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North Dakota Airmen deploy in support of CENTCOM
March 31, 2014
Lt. Col. Tad Shauer, the 219th Security Forces Commander, right,speaks to deploying unit members as Master Sgt. Larry Torres, the 219th Security Forces first sergeant, prepares to present a unit flag during a send-off ceremony at the Minot Armed Forces Reserve Center, Minot N.D., March 14, 2014.

National Guard units, government responders training across Alaska
March 31, 2014
A U.S. Army tugboat is unloaded from the USNS Mendonca, a large cargo ship, during Alaska Shield 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska, March 27 2014.

Alaska support unit gains real-world scenario training
March 31, 2014
Spc. Crystal Roseman and Sgt. Geoffrey Hansen with the 207th Brigade Support Company secure cargo of medical supplies before transporting it to the Palmer Fairgrounds during the Alaska Shield Vigilant Guard exercise, Alaska, March 27, 2014.

Vigilant Guard training brings Alaska National Guard together with local responders
March 31, 2014
Staff Sgt. Jonathon Luis of the 103rd Civil Support Team, Alaska National Guard, observes his Soldier responding to scenario where an overturned rail car tanker is leaking hazardous material at the Anchorage Fire department training center rubble pile, Anchorage, Alaska, March 27, 2014.

Japanese reporter visits Air National Guard units to tell their stories back home
March 28, 2014
Japanese aviation reporter Susumu Tokunaga visited the 167th Airlift Wing March 21, 2014, to observe the operations for a series of articles highlighting the Air National Guard. He's briefed here on fire apparatus.

National Guard readies for wildfire season in Florida
March 28, 2014
A member of the Rhode Island National Guard examines the connections to a collapsible firefighting bucket during aerial firefighting training with the Florida Army National Guard at Cecil Commerce Center in Jacksonville, Fla., March 20, 2014.

U.S., Jordanian military leaders deepen National Guard partnership
March 27, 2014
Army Gen. Frank Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, meets with Gen. Masha Al-Zaben, right, chair of the Jordanian Joint Chiefs of Staff, and His Royal Highness, Lt. Gen. Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, left, in Jordan, March 27, 2014. The Colorado National Guard is partnered with Jordan in the National Guard State Partnership Program.

Georgia Guard members 'won't forget' exchange in Guatemala
March 27, 2014
Staff Sgt. Richard Ramirez of the Georgia Army National Guard provides a safety brief to Guatemalan Interagency Task Force Soldiers and police agents prior to their driver's training class in order to build capacity and to enhance their capability in combating transnational criminal organizations and drug trafficking organizations.

50 years ago, Alaska quake became early model for joint disaster response
March 26, 2014
The large earthquake damaged National Guard offices in Alaska as well as civilian homes and facilities. These Guard members start cleaning up their own building in  Anchorage. They had just arrived there for annual training when the quake hit March 27, 1964.

Kentucky signal Soldiers put 24-hour response package to test
March 26, 2014
Chief Warrant Officer Scott Goode, front,and Sgt. Joshua Atonovich with the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade installs an antenna to the unit's mobile communication system during a signal exercise in Pensacola, Fla., March 8, 2014. The exercise brought various units of Task Force 46, a Michigan National Guard command, together to validate communication systems and response.

Aviation Support Facility provides key to preparedness in Georgia
March 25, 2014
Georgia Army National Guard’s Det. 1 Charlie 1-111th General Support Aviation Battalion trains to provide Aero-medical Evacuation support throughout the week under day, night and night vision conditions.

Texas Airmen among those in Chile for exchanges
March 25, 2014
Maj. Camille LaDrew, a logistics officer from the Texas Air National Guard, ties down F-16 engine equipment and tools in Santiago, Chile, March 24, 2014. She is one of nearly 60 U.S. Airmen participating in subject matter expert exchanges with Chilean air force counterparts, and involved in hosting static displays of the C-130 Hercules and F-16 Fighting Falcon during the FIDAE Air Show in Santiago, March 25 through 30. The exchanges, conducted regularly throughout the year, involve U.S. Airmen sharing best practices and procedures to build partnerships and promote interoperability with partner-nations throughout South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

Oregon Air National Guard members earn high honors
March 25, 2014
U.S. Army Capt. Seth Nieman, left, presents Tech. Sgt. Doug Matthews with the rarely awarded Silver Star, March 24, 2014.

For Women's History Month, Pennsylvania Guard WACs reflect
March 24, 2014
In a career that spans 40 years, Master Sgt. Terry White has seen many changes.

First female National Guard Soldiers graduate Field Artillery School
March 21, 2014
Army Specialists Nicol Vargas, Veronica Kramer, Autumn Aderhold and Brandy Brasted all graduated from the Artillery School at the 139th Regimental Training Institute at Fort Bragg, N.C., on March 19, 2014.

Air National Guard director addresses National Guard commanders
March 20, 2014
Air Force Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke III, the director of the Air National Guard, addresses senior level commanders during a recent Commander’s Development Course at the Pentagon, March 14, 2014.

Harlem Hellfighters keep troops moving during Central Accord
March 19, 2014
Congolese national police Capt. Patrick Ossate and Spc. Daren E. Mills from the New York Army National Guard's 369th's Sustainment Brigade process Soldiers March 18 arriving at Exercise Central Accord 14 in Douala, Cameroon, March 18, 2014. The two are part of the Joint Reception, Staging, Onward movement and Integration cell, which manages personnel arriving and departing the exercise.

Commentary: Why we do what we do
March 18, 2014
Staff Sgt. Laura Zulkosky, 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight third medical technician, carries a litter to be loaded onto a C-130 Hercules at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, June 28, 2011.

‘Just doing my job,’ Virginia Guard member says of helping accident victim
March 17, 2014
Henrico County Division of Fire Chief Anthony E. McDowell presents a certificate of commendation to Staff Sgt. Johnathan Hoggatt of the Virginia National Guard March 11, 2014

New York's 'Fighting 69th' leads the way on St. Patrick's Day once again
March 14, 2014
New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry lead two Irish Wolfhounds, the official mascots of the battalion, during the 2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade up 5th Avenue.