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David Kauffman, the civilian advisor to the uniformed command inspector general, was awarded the new Pennsylvania Meritorious Service Medal April 15, 2019, by the adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Anthony Carrelli. Kauffman won the Department of the Army Inspector General (DAIG) of the year competition for 2018.
New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, fire a Squad Automatic Weapon at Camp Santiago, Puerto Rico, on  April 13, 2019. While in Puerto Rico the Soldiers honed their fighting skills by practicing short-range marksmanship techniques.
Members of the oldest military units in the nation, the 101st Engineers, the 101st Field Artillery, the 181st Infantry and the 182nd Infantry gathered for the 382nd Salem Muster on Salem Common, April. 13, 2019, just as the same units did in 1637.
Students from Schenectady County Schools spent the day at Stratton ANGB learning about destructive decisions on April 16, 2019.
Col. Harlie Bodine, commander of the 611th Air and Space Operations Center, U.S. Air Force, spent the day with the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard's rescue squadrons during an immersion flight, Nov. 24, in and around the JBER area.
Spc. Daniel Dellisola and Pvt. Haley MacDonald, 747th Military Police Company Soldiers, support state and local law enforcement during the 123rd Boston Marathon April 15, 2019, in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. More than 500 members of the Massachusetts National Guard provided support during the marathon.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Shavonne Hinds pins a Boston Marathon race bib to her leg. She was among several Guard members who participated in the event in uniform.
Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., right, Ohio adjutant general, shakes hands with Col. Saša Milutinović, chief of religion section of the Serbian Armed Forces, April 5, 2019, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. This was Milutinović’s first visit to Ohio, as part of the Ohio-Serbia pairing through the State Partnership Program.
Maj. Gen. Luis Gutiérrez, Delegate to the Inter-American Board (IADB) of Defense Organization of the United States, listens to a brief on the West Virginia National Guard's domestic response and State Emergency Operations Center capabilities by Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, WVNG adjutant general, Apr. 9, 2019 at the WVNG Joint Forces Headquarters in Charleston.
A single-engine Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six crash-landed about 35 miles northeast of Bethel, April 11, 2019. Soldiers with the Alaska Army National Guard's 207th Aviation Battalion rescued the four survivors and transported them to Bethel, a coastal community in western Alaska that sits along the Kuskokwim River, inside the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge.
Alaska National Guardsmen take off March 12, 2019, for a rescue mission  from Bryant Army Airfield on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Another Black Hawk crew rescued four people whose airplane crashed near Bethel on April 11.
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Bill Draper of the Kentucky Joint Force Headquarters shares a quick laugh with Keith Wichmann of the John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory after a lecture at Cyber Shield 19 held at Camp Atterbury, Ind., April 8, 2019.  Draper was enlisted in the Army for 18 years before starting his career as a chaplain in 2004; he has 37 years of service.
Alaska Air National Guardsmen with the 210th Rescue Squadron prepare to conduct aerial gunnery training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 19, 2019. A helicopter from the same unit was involved in rescuing an injured skier April 10, 2019.
A ground-based interceptor missile launched by the Colorado Army National Guard's 100th Missile Defense Brigade heads skyward to intercept an incoming target missile during a training mission at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., in 2008. Based at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., the brigade is the only unit of its type in the National Guard and has a detachment at Vandenberg and subordinate units at Fort Greely, Alaska.
Oklahoma Army National Guards members with Headquarters Company, 271st Brigade Support Battalion, 45th Field Artillery Brigade, use a virtual system, known as the Virtual Battle Space III (VBS3), April 6, 2019, in order to train as a team in virtual scenarios in preparation for an upcoming Exportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC), Operation Western Strike.
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Command Sgt. Maj. Perlisa Wilson, left, the Maryland National Guard's senior enlisted leader, accepts the noncommissioned officer's saber from Army Maj. Gen. Linda Singh, the adjutant general of the Maryland Guard, during a ceremony at the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore, Md., where Wilson formally took on the duties of her position, Dec. 8, 2018.
Newly appointed Warrant Officer Natalie Wamsley salutes her husband, Chief Warrant Officer Ronald Wamsley, during a commissioning ceremony in Frankfort, Ky., March 19, 2019. Wamsley completed warrant officer candidate school March 1 while battling cancer.
An M973A1 Small Unit Support Vehicle, aka SUSV, clad in emergency lights and digital camouflage, claws its way through the snow at Taylor Park Reservoir near Gunnison, Colo., March 15, 2010. The SUSV, which is capable of traversing almost any terrain, is the primary vehicle used by the Colorado Army National Guard’s Snow Response Team. Such vehicles are on standby if needed during the latest storm.
Soldiers with the 225th Engineer Brigade practice boat rescue operations during a Disaster Relief Exercise in Sterlington, Louisiana, April 6, 2019. The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness coordinated various training sites across the state with the LANG to train with various federal, state and local partners who work together during disaster response efforts.