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Wisconsin National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen collect specimens for COVID-19 testing in 2021. Guard members will train as certified nursing assistants to support hospitals and nursing homes facing a surge in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tony Evers announced Jan. 13, 2022.
Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen conduct a medical exchange with the Republic of Tajikistan Dec. 6-10, 2021, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The exchange was conducted in support of the Department of Defense’s State Partnership Program, in which Virginia and Tajikistan have been partners since 2003.
U.S. Army Soldiers with the 1-102nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), Task Force Iron Gray and the 1-116th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Red Dragon, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), stand together during a transfer of authority ceremony, Jan. 8, 2022, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
The Louisiana National Guard's 62nd Civil Support Team (CST) Weapons of Mass Destruction sets up a decontamination line as part of a joint simulated training exercise with the Iowa National Guard’s 71st CST in New Orleans, Jan. 11, 2022.
Pvt. Aduyel Kusi, right, and Spc. Jake Casucci practice loading a wheeled-stretcher into an ambulance in Brockton, Mass., Dec. 28, 2021. The Massachusetts National Guard members are providing non-clinical assistance at medical facilities across the commonwealth during a COVID-19 surge.
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. A. Michael Loh, center, director of the Air National Guard, is briefed on the recent tornado-response operations of the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron during a tour at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Kentucky, Jan. 8, 2022. Loh also held a town hall-style meeting and fielded questions from Kentucky Airmen.
Lt. Col. Matt Braddock, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 146th Field Artillery Regiment, talks with his Soldiers before they depart Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Jan. 5, 2022. More than 100 Guard members are deploying to Poland in support of the NATO-enhanced Forward Presence mission.
Human resource specialist Sgt. Niki McCurdy from the 821 Troop Command Battalion, Oregon Army National Guard, assigns Soldiers to hospitals at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Oregon, Jan. 12, 2022. By the end of January, more than 1,200 Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen will be serving at 40 hospitals in the state facing a surge of COVID-19 cases.
Members of the Washington National Guard respond to flooding Jan. 7, 2022, in Lewis County, Wash. The Guard members filled sandbags and provided other support.
Georgia Army National Guard Sgt. Curtis Bing, a petroleum supply specialist with Foxtrot Company, 148th Brigade Support Battalion, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, marks a vehicle as it enters a mass vaccination site April 13, 2021, in Savannah, Georgia.
Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen lead the parade at the inauguration of Dr. Ralph Northam as the 73rd governor of Virginia Jan. 13, 2018, in Richmond, Virginia. More than 200 Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force personnel will support the inauguration of Glenn Youngkin as the 74th governor of Virginia in the state capital Jan. 15, 2022.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. John Hampson, an instructor at the U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School, discusses mountain casualty evacuation with French service members with the 5th Overseas Interarms Regiment (5e RIAOM) at the French Combat Training Center at Arta Beach, Djibouti, Dec. 14, 2021. Instructors from the U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School in Jericho, Vt., taught a five-day Joint Expeditionary Mountain Warfare Course on basic military mountaineering skills to French service members in Djibouti to strengthen relationships with international forces working together in the region.
New Hampshire National Guard Senior Airman John Hiki of the 157th Maintenance Group loads a dishwasher during a lull in food services Jan. 6, 2022, at Exeter Hospital, New Hampshire. Hiki, assigned to the NHNG's COVID-19 relief mission Operation Winter Surge, has been working in the hospital’s food and nutrition department for more than a month.
Connecticut Army National Guard Pfc. Stefanie Charpentier, 141st Medical Company combat medic, assists at a state-supported COVID-19 testing site in New Britain, Connecticut, Jan. 10, 2022. Charpentier studies biochemistry at nearby Central Connecticut State University and has volunteered twice to support the state’s COVID-19 pandemic response.
U.S. Army aircrew from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 238th General Support Aviation, Peoria, Ill., walks away from their CH-47 “Chinook” after a night mission during Winter Strike 21 at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., Jan 28, 2021. The Northern Strike 22 exercise will unite service members from several states and partner forces Jan. 21-30 at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center and Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center.
U.S. Army Spc. Vasek Cervenka, a carpentry and masonry Specialist assigned to Detachment 1, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Garrison Support Command, Vermont National Guard, competing in the 12.5 KM Pursuit Race at the 2021 Junior World Championships in Obertilliach, Austria,  March 3, 2021. Cervenka was selected as an alternate to the men's team for the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, China.
From left, Command Chief Warrant Officer 5 Rich Huber, Sgt. 1st Class Robert Jones, Staff Sgt. Vergia Farrow, Col. Alan Gronewold and Command Sgt. Maj. Refugio Rosas in front of the Task Force Phoenix T-wall at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.
Task Force Phoenix Over the Horizon (OTH) force CH-47 Chinook helicopters arrive at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Aug. 3, 2021. The helicopters are flown by crews from Task Force Phoenix's 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), from the Minnesota and Iowa National Guard.
A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots with the 190th Fighter Squadron, Idaho Air National Guard, train with F-35 Lightning II pilots from the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 225 at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Jan. 7-9, 2022.
Firefighter Kimberly Rauch, with the 139th Fire Department, Missouri Air National Guard, in front of a fire truck at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, in St. Joseph, Missouri, Dec. 13, 2021. While off-duty, Rauch helped save a man trapped in a burning house.