2022 Videos


  • 2022 National Guard Year in Review Dec.21, 2022

    In 2022, the National Guard responded to emergencies and large-scale disasters, participated in a variety of training exercises, built lasting partnerships, and tirelessly supported a nation in need. Our footprint on domestic and international events continued, highlighting our transformation from a Cold War strategic reserve to the combat reserve of the Army and the Air Force. As the year closes out, the National Guard remains ready to meet state and federal missions, and satisfy overseas security requirements. Video by Master Sgt. Amber Monio.

  • SEA Whitehead visits Poland Dec.08, 2022

    SEA Tony L. Whitehead, the senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, visited Poland Dec. 6-10, 2022, to see firsthand the innovative concepts being brought about through the state partnership program and the Air Force Research Laboratory. Whitehead met with the Lt. Col. Andrew Adamczyk, the strategic plans and policy director for the Illinois National Guard as well as other service members and civilians from Michigan and Poland to discuss the way ahead. One concept the team tested is known as Rescue Glass, a wearable headset designed to guide its user at the scene of a medical emergency by delivering instant instructions from a remotely located paramedic. Video by Master Sgt. Amber Monio.

  • Washington Guard commemorates U.S.-Canada friendship with static line jump Dec.15, 2022

    Members of the 1-168th General Support Aviation Battalion support the 78th Annual Menton Week, transporting U.S. and Canadian Soldiers for a static line jump on Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington state. Menton Week commemorates the anniversary of the combined U.S. and Canadian First Special Service Force deactivation in 1944. Video by Peter Chang.

  • Day in the Life of a Bilateral Affairs Officer Dec.12, 2022

    Capt. Derek Hayward, Indiana National Guard bilateral affairs officer, explains what it is like to serve as an Indiana Guardsman overseas in Niamey, Niger. Video by Sgt. Hannah Clifton.

  • National Guard Birthday Dec.10, 2022

    Celebrating 386 years of service. Always Ready, Always There.Video by Master Sgt. Amber Monio

  • Hawaii National Guard mobilizes to support Hawaii County during Mauna Loa eruption Dec.6, 2022

    Maj. Gen. Kenneth Hara, Hawaii adjutant general, briefs Hawaii National Guard Soldiers supporting the response to the Mauna Loa volcano eruption, Dec. 6, 2022, in Hilo. Hara also visited the Hawaii County Civil Defense Emergency Operations Center. Video by Master Sgt. Andrew Lee Jackson.

  • West Virginia National Guard conducts aerial firefighting mission Nov.10, 2022

    Aircrew members with the West Virginia National Guard's Company C., 1-150th Assault Battalion, were called in to assist the National Park Service and local responders in providing aerial fire suppression support in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in Fayetteville, West Virginia, on Nov. 10, 2022. Flying a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter and utilizing the Water Bucket delivery system, the Guard members flew 22 total sorties in their UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter and dropped approximately 13,200 gallons of water using a Water Bucket delivery system. Their efforts helped responders contain and control the blaze, which had grown to more than 200 acres and threatened local homes and businesses. Video by Master Sgt. Amber Monio/Edwin L. Wriston.

  • National Guard recognizes National Veterans and Military Families Month Nov.10, 2022

    November was first declared Military Family Month in 1996. Since then, November has been a time to acknowledge the tremendous sacrifices our military families make. They contend with separation from their families and make adjustments to new living situations and communities. Military families embody strength, resilience and courage, and the National Guard is committed to recognizing and honoring those sacrifices. During National Veterans and Military Families Month, we pay homage to the unrelenting bravery and dedication of all who wear the uniform and to the unwavering love and support of all who serve alongside them. Video by Master Sgt. Amber Monio.

  • State Partnership Spotlight Nov.8, 2022

    Episode 2 of the National Guard Bureau highlights the Department of Defense State Partnership Program, which is managed by the National Guard, and showcases engagements around the world. This episode focuses on the Arizona and their new partnership with Oman, and the Indiana National Guard and their partnership with Niger. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes.

  • State Partnership Spotlight Nov.8, 2022

    Episode 1 of the National Guard Bureau highlights the Department of Defense State Partnership Program, which is managed by the National Guard, and showcases engagements around the world. This episode focuses on the Vermont National Guard's partnerships with Austria, Senegal, and North Macedonia. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes.

  • We are the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade Nov. 04, 2022

    The 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade has more than 1,000 Soldiers who fulfill many responsibilities. Whether in the air or on the ground, all those Soldiers play key roles that help the brigade accomplish its missions Video by Capt. Travis Mueller.

  • Arkansas Air Guard Helps Provide Medical Care in Guatemala Oct. 25, 2022

    Senior Airman Jenna Hoogeveen, 189th dental technician, prepares to give medical care in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala, working with local and U.S. Navy personnel to support Continuing Promise 2022. Arkansas Air National Guard members from the 188th and 189th are providing humanitarian aid and strengthening relationships in a joint mission through the State Partnership Program. Video by Staff Sgt. Christopher Sherlock.

