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Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Moseman, a New York Army National Guard recruiter, loads a Christmas tree into a FedEx truck at the Ellms Family Farm in Ballston Spa, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2022. Moseman and other recruiters were participating in Trees for Troops, helping local tree farms donate Christmas trees to families of service members.
A team of U.S. Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, won a multinational shooting competition while deployed to Egypt in support of the Multinational Force and Observers. The six-man team was led by Sgt. Michael Landau and included Sgt. Justin McCloe, Staff Sgt. Francis Gaeta, Sgt. T.J. Bennett, Sgt. Bryan Peck and Sgt. Kyle Kott.
A Texas Guardsmen, left, assigned to Operation Lone Star receives a recognition coin from Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony L. Whitehead, the senior enlisted advisor for the chief, National Guard Bureau, for his outstanding work and dedication to the border mission.
Texas National Guard members give Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony L. Whitehead, the senior enlisted advisor for the chief, National Guard Bureau, a tour along the Rio Grande River Nov. 23, 2022, in Harlingen, Texas. Guardsmen assigned to the Rio Grande area of operations patrol areas used by human smugglers to bring migrant families and unaccompanied migrant youth across into South Texas.
Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony L. Whitehead, the senior enlisted advisor for the chief, National Guard Bureau, speaks with Texas Army National Guardsmen assigned to Operation Lone Star in Harlingen, Texas, Nov. 23, 2022. Whitehead visited troops along the Texas-Mexico border over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony L. Whitehead, the senior enlisted advisor for the chief, National Guard Bureau, speaks with Texas Army National Guardsmen assigned to Operation Lone Star Nov. 23, 2022, in Harlingen, Texas, during a battlefield circulation. Whitehead visited Soldiers and Airmen serving along the Texas-Mexico border over the Thanksgiving holiday.
New York Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Denny Richardson presents a challenge coin to World War II veteran William H. Meyer during his 100th birthday celebration at Shaker Place Nursing Home in Latham, New York, Nov. 28, 2022.
Soldiers with the Louisiana National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team plan and review the unit’s movements during Warfighter 23-2 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, Nov. 8, 2022. The warfighter exercises provide virtual battlefield scenarios that test a unit’s staff and Soldiers’ ability to coordinate and communicate in functional skill areas such as command and control, movement and maneuver, intelligence, targeting processes, sustainment and protection.
Sgt. 1st Class Michael Sullivan, assistant operations noncommissioned officer with the 734th Regional Support Group, Iowa Army National Guard, kneels next to “Sully’s Lil Red Wagon” at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa, Nov. 17, 2022. He uses the wagon to collect donations for the homeless in the Des Moines area.
Alaska Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Ryan Montgomery, a pilot with 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), visits with children during Operation Santa Claus in Scammon Bay Nov. 16, 2022.
Alaska Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Eddie Jones, left, a recruiter assigned to Bethel with the Recruiting and Retention Battalion, and Pfc. Jared Alirkar, a transportation management coordinator with the 49th Personnel Detachment (Theater Gateway), catch a ride on the back of a four-wheeler during Operation Santa Claus in Scammon Bay Nov. 16, 2022. Operation Santa Claus is the Alaska National Guard’s yearly community relations and support program that provides gifts to children in remote communities across the state.
First Lady Jill Biden is joined by National Guard family members, state adjutants general and National Guard senior leaders for a roundtable discussion on support for National Guard children at the White House Nov. 28, 2022.
First Lady Jill Biden is joined by National Guard family members, state adjutants general and National Guard senior leaders for a roundtable discussion on support for National Guard children in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington Nov. 28, 2022.
U.S. Army Pvt. 1st Class Melvin Little Bear before deploying to Changbong-ni, South Korea, during the Korean War. The Minnesota National Guard had the honor of supporting his dignified transfer on Sept. 26, 2022 — 71 years after he was missing in action.
Members of the Minnesota National Guard funeral honors team carry the casket of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Donald Duchene, a World War II service member killed in action in 1943, during a planeside honors ceremony Sept. 30, 2022. Since its inception in 2006, the Minnesota Military Funeral Honors team has conducted more than 55,000 funerals for veterans of all branches.
Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Ryder and Lt. Col. Nathan Wall, command team for the 746th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, case the unit colors during a transfer of authority ceremony with 68th Division Sustainment Support Battalion at Forward Operating Site Powidz, Poland, Nov. 22, 2022. The casing of the colors is an Army tradition symbolizing proper relief of the outgoing unit.
Air Force Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, the SEA to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, attends a red carpet screening event of “Devotion” Nov. 17, 2022.
Service members from the Pennsylvania National Guard's 3rd CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear) Task Force drill through concrete during a Homeland Response Force collective training exercise Nov. 18, 2022, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.
Master Sgt. Jamie Bethune tows a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing, on the ramp in Sioux City, Iowa, Nov. 22, 2022. The unit’s aircraft returned to Sioux City this week after operating from Topeka, Kansas, during a runway construction project.
New York Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Jeremy Miter, right, a member of the 274th Air Support Operations Squadron, is congratulated by the chief of Brazil’s world-famous Jungle Warfare Training School in Manas, Brazil, Nov. 17, 2022, after completing the international course. Miter attended the course as part of the State Partnership Program agreement between Brazil and the New York National Guard.