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Michigan Army National Guard Conducts XCTC Training
August 18, 2023
U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Infantry Regiment, Michigan National Guard, known as the “Iron Battalion”, traveled to Fort McCoy in Wisconsin for eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) training July 21 through August 12, 2023.

Alabama Airmen keep Battlefield Communications open at Northern Strike 23
August 18, 2023
U.S. Air National Guardsman with the 232nd Combat Communications Squadron, Montgomery, Alabama stand for a group photo at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan, Aug. 10, 2023.

Iowa Guard Tests Innovative Technology during Northern Strike
August 18, 2023
Spc. Vincent Omolon and Spc. Amber Hickman, 294th Medical Company Area Support, 67th Troop Command, Iowa National Guard, transports a patient while a medical drone gathers crucial information in-flight such as vitals, blood pressure, and more during Exercise Northern Strike 2023, on Camp Grayling, Michigan, Aug. 7, 2023.

West Virginia 167th Airlift Wing Tests Readiness in Exercise
August 17, 2023
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Dave Twigg, 167th Operations Group, maintains operations while wearing mission oriented protective gear in the emergency operation center during a readiness exercise for the 167th Airlift Wing at Shepherd Field, Martinsburg, West Virginia, Aug. 10, 2023. The exercise tested the unit’s ability to mobilize, operate and sustain its mission in degraded and contested environments through a variety of scenarios.

Bosslift Gives Employers Up Close Look at New York Guard
August 17, 2023
Civilian employers of members of the New York National Guard pose for a photo after a flight in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter at the 106th Rescue Wing, Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Aug. 5, 2023. The 106th Rescue Wing welcomed Guardsmen’s civilian employers on base as part of “Bosslift,” an event sponsored by the Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve program.

Nevada Air Guard Helps Battle Western Wildfires
August 17, 2023
A Nevada Air National Guard Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System C-130 assigned to the 152nd Airlift Wing takes off from Nevada Air National Guard Base, Reno, for Klamath Falls, oregon, Aug. 16, 2023. The MAFFS aircraft is helping to fight wildfires in several western states.

Cal Guard's Joint Forces Training Base Gets Solar Microgrid
August 17, 2023
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Matthew P. Beevers, the adjutant general of the California Military Department; Rachel Jacobson, assistant secretary of the U.S. Army Installations, Energy and Environment; Mario Diaz, deputy undersecretary of the Army; state Sens. Bob Archuleta and Josh Newman; and Jason Smith, Bright Canyon Energy vice president, cut the ribbon on the Joint Forces Training Base Energy Resilience Project, Aug. 11, 2023.

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Hiker in National Park
August 17, 2023
Staff Sgt. Ryan McKnight, Tennessee National Guard crew chief, lowers a flight paramedic, Sgt. 1st Class Nolan Ogle, to a sick hiker during a rescue at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Aug. 15, 2023.

Alaska Air National Guard Rescues Sheep Hunters
August 16, 2023
Alaska Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Michael Rogers, 212th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, hoists from a 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter Aug. 11, 2023, near Tonsina, Alaska. Rogers helped rescue two sheep hunters stranded on a cliff.

Massachusetts Guard Cyber Team Helps Town Check Security
August 16, 2023
Lt. Col. Chris Elgee, team lead and cyber officer with the Massachusetts National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters, briefs leaders of the Guard and local and state officials on a cyber assessment of the Town of Tewksbury by the Massachusetts National Guard. Two Guard Soldiers and two Airmen worked with Tewksbury officials to identify weaknesses in their cybersecurity and suggest how it could be improved.

Vermont Adjutant General Honored for Excellence in Diversity
August 15, 2023
Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Vermont's adjutant general, speaks at a press conference May 27, 2021. Knight received the fiscal year 2022 Individual Army National Guard – National Guard Excellence in Diversity Award.

New York Air Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing Launches STEM Camp
August 14, 2023
STEM campers receive a preflight safety briefing for the HC-130J Combat King II rescue aircraft at Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2023. The science, technology, engineering and math camp is a comprehensive approach with blocks of instruction and hands-on teamwork, for practical application leading to a military capstone event.

Ohio Air Guard Engineers Conduct Annual Training in Spain
August 14, 2023
Airmen from the 200th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer (RED HORSE), Ohio Air National Guard, complete construction projects during annual training, July 30, 2023, at Morón Air Base, Spain.

Airmen Train for Space Operations During Vulcan Guard
August 14, 2023
Members of the Vulcan Guard BOLT 5 exercise stand for a group photo Aug. 10, 2023, during Vulcan Guard, a space-focused exercise incorporating several diverse space weapons systems in realistic threat-based scenarios and hosted at the 178th Wing in Springfield, Ohio. Personnel from all seven National Guard states that conduct space operations, U.S. Space Command and the Brazilian military participated in the week-long exercise.

Montana National Guard Hosts Regional Cooperation Exercise
August 14, 2023
Personnel from the United States, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan work together Aug. 12, 2023, during Exercise Regional Cooperation 23 at the Helena Aviation Readiness Center in Helena, Montana. RC23 is an annual, multinational ,U.S. Central Command-sponsored exercise conducted by U.S. forces in partnership with Central and South Asia nations.

Challenge Fuels Transition for Newest Infantry Soldiers
August 11, 2023
U.S. Army Soldiers from across the nation receive their blue infantry shoulder cords July 26, 2023, in recognition of their completion of the 11B Infantry Transition Course, taught by cadre assigned to the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, at Fort Barfoot, Virginia.

Pennsylvania Air Guard Gets New Special Ops Aircraft
August 11, 2023
A new MC-130J Commando II aircraft rolls onto the flight line at the 193rd Special Operations Wing during an arrival ceremony in Middletown, Pennsylvania, July 27, 2023. The 193rd SOW being is the first Air National Guard unit to receive the MC-130J Commando II mission.

Defense Department Mobilizes to Respond to Hawaii Wildfires
August 11, 2023
A Hawaii Army National Guard CH47 Chinook helicopter participates in an aerial water bucket drop to fight a wildfire on the island of Maui, Hawaii, Aug. 9, 2023.

Virginia Guard Conducts Mountain Warfare Exchange in Tajikistan
August 11, 2023
Virginia National Guard Soldiers conducted a mountain warfare exchange with soldiers from the Republic of Tajikistan July 24-29, 2023, in Romit, Tajikistan. The exchange supported the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program, in which Virginia and Tajikistan have been partners since 2003.

Kingsley Field Fire Department Trains Local Firefighters
August 10, 2023
Kingsley Field Firefighters instruct local Fire District 1 personnel on pilot rescue procedures during a training exercise Aug. 1, 2023, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The two departments have a mutual aid agreement.