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Alaska Army Guard Medevacs Injured Backcountry Skier
April 21, 2023
Alaska Army Guard Staff Sgt. Brad McKenzie, left, a crew chief and hoist operator, assists Spc. Matthew Tucker, a flight medic, both assigned to Golf Company, Detachment 2, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion, as he prepares to be lowered from an Alaska Army National Guard UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 10, 2023. Army Guard air crews conducted aerial insertion, medical evacuation and hoist training with Special Tactics Airmen, assigned to 24th Special Operations Wing, Detachment 1.

North Dakota Army Guard Partners with Togo, Benin to Counter IEDs
April 20, 2023
Staff Sgt. Alex Radi, 817th Engineer Company (Sapper), assists Benin Soldiers conducting a counter-IED mission in Ouassa, Benin, Feb. 16, 2023. The North Dakota National Guard Soldier worked with the Benin Soldiers to plan a practical exercise that incorporated counter-IED mission planning during mounted and dismounted patrols.

109th Airlift Wing Intel Airmen Take Part in Arctic Exercise
April 20, 2023
Canadian Army reserve and American National Guard Soldiers wait for takeoff in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, onboard a C-17 Globemaster III flown by the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing March 18, 2023, during Exercise Guerrier Nordique. The Soldiers were briefed by two intelligence Airmen assigned to the New York Air Guard's 109th Airlift Wing before heading north to the Arctic.

Oklahoma Army Guard Headed to Horn of Africa
April 19, 2023
Citizen-Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 179 Infantry Regiment, Oklahoma Army National Guard, prepare to board a plane in Oklahoma City April 17, 2023, bound for Fort Bliss, Texas. Task Force Tomahawk will take part in post-mobilization training before deploying to the Horn of Africa.

Air Guard Units Practice Aerial Wildland Firefighting
April 18, 2023
A C-130 (MAFFS 8) from Nevada Air National Guard's 152nd Airlift Wing lines up before performing a water drop April 14, 2023, during Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System spring training hosted by the California Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing. The training was conducted in the Angeles National Forest near Green Valley, California, April 11-15.

Alaska Air Guard Demonstrates ACE Readiness
April 17, 2023
Master Sgt. Kyle Coffman of the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, loads equipment into the cargo bay of a C-17 Globemaster III, preparing to leave for a flyaway readiness exercise with the 168th Wing at Volk Field, Wisconsin, April 1, 2023. The multiday exercise focused on the Air Force’s priority of Agile Combat Employment.

Lithuanian Partners Complete U.S. Army Flight Course
April 17, 2023
Lithuania air force Capt. Matas Leckas and Capt. Valius Urbonas became the first Lithuanian pilots to graduate from the UH-60M Aviator Qualification Course at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence during a ceremony at Fort Novosel, Alabama, April 4, 2023.

Pennsylvania Guard Aviators Train First Responders
April 17, 2023
U.S. Army Warrant Officer Dejour Hughes, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot with the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, demonstrates cockpit instruments to first responders at the Covington Independent Fire Company, Covington, Pennsylvania, April 15, 2023. Civil-military outreach engagements promote stronger relationships with first responders.

Hawaii, Arizona Air Guard Conduct Readiness Training
April 17, 2023
Hawaii Air National Guard Airmen from the 154th Force Support Squadron disassemble tent structures April 5, 2023, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The Home Station Readiness Training event was an opportunity for the Air National Guard Force Support Squadron to improve readiness for deployment.

Wisconsin Guard Black Hawks Respond to Large Wildfire
April 14, 2023
A Wisconsin Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the Madison-based Army Aviation Support Facility #2 carries a bucket of water to help fight a fire near Necedah in Juneau County April 12, 2023. The Wisconsin National Guard responded to a request for assistance from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

National Guard Helps Mitigate White Earth Flooding
April 13, 2023
The North Dakota National Guard, shown here training, assisted with flood mitigation efforts by placing 1-ton sandbags by helicopter near White Earth east of Tioga April 12, 2023.

New York Air Guard Begins ’23 Support for Greenland Research
April 13, 2023
An Airman assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing participates in a training mission at Raven Camp in Greenland in June 3, 2021.  The New York Air National Guard's 109th operates in Greenland April-August each year to resupply the National Science Foundation and conduct polar operations training.

Wisconsin Army Guard Conducts Aerial Firefighting Training
April 13, 2023
A Wisconsin Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk aircrew with the 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment, trains to drop water on wildfires April 10, 2023, using a bucket at Fort McCoy, Wis.

Washington Guard, Royal Thai Army Aviators Share Expertise
April 13, 2023
Lt. Col. Ben Gering and Staff Sgt. Rose Barton, 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation, Washington National Guard, inspect the nose section of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with the Royal Thai Army Maintenance Platoon March 21, 2023, in Lop Buri, Kingdom of Thailand.

173rd FW Deploys to Florida for Missile Live-fire Training
April 12, 2023
Members of the 173rd Fighter Wing who traveled to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, after successfully participating in the Weapons Systems Evaluation Program March 9-23, 2023. Kingsley Field sent 118 Airmen and six F-15 Eagles to participate in the missile live-fire program.

Driving Simulator Boosts Readiness for Connecticut Guard
April 12, 2023
U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Corey Beecher, assigned to the 103rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, uses a driving simulator April 4, 2023, at Bradley Air National Guard Base, Connecticut. The simulator is used to practice driving skills in various scenarios and military vehicles.

Army Lab Provides Upgraded Mobile Labs to National Guard
April 12, 2023
Lennox Brown and Shelby Bartram test the functionality of the equipment inside an Analytical Laboratory Systems Modified Work Order mobile laboratory at a DEVCOM CBC facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, before clearing the system for deployment.

Iowa Guard CH-47 Delivers Historic F-80 via Sling Load
April 12, 2023
An Iowa Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter picks up a historic F-80 fighter jet from the Air National Guard paint facility in Sioux City, Iowa, April 11, 2023. The helicopter from the Iowa National Guard B/171 Aviation Regiment based in Davenport brought the jet back to Camp Dodge to be placed on static display.

In Edelweiss Raid, the Competition Is Seriously Steep
April 12, 2023
U.S. Army Maj. Charlie Flood, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont Army National Guard, leads the competition team as they pass a German squad during the 2023 Edelweiss Raid in Austria March 2, 2023.

California, Wyoming, Nevada Guard Train on Aerial Firefighting
April 12, 2023
A C-130 aircraft from Nevada Air National Guard's 152nd Airlift Wing conducted a performance test of the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems equipment during 2023 MAFFS Spring Training at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station in Port Hueneme, California. The California Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Win is hosting the training April 11-15, 2023.