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Michigan National Guard provides COVID-19 testing in Flint
July 13, 2020
A member of the Michigan Air National Guard prepares to administer a COVID-19 test during drive-thru testing in Flint, Mich., July 10, 2020. The Michigan National Guard has partnered with a variety of state agencies to provide free tests to Michigan residents.

Pandemic another challenge for at-risk teens to overcome
July 13, 2020
Team leader Heriberto Ruiz speaks with Wisconsin Challenge Academy cadet Dominick Bennett as fellow cadet Luis Castro works to complete core requirements June 5, 2020, at Fort McCoy, Wis. The cadets had to return home during the residential phase of the program due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hawaii National Guard Airman tops in crowded national field
July 13, 2020
Senior Master Sgt. Michael Guzman, assigned to the Hawaii Air National Guard 201st Combat Operations Squadron, took top honors as the  2019 Command and Control Battle Management Operations Noncommissioned officer of the year.

Indiana Airmen, Soldiers join in patient transport exercise
July 10, 2020
Airmen and Soldiers from the Indiana National Guard prepare to load a patient into a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a medical transport exercise at the Johnson County Armory in Franklin July 2, 2020. Due to propeller wash, service members did not wear masks for safety reasons as the masks could cause debris interfering with helicopter propellers.

Michigan Guard’s CST conducts civil first responder training
July 10, 2020
Michigan National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from the 51st Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Civil Support Team (CST), based out of Fort Custer Training Center in Augusta, trained with first responders in Traverse City June 24, 2020.

250th MRBC conducts bridging operations training
July 10, 2020
Soldiers assigned to the Connecticut National Guard's 250th Multi-Role Bridge Company drive a bridge erection boat into position to grab a section of an improved ribbon bridge during training on the Thames River in New London, Connecticut, June 10, 2020. The IRB team practiced creating a five-float raft, which is designed to transport troops, equipment, and vehicles across a river.

Idaho National Guard leaders assist with rattlesnake study
July 9, 2020
Brig. Gen. Farin Schwartz, commander of the Idaho Army National Guard, and other Guard leaders held rattlesnakes and helped Idaho Guard Environmental Management Office biologists tag, study and measure rattlesnakes July 8, 2020, at the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.

La. Guard assists at new Baton Rouge COVID-19 testing sites
July 9, 2020
Louisiana National Guard Soldiers assist state authorities at four new COVID-19 testing sites, like this one at LSU’s Alex Box Stadium, to better assist communities where there has been an increase in cases and hospitalizations, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 7, 2020.

Alaska National Guard rescues three people in two missions
July 9, 2020
An Alaska Air National Guard HH-60 Pave Hawk, from the 210th Rescue Squadron, performs a simulated search and rescue pattern in Alaska. The 210th Rescue Squadron is part of a network of search-and-rescue organizations that save hundreds of lives in and around Alaska every year.

Fighter pilot accomplishes first flight after electrocution
July 9, 2020
After a miraculous recovery following a near-fatal electrocution at his home last year, the skies welcomed back Florida National Guard fighter pilot Lt. Col. Jonathan "Flood" Kassebaum July 6, 2020.

Guam National Guard prepares for COVID-19 drawdown
July 9, 2020
Col. Ronnie Delfin, Joint Task Force 671 Title 32 deputy dual status commander, discusses traffic control with Guam Police Chief Stephen Ignacio during an assessment for community COVID-19 testing at the Astumbo Gym in Dededo April 23, 2020. The Guam National Guard continues to work with the government of Guam in its effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Jersey National Guard supports primary election
July 8, 2020
U.S. Army Spc. Janerah W. Glaze, left, and Spc. Marie F. Mathurin, both with the 253rd Transportation Company, New Jersey Army National Guard, prepare provisional ballot bags at the superintendent of elections, Atlantic County, Northfield, N.J., July 7, 2020. More than 100 New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers assisted election officials in seven counties by performing duties related to the state’s Primary Election.

Nebraska Guard transitions testing teams to health workers
July 8, 2020
A Nebraska National Guard Soldier checks in a citizen before collecting a nasopharyngeal sample, June 10, 2020, at a mobile COVID-19 testing site in Nebraska City, Nebraska.

One man’s journey to the Air National Guard
July 8, 2020
Tech. Sgt. Clayton Smith, a medical resources noncommissioned officer assigned to the Office of the Joint Surgeon at the National Guard Bureau, participates in a phone conference at the Herbert R. Temple Jr. Army National Guard Readiness Center, Arlington Hall Station, Arlington, Va., March 2, 2020. Smith came to the U.S. from Trinidad and Tobago at the age of 26 and enlisted in the Air National Guard to gain real world experience, earning U.S. citizenship along the way.

A look at Task Force Spartan's Space Soldiers
July 8, 2020
U.S. Army Spc. Taylor Ramsey, from the Colorado National Guard's 117th Space Support Battalion, 1st Space Brigade, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, receives the Basic Space Badge in CENTCOM's area of responsibility, June 26, 2020. The Space badge certifies a Soldier's competence in their field, after two years of hard work.

Nevada Guard helps Shoshone Tribe in fight against COVID-19
July 8, 2020
Nevada National Guard Tech. Sgt. Jerzy Horst holds a biohazard bag open for a Soldier who collected a nasal swab sample from a resident during COVID-19 testing in the Shoshone Health District July 1, 2020, in Duckwater, Nevada.

Michigan National Guard tests people statewide for COVID-19
July 8, 2020
Members of the Michigan National Guard provide free COVID-19 tests at a drive-thru site in Cadillac, Michigan. The Guard has tested 60,000 people in the state.

Army changes procedure for recovering lost, stolen property
July 7, 2020
Sky Soldiers from 173rd IBCT (Airborne) lay out equipment for turn-in during Task Force Harvest at Caserma Del Din in Vicenza, Italy.

180FW Airman fixes courthouse clock
July 7, 2020
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alex Wynn, a machinist assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, poses in front of a Computer Numerical Control machine at the 180FW in Swanton, Ohio, March 8, 2020. Wynn used a similar machine and knowledge he learned at the 180FW to create a replacement gear for the Wood County Courthouse clock.

Cal Guard’s vocalist makes dreams a reality through service
July 6, 2020
U.S. Army Spc. Raivyn Hearne of the California Army National Guard's 40th Infantry Division Band sings the national anthem during the Anaheim Ducks Military Appreciation Night, Nov. 10, 2019, at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.