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  • 109th Airlift Wing mission brief Dec. 29, 2016

    109th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard mission brief video. Video by Airman 1st Class Jamie Spaulding

  • Operation Santa Claus Dec. 14, 2016

    New Hampshire Air National Guardsmen load almost 3,000 gifts onto vehicles during Operation Santa Claus, Concord, N.H., Dec. 14, 2016. The gifts will be distributed across the state to the Department of Health and Human Services for further dispution to families in need during the holiday season. Video by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Vezeau

  • Alaska National Guard Birthday Message Dec. 13, 2016

    The Alaska National Guard congratulates the National Guard of the United States on the 380th anniversary of its formation. Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Bellerive

  • National Guard 380th Birthday Dec. 12, 2016

    South Carolina National Guard celebrates the National Guards 380th birthday. Video by Capt. Brian Hare

  • Happy 380th Birthday, National Guard! Dec. 8, 2016

    Answering the call since 1636. Happy 380th Birthday, National Guard! #Guard380. Video by 1st Lt. Leanna Litsch

  • Arkansas National Guard provides assistance at Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary ceremony Dec. 7, 2016

    Cadets from the Arkansas National Guards' Youth ChalleNGe program, along with members of the Arkansas National Guard, provide assistance at the Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary ceremony, on Wednesday, in North Little Rock. Youth ChalleNGe Cadets were responsible for setting up the event and offered assistance to those in attendance. Two Black Hawk helicopters conducted an aerial salute during the ceremony. Video by Sgt. Stephen Wright

  • Gatlinburg Fire Nov. 29, 2016

    Aerial and ground footage of the fires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee shot on Tuesday, 29 November 2016. Video by Staff Sgt. William Jones

  • A Native Guard Nov. 15, 2016

    The Oklahoma National Guard has created a feature celebrating diverse cultures, traditions and history. "A Native Guard" highlights Native Americans within the Oklahoma National Guard for Native American Heritage Month. Video by 1st Lt. Leanna Litsch and Staff Sgt. Christopher Bruce

  • Honoring Veterans Nov. 7, 2016

    Veterans Day was established by Congress in 1954 to honor all veterans, and replaced Armistice Day, which was established in 1938 to honor veterans of WWI. Today, we care for wounded, injured and ill veterans at more than 1,200 health care facilities made up of 168 medical centers and more than 1,000 outpatient clinics across the country. When Veterans Day rolls around, don’t just ask thank a veteran, ask them their story. Video by Staff Sgt. Danette Bruton

  • Florida National Guard participates in 3rd annual Florida Cyber Security conference Oct. 25, 2016

    The Florida National Guard attended the 3rd annual Florida Cyber Security Conference in Tampa, Florida on Oct. 25. The event not only provided a way to test network defense skills, but conceded perfectly with Cyber Security Awareness Month. Video by Pfc. Orion Oettel

  • North Carolina National Guard Hurricane Matthew rescue and relief operations Oct. 15, 2016

    North Carolina National Guardsmen and emergency services assist in rescue and relief efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina, October, 2016. More than 600 North Carolina National Guard troops and nearly 200 high water and rescue vehicles have been activated. Video by Sgt. Jamar Pugh

  • North Carolina National Guard Hurricane Matthew B-roll Oct. 10, 2016

    NCNG Soldiers have conducted over 60 air rescues with the North Carolina Helicopter and Aquatic Rescue Team (NCHART) since Saturday and well over 100 water rescues assisting the NC Emergency Management Services in the aftermath Hurricane Matthew. Video by Sgt. Jamar Pugh

  • South Carolina Guard rescue residents from Nichols Oct. 10, 2016

    Members of South Carolina National Guard’s 1053rd Transportation Company drive LMTVs through deep water carrying dozens of evacuees from the flooded town of Nichols, S.C. on Oct. 10, 2016. The Guardsmen, including SCNG State Command Sergeant Major Russell A. Vickery, partnered with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, the S.C. Highway Patrol and local fire and emergency agencies in a joint, domestic operation that mitigated the immediate threat posed by Hurricane Matthew’s wind and rain. Video by Master Sgt. Carl Clegg

  • South Carolina Guard aid first responders during Hurricane Matthew Oct. 8, 2016

