Image Gallery
Soldiers discuss experiences and take notes during class at the Louisiana National Guard's 199th Regiment (Regional Training Institute) Basic Leadership Course at Camp Cook in Ball, Louisiana. The LANG's BLC started a new curriculum during the August rotation that will be in effect at all schoolhouses Army wide by January 2020.
Master Sgt. Charles Barth, Grayling Air Gunnary Range, Mich., is decorated with the Commander of the Land Forces Medal for Merit, 3rd Class, at Ādaži Military Base, Latvia, Nov. 15, 2018. The awards were presented by Col. Ilmars Lejiņš, Land Forces Brigade Commander, National Armed Forces of Latvia. Ward and Barth received the honor for their contributions to the development of Latvia’s Joint Tactical Air Controller program.
World War II reenactors stand at attention during the playing of Taps in Harrodsburg, Ky., Nov. 10, 2018. Soldiers with the Kentucky National Guard helped host a community-wide event honoring the Harrodsburg Tankers who endured the Bataan Death march in 1942.
Master Sgt. Eric Moskal assigned to the 171st Air Refueling Wing near Pittsburgh poses for a photo to cover a news article recognizing his achievement of earning a spot in the President’s 100, Oct. 21, 2018.
U.S. Army Sgt. Greg Fernandez, a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter crew chief, works outside of the helicopter after landing, Nov. 11, 2018, at Sacramento Mather Airport in Mather, California. The helicopter is one of the first M-model UH-60s assigned to the California Army National Guard. The aircraft and crew traveled from Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, in Southern California to support state agencies battling the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California.
Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Connie Camama is an aircrew flight equipment Airman with 176th Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment Oxygen Section. The Oxygen Section is responsible for maintaining anything involved with aircrew oxygen as well as night-vision devices.
Tech Sgt. Nicholas M. Alexander, Recruiter at the 179th Airlift Wing, poses for a photo Nov. 1, 2018 at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Alexander has been a recruiter with the 179th AW for two years and is using innovation to bring awareness of the Guard to the local area.
Tech Sgt. Nicholas M. Alexander, recruiter at the 179th Airlift Wing, talks to students from the Ashland West Holmes Career Center Nov. 1, 2018 at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Alexander has been a recruiter with the 179th AW for two years and is using innovation to bring awareness of the Guard to the local area.
U.S. Army Spc. Andres Diaz, Detachment 1, Alpha Company, 572nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont National Guard, throws a training grenade at Fort Drum, N.Y., June 13, 2017.  The Vermont Guard is a finalist in the Army Communities of Excellence.
Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Vanessa Peterson hands out snacks to children in Emmonak during Operation Santa Claus on Nov. 1, 2018. Operation Santa Claus is an Alaska National Guard annual community outreach program that provides Christmas gifts, books, backpacks filled with school supplies, fresh fruit, and sundaes to youngsters in rural communities.
A C-130 Hercules from the Illinois National Guard’s 182nd Airlift Wing based in Peoria, lands at the Marion Airport in Marion, Illinois, during Prairie Assurance, a full-scale, statewide multi-agency exercise Nov. 2, 2018. Soldiers and Airmen from the Illinois National Guard exercised at multiple locations in the state with state agencies, county emergency management agencies and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to test interoperability during a large-scale catastrophic event.
The 133rd Army National Guard Band shown during their 2017 holiday concert in Auburn, Wash., plays year-round.
Lt. James Reese Europe, band director, far left, poses the jazz band of the 369th Infantry Regiment on the way home from war. Many music historians credit the music of the 369th for laying the foundation for the popularity of jazz music in France after the end of World War I.
After this gun section of Battery D, 105th Field Artillery Regiment, New York National Guard, had fired its last shot at Etraye, the men raised Old Glory amid triumphant shouts on Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918.
Heavy equipment vehicles from the 1224th Engineering Support Company, Guam Army National Guard, are loaded onto the well-deck of the Whidbey-Island class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) via Navy Landing Craft, Utility (LCU) 1634, attached to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 on Naval Base Guam.
Heavy equipment vehicles from the 1224th Engineering Support Company, Guam Army National Guard, are loaded onto the well-deck of the Whidbey-Island class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) via Navy Landing Craft, Utility (LCU) 1634, attached to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 on Naval Base Guam.
Lt. Col. Teddy Wundenberg, third from left,a maintenance officer for Helicopter Wing 64 of the German Air Force, poses for a photo with the 167th Airlift Wing's Inspector General staff during the 167th AW's deployment training exercise in Alpena, Mich., last June. Lt. Col. James Freid-Studlo, the 167th AW inspector general, second from left,  hosted Wundenberg for about two weeks as part of the Military Reserve Exchange Program.
Staff Sgt. Wiggin Bernadotte, a cyber warfare operator in the Washington Air National Guard's 262nd Cyberspace Operations Squadron, works with Capt. Benjamin Kolar, a cyberspace operations officer in the 262nd, on an electrical substation simulator on Nov. 3, 2018. The 262nd is supporting Washington State Secretary of State Kim Wyman to help secure and protect voting systems for the 2018 election.
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Gronski, U.S. Army Europe’s deputy commanding general, meets with Soldiers assigned to Battle Group Poland during a visit to Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, Oct. 30, 2018.
Members of the special combined Nebraska and Texas National Guard color guard pose in front of a Nebraska Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker bearing the special 25th State Partnership Program Anniversary logo following an Oct. 29 flight back to the United States from the Czech Republic where the team marched in the Oct. 28 Czech Centennial Military Parade in Prague. Pictured are, from left, Tech. Sgt. Darren Davlin, Nebraska Air National Guard; Staff Sgt. Eric Halliburton, Texas Army National Guard; Senior Airman Avery Prai, Nebraska Air National Guard; Pfc. Alexa Nelson, Nebraska Army National Guard; Sgt. 1st Class Robb Miller, Texas Army National Guard; and Sgt. Adrian Tejerina, Texas Army National Guard.