  • National Guard Celebrates Day of the Deployed Oct. 20, 2022

    The National Guard honors the 1.1 million Guard members that have deployed to fight our nation's wars since 9/11. National Day of the Deployed is observed annually on Oct. 26, and is celebrated in honor of all U.S. military members serving outside of the U.S. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes.

  • A Circle of Giving Oct. 18, 2022

    SMSgt Che Kinnard speaks on Health Systems Management position in upcoming trip to Guatemala. Video by Airman Miles Chrisman.

  • National Guard provides lifesaving response to Hurricane Ian Oct. 7, 2022

    More than 5,200 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from Florida and seven other states assisted with Hurricane Ian response efforts, ultimately saving the lives of more than 2,000 people and 50 pets. Their work in Florida included clearing roads, delivering vital supplies and equipment, supporting law enforcement, and conducting search and rescue operations. Video by Master Sgt. Amber Monio.

  • Wisconsin Air Guard's 115th Fighter Wing celebrates final F-16 departure from Truax Field Oct. 6, 2022

    The 115th Fighter Wing’s last F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft departed Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin, Oct. 5, 2022, following a sendoff ceremony commemorating the aircraft's 30-year service at Truax Field. Video by Staff Sgt. Cameron Lewis.

  • Florida Guard Red Horse Squadron clearing roads on Florida islands Oct. 4, 2022

    The 202nd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers (RED HORSE) Squadron begin to clear roads in Sanibel, Captiva and Pine Islands, Florida, in response to Hurricane Ian, Oct. 3, 2022. Video by Senior Airmen Jacob Hancock and Jesse Hanson.

  • Florida Search and Rescue Assets Mobilize in Response to Hurricane Ian Sept. 27, 2022

    National Guard assets from FL-CERFP mobilize in response to incoming Hurricane Ian. Army and Air National Guard components specialized in search and rescue operations prepare equipment and conduct safety classes prior to mission movement. FL-CERFP is a quick response team capable of providing emergency capabilities to hazardous and affected areas through the state of Fla. Video by Pfc. Victor Mejia-Jeronimo.

  • Operation Merbok Response - Typhoon Relief Alaska National Guard Sept. 26, 2022

    More than 160 members of Joint Task Force Alaska have been activated following a disaster declaration issued on Sept. 17 after the remnants of Typhoon Merbok caused dramatic flooding across more than 1,000 miles of Alaskan coastline. As of Sept. 26, 2022, JTF-Alaska has logged over 2,000 personnel hours and removed more than 125,000 pounds of debris across 16 communities along the Western Alaska coastline. In addition, Alaska Army National Guard helicopters have flown more than 7,000 miles and logged more than 70 flight hours supporting Operation Merbok Response. Video by 1st Lt. Balinda O'Neal and Staff Sgt. Kathryn Mazos-Vega and Jay Martinez.

  • Airpower anytime, anywhere - Operation Noble Defender Sept. 21, 2022

    Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Wing prepares for take-off from Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon, in support of North American Aerospace Defense Command's (NORAD) Operation Noble Defender (OND), Sept. 14, 2022. This routine Noble Defender operation demonstrates the Air National Guard's ability to launch at a moment's notice from dispersed air and maritime locations to defend northern approaches in multiple regions across the continent.NORAD is a bi-national Canadian and American command that employs a network of aerial, ground-based, and space-based sensors, air-to-air refueling tankers, and fighter aircraft controlled by a sophisticated command and control network to deter, detect, and defend against aerial threats that originate outside or within North American airspace. Video by Staff Sgt. Alexander Frank and Jay Martinez.

  • Rappel Master Course - Aircraft Rappelling at Camp Dodge Sept. 16, 2022

    Nearly 30 Soldiers and Airmen participated in a Rappel Master course at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa, in Sept. 2022. The participants practiced rappelling out of UH-60 Black Hawks on Sept. 14. The Iowa National Guard's Company B, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment provided the aircraft, and the course was taught by a mobile training team from the Army National Guard Warrior Training Center in Fort Benning, Georgia. Video by Staff Sgt. Samantha Hircock.

  • D.C. ANG celebrates Air Force's 75th Anniversary Sept. 18, 2022

    The D.C. Air National Guard celebrated the U.S. Air Force’s 75th Anniversary at the Joint Base Andrews Air & Space Expo at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Sept. 17-18, 2022. The Air & Space Expo included aerial demonstrations and aircraft static displays with families, youth groups and veterans in attendance. Video by Senior Airman Natalie Filzen.

  • Utah Air National Guard Completes Joint Agile Combat Employment Exercise Sept. 14, 2022

    On Sept. 8 more than 200 service members across four major commands participated in a, first time ever performed, joint force exercise at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. During the exercise, Airmen were challenged to defuel a KC-135R Stratotanker into an Army Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck to practice Agile Combat Employment. The fuel from the HEMTT was then used to fuel F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, and flown by the 388th FW and 419th FW, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Video by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Perez.

