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Connecticut Army Guard Medics Conduct Mass Casualty Training
September 14, 2023
Connecticut Army National Guard Spc. Ashley Hornung, left, a combat medic specialist assigned to the 141st Medical Company (Ground Ambulance), helps Connecticut Army National Guard Spc. Dyamanni Vasquez, right, military police assigned to the 143rd Regional Support Group, stand up during a mass casualty exercise at Fort Drum, New York, Aug. 13, 2023.

Washington Guard Member Shares her Educational Journey
September 13, 2023
Sgt. 1st Class Sarah Braun recently graduated with he Bacholer's Degree in Leadership from Trident University.

179th Airlift Wing Becomes First Cyberspace Wing in the Air National Guard
September 13, 2023
The 179th Airlift Wing, an Ohio Air National Guard unit, is redesignated as the 179th Cyberspace Wing during a ceremony

National Guard Bureau Chief Reaffirms Oaths of Service for Soldiers, Airmen
September 13, 2023
Army General Dan Hokanson, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, thanks New York Air National Guard Sgt. Tiffany Stewart, an air transportation specialist assigned to the 105th Airlift Wing in Newburgh, N.Y., following his administering her oaths of service in Times Square, New York City

NY Air Guardsmen Move Cargo, Fuel, People to Greenland Camp
September 12, 2023
Aircrew from the 109th Airlift Wing fly an LC-130 Hercules over the Baffin Bay in Greenland, May 12, 2023.

Virginia Air Guard Members Gain Valuable Skills During Training
September 12, 2023
Members from the 192nd Medical Group, pose for a photo during their Medical Facility Annual Training (MFAT) Aug. 24, 2023

National Guard Space Leader Visits New York Guard Space Unit
September 11, 2023
Air Force Major General Edward Vaughan, director of space operations for the National Guard Bureau, presents a challenge coin to New York Air National Guard Senior Airman Max Dean, during a visit to the Airmen of the 222nd Command and Control Squadron in Rome, New York on Sept. 9, 2023.

Pennsylvania Guard Soldier Recognized for Lifesaving Actions
September 11, 2023
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mark Martella, firefighter Keith Still, Officers Dylan Canada and Michael Tappen are presented with the Manheim Township Police Department’s Citation for Excellence for the life saving measures taken on June 1, 2023 providing CPR to an unconscious man in Lancaster, Pa. Aug. 28, 2023.

Alabama Air Guard Red Tails Conducts Communication Exercise
September 11, 2023
Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Phillips, a cyber systems operator for the 226th Communications, inspects a satellite during Exercise Copperhead Beacon 23 at the group’s headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama, on September 8, 2023.

Air National Guard Bolsters Recruiting, Retention With First-ever NFL Partnership
September 8, 2023
Jartavius Martin, center, defensive back, Washington Commanders football team, speaks to U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Tatiana Collins, left, Air National Guard (ANG) marketing and advertising non-commissioned officer, National Guard Bureau (NGB), and Master Sgt. Jasmine Grant, ANG events NCO, NGB, during an open practice held at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Aug. 25, 2023. As part of a partnership between the Washington Commanders and U.S. Air Force, an Air National Guard patch will be featured on the Commanders defensive players’ practice jerseys this season to help garner exposure for recruiting the next generation of Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarah M. McClanahan)

Special Warfare Operators Compete for Title as Top Pararescuemen
September 8, 2023
U.S. Air Force pararescuemen execute precision parachute landings at Freeman Municipal Airport in Seymour, Ind., Sept. 4, 2023, as part of the PJ Rodeo. The biennial event, which tests the capabilities of pararescue Airmen across the service, was hosted by the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Pennsylvania Airmen Forge New Paths in Exercise Iron Keystone
September 7, 2023
Security Forces Airmen from all the Pennsylvania Air National Guard Wings simulate recapturing an airfield held by adversaries during Iron Keystone 2023, a joint exercise held at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, Aug. 5, 2023.

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Hiker
September 7, 2023
Tennessee National Guard crew chief, Staff Sgt. Joseph Hough, lowers the flight paramedic, Sgt. 1st Class Giovanni DeZuani, to a clearing near a sick hiker during a rescue at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, September 2.

Dad Marshals Pennsylvania Air Guard Daughter's First Flight
September 7, 2023
Megan Hirlehey has wanted to be a pilot since she came to the base for family day as a kid with her dad, Kevin Clancy, a Master Sgt. in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard.

Washington National Guard, Royal Thai Army Share Experience
September 7, 2023
1st Sgt. Rich Little, Joint Operations Center Supervisor, Joint Force Headquarters - Washington briefs LTG Nirandorn Srikacha, Deputy Chief of Staff for Civil Affairs, Royal Thai Army

Hawaii Guard, Philippine Forces Train on Search and Rescue Skills
September 6, 2023
U.S. Army and Air National Guard members train with Armed Forces of the Philippines service members and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office staff on urban search and rescue skills Aug. 29, 2023, at La Union Elementary School, San Fernando City, Philippines. Now in its 18th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific.

Top Enlisted Advisors Emphasize Quality of Life Issues
September 6, 2023
Left to right, Master Chief Petty Officer Jason M. Vanderhaden, the master chief petty officer of the Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Carlos A. Ruiz, sergeant major of the Marine Corps; Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass; U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Michael Perry, senior enlisted advisor to the assistant chief of staff, G9; Command Master Chief Matt R. Harris, senior enlisted advisor to the U.S. Navy vice chief of naval operations; Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, SEA to the chief of the National Guard Bureau; discuss quality of life matters affecting readiness at the American Legion convention Aug. 26, 2023, in Charlotte, N.C.

Wisconsin Guard-Papua New Guinea Strengthen Partnership
September 5, 2023
Soldiers with the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 1st Squadron, 105th Cavalry Regiment, trained with soldiers of the 1st and 2nd Royal Pacific Infantry Regiments, Papua New Guinea Defence Force, during Tamiok Strike 2023 at Taruma Barracks, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea beginning July 31. Tamiok Strike 23 is sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific, and hosted by the PNGDF with U.S. forces under the command of the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Support Command.

National Guard, DOD Support Hawaii's Long-term Recovery
September 5, 2023
Hawaii National Guard Joint Task Force 5-0 Soldiers drop water on wildfires in Ka'anapali, Maui, Aug. 26, 2023. In support of Maui County authorities, Joint Task Force 5-0, composed of the Hawaii Army and Air National Guard, Army active duty and Reserve, is dedicated to the safety and recovery of affected Maui residents, coordinating with local first responders and adhering to local, state and federal guidelines and laws.

National Guard Fights Louisiana Wildfires From the Air
September 1, 2023
Louisiana National Guard aviation assets began water-drop missions Aug. 23, 2023, to combat wildfires in western Louisiana. They have been assisted by the Oklahoma, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee National Guard.