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Airmen from the 188th Wing completed an intensive two-day course Tactical Combat Casualty Care course June 3-4, 2021, at Ebbing Air National Guard Base, Ark. The training involved airway management, tourniquet application, wound bandaging, and various stretcher-carrying techniques
Twenty-Eight South Carolina Army National Guard Soldiers from units throughout the state participated in The Citadel Department of Defense Cyber Institute inaugural National Guard Cyber Boot Camp June 7-18, 2021, at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. The students learned basic to intermediate security concepts and how to conduct PenTest+ testing.
After crawling through a muddy trench, Soldiers in the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 1st Squadron, 105th Cavalry, are quizzed on cavalry knowledge as part of a voluntary qualification course known as a spur ride June 15, 2021, at Fort McCoy. Cavalry troopers who successfully complete the ride earn their spurs.
Soldiers in the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 1st Squadron, 105th Cavalry, participate in a spur ride qualification course at Fort McCoy June 15, 2021. Participants demonstrated their proficiency in combat medical response, small arms and crew-served weapons, optics, cavalry history and an eight-mile ruck march.
U.S. Army Sfc. Dustin Dearborn, a Vermont National Guard instructor at the Army Mountain Warfare School, is awarded the Soldier's Medal by Vermont Gov. Phil Scott June 18, 2021, at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vt.  Between Feb. 28 and March 1, 2020, Dearborn helped rescue two people at the Stowe Mountain ski area. One the military’s highest honors, the medal is awarded for acts of heroism not involving conflict with an armed enemy.
Sgt. Ryan Gartner and Staff Sgt. Brian Foley, both of the 35th Infantry Division, take time to go over their job duties for the day June 9, 2021, during Warfighter 21-05 at Camp Atterbury, Ind.
A Soldier with the 1776th Military Police Company, Michigan Army National Guard, conducts M9 pistol qualification during annual training at Fort Custer Training Center, Augusta, Michigan, June 16, 2021.
A Washington National Guard member of the 1041st Transportation Company ensures equipment is tied down before departing Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., June 7, 2021, for annual training at Fort Harrison, Montana.
Members of the Washington National Guard's 792nd Chemical Company conduct a chemical sampling exercise in a biological hazard environment at the HAMMER Training Facility in Richland, Wash., June 15, 2021. The 792nd Chemical Company supports the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear team under the Washington National Guard Region X Homeland Response Force.
South Carolina Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Destiny Sims, left, 169th Fighter Wing, McEntire Joint National Guard Base, helps provide free dental care in Metropolis, Illinois, June 16, 2021. Operation Healthy Delta is a Department of Defense Innovative Readiness Training program that provides key services in underserved communities while offering training for military personnel.
Medics with the 1077th Medical Company – Ground Ambulance, Kansas Army National Guard, assess a mannequin “casualty” as part of a culminating training exercise at the Medical Simulations Training Center at Fort Carson, Colorado, June 15, 2021. Soldiers participated in the Medic Sustainment 24-Hour training, an advanced course testing them on a variety of skills.
Airmen assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing Medical Group transport a simulated casualty during a training exercise at Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, New York, June 11, 2021. Twenty-two Airmen took part in the advanced trauma assessment training June 6-11.
Guardsmen from the Oregon Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) conduct mass casualty decontamination operations in an emergency preparedness exercise at Camp Rilea. It was part of an inspection conducted by the Joint Interagency Training and Education Center every two years to measure the team’s ability to respond to a disaster.
Members of the West Virginia National Guard and the Qatar Emiri Land Forces at QELF headquarters in Doha, Qatar, June 21, 2021. West Virginia and Qatar formalized their partnership during the visit with Qatari Armed Forces as a part of the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program.
Army and Air National Guard and Army Reserve units from Georgia, Rhode Island, Ohio and Indiana came together June 14, 2021, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. After climbing to 10,000 feet, free fall-qualified Soldiers used the Army’s new Advanced Ram Air Parachute System, which is not expected to reach full operational fielding until 2022.
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Winchester-based 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, train on the M3E1 Multi-purpose Anti-armor Anti-personnel Weapon System June 4, 2021, at Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett, Virginia. The training consisted of classroom learning and a live-fire range with the MAAWS, an 84-millimeter recoilless rifle.
Georgia Army National Guard Spc. Reginald Aikins, a medic, stands in front of a field litter ambulance during exercise African Lion 21 June 15, 2021, in Tan-Tan, Morocco. African Lion 2021 is U.S. Africa Command's largest annual exercise, hosted by Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal June 7-18. Aikins grew up in Ghana and immigrated to the United States in 2013.
Approximately 145 aviation maintenance Soldiers with B Company, 248th Aviation Support Battalion, 29th Combat Aviation Brigade, 29th Infantry Division, Iowa, Virginia, and West Virginia National Guard, honed their skills repairing helicopters at Muir Army Airfield June 1-15 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.
Tennessee National Guard Sgt. Tim Allen lowers Sgt. 1st Class Tracy Banta, a critical care flight paramedic, to a bear attack victim in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Area June 18.
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, at Camp Tifnit Training Area, Morocco, June 17, 2021. This image was acquired with a cellular device.