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Airmen and Soldiers from Guam and Hawaii help rebuild Philippines school
September 23, 2014
Engineers from the Guam National Guard and the Armed Forces of the Philippines work together to rebuild damaged classrooms and buildings at Marasbaras National High School in Tacloban City, Philippines, following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan last November.  The project was part of the State Partnership Program.

Brig. Gen. Michael Bobeck urges reduction of Guard suicides to zero
September 22, 2014
Army Brig. Gen. Michael Bobeck, right, special assistant to the director of the Army National Guard, along with Navy Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, left, surgeon general of the Navy, speaks during a panel discussion about the mental health challenges facing the Army Guard during a Psychological Health and Resiliance Summit, Sept. 18, 2014 in Falls Church,Va. The Defense Centers for Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury spearheaded the summit, which allowed leaders from across the Department Of Defense to discuss the way ahead for addressing psychological health issues and resilience across the force. (Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Darron Salzer, National Guard Bureau)(Released)

Minnesota brothers reunite in Kuwait
September 18, 2014
Sgt. 1st Class Lowell Laudert, an intelligence analyst with the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade of the Minnesota National Guard, and his brother, Spc. Cameron Laudert, a health care specialist with the 452nd Combat Support Hospital, U.S. Army Reserve, show their respect for their Native American heritage, displaying the White Earth Nation flag. They are deployed to Camp Buerhing in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Kuwait.

Alaska Air Guard rescuers save three after plane crash
September 17, 2014
An HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter from the Alaska Air National Guard 210th Rescue Squadron performs deck landing qualifications aboard the forward-deployed guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh during preparations for Hong Kong Search and Rescue Exercise 2008. Rescuers  used a similar craft to save three plane crash victims.

Air National Guard Director Clarke discusses three-part 'balanced strategy' at conference
September 17, 2014
Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke III, director of the Air National Guard, speaks  at the Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition September 15, 2014, in National Harbor, Maryland. Clarke highlighted the ANG’s involvement in domestic operations and recognized several ANG Airmen and units for exemplary service during recent combat operations.

Arizona, Kazakh Airmen discuss enlisted roles in airpower
September 17, 2014
Noncommissioned officers from the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan enjoy a UH-60 Black Hawk flight over Arizona, Sep. 11, 2014. A delegation of Kazakhs met with Arizona Army and Air Guard members to discuss the varied roles of enlisted members in military aviation. Kazakhstan and the Arizona National Guard have participated together in the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program since 1993.

National anthem's 200th anniversary and its Citizen-Soldier composer are honored
September 16, 2014
Soldiers from the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Regiment "Old Guard" unfurl and raise a hand-stitched replica of the 15-star, 15-stripe flag to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the defense of Fort McHenry, Sept. 14, 1814. The ascent of the stars and stripes would inspire 1st Lt. Francis Scott Key of the District of Columbia Militia to pen the immortal words that would become the national anthem. The flag was raised at exactly the same day and time as it was 200 years ago during the War of 1812.

Fort Hood pilot program changing how Soldiers transition between active duty and reserves
September 15, 2014
Spc. Braydon Gear, right, a cavalry scout with 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, trains with an M203 grenade launcher, Aug. 25, 2014 at the Camp Robinson Maneuver Training Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, as part of the 11B10 Infantrymen course at the 233rd Regiment Regional Training Institute of the Arkansas National Guard. Gear was one of the first three active component Soldiers attending reclassification training under the Active Component 2 Reserve Component pilot program at Fort Hood, Texas.

Seeds of a nation: Remembering the 5th Maryland and the Battle of North Point
September 15, 2014
Members of the Maryland National Guard’s 175th Infantry Regiment, Maryland Defense Force, and service members from other units and branches march in the footsteps of those who defended Baltimore 200 years ago. During the March of the Defenders, in celebration of the bicentennial of the 'Star Spangled Banner,' more than 400 Service members marched six miles from Patterson Park to North Point on Sept. 11, 2014. In the war of 1812, the Maryland Militia marched to slow the British advance, while the city of Baltimore prepared its defenses.

