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Col. Scott Gilman, the U.S. Army Central Training and Exercises division chief, briefs senior leaders from USARCENT, the U.S. Army Reserves and the U.S. Army National Guard during the Operation Spartan Shield Community of Excellence Forum at Patton Hall on Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 6, 2019.
Pioneers of the 10th Mountain Division, the 87th Mountain Infantry Battalion, training in the United States in 1941. The unit was compromised of skiers, climbers and other outdoorsmen who trained vigorously.
Soldiers with the Colorado Army National Guard's Company C, 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry (Mountain) ski alongside 10th Mountain Division veterans, descendants and friends during the 43rd annual Ski-In celebration March 2, 2018, at the Ski Cooper ski area. The 10th Mountain Division was formed in 1943 and trained for WWII mountain warfare at Ski Cooper near Leadville, Colo.
Warrant Officer Cicely Williams, left, takes time out for a photo with Randy Welch, an instructor pilot, in front of a UH-60 Black Hawk.
Army Brig. Gen. Janeen Birckhead, the Maryland National Guard's assistant adjutant general for Army, illustrates a point to high school and college students during a mentoring session that was part of the annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Global Competitiveness Conference, held recently in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brandon, a member of the 118th Wing, Tennessee Air National Guard, performs an overhead squat during a high-intensity workout Feb. 9, 2019, at Berry Field Air National Guard Base, Nashville, Tennessee. An owner of two gyms and a meal preparation company, Brandon credits his military service with enabling him to find his physical fitness talents.
Ohio Army National Guard Spec. Adam Slabodnick stands with his drill sergeant after completing advanced individual training in December 2018 at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., to become a transportation operator. Slabodnick, a health and physical education teacher in northern Ohio, joined the National Guard at the age of 35 and will drill with the 1485th Transportation Company in Dover, Ohio.
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Francis Strother, recruiter for the 145th Airlift Wing, poses at the North Carolina Air National Guard (NCANG) Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Jan. 17, 2019. Strother tells a story of how he came from Monrovia, Liberia, following a civil war in his country that lasted almost eight years. Strother details his struggles of helping raise his brothers and feed his neighbors while maintaining a positive and hopeful attitude.
Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Potts, right, Oklahoma Air National Guard state command chief, Oklahoma Joint Force Headquarters, hugs Master Sgt. Scott Crim, a 137th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron (137th SOLRS) heavy equipment mechanic, during an informal coining in Crim's office at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City, Feb. 5, 2019.
Master Sgt. Sean Finney and Tech. Sgt. Cody Finney, both members of the 168th Maintenance Group, Alaska Air National Guard, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, and their daughter Eden pose for a photo during a family vacation. Tech. Sgt. Finney shared her “Why I Serve” story during the unit’s February 2019 drill weekend, using this and several other photos, in order for 168th Wing leadership to discover more about why she serves.
Tech. Sgt. Cody Finney, production controller for the 168th Maintenance Group, Alaska Air National Guard, poses for a portrait inside the groups’ hangar on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Feb. 8, 2019. Finney, born and raised in Nenana, Alaska, a small village located on the banks of the Nenana River, 55 miles southwest of Fairbanks, has been a member of the 168th Wing since 2006.
Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief, National Guard Bureau, meets with Maj. Gen. Yousef Al-Hnaity, commander, Royal Jordanian Air Force, during a visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Feb. 7, 2019.
Gov. David Ige presents State Medal of Valor recipient, Staff Sgt. Gregory A.Y. Lum Ho, Jr., with award certificate during  a ceremony held on Feb. 9, 2019, at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii. Lum Ho was awarded the State Medal of Valor for ignoring substantial risk to his own life to ensure the rescue of a family of six while supporting Hawaii National Guard response efforts to Tropical Storm Lane on Aug. 23, 2018,
Oregon Army National Guard Maj. Richard Hosmer, 102nd CST deputy commander, prepares to dispatch a team of first responders from the California and Oregon National Guard Civil Support Teams (CST) into a training area at Fort Baker, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, Jan. 30, 2019. National Guard civil support teams worked with local agencies, including the San Francisco Fire Department, other first responders to assess and respond to a series simulated chemical attacks around the San Francisco Bay area as part of BAYEX, a week-long training exercise designed to bring multiple response agencies together to enhance interoperability during large-scale disasters.
Oregon Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Eric Givens, right, with Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and Canadian Army Reserve Cpl. Avery Whitty-Kirker, with Royal Westminster Regiment, 39th Canadian Brigade Group, use knives to feather kindling sticks as part of a fire making class taught by the 4th Canadian Rangers Patrol Group during Westie Avalanche Exercise, Jan. 26, 2019, at E.C. Manning Park, British Columbia, Canada.
Chief Master Sgt. Troy Erlandson, 114th Fighter Wing occupational safety manager, holds the South Dakota flag with another Airman during his trip to McMurdo Station, Antarctica where he worked directly for Joint Force Antarctica to support the Antarctic research mission.
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jay Enders, Charlie Co. 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation conducts a test flight in a LH-72 "Lakota" with his Thai counterpart on January 17, at the Royal Thai Army Aviation base in Lop Buri, Thailand.
Neidhardt designed and built a faux floor of a KC-135 to use as a cargo loading training simulator.
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr., the adjutant general for South Carolina, looks over memorabilia and plaques in his office at the South Carolina Military Department headquarters in Columbia, South Carolina, Jan. 24, 2019.
Army Staff Sgt. Kevin O’Conner, a combat engineer with the South Carolina Army National Guard's 122nd Engineer Clearance Company, examines parts of a Talon IV Reset robotic vehicle while conducting training at the unit's home station in Graniteville, S.C., in Oct. 2018.  In the coming years, Soldiers throughout the Army National Guard can expect to see a wider variety of robots with expanded capabilities to meet a number of missions sets. That may  include a golf cart-sized robot designed to carry a squad's equipment as well as advances in autonomous vehicles that follow a lead vehicle driven by Soldiers.