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Guard Chief Plans Fitness Initiative for Guard, Families
January 31, 2023
U.S. Army Soldiers in the 1-254th Regional Training Institute's Infantry Advanced Leaders Course 22-02 take part in an Army Combat Fitness Test at the National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt, New Jersey, March 23, 2022. Forty-three Active-Duty, Reserve, and National Guard Soldiers attended the course, which focused on skills to lead squad- and platoon-sized units.

Indiana Air Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing Exercises ACE Concept
January 31, 2023
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kaleb Berghoff, a munitions systems specialist assigned to the 122nd Fighter Wing, Indiana Air National Guard, prepares to load a Mark 84 bomb onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft during an Integrated Turn Combat maneuver while the pilot waits in the cockpit during Guardian Blitz exercise at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, Jan. 26, 2023.

Pennsylvania Guard Soldiers Endure Danish Military Challenge
January 30, 2023
Pennsylvania Army National Guard Soldiers with the 252nd Composite Supply Company, 728th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 213th Regional Support Group, participate in the Danish Contingent March at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Jan. 15, 2023. The Soldiers are deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

Deployed New York Guardsmen Train with Active-duty Aviators
January 30, 2023
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Sean Schlagel, an aviation officer assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment (Attack Battalion), 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, gives an overview of the capabilities of the AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter during a professional development event in Katterbach, Germany, Jan. 4, 2023. The event, organized for Soldiers assigned to Task Force Orion, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard, followed their training in the Army’s military decision-making process, and helped them understand how to incorporate aviation and air defense assets into planning for combat operations.

Space Control Squadron Redesignated Electronic Warfare Squadron
January 30, 2023
Members of the 114th Electromagnetic Warfare Squadron, Florida Air National Guard, operate on equipment at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Jan. 8, 2023. The unit's federal mission is to deliver offensive counterspace and space situational awareness to rapidly achieve flexible and versatile effects in support of global and theater campaigns and provide mission-ready Citizen-Airmen and equipment to combatant commanders in support of operations worldwide.

Deployed 28th ID Soldiers Participate in Exercise Juniper Oak
January 27, 2023
A rocket is fired from a High Mobility Rocket Artillery System of the 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Spartan, during exercise Juniper Oak 2023 in January 2023. The large-scale, bilateral, multi-domain military exercise was aimed at enhancing interoperability between U.S. and Israeli armed forces.

Northern Strike Builds Readiness, Challenges Visiting Units
January 27, 2023
Staff Sgt. Daniel Czech ambushes a convoy from the 120th Field Artillery Regiment, Wisconsin National Guard, during Northern Strike 23-1 exercise Jan. 26, 2023, at Camp Grayling, Mich. The training builds readiness for visiting units by challenging Soldiers in a variety of ways.

Kansas Air Guard Joins Aeromedical Evacuation Training
January 27, 2023
The 117th Air Refueling Squadron and the 190th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron participate in an Aeromedical Evacuation training mission in Oklahoma hosted by the 137th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Jan. 11, 2023.

105th Airlift Wing Wins 2nd Straight Meritorious Unit Award
January 26, 2023
C-17 Globemaster III parked on the tarmac at Stewart Air National Guard Base, Newburgh, New York, May 2, 2021. For the second consecutive year, the 105th Airlift Wing was recognized with the Meritorious Unit Award.

Hokanson: Army Guard Aviation is big, Widespread, Capable
January 26, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, addresses Army National Guard aviation students at Fort Rucker, Alabama, Jan. 24, 2023. The Army Guard has aviation assets and facilities in all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia.

Guard Charges Forward with Electric Vehicle Conversion
January 25, 2023
As part of the National Guard’s larger initiative to replace its non-tactical vehicle fleet with hybrid or electric vehicles, the Colorado Army National Guard’s environmental quality program helped the COARNG replace five of its non-tactical fleet with electric vehicles and one plug-in hybrid from 2019-2020, reducing gas and maintenance costs by $2,000 per vehicle.

Leaders Detail Future of National Guard
January 25, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, and Air Force Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony L. Whitehead, the bureau's senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, discuss Hokanson's priorities for the National Guard -- people, readiness, modernization, and reform -- with reporters at the Pentagon Jan. 24, 2023.

Alaska Air Guard HC-130J Combat King II Expedites Medevac
January 24, 2023
Alaska Air National Guard Maj. Jeremy Stephens, aircraft commander, left, and Capt. Matthew Soukup, pilot, both with the 176th Wing’s 211th Rescue Squadron, land an HC-130J Combat King II aircraft at Naval Air Station Ocean, Va., after assisting with hurricane relief operations in North Carolina, Sept. 17, 2018.

Wisconsin National Guard Supports Search and Rescue Training
January 23, 2023
Sgt. Patrick Blaesing, a Wisconsin Army National Guard combat medic, works with local first responders to load a simulated patient for transport by Black Hawk helicopter during a search and rescue training exercise Jan. 14, 2023, in southern Lincoln County.

NY Army Guard Aviation Soldiers Mobilize for Mideast Mission
January 20, 2023
Sgt. 1st Class Joann Duclose, a senior human resources sergeant from the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion, flags in a UH-60 Black Hawk during night sling-load training with aviators from 3rd Battalion, 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, June 5, 2014, in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, during the battalion's 2014 deployment. Soldiers of the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion will deploy to the Middle East again in 2023.

Searcy is Army Guard’s 8th Command Chief Warrant Officer
January 20, 2023
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Brian Searcy became the eighth command chief warrant officer of the Army National Guard in an informal ceremony in January 2023 at the Herbert R. Temple Army National Guard Readiness Center, Arlington, Va. Searcy succeeds Chief Warrant Officer 5 Teresa Domeier, who retired.

Alaska Air National Guard Trains with Coast Guard
January 19, 2023
Guard Maritime Security Response Team West members prepare to fast-rope from a 210th Rescue Squadron Alaska Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk combat search and rescue helicopter onto the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress at Kodiak, Alaska, Jan. 11, 2023, during a joint service training exercise. MSRT West members maintain a ready alert force to support Coast Guard operational commanders and Department of Defense combatant commanders.

Maryland ANG Certifies Cyber Protection Team on Live Network
January 19, 2023
U.S. Air Force Capt. Ashley Oates, 275th Cyberspace Operations Squadron flight commander, briefs Airmen assigned to the 275th Cyberspace Operations Squadron at Warfield Air National Guard Base at Martin State Airport, Middle River, Md., Jan. 10, 2023. Oates leads a cyber protection team that was the first in the Air National Guard to certify on a live Department of Defense network.

172nd Resource Protection Team: The Quiet Complement
January 19, 2023
Members of the 172nd Airlift Wing, Jackson, Mississippi, Resource Protection Team, qualified on the M18 pistol and M4 rifle at the Combat Readiness Training Center, Gulfport, Mississippi, Dec. 6, 2022. The 172 RPT is a volunteer force, drawn from shops across the base, of trained multi-capable augmentees to the 172nd Security Forces Squadron.

Alaska Army Guard Hoists Distressed Person to Safety
January 18, 2023
Alaska Army Guard Spc. Matthew Tucker, a flight medic assigned to Golf Company, Detachment 2, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion, is lowered via hoist from an Alaska Army National Guard HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter at Camp Mad Bull on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 10, 2023. Army Guard aircrews conducted aerial insertion, medical evacuation and hoist operations with Special Tactics Airmen assigned to 24th Special Operations Wing, Detachment 1.