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U.S Air Force Raptors from the 199th Fighter Squadron fly alongside a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during fifth-generation fighter training near Mount Fuji, Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors were operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept.
A Michigan Army National Guard medic administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a civilian at the Grayling Fire Department in Grayling, Michigan, March 13, 2021. About 2,250 Guard members in the 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia are administering vaccinations.
Spc. Isiah Bingham, a health care specialist with the Maryland Army National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment, administers a COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination site in Hagerstown, Maryland, March 26, 2021. The site was the sixth COVID-19 mass vaccination site set up in Maryland.
Brig. Gen. Adam Flasch, left, director of the joint staff for the Maryland National Guard, speaks with 2nd Lt. Adis Poško, Armed Forces of Bosnia-Herzegovina, at the Army Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning Army Base in Columbus, Ga., April 1, 2021. Flasch was visiting members of the Maryland National Guard and state partners from the Armed Forces of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
U.S. Army Spc. Angelo Brunetti, a UH-60 helicopter repairer deployed with Bravo Company, 628th Aviation Support Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, recently scored 599 on the new Army Combat Fitness Test, missing a perfect score of 600 by just one second on the sprint-drag-carry event.
Maj. Christopher Lavelle and his younger sister, Master Sgt. Kerry Lavelle, are known on Gowen Field as “the Lavelles.” They have served on base as full-time technicians for several years and as traditional Guardsmen in the Idaho National Guard for nearly 20 years.
Father and son share the Army Unit Patch Multinational Forces-Iraq after their deployments to Iraq. Staff Sgt. John ‘Jordan’ Travis, domestic operations management support, emergency operations center, NCOIC, deployed in 2009. His father, retired Col. William ‘Terry’ Travis, deployed in 2006.
New York Army National Guard helicopter pilots, crews and Soldiers with 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion,142nd Aviation Regiment, 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 42nd Infantry Division, conduct water bucket training using UH-60M and UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters April 6, 2021. The training was at Camp Smith Training Site and over the Hudson River.
A Kentucky Army National Guard cadet with the University of Kentucky’s ROTC program in the 'Dunker' during advanced underwater egress training March 12, 2021, under the direction of the instructors with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment at Fort Campbell, Ky.
A Kentucky Army National Guard cadet with the University of Kentucky’s ROTC program gasps for air after being under water during advanced underwater egress training March 12, 2021, under the direction of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment’s Dunker Training instructors at Fort Campbell, Ky.
A South Dakota National Guard HH-60 Black Hawk helicopter dips a water bucket into Canyon Lake to help fight Schroeder’s Fire in Rapid City, S.D., March 30, 2021. Several dozen South Dakota National Guard members supported local, state and federal agencies to help extinguish the fire.
South Dakota National Guard firefighters break up the ground to help alleviate hot spots from Schroeder’s Fire in Rapid City, S.D., March 30, 2021. Several members assigned to the 216th and 451st Firefighting Detachments were called in to help support containment efforts on the ground.
Hawk helicopter drops water from its bucket to help fight Schroeder’s Fire in Rapid City, S.D., March 30, 2021. The fire started March 29 in the Black Hills four miles west of Rapid City.
Firefighters from the 152nd Civil Engineer Squadron use the jaws of life to open a car door during Operation Chemical Blackjack Mar. 7, 2021, at the Nevada Air National Guard base in Reno. The three-day exercise was designed to ensure Airmen are ready for chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) threats is presented.
Soldiers with the New Jersey Army National Guard’s A Troop and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 102nd Cavalry Division, and U.S. Capitol Police officers confer with each other hours after a vehicle rammed a barricade killing one Capitol Police officer and injuring another one at the U.S. Capitol April 2, 2021. The New Jersey Army Guard unit is one of several that continue to support the security mission at the Capitol — made possible by the synchronization efforts involving the National Guard Bureau, the District of Columbia National Guard and Guard units from 11 states.
U.S. Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Abraham Virata, a medical technician with the 146th Medical Group, vaccinates a military dependent at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, Port Hueneme, California, March 31, 2021.
Illinois Army National Guard Spc. Emily Salmon, 2123 Forward Support Company combat medic, administers the COVID-19 vaccine in the South Suburban College gym, South Holland, Illinois, Feb. 25, 2021. Guard members were called on to support COVID-19 relief efforts.
Ohio National Guard Brig. Gen. Rebecca O’Connor is interviewed by a television reporter at the state-run, federally supported Community Vaccination Center at Cleveland State University, March 16, 2021, in Cleveland. O’Connor is the dual-status commander in charge of the CVC, which is staffed by about 540 Ohio National Guard and active-duty service members and local, state and federal agencies.
New York Army National Guard Spc. Enda Wang, a member of the 187th Signal Company, checks the phone of an international traveler arriving at John F Kennedy International Airport, New York, to ensure she completed the digital version of the New York State Travel Health form April 1, 2021. Between October 16 and April 1, New York National Guard personnel checked and collected over 3 million electronic and paper forms.
A Florida National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter places pumps at the leaking Piney Point Reservoir in Manatee County in the Tampa Bay area April 4, 2021. Guard members placed two pumps at the pond to accelerate efforts to lower the water level enough to repair the leak.