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Michelle Pennington, 104th Fighter Wing director of psychological health.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard, render a salute as taps is played during a ceremony for a new monument honoring fallen Louisiana Guardsmen at Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park in Baton Rouge on May 21, 2019.
A HC-130J Combat King II sits on display at the 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard, during a ceremony at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, Westhampton Beach, N.Y., May 17, 2019. The 106th presented the rescue aircraft during a ceremony, the first of four brand new such models from Lockheed Martin, the first time in the 106th's 72 year history that is has received aircraft new from the manufacturer and will be flown by the wing's 102nd Rescue Squadron, the oldest unit in the Air National Guard.
Maj. Christine Pierce, left,  Pennsylvania cyber branch chief, works with branch senior noncommissioned officer Sgt. 1st Class Elefterios E. Ginnis May 21 at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) to ensure the integrity and security of the commonwealth’s primary elections.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Ginikos, crew chief in the fire department at the 121st Air Refueling Wing, stands for a portrait May 5, 2019, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. Ginikos won the 2018 Chief Albert Fitzpatrick Award for Air National Guard Firefighter of the Year.
Master Sgt. Charlotte Ortiz, the assistant recruiting and retention superintendent for Headquarters, Ohio Air National Guard in Columbus, Ohio, exhibits her positive, joyful spirit during a visit with her co-workers, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Ortiz is fighting a very rare type of cancer.
Staff Sgt. Jeremy Lowe, Chief Warrant Officer Cliff Flanagan, Capt. Jonathan Strayer, Staff Sgt. Shaun Morris, left to right, with Charlie Company, 2nd battalion, 238th Aviation, responded to a request for assistance from Wolfe County Emergency Management for a hoist rescue near Slade, Ky., May 18, 2019. The Guardsmen conducted a medical evacuation of a patient from a cliff in Natural Bridge State Park.
Staff Sgt. Jeremy Lowe with Charlie Company,  2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation conducts a medical evacuation near Slade, Ky., May 18, 2019. The medevac helicopter transported the patient to Lexington, Ky., where civilian EMS was waiting.
Staff Sgt. Jeremy Lowe with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation and members of the Wolfe County Search and Rescue transport a patient to UH-60 Black Hawk for a medical evacuation in Slade, Ky., May 18, 2019. The Guardsmen responded to a request for assistance from Wolfe County Emergency Management to conduct a hoist rescue from a cliff at Natural Bridge State Park.
Sgt. Shantophia Cruz listens as Tech. Sgt. Doug Haveman explains operation of the Vermeer RT950.Airmen from the 241st Engineering Installation Squadron and Soldiers from the 230th Signal Company came together in Chatoosa, Georgia, May 9, 2019, to perform joint training. The 241st EIS Airmen provided training on heavy equipment needed to dig trenches for installation of fiber optics and other communications services.
New Mexico Army National Guard Soldiers Spc. Roberto Sandoval and Pfc. RaeJean Lucero, both 68W’s (Combat Medics), were honored by The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati on May 16, 2019. The Soldiers were responsible for saving the life of a man who was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident.  Sandoval and Lucero are participants in the Strategic Medical Asset Readiness Training (SMART) program with The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Jose Alfaro, 140th Wing Security Forces, Colorado Air National Guard, escorts members of the Royal Jordanian Air Force on a tour of the Chief Warrant Officer 5 Dave Carter Army Aviation Support Facility at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, Feb. 5, 2019. The meeting between Jordanians and senior enlisted leaders aimed to foster strong relationships between forces as well as enhance Jordanian enlisted policy and practices. Jordan and Colorado have been partners since 2004.
2nd Lt. Trang Jorgenson outlines her journey from child immigrant to trailblazing infantry officer during the Rock Island Arsenal Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance.
Tech Sgt. Sean Price, a boom operator with the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Utah Air National Guard, is presented with the Utah Cross by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and the state adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Jefferson Burton, April 22, 2019, at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Utah. Price was presented with the Utah Cross for providing lifesaving first aid to an injured driver.
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Norfolk-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conduct waterborne artillery live fire exercises during Operation GATOR April 24-25, 2019, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Army Capt. Timothy Reynolds, commander of the 290th Military Police Company, Maryland National Guard, speaks with 1st Lt. Mart Sildnik, company commander of 1st Infantry Brigade military police, Estonian Defense Force, during the Spring Storm exercise, May 6, 2019, in Ida-Viru County, Estonia. Spring Storm is an Estonian Defense Force annual exercise that fosters collaboration between Estonia, the United States, Poland, Britain, Canada and other participating allied nations.
New York Air National Guard Master Sgt. Brian Cavanaugh, an Air Force fire fighter assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing, conducts fire line training with South African firefighters at the Table Mountain Newlands Fire Base in Cape Town, South Africa on May 2, 2019. Four Airmen spent April 29 to May 5 in Cape Town, South Africa as part of an exchange under the State Partnership Program.
2nd Lt. Daniel Perez, a military intelligence officer assigned to the Headquarters Company, 50th Regional Support Group (RSG), discusses assignments to subordinate units with Staff Sgt. Nakia McCallum at the 50th RSG’s Emergency Operations Center in Homestead during the Florida National Guard’s annual hurricane readiness exercise. This was Perez’ first hurricane exercise since receiving his commission in 2018.
New York Army and Air National Guard personnel conduct sandbagging operations near Sodus Point, N.Y. on May 7, 2019
Bill Ehler, Capewell Aerial Systems business development manager, left, provides instruction on the virtual loadmaster training system (VLTS) to Staff Sgt. Chad Warren March 29, 2019 at Bradley Air National Guard Base, Conn. The development of this first-of-its-kind training system was a collaborative effort between the 103rd Airlift Wing and Capewell Aerial Systems.