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Alaska Air Guard Medevacs Pregnant Woman
December 29, 2022
An Alaska Air National Guard HC-130J Combat King II operated by aircrew from the 211th Rescue Squadron, 176th Wing, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 18, 2021.

Guard Saved Lives, Property, Responding to 2022 Disasters
December 28, 2022
Alaska Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Robert Wolford, a metals technician assigned to the 168th Maintenance Squadron, cleans up debris as part of Operation Merbok Response in Koyuk, Alaska, Sept. 27, 2022. Remnants of Typhoon Merbok caused dramatic flooding across more than 1,000 miles of Alaskan coastline.

Massachusetts Guardsman Wins CENTCOM Innovation Contest
December 28, 2022
Massachusetts Army National Guard Sgt. Mickey Reeve speaks to service members from U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain about the importance of innovation in the military Nov. 22, 2022. Reeve recently won the U.S. Central Command’s Innovation Oasis contest and went on a world tour with CENTCOM leadership to discuss his experience.

Air National Guard Maintainers Innovate C-17 Platform
December 28, 2022
The New York Air National Guard now stewards a state-of-the-art C-17 maintenance platform, manufactured by Cv International (CVI), designed with assistance from eight senior Air National Guard maintenance personnel from around the nation, including Senior Master Sgt. John E. Tobin III, an inspection section supervisor at the 105th Maintenance Squadron.

Nebraska Guard Conducts TOW Missile System Training Exercise
December 27, 2022
Soldiers with the Nebraska Army National Guard 1-134th Cavalry Squadron and 2-134th Infantry Battalion set up tripods before a TOW Missile System training exercise at Fort Riley, Kansas, Dec. 13, 2022. The unit was given 32 missiles and each Soldier was able to shoot at least twice.

New York National Guard Deploys for Snowstorm Response
December 27, 2022
New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 827th Engineer Company and Airmen assigned to the 174th Attack Wing clear snow to free an AMR ambulance in Buffalo, N.Y., Dec. 26, 2022. Hundreds of New York National Guard members deployed to western New York following the Christmas weekend snowstorm.

Aviation Maintenance Team Builds Cohesion Overseas
December 23, 2022
U.S. Army Spc. Stephon Johnson, UH-60 helicopter mechanic for Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment, Assault Helicopter Battalion, attached to the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, "Task Force Mustang," poses in front of an UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Dec. 10, 2022.

Maine National Guard Honored for Energy Initiative
December 23, 2022
The Maine Army National Guard received the 2022 Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award for Innovation and Technology. The MEARNG was recognized for conceptualizing and installing natural gas-fired heat pumps in the U.S. Property and Fiscal Office at Camp Keyes in Augusta.

146th Airlift Wing Deploys for Operation Enduring Sentinel
December 23, 2022
Members of the 146th Airlift Wing said goodbye to their families and friends before deploying in December 2022 for up to six months to support Operation Enduring Sentinel in Africa. The deployment marks a shift for the wing as it transitions from supporting operations in the Middle East to operations in the Horn of Africa.

Pennsylvania Guard Conducts Virtual Winter Storm Exercise
December 22, 2022
Pennsylvania National Guard Joint Operations Center staff participate in a conference call with members across the commonwealth as part of a winter storm tabletop exercise to improve domestic response procedures Dec. 20, 2022, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.

Guard Continues Domestic, Global Missions in a Busy 2022
December 21, 2022
Spc. Megan Koszarek, an infantryman with the Alaska Army National Guard’s Avalanche Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, conducts a security sweep during a training exercise near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 3, 2022. The exercise's aim was to enhance the unit’s combat readiness and evaluate proficiency in an arctic environment.

Mississippi, Republic of Uzbekistan Celebrate 10-Year Partnership
December 21, 2022
Army Maj. Gen. Janson D. Boyles, the adjutant general of the Mississippi National Guard, showcases a traditional wood plate presented from Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov during a reception at the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Washington Dec. 12, 2022. The Guard and Uzbekistan celebrated the 10-year anniversary of their partnership under the Defense Department National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

104th Fighter Wing Hosts ANG Production Assessment Team
December 21, 2022
An Air National Guard Production Assessment Team poses for a photo during a visit to the 104th Fighter Wing Dec. 15, 2022, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. The PAT's goal at the 104 FW was to find ways to become more efficient to increase aircraft availability.

Maryland Air Guard Sustains Support of U.S. Cyber Force
December 21, 2022
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marj Alfaro, 52nd Communications Squadron mission defense team supervisor assigned to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, performs network analysis during exercise Tacet Venari at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 17, 2022. Tacet Venari is a two-week cyber exercise that enables Airmen to identify, detect and respond to cyber threats.

Pre-enlistment Course Helps Turn Recruits into Soldiers
December 21, 2022
The U.S. Army started a Future Soldier Preparatory Course program at Fort Jackson, S.C., to help America’s youth overcome academic and physical fitness barriers to service so they can earn the opportunity to join the Army. Since the inception of the three-week course in early August , the National Guard has referred over 500 potential recruits to the pre-enlistment program, with 301 on standby.

New York National Guard Airmen Ready to Track Santa Claus
December 20, 2022
Air Force Master Sgt. Brian Burgess, standing, and Maj. Bonnie Bosworth of the New York Air National Guard’s 224th Air Defense Squadron train for Santa tracking operations on Dec. 16, 2022, at Eastern Air Defense Sector headquarters  in Rome, N.Y.

Airmen From 3 States Repair LC-130 Stranded at South Pole
December 20, 2022
From left, Staff Sgt. Grant Santese, Tech Sgt. Daniel Craig and Staff Sgt. Jonathan Hooker worked tirelessly for two days in extreme weather at the South Pole to get an LC-130 Skibird airborne after a mechanical malfunction at the end of November 2022.

NC Soldier Recognized by Coast Guard for Lifesaving Actions
December 20, 2022
U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Matt Baer, right, sector commander of North Carolina, presents U.S. Army Maj. Kenneth Leahy, left, the North Carolina National Guard state dental officer, with the Coast Guard Commendation Medal at the NCNG Medical Readiness Detachment on Dec. 3, 2022. Leahy was recognized for his heroism in saving a distressed 10-year old child from drowning in the ocean over 200 yards from shore.

Illinois Guard Helps Make Sick Child’s Wish a Reality
December 19, 2022
Maj. Christopher Hanson, left, the operations officer of the 232nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, and Capt. Jacob Brue, the battalion's training officer, carry flowers for June Peden-Stade along her parade route in Auburn, Illinois, Dec. 17, 2022. The Illinois National Guard joined hundreds of first responders and community groups from across the region to give 3-year-old June a parade.

Soldier Earns Ranger Tab, Airborne Wings, Air Assault Badge
December 19, 2022
Pfc. Cooper Hayes poses for an undated photo. Hayes, a member of the Idaho Army National Guard, completed Ranger, Airborne and Air Assault schools in 2022.