    Members of the South Carolina National Guard navigate flooded streets to aid first responders as they evacuate a person experiencing a medical emergency during Hurricane Matthew. SGT Hunter Watts, 1178th Forward Support Company, SCNG, talks about his experience taking care of his neighbors. Video by Master Sgt. Carl Clegg

  • Flooding from Hurricane Matthew Oct. 8, 2016

    Flooding along Route 501 between Conway, S.C. and Aynor, S.C. LMTV driver is Sgt. Nathan Allen, 133rd Military Police Company, SCNG. Video by Master Sgt. Carl Clegg

  • Florida National Guard staging at Camp Blanding Oct. 6, 2016

    Soldiers and Airmen from the Florida National Guard are staging at Camp Blanding as part of the 3,500 troops activated by Governor Rick Scott. The 164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade's 3-116th are preparing their vehicles and supplies as Soldiers and Airmen move into the Joint Operations Center to help move those assets where they're needed once the storm passes. Video by A J Artley

  • South Carolina National Guard arrive to support Hurricane Matthew response efforts Oct. 5, 2016

    U.S. Soldiers with Detachment 1, Bravo Company, 2-238 General Support Aviation Battalion, South Carolina Army National Guard, stage CH-47 Chinook helicopters at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., during a statewide response to Hurricane Matthew, Oct. 5, 2016. Approximately 1,400 South Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were activated Oct. 4, 2016. Their primary mission is supporting state and county emergency management agencies and local first responders with coastal evacuations and any services or resources needed to assist the citizens of South Carolina after Governor Nikki Haley declared a State of Emergency. Hurricane Matthew peaked as a Category 4 hurricane in the Caribbean and is projected to pass along the S.C. coast. Video by Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder

  • Alaska Air Guardsmen rescue man from submerged truck in Cache Creek Aug. 29, 2016

    Members of the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, and 212th Rescue Squadrons, and the California Air National Guard’s 130th Rescue Squadron rescued a man who was washed downriver in his truck about 25 miles west of Talkeetna Friday, Aug. 26. Air National Guard assets were deployed for the mission, including an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter with two pararescuemen onboard and an MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft, which provided aerial refueling in support of the mission. The distressed individual was hoisted from the partially submerged vehicle and released uninjured. Video by Courtesy

  • Louisiana National Guard summer flood response Guard Minute Aug. 18, 2016

    Louisiana National Guard's feature, the Guard Minute, highlighting response efforts in the first few days following historic flooding throughout southern Louisiana. Music from apmmusic.com Video by Spc. Joe Boals

  • The ChalleNGe Part Five: Graduation Aug. 17, 2016

    Video The ChalleNGe: Episode Five concludes with Graduation from Maryland's Freestate Youth Challenge Academy. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Adam Fischman

  • Louisiana National Guard helps residents evacuate flood area Aug. 15, 2016

    Video B-roll of Louisiana National Guard Soldiers assisting residents tok evacuate from flooded areas in Denham Springs, La. and adjacent areas along Interstate Highway 12. Sound bite by Robert Charles Witt, Denham Springs resident. Video by Spc. Joe Boals

  • Louisiana National Guard high water rescues Aug. 14, 2016

    B-roll of the Louisiana National Guard Soldiers perform high water rescues in response to flooding in Baton Rouge, LA. Footage includes residents assisted on to Louisiana National Guard trucks on Airline Highway. Video by Staff Sgt. Michael Farrar

  • The ChalleNGe Part Four: Academics Aug. 09, 2016

    The ChalleNGe: Episode Four focuses on academics, trade schools, and community service at Maryland's Freestate Youth Challenge Academy. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Adam Fischman

  • The ChalleNGe Part Three: Cadre Aug. 03, 2016

    The ChalleNGe episode three focuses on the cadre at Maryland's Freestate Youth Challenge Academy. The Freestate ChalleNGe Academy provides instruction based on each cadet’s personal needs in order to prepare the cadet to take Maryland’s General Education Development (GED) exam. Classes are in the five areas tested on the GED certification exam; math, science, social studies, literature, and writing skills/ essay. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Adam Fischman

  • Indiana Guardsmen and Slovak Republic's Armed Forces participate in Operation Warthog July 25, 2016

