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U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Brad Owens, director of joint staff for the South Carolina National Guard, and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Scott Lambe, assistant adjutant general for air, South Carolina National Guard, place a wreath at the South Carolina Armed Forces Memorial at the South Carolina State House, Dec. 10, 2018.  The wreath is placed to honor the service men and women who served in the Armed Forces and made the ultimate sacrifice.
New York Army National Guard Maj.Robert Freed poses with a mock M-4 and block of wood replicating a radio handset, as photos of his pose are taken at Studio EIS in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 15, 2018. Freed is one of six New York National Guard Soldiers who served as models for life-size figures that will be part of two exhibits at the National Museum of the United States Army when it opens in 2020. The figure Freed served as a model is of a platoon leader in Afghanistan calling for air support.
Cpl. Francisco Ramos Rivera was an MIA from the Korean War. He was identified in 2017 and returned home to his family for burial at the Puerto Rico National Cemetery in Bayamon. A Puerto Rico Army National Guard honor guard participated.
Members of the Seattle Fire Department participated in a training exercise with the Washington Army National Guard aviators doing personnel movement on UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.
Indiana National Guard Staff Sgt. LeeAnn Boaz, an instrumentalist with the 38th Infantry Division Band, poses with her bassoon on March 10, 2018.
Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnais, Michigan National Guard adjutant general, speaks at the Northern Strike 19 Initial Planning Conference (IPC), Fort Custer Training Center, Mich., Dec. 4, 2018
Army Pfc. Michael Makowski, with the South Carolina Army National Guard's D Company, 1st Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment, launches an RQ-11B Raven in Bucksport, South Carolina, during Hurricane Florence response operations, Sept. 26, 2018. The unmanned aircraft system assists Army Guard units in gathering situational awareness of disaster scenes and sharing that information with other Guard elements, emergency officials and first responders.
Alicia Stayonovich smiles for a photo with her brother, Travis Sparrow, in their parents’ home in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Now a staff sergeant in the Ohio Air National Guard, Stoyanovich works as a criminal analyst for the Ohio Counterdrug Task Force, a job she takes personally as her brother fought drug addiction for several years before ultimately suffering a fatal heroin overdose in 2015.
Staff Sgt. Alicia Stayonovich, a criminal analyst for the Ohio Counterdrug Task Force, tracks drug trafficking patterns as part of her work with Homeland Security Investigations, an arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in Cincinnati. Stayonovich, who provides real-time intelligence and analysis for HSI agents in the field, takes a personal interest in helping remove drugs from the street as her brother died of a heroin overdose in 2015.
New York Army National Guard Command Sgt. Major David Piwowarski and Brig. Gen. John Adonie, render honors to President Martin Van Buren, the 8th president of the United States, during a Dec. 5, 2018 ceremony at his gravesite at Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery in Kinderhook, N.Y.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kristin Northrup, a survey team chief, and Spc. Sean Murray, a survey team member, assigned to the 2nd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (CST), New York National Guard, move to inspect, scan and catalog the contents of a simulated bomb maker's vehicle during a hazardous materials exercise with the City of Kingston Fire Department in Kingston, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2018.
Maj. Joshua Behsudi, Mobilization Augmentation Command branch chief, hands Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan an invitation to the state funeral for 41st U.S. President George H.W. Bush prior to departing to the Washington National Cathedral Dec. 5, 2018.
District of Columbia National Guard Soldiers create a security barrier using light medium tactical vehicles in front of the Washington National Cathedral prior to the state funeral for 41st U.S. President George H.W. Bush, Dec. 5, 2018.
During a meeting in Sarajevo, Bosnia, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Linda Singh, left, the adjutant general of the Maryland National Guard, presents Bosnia- Herzegovina army Lt. Gen. Senad Mašović, chief of the joint staff of the armed forces of Bosnia-Herzegovina, a gift commemorating the 15-year partnership between the Maryland Guard and the Bosnia-Herzegovina armed forces as part of the Department of Defense’s State Partnership Program, Nov. 28, 2018.
West Virginia Army National Guard Master Sgt. Ricky Baker discusses preventative maintenance checks and services of the M1165 HMMWV Nov. 28, 2018, with Peruvian Army maintenance personnel during a Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) mission held in Lima, Peru.
Korean War missing Soldier Army Pfc. John Martin returned home for burial with full military honors December 2, 2018 following his positive identification by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) in September 2018.
New York Army National Guard Soldiers in the Honor Guard fold the U.S. flag during a funeral service for Pfc. John Martin in Schuylerville, N.Y., Dec. 2, 2018. Martin had gone missing in action during the Korean War at the battle of Chosin Reservoir. His family finally received his body after 68 years as listed missing.
Army Brig. Gen. Janeen L. Birckhead, the Maryland Army National Guard’s assistant adjutant general for Army, attend the 13th Bosnia and Herzegovina armed forces celebration in Sarajevo, Nov. 30, 2018.
Col. John Andonie, chief of staff for the New York Army National Guard, pins Chief Warrant Officer 3 Albert Thiem, electronic warfare officer for the 42nd Infantry Division,during his promotion ceremony at the Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters in Latham, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2018.
Members of the 176th Wing  performed an aerial damage assessment in a C-130J Combat King II Nov. 30, 2018, over south central, Alaska, following the earthquake that hit the Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna Valley areas. In a matter of hours, members of the Alaska Air National Guard's Maintenance and Operation groups turned a planned community engagement into an aerial survey of earthquake damage, reporting findings to the State of Alaska's Joint Operations Center.