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Soldiers from the South Dakota Army National Guard go through a role playing exercise during the Traumatic Event Management course at Camp Rapid in Rapid City, S.D., Oct. 10, 2019. The TEM course helped to develop the organization's response and support services throughout the state.
U.S. Army Spc. Hunter Olson finds the grid coordinates to engage the enemy in a stress shooting lane during the 2019 HQDA Best Warrior Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, Oct. 9, 2019.
U.S. Army Spc. Samantha Coleman, a motor transport operator with the 2220th Transportation Company in Tucson, Ariz., poses with her All-Army Women’s Rugby Team jersey at Papago Park Military Reserve Oct. 20, 2019. Coleman says she has found a deep sense of family and belonging in both the Army and her rugby team.
Master Sgt. Daniel Wilson, the unit training manager assigned to the 178th Security Forces Squadron, participates in advanced team tactics training with members of local law enforcement, Oct. 22, 2019, at Springfield-Beckley Air National Guard Base in Springfield, Ohio.
Master Sgt. Daniel Wilson, the unit training manager assigned to the 178th Security Forces Squadron, participates in advanced team tactics training with members of local law enforcement, Oct. 22, 2019, at Springfield-Beckley Air National Guard Base in Springfield, Ohio.
U.S. Army Spc. Hunter Olson finds the grid coordinates to engage the enemy in a stress shooting lane during the 2019 HQDA Best Warrior Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, Oct. 9, 2019. The Best Warrior Competition represents highly trained, disciplined and physically fit Soldiers from cohesive teams across the Army capable of winning on any battlefield.
The director of the Army National Guard, Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, announced Oct. 22, 2019, the stationing of the newly formed 127th Cyber Battalion in Indianapolis.
U.S. Army Soldiers roll a simulated casualty onto a litter during the culminating exercise for a Combat Lifesaver Course hosted by combat medics, with 38th Infantry Division, Task Force Spartan, Indiana National Guard, at Joint Training Center-Jordan Oct. 16, 2019.
New York National Guard Soldiers of the 466th Area Support Medical Company conduct medical evacuation training with medevac aircrews of C Company, 1st Battalion, 171st General Support Aviation, at Floyd Bennet Memorial Airport in Queensbury, New York, Oct. 20th, 2019. The training prepares the medics of the 466th for mobilization and deployment to Iraq in 2020.
Participants compete in the 2019 Ohio Army National Guard Combatives Tournament Sept. 14, 2019, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. More than 65 Ohio Guard members competed in the double-elimination tournament, in its sixth year.
Soldiers with the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade prepare to be submerged in a Shallow Water Egress Trainer chair, pushed by civilian and military instructors. The Soldiers had to demonstrate water survival skills, simulating exiting a submerged helicopter, during training at the pool at Somerset Area High School Oct. 19, 2019.
Cpt. Bryant Wine, a historian with the 161st Military History Detachment, Headquarters, U.S. Army Europe, conducts an oral history interview with 1st Sgt. Glenn Cook, Foxtrot Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Artillery Regiment. Cook’s company was responsible for supporting Bravo Battery during field testing of the new M109a7 Paladin.
A Colorado National Guard Small Unit Support Vehicle used to respond to blizzards, floods and other domestic events. The SUSVs are also used by infantry troops, special forces teams and others to traverse challenging terrain during overseas contingency operations.
Senior Master Sgt. Bobbi Kennedy, 142nd Medical Group superintendent,  (right), poses with friend Rebekah Lemarr during the May 19, 2019, Ironman Triathlon in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
New York Army National Guard Sgt. Jhon Ortiz, deployed in support of the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center, poses outside one of Saddam Hussein’s bunkers near Baghdad Airport, Iraq, in 2018. Ortiz developed a logistics tracking system to support the relocation of personnel, 114 vehicles and materials during the closing of the U.S. Embassy’s Basra Consulate. He received the U.S. Department of State Meritorious Honor Award Sep. 5, 2019, for his actions.
New York Army National Guard Sgt. Jhon Ortiz, shown outside the U.S. Capitol Sept. 5, 2019, received the State Department's Meritorious Honor Award for his actions in 2018 as part of the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center to relocate the U.S. Embassy Consulate in Basra, Iraq.
Olivia Gillingham, Air Force Academy cadet and member of the Wings of Blue Parachute Team, waves goodbye as she jumps out of a C-130H over the annual Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too event in Abbottsford, British Columbia, Canada. She is part of the all-female cadet parachute team supporting the annual event that promotes gender diversity in aviation.
Staff Sgt. Stephanie Rowland, Lt. Col. Kenda Garrett, Master Sgt. Erin Evans, Staff Sgt. Jessica McGilton, Maj. Janelle Guillebeau, Senior Airman Ashlyn Hendrickson, Technical Sgt. Nicole Beck, Lt. Col. Sarah O’Banion, and Staff Sgt. Tracie Winston after landing in Abbottsford, British Columbia, Canada, to support the annual Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too aerial symposium. This is the first all-female C-130H crew in the history of the annual event.
Brig. Gen. John Rhodes, the 29th Infantry Division deputy commanding general for operations, participates in a mock media interview during the Warfighter exercise Sept. 25-Oct. 11, 2019, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.
Bryce Haverkamp (center), eastern division fire officer, Kansas Forest Service, explains the operation of a water tender vehicle used by local fire departments. The Kansas Forest Service and fire departments from all over the state served as instructors to Soldiers and Airmen on firefighting capabilities at the Great Plains Joint Training Center in Salina, Kansas, Sep. 16-20, 2019.