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891st Engineer Battalion trains with Kuwaiti soldiers
October 26, 2020
Soldiers from Forward Support Company, 891st Engineer Battalion, team up with soldiers from the Kuwaiti Land Forces to reconstruct fighting positions in the Land Force Institute’s combat course Oct. 7, 2020. Soldiers from both nations will continue to partner throughout October.

Diverse skills key to success for 149th MEB at warfighter
October 26, 2020
Members of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) took part in the XVIII Airborne Corps Warfighter Exercise 21-1 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Oct. 1-15. The exercise provided the 149th MEB the opportunity to integrate and train with its active-duty counterparts.

NH Guard strives for net-zero energy use at training site
October 26, 2020
Photovoltaic panels are affixed to buildings at the New Hampshire National Guard Training Site in Center Strafford. The panels produce enough power to run the site's operation center, known as Cooper House. The NHNG aims to achieve energy resiliency at the site.

Colorado Guard joins fight against East Troublesome wildfire
October 26, 2020
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Laura Clellan, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Scott M. Sherman, Lt. Col. Michael J Bruno and other leaders conduct a wildfire situation brief in the Joint Operations Center, Centennial, Colo., Oct 22, 2020. The team was reviewing fire development throughout Colorado.

Airmen recognized on National Day of the Deployed
October 26, 2020
Aircraft maintenance technicians, assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, walk the flightline looking for debris that could damage an aircraft engine at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, before the day’s training sorties Jan. 29, 2019. The Patrick AFB deployment allowed the 180FW Airmen to train in realistic environments to ensure the highest levels of proficiency and readiness for worldwide deployment.

Flour, eggs and milk: A recipe for pancakes (and resilience)
October 23, 2020
Capt. David Schlador scrambles an egg at the weekly pancake breakfast hosted at Joint Force Headquarters, Madison, Wis., Oct. 2, 2020. Schlador implemented the breakfast after seeing its success in other units. He said the eggs-to-order part was his idea and that it quickly became more popular than the pancakes.

Marines repair Harrier jet engine at Virginia Guard facility
October 23, 2020
Marines assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 223, Cherry Point, North Carolina, install a new engine in an AV-8B Harrier jet Oct. 1, 2020, at the Virginia National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility in Sandston, Virginia.

149 FW uses STRATFI program to scale additive manufacturing
October 22, 2020
Texas National Guard Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner, 149th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technician, moves a newly delivered 3D printer into place at his unit’s shop Aug. 12, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Wisconsin Guard engineer unit keeps key Kuwait base running
October 21, 2020
The Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 924th Engineer Detachment is deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, functioning as the department of public works for the large base.

'First Kansas' legacy lives on through redesignation
October 21, 2020
Lt. Col. Rodney Seaba, left, commander of the Kansas Army National Guard’s 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, and Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Purdham, right, case the regimental colors of the Kansas Army National Guard’s 2nd CAB, 137th Infantry Regiment Oct. 17. The ceremony was held to redesignate the 2nd CAB, 137th Infantry Regiment, “First Kansas,” as the 1st Battalion, 635th Armor Regiment, in accordance with a 2012 Army chief of staff directive.

Oregon Army Guard chemical officer helps keep Kosovo safe
October 21, 2020
Oregon National Guard 1st Lt. Robert Boyer observes as a team of Italian Army Hazmat soldiers approaches a building storing chemical waste and Kosovo Security Forces CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives) company suit up in white chemical protective gear Oct. 1, 2020, at one of Kosovo’s largest energy plants in Obilic/Obiliq.

Naval and Texas Army Guard aviators join in new partnership
October 21, 2020
Aviators from the Texas Army National Guard conducted a familiarization flight aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter Oct. 6, 2020. The flight brought four Chinooks to Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base to demonstrate the aircraft’s capabilities to Navy personnel stationed at the facility.

210th RED HORSE Squadron supports nuclear weapon school
October 20, 2020
A member of the 210th RED HORSE team, left, welds a wheel caster in July 2020 while another member looks on. The wheel caster aided in the transport of the UH-1 helicopter airframe in the background. The airframe was relocated to the Defense Nuclear Weapon School training site on base to be used as a training aid.

New NCNG leaders overcome COVID-19 challenges, complete OCS
October 20, 2020
The North Carolina Army National Guard welcomes 19 new second lieutenants into its ranks during a commissioning ceremony for the Officer Candidate School Class 62 and Accelerated Office Candidate Class 30 at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Oct. 17, 2020.

Alaska Air Guard unveils new tail flash on Stratotanker
October 20, 2020
A KC-135 Stratotanker from the Alaska Air National Guard’s 168th Wing was unveiled showcasing a new tail flash on the wing’s aircraft, Oct. 15, 2020. In collaboration with Tanana Chiefs Conference, the 168th Wing honors interior communities on the wing’s aircraft. The first KC-135 honors Minto and is one of nine aircraft representing Alaska interior communities. The next to be unveiled will honor Gwichyaa Zhee, Grayling, Huslia, Tetlin, Telida, and Tanana. Fairbanks and the North Pole will be displayed on the final two aircraft.

NY National Guard continues statewide COVID-19 response
October 19, 2020
Members of the New York National Guard help state Department of Health officials screen travelers at JFK Airport in New York City Oct. 16. 2020. Travelers arriving from states with significant community spread are advised to quarantine for 14 days as a precaution.

Wisconsin National Guard testing in nearly 40 counties
October 19, 2020
Soldiers and Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard collect specimens for COVID-19 testing Oct. 7, 2020, at a community-based testing site in Milwaukee. The Wisconsin National Guard has multiple COVID-19 specimen collection teams operating throughout the state.

NC Guard Transportation Company trains with Airborne peers
October 19, 2020
North Carolina National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Derek Winfree, a truck driver assigned to the 1452nd Combat Heavy Equipment Transporter Transportation Company, adjusts a chain hitch helping move heavy equipment from training sites across Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Oct. 15, 2020, in support of the 82nd Airborne Division.

NY Army Guard has 1st 'street to seat' Black Hawk pilot
October 19, 2020
Lars Olson recites the enlistment oath at the headquarters of 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation at Army Aviation Support Facility #3, in Latham, N.Y. Olson will be the first "street-to-seat" member of the N.Y. Army National Guard, going directly from Warrant Officer Candidate School to Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training rather than serving for a while before becoming a pilot.

Army Guard: warfight capable and responsive to governors
October 17, 2020
Crew members of the 211th Aviation Regiment conduct air support over the Neffs Canyon fire from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 20, 2020. The Black Hawk can drop 600 gallons of water over a wildfire at a time.