Minnesota National Guard teams with private sector to bring solar energy to Camp Ripley
September 12, 2014
The Combined Arms Collective Training Facility is a 26-building urban operations village that is designed to train on military and civilian urban operations as well as emergency preparedness. It's at Camp Ripley, Minnesota, where the National Guard is partnering with Minnesota Power to build a huge solar array to help save energy.

Colorado National Guard celebrates 10-year partnership with Jordan
September 12, 2014
His Royal Highness Lt. Gen. Prince Feisal  discusses the partnership, or as he calls it, "a brotherhood," with the Colorado National Guard during an office call with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Arizona National Guard Soldier saves family from burning home
September 12, 2014
Army Pfc. Samuel Pineda, an infantryman and member of the Arizona Army National Guard’s Honor Guard, practices folding an American flag. Pineda assisted a neighbor’s family to safety when their residence caught fire Aug. 26, 2014.

A first: Missouri MP unit ventures into chemical defense training
September 11, 2014
Spc. Sarah Mitchell with the 1175th Military Police Company based out of St. Clair and St. Louis, identifies an unknown agent with M8 detection paper. Mitchell is one of over 90 MPs from the unit who participated in specialized chemical defense training at the chemical defense training facility headquartered in Missouri at Fort Leonard Wood.

Team of 140 Airmen from six ANG wings brings air power to Europe for Steadfast Javelin II
September 11, 2014
C-130s from the Air National Guard wait on the Ramstein Air Base flightline, Germany, Sept. 3, 2014, just days before they'll be loaded up with Army and Air Force paratroopers to support the Steadfast Javelin II exercise. Steadfast Javelin II was a NATO-led exercise involving more than 2,000 service members from several nations, and takes place across Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

Creative use of vehicles helps South Carolina National Guard boost sea creatures' habitats
September 10, 2014
The South Carolina Army National Guard and Department of Natural Resources dropped 36 vehicles into the water off the coast of Beaufort, S.C., Sept. 4, 2014, to help form the manmade reefs that attract sea life and tourism to the area.

Evolution of the Army Guard Chaplaincy: Beyond the chapel
September 10, 2014
Spc. Jerronn Lee, with the District of Columbia Army National Guard’s 547th Transportation Company, and his wife Charlotte Lee, work together on a relationship building exercise during a Strong Bonds event in Alexandria, Virginia., Aug. 2, 2014. Strong Bonds, a chaplain-led program, is one of many ways Army Guard chaplains help Soldiers strengthen relationship and individual resiliency by teaching effective communication skills with each other.

Deployed to Horn of Africa, Alaska Guard members stay busy training with allies
September 9, 2014
Pararescuemen with the 212th Rescue Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, don self-contained breathing apparatus and prepare to enter a building during a training exercise in Djibouti, Aug. 13. Members of the Alaska Air National Guard deployed to the Horn of Africa in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as part of Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa, attached to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron.

Valorous Unit Award presented to Texas aviation regiment illustrates Guard 'warfight' mission
September 9, 2014
Maj. Gen. James K. "Red" Brown, commander of the 36th Infantry Division, and Col. Rick Adams place the Valorous Unit Award on the "colors" of the 1-149th Attack-Reconnaissance Battalion during a ceremony held Feb. 8, 2014, at Ellington Field. The unit was awarded this high honor for exceptional performance during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 1-149th is an AH-64 "Apache" battalion assigned to the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade and earned the award for their 2006-2007 deployment to Iraq.

Widow of fallen Soldier joins Florida Army National Guard
September 9, 2014
Pvt. Alecia Calloway is one of the newest members of the Florida Army National Guard. On Aug. 27, 2014, Calloway - a widow of an Army Soldier -  took the Oath of Enlistment at the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) in Jacksonville, joining the Florida Army National Guard’s 2153rd Finance Detachment.

Texas National Guard shares disaster lessons with Chileans
September 9, 2014
Col. Lee Schnell, left, discusses observations made during the Volcano VI emergency exercise with Chilean Army Brig. Gen. Miguel Alfonso Bellet, commander of the 1st Brigade "Coraceros," in Arica, Chile, Aug. 20, 2014. This training event, which included a simulated earthquake and volcanic eruption, offered members of the Chilean emergency response community an opportunity to share best practices with representatives of the Texas Military Forces and the Texas Department of Public Safety.