    Indiana National Guard Soldiers and Airmen spent over 17 days strengthening and maintaining the bond with the Slovak Republic's Army and Air Force. Members of the 122nd Fighter Wing, 181st Intelligence Wing's Joint Terminal Air Controllers and D Company, Company D 151st Infantry Regiment's Long Range Surveillance participated in Operation Slovak Warthog, July 2016. This training also further builds the robust State Partnership Indiana and Slovakia have held for over 20 years. Slovak Warthog is a subset of the larger Operation Atlantic Resolve, which is a resounding example of our unfailing dedication to our NATO allies, demonstrating our commitment to European security and stability. Video by Sgt. Ramon Baty, Indiana National Guard

  • The ChalleNGe Part Two: Settling In July 26, 2016

    The ChalleNGe refers to the lifestyle at the Maryland National Guard's Freestate Youth ChalleNGe Academy. Participants live and work in a controlled quasi-military environment, encouraging teamwork and personal growth. A 12-month post-residential phase focuses on helping enroll graduates in continued education, technical school programs or entry-level employment. During the post-residential phase, students are assisted by at least one trained mentor from the community for further development. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Adam Fischman

  • The ChalleNGe Part One: Zero Day July 14, 2016

    The ChalleNGe refers to the lifestyle at the Maryland National Guard's Freestate Youth ChalleNGe Academy. Part of the National Guard-sponsored Youth Challenge Program, the Freestate Academy is a tuition-free program which offers at-risk adolescents 16 to 18 years old an opportunity to change their future for the better by providing the skills, education and self-discipline needed to become responsible, productive citizens. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Adam Fischman

  • State Partnership Program: Peruvian officials visit affected flooding areas in W.Va. July 13, 2016

    Peruvian officials visited affected flooding areas in West Virginia as part of their West Virginia National Guard/Peru State Partnership Program. Officials were escorted through disaster areas and emergency response centers to exchange ideas and better prepare for disasters in Lima and surrounding communities. Video by Officer Candidate James Mason

  • Colorado National Guard responds to Cold Springs Fire July 11, 2016

    Colorado Army National Guard Black hawk and Chinook helicopters based at Boulder, CO municipal airport are helping to fight the Cold Springs fire near Nederland, CO. Each carry a “Bambi Bucket” to dip water from Barker reservoir to drop onto hot spots or edges of fire lines. Video by Tech. Sgt. Kevin Coulter

  • RI National Guard Soldiers Assist West Virginia National Guard during flood clean-up efforts June 27, 2016

    Soldiers from Rhode Island National Guard's 861st Engineer Company are assisting the West Virginia National Guard in the flood clean-up efforts. The engineers remained in West Virginia following their annual training at Camp Dawson in Kingwood, W.Va. to assist after record-breaking floods severely impacted many areas of the state. Video by Officer Candidate James Mason

  • Texas engineers conduct wet gap crossing June 21, 2016

    Guard Engineers with the 386th Engineer Battalion, 176th Engineer Brigade, worked alongside members of the Armáda České republiky (Czech Army) and the 20th Engineer Battalion this week at Fort Hood-Army Base. The training included a full-scale demonstration of a wet gap crossing at Lumberjack River. Video by 1st Sgt. Daniel Griego

  • National Guard SPP accelerates Exercise Anakonda June 17, 2016

    Illinois Army National Guard accelerates Exercise Anaconda with their long standing relationship with Poland as state partners through the State Partnership Program. This Polish led joint, combined exercise that took place in various locations throughout Poland included more than 1,200 National Guard members from a variety of states, the Army's active component, Reserve Component, and other allied forces to build security, readiness, and interoperability across Europe and between combined forces. Video includes the Polish President, the Secretary of the Army, and General Officers from both the Active Component Army and the Army National Guard. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Adam Fischman

  • Minnesota and Croatia celebrate 20 years of partnership June 10, 2016

    Members of the Minnesota Army National Guard’s Camp Ripley-based 851st Vertical Engineer Company and the Civil Engineer Squadrons from the Minnesota Air National Guard’s 133rd Airlift Wing and 148th Fighter Wing have sent a number of troops to help with the labor intensive task of the timely remodel. The Guardsmen are working with the Croatian Army Engineering Horizontal Construction Company for this project funded by the Humanitarian and Civic Assistance Program. Video by Tech. Sgt. Lynette Olivares

