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Wisconsin Guard makes a wish come true for a boy to be a Soldier
December 4, 2020
Eight-year-old Miguel Garcia and others participate in a Make a Wish Foundation event on Nov. 7, 2020, at Fort McCoy, Wis.

NY Guard teammates ready for National Guard sniper challenge
December 3, 2020
New York Army National Guard's Sgt 1st Class Matthew Melendez ( left) and Sgt. Andreas Diaz, both members of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, pose for a photograph in the unit's historic Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City on Nov. 25, 2020.

NG leader highlights missions during ‘unprecedented year’
December 3, 2020
Pfc. Kathryn Ratliff works at the Nissan Stadium COVID-19 testing site in downtown Nashville, Aug. 21.

Hawaii medical Airmen conduct drive-thru flu vaccinations
December 3, 2020
Tech. Sgt. Alvin Turla, 154th Medical Group aerospace medical service specialist, administers the flu shot to Master Sgt. Bradley Tabron 154th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations specialist during a Hawaii Air National Guard drive-thru vaccination operation held Oct. 3, 2020, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

South Carolina National Guard conducts SUAS RAVEN training
December 2, 2020
U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers from Hawaii, Nebraska, Virginia and South Carolina train on the Small Unmanned Aircraft System RAVEN during a 10-day class conducted by South Carolina National Guard instructors at the Regional Training Institute (RTI) Oct. 20-30, 2020, at McCrady Training Center in Eastover, South Carolina.

Guard members help spread socially distant holiday cheer
December 1, 2020
Volunteers pass a tree up to FedEx driver Don Pelletier during the Trees for Troops loadout on Nov. 30, 2020, at Ellms Tree Farm in Ballston Spa, N.Y. More than 20 volunteers from the New York Army and Air National Guard joined with Capital District area veterans to help load about 125 Christmas trees being donated and sent to military bases around the country to support troops and military families this holiday season.

Colorado Guard First Sgt. honors father's service
December 1, 2020
Retired Sgt. 1st Class Eugene Patton Sr. affixes the insignia on his son 1st Sgt. Eugene Patton Jr. patrol cap during a promotion ceremony on October 20, 2020.

Retired pararescueman partners with Guardian Angels for rescue
December 1, 2020
Wayt's team rescued a family of four on Aug. 15, 2020, at Beluga Point off the Seward Highway. When one of his team members was injured during the rescue, a 176th Wing HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter carrying pararescuemen launched from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and extracted the injured firefighter.

Alaska National Guard rescues two hikers near Cooper Landing
December 1, 2020
An Alaska Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter and aircrew assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron, with pararescuemen aboard from the 212th Rescue Squadron, saved a distressed hiker on July 26, 2020, at Mount Williwaw east of Anchorage

Virtual tour highlights historic N.Y. battle flag collection
November 27, 2020
The Flag Room in the New York State Capitol in Albany, pictured in a virtual tour video, houses a collection of historic battle flags maintained by the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs.

185th Air Refueling Wing earns Outstanding Unit Award
November 27, 2020
A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing leaves a trail of jet wash as it takes off from the Sioux City, Iowa, based Air Guard unit on Sept. 17, 2020.

NCNG Soldiers distribute food to needy before Thanksgiving
November 25, 2020
Sgt. Shaquille Ralls, assigned to the North Carolina Army National Guard’s G Company, 230th Brigade Support Battalion, places a frozen hen into a car during a mass food distribution sponsored by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeastern North Carolina at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville Nov. 24, 2020. A team of 27 Soldiers and Airmen supported the event.

Michigan Guard, Latvia reaffirm relationship during pandemic
November 25, 2020
Joint Terminal Attack Controllers from the Latvian National Armed Forces conduct close air support training with U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 107th Fighter Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., at Grayling Aerial Gunnery Range in Waters, Mich., October 29, 2019. Michigan and Latvia have been linked under the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program since 1993.

N.Y. National Guard adds troops to airport screening mission
November 25, 2020
A New York Army National Guard Soldier guides a resident through a drive-through COVID-19 testing site in New Rochelle, N.Y., on Nov. 23, 2020. Across the state Guard Soldiers and Airmen have assisted in testing more than 832,000 people.

Response teams extract, treat F-22 pilot in joint exercise
November 25, 2020
Lt. Col. Steven Augugliaro, 154th Wing F-22 flight safety officer, works with members of the Federal Fire Department during a pilot extraction exercise Nov. 20, 2020, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

Nevada National Guard stays in fight against COVID-19
November 25, 2020
A Nevada Guard Airman conducts COVID-19 testing at the Reno-Sparks Indian-Colony in Hungry Valley, Nevada, Nov. 12, 2020. Since April, the Nevada National Guard has assisted at 10 tribal locations across Nevada, distributing food and providing medical and logistical support.

Army seminars look to past to broaden strategic thinking
November 25, 2020
Students attending the McConnell Center's Strategic Broadening Seminar visited Churchill Downs on their opening day for a dinner and guest lectures from Brown Forman Company and others on the topic of leadership in a dynamic environment. The Army's Strategic Broadening Seminars introduce junior- and mid-career leaders to the discipline of strategic planning. The postgraduate seminars are part of the Strategic Studies Fellows Program.

Guard member shares past, gives voice to suicide prevention
November 25, 2020
Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Clifford Bauman, an automations officer with the Army National Guard Readiness Center’s Aviation and Safety Division, takes a selfie with Soldiers from the Eighth Army at U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys (Camp Humphreys), South Korea, in September 2019. Bauman survived a suicide attempt, and speaks at events and conferences to help prevent those who may be in crisis from taking their lives.

W.Va. Guardsman uses unique training to save neighbor's home
November 24, 2020
A wildland fire 1st Sgt. John Russell of the West Virginia National Guard's 249th Band was confronted with near his home in Winchester, Virginia, Nov. 19, 2020. Russell used basic wildland firefighting training he received with the West Virginia Division of Forestry (WVDOF) in October 2019 to help contain the fire and save a neighbor's home from potential damage.

‘Charlie Med’ keeps Soldiers, civilians in the fight
November 24, 2020
U.S. Army Spc. Murphy Alexander, a combat medic assigned to Charlie Company, 148th Brigade Support Battalion, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard, administers a flu vaccination to a Soldier during drill weekend, Nov. 14, 2020, at the unit’s armory in Macon, Georgia. Preventative medical care ensures the brigade is medically fit and ready to respond to any mission.