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Delaware Soldiers exchange emergency response ideas with Trinidad and Tobago counterparts
April 30, 2014
Col. Dallas Wingate, Sgt. Donald Powell and Capt. Phil Fowler receive an overview April 10, 2014, on the Operation of Disaster Preparedness and Management's radio room from a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force.

National Guard members respond to tornadoes in southern states
April 29, 2014
An Arkansas Army National Guard Soldier from the Conway based Special Troops Battalion, 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, directs traffic at an intersection in Mayflower, Ark. April 28, 2014. Guard members were called up to respond to their fellow neighbors in need after a severe weather and tornadoes devastated communities in central Arkansas April 27, 2014.

Small health changes can yield big results
April 29, 2014
Capt. Sarah Lambert and 2nd Lt. Mary K. Jorgensen of the Pennsylvania National Guard participate in Guard Your Health's Small Steps Challenge at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.

Arkansas National Guard helps its neighbors after fierce tornado sweeps area
April 28, 2014
Members of the Arkansas National Guard's 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team get a pre-mission briefing before restarting search operations at first light on Monday in the storm devastated community of Mayflower, Arkansas. Local officials called for Guard assistance after a killer tornado ripped a 30-mile path across central Arkansas devastating the communities of Mayflower and Vilonia, Arkansas.

Army National Guard celebrates Earth Day, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
April 28, 2014
Children participate in the Army National Guard's celebration of Earth Day and Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work on April 24, 2014.

Texas National Guard and partner agencies orchestrate rescue exercise
April 25, 2014
From left: Melchor Fernandez, Luke Schott and Jeff Keuper from Federal Emergency Management Agency's Texas Task Force 1, discuss a search-and-rescue mission with a joint terminal attack controller from the 147th Air Support Operations Squadron, 147th Reconnaissance Wing, based at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, Texas, during an exercise at Canyon Lake, Texas, April 11, 2014.

Combat-experienced Air National Guard leaders reflect force
April 25, 2014
At right, Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke III, director of the Air National Guard, and Brig. Gen. James C. Witham, ANG's deputy director, at Joint Base Andrews July 12, 2013. Both men spoke about combat experience among ANG leaders.

Alaska Air Guard members rescue man from sinking raft
April 24, 2014
An Alaska Air National Guard 212th Rescue Squadron pararescueman performs a high-altitude jump from a Coast Guard C-130 Hercules during a training mission at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, June 23, 2011. Pararescuemen saved a rafter this week.

Every day is Earth Day in Arizona Guard
April 23, 2014
A prairie dog that made its home on a firing range at Camp Navajo, Ariz., is carefully relocated to a safe living environment by Arizona National Guard environmental office personnel. The environmental office is responsible for protecting local wildlife on Arizona Guard installations as well as lessening the environmental impact of military training operations. For those in the office, every day is Earth Day.

Deskins: Military leadership committed to fixing sexual harassment, assault
April 23, 2014
Air Force Brig. Gen. Dawne Deskins, New York National Guard, spearheads the Air Force National Guard's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program for the 100,000 members of the Air National Guard. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michelle Gonzalez)

New York Airmen, Soldiers maximize time in Germany for lasting impact
April 22, 2014
New York National Guard troops install roof sheathing on a building at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Germany in March, 2014.

Connecticut's 928th Military Working Dog Detachment is unique and ready
April 22, 2014
Sgt. Ryan Castonguay and Military Working Dog Dino are an explosives team
from the 928th MWD based in Newtown, Conn. They were assisting at the Boston
Marathon April 21, 2014.

Minnesota National Guard among winners of Defense Department environmental awards
April 22, 2014
A civilian contract electrician works to replace old lighting fixtures with newer, more energy efficient lighting at the Cottage Grove armory, Feb. 20, 2014. It's part of the challenge to save energy.

Three California Air National Guard brothers serving together
April 22, 2014
Tech. Sgt. Luis Morales Talento, left, is a supply specialist from the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Group. His little brothers, Senior Airman Walter Morales Talento, maintenance operations center controller, and Airman 1st Class Guido Morales Talento, a crew chief, both from the 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, have been close since growing up in Oxnard, Calif. The Morales Talento brothers are deployed together from the 146th Airlift Wing, Channel Island Air National Guard Station, Calif.

National Guard members support the 2014 Boston Marathon
April 21, 2014
Spc. Brandon Smith, 169th Military Police Company, Rhode Island Army National Guard, pulls security during the starting line of the 2014 Boston Marathon, April 21, 2014. Approximately 600 Massachusetts National Guard members were deployed along the route to assist local authorities in ensuring that the 2014 Boston Marathon is as safe as realistically possible. Due to the record number of runners this year, Guardsmen from numerous states are augmenting the Massachusetts National Guard's own specialized units.

Soldiers march on this Massachusetts trail of memories
April 21, 2014
Wearing a race bib with the number 203 on it, Staff Sgt. Jarred Turner, truck driver, 2123rd Transportation Company, Kentucky Army National Guard, walks along the historic Minute Man National Park during a 26.2-mile ruck march to honor fallen service members and raise money to assist their surviving family members, April 19, 2014.

Michigan National Guard disaster response team prepares for future calls
April 18, 2014
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cana Garrison, of Grand Ledge, Mich., and an air transportation journeyman with the 217th Air Operations Group, Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Mich., practices proper chain saw skills instructed by 217th Air Component Operations Squadron superintendent Chief Master Sgt. Jim Trainor at the base March 14, 2014. Garrison was among 100 volunteers from the 110th Airlift Wing who trained to become members of the Disaster Assistance Response Team. The DART will support civil authorities to safeguard public health and safety, mitigate property and environmental damage, and save lives during manmade or natural disasters.

Thirteen of 30 employer support award finalists were nominated by Guard members
April 17, 2014
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, has selected 30 employers as finalists for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

New York Army National Guard pilot tests himself during Bataan Death March Memorial
April 17, 2014
New York Army National Guard Warrant Officer John Seeger, a UH-60 pilot in the 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation, endured blisters and heat during the Bataan Death March Memorial on March 23, 2004. It attracted more than 6,000 people.

South Carolina National Guard teams with Air Force Reserve to lift 130,000-pound tanks
April 17, 2014
The South Carolina Army National Guard’s 1-118th Combined Arms Battalion (CAB) participates in heavy airlift operations April 10-11, 2014 at Wright Army Airfield (WAAF), Heinsville, Ga., to demonstrate the joint, total force capabilities of the South Carolina Army Guard and U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 315th Airlift Wing.