  • Rescue team lowers casualty from tower May 21, 2016

    (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive) train for disaster response at the North Metro Fire Protection District Training Center. Operation depicts the rescue of a life-size dummy with a broken leg from a 30 foot shipping container standing on it's end. Work space is 8' X 8' with an angle iron safety rail around it. SB1 Aaron Crossett, South Metro Fire Rescue, near Denver Colorado. SB2 Sergeant Shelby Rosen, 3650th Maintenance Co, CERFP, Colorado Army National Guard also shown, SrA Casey Schoff, 140th Medical Group, Colorado Air National Guard Sergeant Brian Roche, 3650th Maintenance Co, CERFP. Video By Tech. Sgt. Kevin Coulter

  • The Army Guard Sullivan Cup Story May 09, 2016

    A tank crew with the North Carolina Army National Guard was named the Army’s best tank crew, taking first place in the biennial Sullivan Cup Precision Gunnery Competition at Fort Benning, Georgia. This video portrays their story during the 2016 Sullivan Cup and is narrated by North Carolina Army National Guard Spc. Brandon Sinor and 1st Lt. John Dupre. Video By SFC Adam Fischman, NGB Public Affairs

  • Army Guard Sullivan Cup 2016 May 06, 2016

    The North Carolina Army National Guard team moves into the final round with a current first place standing. Here is a highlight of the two Army National Guard tank crews competing head-to-head against the best armored tank crews across the U.S. and Canadian Forces at Fort Benning, Georgia to determine who will win the Sullivan Cup. Video by SFC Adam Fischman, NGB Public Affairs

  • Army Guard tank crews compete for Sulivan Cup May 03, 2016

    Two Army National Guard tank crews are competing head-to-head against the best armored tank crews across the U.S. and Canadian Forces at Fort Benning, Georgia to determine who will win the Sullivan Cup. The competition is both physically and mentally demanding, evaluating competitors in tank crew maneuver, sustainment, and gunnery skills. Video by SFC Adam Fischman, NGB Public Affairs

  • New York Guard Airmen build a snow runway in the arctic April 26, 2016

    Eight Airmen from the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing spent two weeks carving a snow and ice “ski-way” on this uninhabited High Arctic Island so ski-equipped LC-130s could transport supplies in support of the Canadian Forces Operation Nunalivut, 2016. Video by Airman 1st Class Jamie Spaulding, New York National Guard

  • Mississippi Guardsman pays tribute to fallen Soldier April 21, 2016

    During the Best Warrior Competition in March, Staff Sgt. Gerald Peck motivated himself by carrying something special with him - the combat patch of Staff Sgt. Alex Toups, a Mississippi Army National Guardsman who was supposed to be at the competition, but passed away unexpectedly. Peck is currently competing at the regional level for Best Warrior and continues to carry the patch in honor of Toups. Video by Staff Sgt. Tim Morgan, JFH-Public Affairs Office

  • C. Company 7-158 dust training April 21, 2016

    Oregon Army National Guard aviators with C. Company 7-158 conduct dust landing training at the BIAK training site outside of Redmond, Oregon. Video by Tech. Sgt. Jason Van Mourik

  • Army National Guard's 2016 Best Ranger experience April 19, 2016

    An action overview of the 3-day competition that resulted in an Army National Guard 1st place at the 33rd Annual Best Ranger Competition 2016 at Fort Benning, Georgia. Video by SFC Adam Fischman, NGB Public Affairs

  • National Guard Best Ranger Competitors cross final finish line April 17, 2016

    Teams 47, 48, and 49 cross the final finish line during the Buddy Run event at the Best Ranger Competition April 17, 2016 at Fort Benning, GA. Team 47 includes CPT Robert Killian of the Colorado Army National Guard and Staff Sgt. Erich Friedlein of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Team 48 includes CPT Jose Moreno and Sgt. First Class Class Troy Conrad. Team 49 includes Sgt. First Class Jonathan Knea and Staff Sgt. Luke Katz. Video by SFC Adam Fischman, NGB Public Affairs

  • Best Ranger Competition 2016 underway April 16, 2016

    51 total two-man teams are competing head-to-head to determine who will be the 2016 best Rangers. The three-day competition commenced April 15th at Fort Benning, GA and will challenge competitors with a series of challenging obstacles and events.Video by SFC Adam Fischman, NGB Public Affairs

