustine, Fla., Jan. 22, 2014.

Blue Angels visit Kentucky Air Guard for Thunder planning session
January 24, 2014
A U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet and two aircrew members arrive at Louisville International Airport in Louisville, Ky., on Jan. 23, 2014 for a planning session at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in preparation for the Thunder Over Louisville air show, scheduled for April 12. The Kentucky Air Guard is providing hundreds of hours of support to military aircraft flying in the show.

Four New York Army National Guard Soldiers head for Winter Games in Sochi
January 23, 2014
U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program members Sgt. Matt Mortensen and Sgt. Preston Griffall earn a berth in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games by virtue of their World Cup performances, including this run to a ninth-place finish in luge doubles at Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah, Dec. 13, 2013. Team USA luge coach Staff Sgt. Bill Tavares will join Mortensen and Griffall at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Delaware and District of Columbia National Guard units provide support during winter storm
January 22, 2014
Guard Soldier in Washington, D.C., prepares a vehicle in case it is needed for snow operations prior to the storm that hit the region Jan. 21, 2014.

National Guard civil support teams assist with water sampling in West Virginia
January 21, 2014
National Guard Soldier assisting at Charleston, W. Va., water emergency takes a sample from a tap to check for safety.

Eight Kentucky Air Guard members honored for heroism, meritorious service in Afghanistan
January 17, 2014
Eight Airmen from the 123rd Airlift Wing are honored with prestigious medals during a ceremony held Jan. 12, 2014, at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky.

Virginia Soldiers get 'great feeling' from helping West Virginia tainted water response
January 17, 2014
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Virginia National Guard members support governor’s inauguration under rainy skies
January 17, 2014
Soldiers from the Virginia Army National Guard and Airmen from the Virginia Air National Guard provide the lead element for the parade following the Inauguration of Virginia’s 72nd Governor Jan. 11, 2014, in Richmond, Va.

Military OneSource offers free tax services
January 16, 2014
With tax season here, service members and their families, both active duty and retired, can take advantage of tax-preparation advice.

Overseas training connects reservists, active duty, and partners
January 14, 2014
Members of the California National Guard of Glendale, Calif., take their fighting position during Combined Resolve 2013 at Hohenfels, Germany, Nov. 11, 2013. Currently, National Guard units from Minnesota, New Jersey and North Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin are at the Hohenfels Training Area as observers, coaches and trainers during KFOR 18, scheduled for Jan. 16-31, 2014.

North Dakota marks 10 years of partnering with Ghana
January 14, 2014
North Dakota Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley and Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, adjutant general for the North Dakota National Guard, meet with Adm. Mathew Quashie, Chief of the Defence Staff, Ghana Armed Forces, at Burma Camp, Accra, Ghana on Jan. 8, 2014.

Puerto Rico National Guard works with its partners in Honduras to plan disaster response
January 14, 2014
Members of the Honduran emergency response team participate in a brainstorming session during the humanitarian assistance and emergency relief aid seminar conducted on Jan. 9, 2014, by the Puerto Rico National Guard at Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Air National Guard wins Foulois Award for flight safety
January 14, 2014
Brig. Gen R. Scott Williams, commander of the Air National Guard Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Md., accepts the Major Gen. Benjamin D. Foulois Memorial Award for flight safety on behalf of the men and women of the ANG.

Alaska National Guard team wins western regional biathlon
January 14, 2014
Spc. Jake Todd, left, Alaska Army National Guard and Staff Sgt. Jamie Haines, right, Alaska Air National Guard, sprint to the finish line during the pursuit competition of the National Guard Bureau's Western Regional Biathlon at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Alaska, Jan. 12, 2014.

TRICARE ends walk-in admin services at 189 facilities
January 14, 2014
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