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'Wizard' takes flight as High Rollers’ first pilot for a day
January 13, 2020
Capt. Tennison Hunter, call sign "Wizard," 152nd Airlift Wing pilot, during his National Guard Pilot for a Day event. The 152nd Airlift Wing honored "Wizard" on Dec. 16, 2019.

NY National Guard Soldiers train for new fitness test
January 10, 2020
Army ROTC Cadet Felicia L. Showers, left, and New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jeffery A. Barker, center, both from the 10th Mountain Division (LI) Main Command Post – Operational Detachment, demonstrate how to perform a supine chest press during Army Combat Fitness Test training in Syracuse, N.Y., Nov. 17, 2019. The ACFT replaces the Army Physical Fitness Test in October 2020.

173rd Fighter Wing dedicates F-15 flagship in honor of WWII hero
January 10, 2020
The vertical tail of the new 173rd Fighter Wing flagship bears an image of Lt. David R. Kingsley, who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for heroism during World War II. Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore., was named after the Oregon native in 1957, and the paint scheme on this aircraft pays homage to his memory.

Texas National Guard Soldier turns his life around
January 9, 2020
Sgt. James Green, assigned to the 1st Armored Division Mobile Command Post Operational Detachment, Texas National Guard, stands outside his work location Dec. 30, 2019, at Task Force-Southeast Headquarters in Afghanistan. Green credits his Army service for helping him change his life around for the better.

NY Air Guard customizes shipping boxes for 25-foot-long skis
January 8, 2020
Airmen with the 109th Airlift Wing's Logistical Readiness Squadron, New York National Guard, designed and built new crates to carry 25-foot-long skis the wing's LC-130s use to land on snow and ice in the Arctic and Antarctic, to replace older versions that were no longer serviceable. A crate is shown at Stratton Air National Guard Base, Scotia, N.Y., in December 2019.

Puerto Rico National Guard helps respond to earthquakes
January 7, 2020
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Edwin Marrero, left, a cyber infrastructure technician and Senior Airman Edwardo Mendez, an information technology specialist with the 156th Communications Flight at Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico Air National Guard, perform maintenance on a generator f in Cayey, Dec. 27, 2019. Airmen from the 156th Wing were activated to support state and federal operations working to stabilize a vegetation debris fire that has been burning underground in Cayey since Nov. 28, 2019.

103rd fuels Airmen keep Flying Yankees mission-ready
January 7, 2020
Master Sgt. Nicola Nardi, 103rd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels operations noncommissioned officer in charge, refuels a C-130H Hercules assigned to the 103rd Airlift Wing at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Connecticut, Jan. 4, 2020. Fuels Airmen support aircraft with jet fuel and liquid oxygen and test the fuel to ensure it meets Air Force specifications.

USDA-Michigan Air Guard program cuts risk of bird collisions
January 7, 2020
The Agriculture Department's Tony Aderman, district supervisor, and Dane Williams, wildlife specialist, check Swedish goshawk traps at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan, as part of the base's Bird/wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) program, Oct. 29, 2019.

120th Airlift Wing hosts buddy care training
January 6, 2020
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Erik Fletcher, a material management journeyman from the 120th Logistics Readiness Squadron, practices keeping a simulated patient's air passage clear during self-aid buddy care training, Jan. 4, 2020, at Great Falls, Montana.

'Family vibe' defines Michigan Air National Guard service
January 6, 2020
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marcee Lettinga, a services technician with the 110th Force Support Squadron, Michigan Air National Guard, shown Jan. 4, 2020, says her search for family, dedication, loyalty and teamwork motivated her toward military service.

Puerto Rico National Guard helps respond to stubborn fire
January 3, 2020
Air Force Staff Sgt. Edwin Marrero, left, and Senior Airman Edwardo Mendez with the 156th Communications Flight at Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico Air National Guard, inspect cable connections on a satellite connected to the Joint Incident Site Communications Capability trailer at the command and control center in Cayey, Dec. 27, 2019. Airmen from the 156th Wing were activated to support state and federal operations to stabilize a vegetation debris fire burning underground since Nov. 28, 2019.

112th Engineer Battalion staff connect to past
January 2, 2020
Members of the 112th Engineer Battalion with their organizational colors on the drill floor of the Cleveland Grays Armory Museum Aug. 7, 2019, in downtown Cleveland. Members of the 112th Engineer Battalion staff took a tour of the 1893 armory to learn about the history of the Cleveland Grays, an organization whose lineage the battalion perpetuates.

Ohio National Guard member volunteers at wildlife center
January 2, 2020
Volunteers with the Ohio Wildlife Center release a rehabilitated bald eagle back into the wild Nov. 11, 2018, in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Maj. Gwendolyn Hoogendoorn (left), a member of the Ohio National Guard, has volunteered with the OWC for more than 20 years.

Maryland Guard reveals new brand, demonstrates capabilities
January 2, 2020
The Maryland National Guard’s new logo depicts its most essential Army and Air Force aviation assets, a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and A-10 Thunderbolt.The green background represents the U.S. Army and the blue soldering lines, often found on circuit boards, signify the Air Force’s cyber and intelligence capabilities. The colors of the Maryland flag are embedded in the state’s shape with a “Minuteman” standing overwatch to symbolize the “Always Ready, Always There” presence of the MDNG since 1634.

Citizen-Warrior: Guard Soldier melds military, gridiron experience
January 1, 2020
2nd Lt. Devin King commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Ohio Army National Guard through Ohio University’s Army ROTC program. He also is the long snapper on the school's football team.