  • National Guard Rangers Ready For 33rd Annual Competition April 7, 2016

    These Army National Guard Rangers have been training at Fort Benning for months in preparation for April's Department of the Army Best Ranger Competition. The 33rd annual competition stacks the best of the best rangers across the Army components against one another to determine which Ranger team is the best. The competition will take place April 15-17 at Fort Benning, Georgia. Video by Staff Sgt. Adam Fischman and Staff Sgt. Darron Salzer

  • Guard Members ramp up training for Best Ranger April 5, 2016

    As the Department of the Army's Best Ranger Competition approaches, National Guard Soldiers are ramping up their final training April 5, 2016 at the National Guard's Warrior Training Center at Fort Benning, GA. This year marks the 33rd annual Best Ranger Competition. It will take place April 15-17. Video by Staff Sgt. Darron Salzer

  • Kansas National Guard fights Anderson Creek Fire with flight March 26-27, 2016

    Four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters piloted and crewed by Kansas Army National Guard Soldiers joined the Anderson Creek wildfire fight March 26. The helicopters arrived in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, March 26 and dropped approximately 124 buckets of water, equating to an estimated total of more than 68,000 gallons, on active flames and hot spots as directed by incident officials March 26-27. According to the Kansas Forest Service, the Anderson Creek Fire is the largest in state history. Video by Sgt. Zach Sheely

  • Kansas National Guard joins Anderson Creek fire fight March 26, 2016

    Four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters piloted and crewed by Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation Regiment (two from Army Aviation Support Facility #2, Salina, Kansas and two from Army Aviation Support Facility #1, Topeka), Kansas Army National Guard, joined the Anderson Creek wildfire fight March 26. The helicopters arrived in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, saturday morning, and are dropping water from Bambi Buckets™ on active flames and hot spots as directed by incident officials. Video by Sgt. Zach Sheely

  • Washington National Guard and Charlie Company March 17, 2016

    A Washington National Guard Chinook helicopter crew provided air lift support to Charlie Company, 52nd Infantry Regiment (Long Range Surveillance) as they conducted helo cast training on American Lake outside of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Jason Kriess

  • National Guard Assists Flood Fight with Black hawk rescue March 10, 2016

    Louisiana National Black hawk from Fox Co. 2-135th General Aviation Battalion, recues La. citizens stranded in floodwaters in Winnfield, La., during flood response operations. Courtesy Video

  • Louisiana Guardsmen conduct search and rescue in Bossier City March 9, 2016

    Video B-Roll of Soldiers with the Louisiana National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 108th Cavalry Regiment conducting search and rescue operations in Bossier City, La using high water vehicles. Video by Staff Sgt. David Kirtland

  • Best Warrior Competition - 2016 Mississippi Army National Guard March 4, 2016

    VA video trailer tribute to the 2016 Best Warrior Competition, Mississippi Army National Guard. Video by Staff Sgt. Tim Morgan, JFH-Public Affairs

  • Joint Sling Load Training Feb. 29, 2016

    U.S. Army Soldiers from the Army Reserve's 404th Civil Affairs Battalion sling load cargo onto New Jersey Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopters at Coyle Drop Zone, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Video by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht

  • Arkansas National Guard Best Warrior 2016 Feb. 13, 2016

    Ten Arkansas National Guard soldiers gathered this week to compete against one another and win the title of Best Warrior. The 2016 Arkansas National Guard Best Warrior for the NCOs is Staff Sgt. Josh Loar. The winner for the Junior Enlisted was Spc. Benjamin Mitchell. Video by Sgt. Katherine Gray

  • Texas Best Warrior Competition 2016 Feb. 07, 2016

    Texas Military Department Air and Army Guardsmen, Army reservist and Chilean military members gather at Camp Swift, Texas, for a three-day event meant to test their mental and physical strength. Video by Tech. Sgt. Tamara Dabney

  • D.C. Guard Responds to Winter’s Awakening; Winter Storm Jonas Jan. 22-25, 2016

    Approximately 170 D.C. Guardsmen were activated to support the District of Columbia during a state of emergency for extreme winter weather conditions. Military tactical vehicles helped to transport emergency personnel and supplies. Video by Staff Sgt. Ashley Bowman