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Lt. Col. David Hosea, Hawaii Army National Guard, introduces the center of the gravity assessment step of the operational design process to a team of military planners from the Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI) and the Hawaii National Guard during the operational design workshop of Exercise GEMA BHAKTI, September 18, 2012, Jakarta Indonesia.
Wyoming Air National Guard Administrative Specialists Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Ballenger and Tech. Sgt. Shyloh Vallot with New York Air Guard, 2nd Lt. Kristin Harosia just after they assisted the emergency delivery of a baby born to an Afghan guest of Operation Allies Welcome at McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Air Force Base, New Jersey.
Participants from 12 NATO allied forces and local citizens paid homage to the 77th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden by gathering at a series of drop zones across the Netherlands and Belgium to observe one thousand Soldiers parachuting from U.S Air Force C-130s and allied force aircrafts during Falcon Leap.
Washington Air National Guard Master Sgt. Andy Remis, assigned to the 116th Air Support Operations Squadron, Camp Murray, Wash., lends a helping hand, holding an Afghan child at the Task Force Liberty Village medical station, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Sept. 11, 2021.  The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, Washington Air National Guard)
Kristjan Prikk (right), the Estonian Ambassador to The United States of America, met with U.S. Army Maj. In Baltimore, Maryland, Gen. Timothy Gowen (left), adjutant general for Maryland, was at the Fifth Regiment Armory on Sept. 15, 2021.
Members of the Vermont National Guard at the Vermont Medical Countermeasures Warehouse Sept. 18, 2020. Guard members continue to work at the site in September 2021, distributing COVID-19 vaccines and personal protective equipment throughout Vermont.
New York Army National Guard Cpl. Dakoatah Miller takes a break during the Army National Guard Best Warrior competition at Florence Military Reservation, Arizona, July 20, 2021. Miller, a member of the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, will be attending the special international class at the Brazilian Jungle Warfare Training Center.
New York Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Paul Cange will represent the United States and New York National Guard during the Brazilian Jungle Warfare Training Center's annual international course.
Brig. Gen. Andrew D. Preston, left, the commandant of the Field Artillery School and Army chief of artillery, joins Capt, Daniel Rogers, the commander of Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery  in affixing an award streamer to the company guidon during a ceremony honoring the unit  in New Windsor, New York, Sept. 11, 2001. The battery received the Hamilton Award, which recognizes the outstanding artillery battery in the Army National Guard.
Oklahoma National Guard Spcs. Michael West, left, and Gage Stone, truck drivers with Alpha Company, 120th Engineer Battalion, 90th Troop Command, distribute water, ice and food to those affected by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, Sept. 7, 2021. Oklahoma National Guardsmen drove throughout neighborhoods to distribute supplies directly to residents.
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Patrick Shirley, a cybersecurity noncommissioned officer with the 283rd Combat Communications Squadron, 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, monitors cyber activity during exercise Cyber Dawg 21 Sept. 14, 2021, at the Georgia Cyber Center in Augusta, Georgia. Cyber Dawg 21 participants learned how to expose and correct weaknesses in cyber operations policies and procedures.
Technical Sgt. Robert Laidlow, 167th Fire and Emergency Services, monitors and keeps account of the firefighters assigned to his team during collapsed structure training as part of Exercise Vigilant Guard 2021 Aug. 27, 2021.
A ground-based Interceptor missile, an element of the nation’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, was launched from North Vandenberg in California Sept. 12, 2021, by Space Launch Delta 30 officials, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, and U.S. Northern Command.
Members of the Puerto Rico National Guard, 190th Engineering Battalion, head to Louisiana Sept. 16, 2021, to assist with Hurricane Ida recovery efforts. The PRNG sent 43 engineers to help assess damage to Louisiana bridges and roads in the aftermath of the storm.
Airman 1st Class Audrey Parios, a C-130 crew chief in the Kentucky Air National Guard, reports to Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 14, 2021, to provide logistical support to medical staff struggling to keep pace with the rising number of critically ill COVID patients. She is one of 310 Kentucky Army and Air National Guard Soldiers and Airmen who were activated by Gov. Andy Beshear to provide non-clinical support to 21 hospitals across the commonwealth.
Brazilian airmen and pararescue Airmen from the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing exit an HH-60 Pave Hawk  while participating in Exercise Tapio 2021 at Campo Grande Air Base, Campo Grande, Brazil. The exercise Aug. 19-31 was part of the National Guard's State Partnership Program.
Left to right, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Albert Sbarro, Staff Sgt. Anthony Marotta, Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Witts, and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Quentin Hastings in front of their UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter at the New Jersey National Guard's Army Aviation Support Facility on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Sept. 14, 2021. They are part of a five-man crew that rescued nine people after catastrophic flooding in northern New Jersey from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
A site survey team visits the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio, as part of the Air Force site selection process for a cyber warfare wing. The Air Force announced the selection of the base for the Air National Guard's first cyber wing Aug. 25, 2021.
Tech. Sgt. Brandon Ducosin, 204th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, accesses C-17 Globemaster III controls Sept. 9, 2021, at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif. A Hawaii Air National Guard aircrew flew to California to validate their ability to train alongside Guardian Angel pararescue jumpers from the 131st Rescue Squadron. The combined participants form a Personnel Recovery Task Force that can aid splashed down astronauts far into the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
Light Medium Tactical Vehicles (LMTV) assigned to the Louisiana National Guard’s 527th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade, lead a convoy of dump trucks and flat-bottom boats to be staged in advance of Tropical Storm Nicholas at the Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Sept. 13, 2021.