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Staff Sgt. William Rudd, 1175th Military Police Co., facilitates a presentation on taking DNA evidence with Staff Sgt. Jaymes Dooley (1139th MP Co.), serving as a demonstrator. The presentation was part of a crime scene investigation subject matter expert exchange between Missouri National Guard Soldiers and members of Panama's law enforcement and protection agencies. The Missouri National Guard has partnered with the country of Panama since 1996 under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.
Capt. Richard Sambolin, a team member of the Missouri National Guard’s State Partnership Program with the country of Panama, shows the different features of an emergency response vehicle during a tour of the Cooper Drive Armory, home of the 7th Civil Support Team, Jefferson City, Missouri, in May 2015.
U.S. Army Soldiers with Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont Army National Guard, perform a live-fire training lane, Ethan Allen Firing Range, Jericho, Vermont, July 16, 2020. The live-fire range was conducted as part of their annual training.
Army Specialist Arthur Allen, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment of the New York National Guard, fires an M240B machine gun from a hovering UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter at Fort Drum, New York, April 28, 2022, during annual training. The battalion is preparing to mobilize in June and deploy to Kuwait.
Maj. Gen. Steve Danner, then-adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard, at a ceremony in Panama City, Panama, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Missouri National Guard's State Partnership relationship with Panama in March 2016.
Staff Sgt. Josh Poticha, crew chief with 157th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 157th Air Refueling Wing, is coined by visiting Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, at Pease Air National Guard Base in Newington, New Hampshire, May 3, 2022. Hokanson also met with adjutants general from 11 states to discuss various strategic initiatives.
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Joseph Winter, 175th Force Support Squadron commander and field grade officer adviser, speaks with Joe Grigg, CyberWinter Studios founder, about the best practices for the CyberWinter Studios program the 175th Wing will be using in the future. The CyberWinter Studios is the first funded program from the 175th Spark Cell.
Sgt. 1st Class Lance Shimamoto and his family before his deployment to Iraq in 2019. Shimamoto, a member of the Washington Army National Guard, was born in Hawaii.
Members of the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron and 154th Maintenance Squadron are joined by the deputy director of the Air National Guard and three honorable retirees April 30, 2022, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The retired Airmen were reunited with their KC-135R Stratotanker, numbered 60-0329, which they earned the McKay Trophy aboard in 1967 for responding to a cross-service emergency refueling request. Upon completion of the aircraft's final flight, 06-0329 was inducted into the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
More than 180 seventh graders experienced science through a hands-on field trip at the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area at the Idaho National Guard’s Orchard Combat Training Center April 28-29, 2022. The NCA is home to the largest and most diverse population of breeding raptors in North America and one of the only places where military training, extensive research, public land use and livestock coexist on the same land.
Cadets enrolled in the Virginia Army National Guard’s Simultaneous Membership Program participate in a three-day field training exercise April 22-24, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Approximately 70 cadets from universities across the state focused on basic warrior tasks and battle drills during the event.
A California Air National Guard C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing flies a training route during the 2022 Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems spring training in Boise, Idaho, April 29, 2022.
U.S. Air Force Capt. Alejandro Bautista readies a COVID-19 vaccination for U.S. Army Sgt Maj. Joseph Fisher at the Camp Smith Training Site Medical Readiness Clinic, N.Y., Dec.16, 2020. The New York Army National Guard was recently recognized for having the best overall medical readiness for large state forces during fiscal 2021.
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kristal Avila, health systems technician with 110th Medical Group, 110th Air Wing, Michigan Air National Guard, with Vorlor C. Ross, newborn intensive care unit nurse, and Zoe C. Giah, student nurse, at 14 Military Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, April 26, 2022. MING's State Partnership Program with Liberia was on full display as various medical units conducted a medical "best practices" exchange.
U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Gomberg, a battalion physician assistant assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Infantry Regiment, Michigan National Guard, with a cardiac patient in 14 Military Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, April 26, 2022. The man's heart stopped the day before, but MING's medical team helped hospital staff resuscitate him.
A crew chief assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing taxis an F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation aircraft assigned to the wing at the Vermont Air National Guard Base, South Burlington, Vermont, May 2, 2022. The aircraft departed to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to continue NATO’s Enhanced Air Policing mission along the eastern flank.
Lt. Col. Jennifer Ovanek, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot with the Idaho Air National Guard's 190th Fighter Squadron, conducts a preflight inspection at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, March 13, 2022.
Michigan Air National Guard leaders from various units attend a Michigan Air National Guard and Kelly Johnson Joint All-Domain Innovation Center Pitch Day, where Guard members proposed solutions to problems, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, April 14, 2022.
Connecticut National Guardsmen assigned to Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment, inspect a new UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, April 28, 2022. The acquisition of this helicopter completes the unit’s conversion from old L-model aircraft to new M-model Black Hawks.
U.S. Army Capt. Russ Reed checks the protective equipment of Staff Sgt. Jerico Witte as members of the South Dakota National Guard’s 82nd Civil Support Team and the Rapid City Fire Department conduct annual hazardous material training in Rapid City, S.D., April 29, 2021.