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National Guard teams working together in West Virginia water crisis
January 13, 2014
Command Sgt. Maj. Steve Deweese loads water Jan.11, 2014, at the Winfield, W.Va., courthouse. Residents of Kanawha, Boone, Putnam, Lincoln, Logan, Clay, Roane and Jackson counties were told to stop using tap water after a chemical leak contaminated the West Virginia American Water company's system in those areas.

Colorado Soldier diagnosed with leukemia now helps orchestrate bone-marrow registry
January 13, 2014
Army Master Sgt. Frankie Gomez, far right, represents Salute to Life, the Department of Defense's bone marrow registry program, at a joint civilian-military bone marrow donor drive during Hope Strength at the Colorado Avalanche game Nov. 8, 2013, in Denver.

GX launches new tool to support Soldier retention
January 13, 2014
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National Guard Bureau Chief Frank Grass talks readiness, state of the force
January 10, 2014
Gen. Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, spoke Jan. 9, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

West Virginia National Guard troops aid residents affected by water emergency
January 10, 2014
Members of the West Virginia National Guard in action Jan. 9, 2014, assisting in a clean water emergency.

These simulators take the chill out of training in Pennsylvania
January 10, 2014
Spc. Brian Muchon, a simulations operator, showcases Fort Indiantown Gap's, marksmanship trainer. The machine allows service members to qualify on assigned weapons including night fire.

Illinois National Guard mechanics will repair storm-damaged state trucks
January 9, 2014
Staff Sgt. Brian Jackson of Troy, Ill., discusses the movement plan with Spc. Joseph Spicer of Belleville, Ill., both mechanics with the 3637th Maintenance Company in Springfield, Ill.

C-23 Sherpa makes final flight as Army Guard retires the venerable aircraft
January 9, 2014
An aircrew from the California Army National Guard’s Detachment 1, Company I, 185th Theater Aviation Brigade, flies a C-23 Sherpa aircraft over San Diego, Calif. The cargo plane, which has served the Army National Guard since the early 1990’s, has recently been retired by the Army Guard.

U.S., Kyrgyz Republic hold counternarcotics information exchange
January 8, 2014
Kyrgyz Republic Drug Control Service and Border Service officers attend training at the Air National Guard Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport, Miss., Sept. 1-10, 2013. The Kyrgyz Republic personnel were in the United States for a counternarcotics information exchange with U.S. subject matter experts in counternarcotics and highway interdiction.

Ecuadorian troops learn how to keep new fleet humming along from Kentucky counterparts
January 8, 2014
The Kentucky National Guard hosted members of the Ecuadorian military for Humvee maintenance training in Richmond, Ky., Dec. 11, 2013.

Virginia Department of Military Affairs to support governor’s inauguration
January 8, 2014
Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard's Battery A, 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment provide a 19-gun salute during the inauguration of Gov. Bob McDonnell Jan. 16, 2010, in Richmond, Va.

California Guard veteran fights back against military suicides
January 8, 2014
Retired Marine Cpl. Kenny Toon enjoys an animal therapy session, Nov. 6, 2013, with 11 other combat veterans participating in the Save A Warrior program in Malibu, Calif. The program was designed by retired California Army National Guard Capt. Jake Clark, to assist veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress.

Indiana Guard members team with deputies to assist during massive winter storm
January 7, 2014
Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 293rd Infantry Regiment Highway Assistance Team, assited by a civilian, push out a stranded mother and her child in Fort Wayne, Ind., Jan. 6, 2014.

Guard members in Illinois and Indiana help in winter storm aftermath
January 6, 2014
Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 293rd Infantry Regiment Highway Assistance Team, assited by a civilian, push out a stranded mother and her child in Fort Wayne, Ind., Jan. 6, 2014.

Last-serving Vietnam War veteran in the South Carolina National Guard retires
January 6, 2014
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Eric Seymore, the last serving Vietnam War veteran in the South Carolina Army National Guard, celebrates his retirement after 43 years of service, at a retirement ceremony in Columbia, S.C., Jan. 5, 2014. Pictured with Seymore are his sons, 1st Lt. Andrew Seymore and Capt. W. Eric Seymore, who also serve in the South Carolina Army National Guard.

Alaska Air National Guard members rescue snowmobile operator
January 3, 2014
An HH-60 Pave Hawk with the 210th Rescue Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, during a 2013 mission. A similar craft rescued the snowmobiler.

Massachusetts National Guard assists authorities during storm’s blast
January 3, 2014
Massachusetts National Guard Soldiers from the 164th Transportation Battalion assist the Duxbury Fire Department during the New Year's 2014 Winter Storm Response.

Massachusetts National Guard mobilizes to support severe January snowstorm
January 3, 2014
Soldiers of the 1166th Transportation Company from Worcester prepare their LMTVs for tide and flood checks here as part of the Guard’s response to the New Year’s Winter Storm Hercules, Jan. 3, 2014.

North Dakota Soldier credits Guard training for helping him save man's life
January 2, 2014
Maj. Mark McEvers, who used an automated external defibrillator to help revive a man who collapsed on a basketball court, credits his Guard training.

Military police couple fought war together; share special memories
January 2, 2014
Then-Sgt. Christopher Davis, and Spc. Erikka Lynn Gretter served in Iraq in 2003-2004 with the 649th Military Police Company, California Army National Guard, near Baghdad. Davis was part of their Criminal Investigation team and conducted undercover operations. The unit reinstated former Iraqi police, trained, and went on patrols together.