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52nd CST ready for mission aiding civil authorities
October 16, 2020
Members of the 52nd Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction) decontaminate survey team personnel after exposure to an unknown agent during an exercise on Sept. 28, 2020, at the Fairfield County Airport, in Carroll, Ohio.

Bulgarian officials visit Tennessee National Guard
October 16, 2020
Bulgarian Chief of Defense Adm. Emil Eftimov fires the M-17 handgun, Oct. 8, at a small-arms pop-up range at Volunteer Training Site - Tullahoma. After signing a new training roadmap with the U.S., Bulgarian officials visited the Tennessee National Guard, renewing their partnership through 2030.

Soldier perseveres in Guard and her own dentistry practice
October 15, 2020
Kentucky National Guard Maj. Mitisha Martin poses Aug. 20, 2020, in Poland with the 1163rd Area Support Medical Company’s motto: “Whatever it takes.”

Strong partnerships help Kansas agencies respond to COVID-19
October 15, 2020
Jessica Robinson, Doniphan County Health Department and Home Health office manager, transfers a box of COVID-19 test samples to Spc. Adrian Turner, Kansas Army National Guard automated logistical specialist, 997th Brigade Support Battalion, in Troy, Kansas, July 27, 2020. Kansas National Guard teams have been transporting COVID-19 samples from across the state to the KDHE lab since March.

125th STS Airmen conduct extrication training
October 15, 2020
A member of the Oregon Air National Guard's 125th Special Tactics Squadron uses the “jaws of life” tool to conduct extrication training at Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Ore., Oct. 8, 2020. The training allowed members to use specialty tools in a controlled environment.

NGB awarded Joint Meritorious Unit Award
October 14, 2020

New York Airmen help fight California fires
October 14, 2020
An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft flown by 163d Attack Wing pilot Lt. Col. Paul Brockmeier, with sensor operator Master Sgt. Anthony Martinez, views the smoky San Gabriel Mountains of southern California in transit to a fire mission in northern California, late August 2020.

Texas Guard members satisfy thirst for Lake Jackson
October 14, 2020
Texas Army National Guard members distribute water bottles to residents at Lake Jackson, Texas, Oct. 8, 2020, after a deadly amoeba affected the water supply.

Connecticut Guard members deliver food to families
October 14, 2020
Members of the Connecticut Air National Guard, 103rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, load Farmers to Families Food Boxes onto a school bus at the Killingly Highway Department in Dayville, Connecticut, Sept. 30, 2020. The boxes were going to be delivered to homes and food pantries.

Recruits become Rangers in Army Guard training program
October 14, 2020
New York Army National Guard Pfc. Jason Snyder, standing at center, marks his completion of the U.S. Army Ranger Course with fellow Rangers Aug. 27, 2020, at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Guam's 94th Civil Support Team trains on despite COVID-19
October 14, 2020
A member of the Guam National Guard's 94th Civil Support Team trains to detect unknown hazards at the Barrigada Readiness Complex Oct. 14, 2020.

Airman Leadership School students overcome COVID-19 setback
October 14, 2020
Hawaii Air National Guard Airmen gather around the flagpole March 9, 2020, at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee, during enrollment at Airman Leadership School. Due to COVID-19, the Airmen were unable to complete their curriculum in Tennessee. After an unplanned hiatus, they reassembled in the first Hawaii ANG ALS flight to graduate in the new distant-learning ALS course.

Oregon Guardsman donates supplies to Kosovo school
October 13, 2020
Maj. Chad Plaisted, with the Oregon Army National Guard 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, delivers donated supplies to an underserved primary school Oct. 6, 2020, in Bivolak/Bivoljak, Kosovo. Plaisted and other 41st IBCT Soldiers have been deployed in Kosovo since the beginning of 2020 as members of the U.S.-led brigade level KFOR Regional-Command East.

Montana National Guard aircrew rescues hikers at 9,300 feet
October 9, 2020
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew conducts hoist training to maintain proficiency in July 2020.

Tennessee Guard reaches another COVID-19 testing milestone
October 9, 2020
Tennessee National Guard Soldiers assigned to Task Force Medical conduct COVID-19 testing at the drive-thru testing site in Coffee County on April 19, 2020. The Guard has worked with state and local agencies to test more than 400,000 Tennesseans.

Soldier's civilian experience helps save K-9
October 9, 2020
Bailey, a military working dog, rests with Soldiers with the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade after suffering cardiac arrest. Treatment and a medevac provided by 28th ECAB medics and aircrews helped save Bailey's life.

34th CST trains with federal, state, local first responders
October 9, 2020
Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Fort Pickett-based 34th Civil Support Team participate in a training exercise with local, state and federal agencies Sept. 18, 2020, in Glen Allen, Virginia.

W.Va. Guard assists with COVID-19 testing innovation
October 9, 2020
Spc. Kelton Miller, of the West Virginia National Guard’s Task Force Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Enterprise (CRE) (TF-CRE), helps roll out a new COVID-19 data entry computer application, West Virginia University Student Recreation Center, Sept. 30, 2020. TF-CRE members have assisted state health departments with COVID-19 testing since March.

Belizean upbringing shaped 100th MDB Soldier’s life
October 9, 2020
Army Sgt. 1st Class Denise Ronneburg, the supply sergeant for the 100th Missile Defense Brigade, outside the 100th Missile Defense Brigade headquarters in Colorado Springs Sept. 15, 2020. Ronneburg hails from Orange Walk Town, Belize, and is part of a growing Hispanic population within the Army.

Michigan Airmen provide aerial view of California wildfires
October 8, 2020
Wildland fires burn during a mid-August night near Susanville, Calif. A series of wildland fires has destroyed more than 30,000 acres of land around Susanville. Three intelligence analysts with the Michigan National Guard's 110th Operations Group deployed to California to assist fire teams with aerial footage from the unmanned MQ-9 Reaper.