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Georgia Guard member is related to famed anti-slavery icon Harriet Tubman
February 28, 2014
Air Force Staff Sgt. Barricia McCormick, a paralegal with the 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, reviews legal cases during a drill weekend at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., Feb. 8, 2014.

Guard members from three states perfect the medevac trifecta on Afghan duty
February 28, 2014
Sgt. 1st Class Dave Cornell from Charlie Company 1-168th (C Company 1-168) General Support Aviation Battalion is hoisted aloft to a UH-60 Black Hawk demonstrating a single-man rescue during hoist training.

Father, son serve in Illinois Air National Guard wing
February 27, 2014
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Wesley F. Paver, 182nd Mission Support Group first sergeant, and Airman 1st Class Jared A. Paver, fire protection specialist with the 182nd Civil Engineer Squadron, at the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria, Ill.

International relationships strengthened during Iraqi delegation visit
February 27, 2014
Equipment used by the 33rd Civil Support Team displayed during an Iraqi delegation visit to the District of Columbia National Guard Feb. 26, 2014.

North Dakota National Guard announces new African partnerships
February 27, 2014
Brig. Gen. Abalo Kadangha, chief of defence staff for the Togolese Armed Forces, presents Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, North Dakota adjutant general, with a memento Jan. 14, 2014 during Sprynczynatyk's visit to the Togolese Republic.

'Small Steps to a Healthier You' challenges Guard Soldiers and community
February 27, 2014
Guard Your Health is kicking off its 'Small Steps to a Healthier You' challenge on March 1, 2014.

Michigan Airman joins Air National Guard to say 'Thank You' to America
February 26, 2014
Airman 1st Class Elvira Shani serves an Airman during lunch at the Dining Facility at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 8, 2014. Shani, a native of Albania, joined the Michigan Air National Guard on the day before her 40th birthday.

Alaska Black Hawk crews interrupt training to assist stranded snow machine rider
February 26, 2014
A pair of Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters taxi after pilots land at the Alaska Army National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility in Nome April 17, 2012. Similar craft assisted a stranded snow machine rider Saturday.

Scholar captures African-American officers' unique challenges
February 25, 2014
The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, a fighting force of African-American Soldiers, fought valiantly in the 1863 battle at Fort Wagner, S.C., shown in this painting. About 180,000 African-American Soldiers followed in their footsteps. (The Old Flag Never Touched the Ground by Rick Reeves)

'GI Josh' toy dog engages children of deploying Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers
February 25, 2014
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch spends some time with 11-year-old Hannah Hendrickson of Prescott, Wis., and her 2-year-old brother Aaron after a formal sendoff ceremony Feb. 22 at Camp Williams, Wis. The children of more than 60 32nd Infantry Brogade Combat Team Soldiers received plush toy dogs called G.I. Josh, and Kleefisch encouraged the children to send in photos of themselves with the toy dogs while their loved ones are deployed to the Middle East.

Texas National Guard aviators train with civilian counterparts
February 24, 2014
Sgt. Kevin McLaughlin, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, lowers a member of Texas Task Force-1 into a tree line as part of a combined training event between the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade and Texas Task Force-1. The units trained on search and extraction techniques used during hurricanes and other natural disasters.

Missouri Guard member serves in Afghanistan with her son
February 21, 2014
Staff Sgt. Denise Leo, an administrative noncommissioned officer with the Missouri National Guard’s 1438th Multi-Role Bridge Company, with her son, Spc. Ryan Dryer, a mechanic with the same unit. Both volunteered for the deployment and have been serving in Afghanistan for about six months, supporting their unit's mission of maintaining bridges in Afghanistan.

California National Guard Soldiers awarded medals for valor in Afghanistan
February 21, 2014
U.S. Army Capt. Robert Bejarano, commander of the 216th Mobility Augmentation Company, 365 th Engineer Battalion, awards Cpl. Christopher Garland the Army Commendation Medal with "V" Device, for valor, and a Combat Medic Badge, at Forward Operating Base Ghazni.

Virginia Air Guard F-22 pilot soars past 1,000 hours
February 20, 2014
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Schaner, Virginia Air National Guard 192nd Fighter Wing F-22 Raptor pilot, reviews aircraft forms with U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jaymes Baum, 94th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, before a mission at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Jan. 28, 2014.

Nearly 250 Soldiers on winter storm duty in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin
February 20, 2014
Two Humvees depart the Wisconsin Army National Guard's Oak Creek armory Feb. 1, 2011, in response to a call for assistance during severe winter storm. Wisconsin Guard members are preparing for another storm now.

In a first, Maryland's 231st Chemical Company joins with Air Guard in HAZMAT training
February 19, 2014
The Maryland National Guard’s 231st Chemical Company and 175th Civil Engineering Fire and Emergency Services Flight conducted joint HAZMAT training at Warfield Air National Guard Base in Middle River, Md., on Feb. 8-9, 2014.

Illinois Air Guard doctor deployed to Antarctica takes on helicopter crash
February 19, 2014
U.S. Air Force Col. Steven S. Norris, 182nd Medical Group commander, stands at the South Pole during his deployment to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, Nov. 21, 2013.

National Guard skeleton coach Tuffy Latour is ‘a rock,’ Olympics athlete says
February 18, 2014
Team USA skeleton coach Vermont Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Tuffy Latour, with the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, leads Noelle Pikus-Pace to an Olympic silver medal and Katie Uhlaender to a fourth-place finish in women's skeleton Friday night at Sanki Sliding Centre in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

About 2,850 National Guard members providing assistance as deadly storm moves northeast
February 14, 2014
Staff Sgt. Timothy Bellinger, of Cumming, Ga. drove an 83-year-old woman home from a hospital when the storm rendered roads impassable to car traffic.

Washington National Guard engineers build school and relationships in Thailand
February 14, 2014
Members of the Royal Thai Army, members of the Malaysian, Indonesian Armed Forces, and U.S. Army and Air Force pose in front of the site of a new schoolhouse Feb. 7, 2014, at the Ban Sa la Kai Fub School in Sukothai province, Kingdom of Thailand. Soldiers with the 176th Engineer Company, Washington Army National Guard, supported the construction of the multipurpose building here as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2014.