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Wisconsin Guard, Papua New Guinea begin state partnership
July 20, 2020
Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division, deplane at the Dubadura Airstrip south of Buna, New Guinea, Dec. 15, 1942.

NY Guard hosts Israeli counterparts to discuss COVID response
July 17, 2020
Lt. Col. Hai Rekah of the Israel Defense Forces Home Front Command, with members of the New York National Guard, observes intake procedures for motorists at the drive-thru test site at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle, N.Y., July 15, 2020. Rekah was in New York to meet with New York National Guard leaders to see parts of New York’s response to COVID-19, as Israel’s Homefront Command responds to the pandemic.

122nd Fighter Wing returns to drill amid COVID-19
July 17, 2020
A U.S. Airman with the Indiana Air National Guard receives a temperature check while passing through a prescreening station June 14, 2020, at the 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Temperature checks were conducted as an additional safety measure to help identify members with potential COVID-19 symptoms.

Guard Soldiers achieve marksmanship overmatch in Utah
July 17, 2020
Staff Sgt. Wayne “Guido” Gray, California National Guard, engages targets in the Reflexive Fire match July 10, 2020, during the Marksmanship Advisory Council Region Seven Championships at Camp Williams, Bluffdale, Utah. Thirty-four Guard members from California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah spent three intense days in the mountains of Utah competing. Colorado took home the team championship title.

Michigan National Guard gets 1st military judge
July 16, 2020
Lt. Col. Jason Evans, command judge advocate, 272nd Regional Support Group, Michigan Army National Guard, will be appointed the first military judge in the Michigan National Guard.

Alaska Air National Guard rescues injured hiker at Hatcher Pass
July 16, 2020
An Alaska Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron, takes off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 23, 2015. The 210th Rescue Squadron provides emergency rescue services for the citizens of Alaska in addition to training for wartime combat search and rescue missions.

NY Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade begins summer training
July 16, 2020
New York Army National Guard Spc. Guadalupe Lopez, B Company, 1st Battalion 69th Infantry, M249 SAW gunner, practices taking out enemy targets during training at the 106th Rescue Wing, F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Jan. 11, 2020. Soldiers of the 69th Infantry conducted ground combat-focused field exercises at the 106th RQW as part of their monthly training.

Washington Guard helps clear unemployment claim backlog
July 16, 2020
Pfc. Calen Massey, 3rd Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, verifies unemployment data in the Employment Security Department database in Lacey, Wash., June 24, 2020. The Washington National Guard has been helping the state ESD process a backlog of unemployment claims during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wisconsin Guard's 132nd Army Band serves communities, troops
July 16, 2020
Two members of the 132nd Army Band’s Rock Band play for people working at Joint Force Headquarters during an Independence Day celebration in Madison, Wis., July 7, 2020.

Base provides realistic wartime training
July 16, 2020
A U.S. Air National Guard F-16 assigned to D.C. Air National Guard during training in low surface attack tactics and low altitude navigation at Wheeler Sack Army Airfield at Fort Drum, New York.

Texas National Guard Soldier determined to succeed
July 16, 2020
Texas National Guard 2nd Lt. Christina Meredith is a signals intelligence officer who overcame years of abuse at a young age to become an Army officer. A former Ms. California pageant winner, she is also an author of a bestselling memoir, national speaker and aspiring politician.

Connecticut Guard helps inspect long-term care facilities
July 15, 2020
Air Force Master Sgt. Vitaliy Gorbachyk of the Connecticut Air National Guard gets fitted for a mask in preparation for a safety inspection at a long-term care facility in May 2020, Hartford, Connecticut. The inspections, which were part of Connecticut's COVID-19 pandemic response, were conducted by members of the Connecticut National Guard and DPH surveyors.

NY National Guard explores Whiteface Mountain for training
July 15, 2020
Aviators assigned to the New York Army National Guard's Army Aviation Support Facility #3, from Latham, N.Y., along with forest rangers and environmental conservation officers, scout locations for landing zones around Whiteface Mountain near Lake Placid, N.Y., July 6, 2020. The pilots are looking at using the rocky outcrops of the mountain to train with UH-60 Black Hawks helicopters.

Tennessee Guardsman receives Soldier's Medal for heroism
July 15, 2020
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee presents Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Shields with The Soldier's Medal July 10, in Brownsville. Shields, a member of the Tennessee National Guard's 1175th Transportation Company, acted heroically in October 2018 when he disarmed and restrained a shooter after shots were fired in a parking lot following a high school football game.

Liberian perseveres, becomes Oklahoma National Guard captain
July 15, 2020
Capt. Robert Gaygay, 138th Medical Group, speaks with Airmen at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, April 23, 2020. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, 25 Airmen from the 138th Fighter Wing are working with the Tulsa Food Bank.

Guard adapts to changing missions during COVID-19 response
July 14, 2020
Sgt. Nikko Ethridge, a cavalry scout with 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, helps a visitor at St. Leo's Food Bank in Tacoma. The Guard has helped process, pack and distribute more than 35 million pounds of food.

Technology streamlines COVID-19 testing by Wisconsin Guard
July 14, 2020
Wisconsin Army National Guard Cpl. Jonathon Hall uses the Dynamic Testing and Registration Application to collect registration information at the Alliant Energy Center COVID-19 specimen collection site in Madison, Wisconsin, June 8, 2020. The DTRA digital registration platform has significantly increased the accuracy and efficiency of COVID-19 testing.

Ohio Guard helps build urban farm for Columbus communities
July 14, 2020
Spc. Nicholas Parker, a Soldier assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 134th Field Artillery Regiment, cleans up around an urban farm June 23, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Parker and others in his unit have supported Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s operations during the COVID-19 pandemic since late March.

NY Army National Guard Soldier crams a career into one year
July 13, 2020
New York Army National Guard Spc. Olivia Mannetti, a member of the 466th Medical Company, Area Support, takes a break while training for deployment to the Middle East at Camp Smith Training Site near Peekskill, N.Y., June 12, 2020.  In the last year Mannetti, a 22-year old medic, has joined the Army National Guard and completed training, mobilized as part of the New York National Guard's COVID-19, and is now getting ready to deploy with her unit.

Nebraska National Guard helps distribute PPE across state
July 13, 2020
Nebraska Army National Guard Soldiers move personal protective equipment from a warehouse June 2, 2020, in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Nebraska National Guard delivered PPE across the state to all the local health departments.