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Left to right, Staff Sgt. Kyle Waller of the Illinois National Guard’s Company B, 238th General Support Aviation Battalion; Staff Sgt. Anthony Bearoff of the Pennsylvania National Guard’s Company B, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion; Staff Sgt. Robert Prigel, an instructor at the Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Site; Chief Warrant Officer 4 Kyle Kephart, an instructor pilots at EAATS; and Ron Henry, also an instructor pilot at EAATS, in front of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter on Muir Army Airfield at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., May 25, 2022. (This photo was altered to obscure an ID card)
Soldiers from the Arizona Army National Guard’s 222nd Transportation Company returned home after hauling approximately 2 million pounds of munitions over 5,100 miles of desert, mountains and plains to support the U.S. Army’s Operation Patriot Press.
Soldiers from the Arizona Army National Guard’s 222nd Transportation Company returned home after hauling approximately 2 million pounds of munitions over 5,100 miles of desert, mountains and plains to support the U.S. Army’s Operation Patriot Press.
A crew member of the sailboat Namah heads out in a small boat to pick up medical supplies dropped from a New York Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing HC-130J Combat King plane May 20, 2022. The Airmen flew 1,200 miles to locate the boat and get supplies to a crew member who had suffered severe burns.
Loadmasters assigned to the 106th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard prepare to toss medical supplies out of an HC-130J Combat King II search and rescue aircraft to the crew of a sailboat 1,200 miles east of Long Island in the Atlantic Ocean May 20, 2022, in this video capture image. The wing dropped medical supplies to the crew of the Namah to treat a crewmember with serious burns.
Oregon Air National Guard Airmen with the 125th Special Tactics Squadron work alongside paramedics to prepare two patients for transport near Boise, Idaho, May 15, 2022. After completing a day of small arms training, the Oregon Airmen were in a convoy heading to Gowen Field, Idaho, when they witnessed an accident that injured two people on a motorcycle.
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III loaded with 78,000 pounds of infant formula flies to Indianapolis International Airport, Indiana, May 22, 2022. U.S. Transportation Command expeditiously coordinated across federal agencies, including the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration, to support President Joe Biden’s direction to conduct Operation Fly Formula.
Senior Airman Jolan Besse, 721st Aerial Port Squadron loadmaster, assists Airmen as they load infant formula onto a C-17 Globemaster lll aircraft assigned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 22, 2022. The formula arrived from Switzerland as part of the U.S. government’s Operation Fly Formula to rapidly transport infant formula to the United States due to critical shortages there.
A Nebraska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter drops water from a 780-gallon bucket onto a smoldering hot spot near Arapahoe, Nebraska, April 9, 2022. National Guard units throughout the nation have been fighting wildfires already, before the traditional start of the wildfire season in June.
Members of the Idaho Army National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st of the 148th Field Artillery Regiment, conducted air medical evacuation and casualty treatment with members of Detachment 1, Company Golf, 1st of the 168th General Support Aviation Battalion at the Orchard Combat Training CenterMay 17, 2022.
Members of the Idaho Army National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st of the 148th Field Artillery Regiment, conduct air medical evacuation and casualty treatment with members of Detachment 1, Company Golf, 1st of the 168th General Support Aviation Battalion, at the Orchard Combat Training Center May 17, 2022.
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 157th Fighter Squadron, South Carolina Air National Guard, undergoes maintenance on the flight line during exercise Sentry Savannah 22-1 at the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Georgia, May 11, 2022.
Two U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 149th Fighter Squadron, Virginia Air National Guard, arrive at the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Georgia, during exercise Sentry Savannah 22-1 May 12, 2022. Sentry Savannah is the Air National Guard’s premier counter air exercise.
An F-15 Eagle assigned to the 125th Fighter Wing, Florida Air National Guard, flies over the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Georgia, during exercise Sentry Savannah 22-1 May 12, 2022. Sentry Savannah is the Air National Guard’s premier counter air exercise, encompassing 10 units of fourth- and fifth- generation fighter aircraft.
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, visits with Hawaii Army National Guard members, Maui, Hawaii, March 5, 2022. Hokanson testified May 24, 2022, before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense about operations of the Air and Army National Guard.
Two F-15C Eagles from the 144th Fighter Wing and two F-22 Raptors from the 3rd Fighter Wing prepare to take off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 18, 2022, during an Aerospace Control Alert training scramble. It has been almost a decade since F-15 Eagles have sat alert in the region, protecting the airspace of the United States and Canada.
A ceremonial groundbreaking is held May 19, 2022, for an energy resilience project at Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, California. From left: Stephanie Kline, project director, and Robert Hughes, executive director, both with the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives; Robert Smith, president of Bright Canyon Energy; Paul Farnan, principal deputy, assistant Secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment; U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Refugio Rosas, from the 40th Infantry Division, California Army National Guard; Anthony Marasa, project manager with Bright Canyon Energy; and Lt. Col. Manju Vig, garrison commander of Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos.
Alabama Air National Guard Master Sgt. Nathan Friday refuels a KC-135 Stratotanker the day before a joint midair refueling exercise with the 117th Air Refueling Wing and Romanian Air
Force in Bucharest, Romania, May 16, 2022. The Alabama Guard and Romania are partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.
Staff Sgt. Brian Goergen, an explosives ordnance disposal technician from the 434th Air Refueling Wing, Grissom ARB, Ind., uncovers potential explosives during a training event May 18, 2022, at Fort McCoy, Wis. Airmen, Marines and Soldiers from a range of units and career fields participated in the Audacious Warrior exercise with participation.
Command Sgt. Maj. Joshua Brown, senior enlisted adviser of the 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, hugs nurse Jackie Brames while Dr. Lawrence H. Einhorn embraces them. Brown was awarded the Legion of Merit at the Indiana University Health Cancer Pavilion May 12, 2022, and gave the medal to Einhorn as thanks for treating him for cancer 24 years earlier.