  • Always Ready, Always There (National Guard Overview) Aug. 22, 2022

    The National Guard is 20 percent of our Joint Force. We are Always Ready, Always There to deter, or fight and win our nation’s wars. Our military-acquired skills and equipment also mean we stand ready for no-notice response to natural or manmade disasters right here at home. Video by Master Sgt. Amber Monio.

  • 132nd Multi-Role Bridge Company builds bridges at Whiskeytown Lake Aug. 20, 2022

    Sgt. 1st Class Rusty Chambers, 132nd Multi-Role Bridge Company, California National Guard, talks about the new M30 boat and building a raft transport at Whiskeytown Lake Aug. 19, 2022, as part of a drill. Video by Sgt. John Stephens.

  • Alabama National Guard Helocast Training - Northern Strike 22  Aug. 15, 2022

    Guardsmen, assigned to 20th Special Forces Group, Alabama National Guard, work alongside civilian partners to conduct Helocast training as part of Northern Strike 22-2 at Camp Grayling, Mich., Aug. 11, 2022. Video by: Pfc. Erich Holbrook edited by Jay Martinez.

  • Michigan Army Guard Mass Casualty Exercise Aug. 15, 2022

    Capt. Danielle Hannah, 1171th MCAS, Ypsilanti, Mich., explains the events that her unit does during a Mass Casualty Event on Aug. 14, 2022, during Northern Strike at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center in Grayling, Mich. Video by Sgt. Patrick Mayabb.

  • Alaska National Guard Domestic Operations Aug. 9, 2022

    As part of the National Guard Bureau's Monthly Focus, the Alaska National Guard highlights its domestic operations throughout the state of Alaska. "We are always prepared to respond to and assist in the recovery from domestic disasters and emergencies; we serve and support Alaska's veterans; educate Alaska's teens in disciplined, structured environments; and cultivate ethically driven members into strong, capable and innovative leaders." Video by Victoria Granado.

  • Wisconsin National Guard Natural Disaster Exercise Aug. 9, 2022

    Members of the Wisconsin National Guard Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package respond to a simulated natural disaster scenario with support from the Army National Guard 2nd Battalion 104th Aviation, ThedaStar Air Medical and Southern Waukesha County Canine Search and Rescue. Video by Senior Master Sgt. Paul Gorman-Jay Martinez.

  • CPT Bearden, S3 for 115th ESB speaks of the importance of exercise Northern Strike Aug. 4, 2022

    U.S. Army Capt. Kassim Bearden, assistant operations officer (S3) 115th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Alabama National Guard, explains his unit's role and speaks about the importance of exercising Northern Strike (NS 22-2) Aug. 4, 2022. NS 22-2 is Michigan's largest and longest exercise designed to validate the readiness of the joint reserve force. Held at the National All-Domain Warfighting Center from Aug. 6 - 20, 2022, this year's iteration features approximately 7,400 service members from multiple states, branches and partner countries. Video by Capt. Joe Legros.

  • Eastern Kentucky Flood Rescue 2022 Aug. 1, 2022

    The National Guard has rescued or relocated around 500 people rescued/relocated since its activation via a Kentucky state of emergency declaration on July 28, 2022 – now elevated to a federal disaster declaration in several counties – following heavy overnight rain and severe flash flooding in many of the rural counties that lie in Kentucky’s Central Appalachia region. Tennessee and West Virginia Guard members were mobilized a few hours later under an Emergency Management Assistance Compact, or EMAC, agreement between the states. Video by Jay Martinez.

  • Eastern Kentucky Floods B-roll Aug. 1, 2022

    A Kentucky National Guard flight crew aided in flood relief efforts in response to a declared state of emergency in eastern Kentucky. Video by Sgt. Jessica Elbouab.

  • National Guard battles wildfires almost year-round July 14, 2022

    More than 400 National Guard members throughout four states are actively engaged or preparing for wildfire season. That number is expected to grow as predicted hot and dry weather conditions in many states have increased the potential for additional wildfires. Supporting state and local authorities in battling blazes is almost a never-ending mission for some Guard units. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assist with ground operations and use rotary and fixed-wing aircraft to drop water and fire retardant on wildfires. Video by Master Sgt. Amber Monio.

  • African Lion 22 - Social Media July 5, 2022

    During African Lion 22, Guardsmen hone tactical readiness and interoperability alongside the joint force and military partners from Brazil, Chad, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and host nations: Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, and Ghana. Video by Jay Martinez.

  • Vermont National Guard COVID-19 Response Concludes June 29, 2022

    The Vermont National Guard has completed the COVID Response Mission after 2 years. The metrics for missions completed are included in the video. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Jason Alvarez.

  • Washington Nationals Salute National Guard June 28, 2022

    The Washington Nationals honored members of the National Guard during Branch Appreciation Day at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., June 28, 2022. Members of the National Guard were featured in the pregame ceremonies to honor National Guard Night. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes.

  • Michigan National Guard's 110th Civil Engineering Squadron deploys for training June 26, 2022

    Members of the 110th Wing Civil Engineering Squadron renovate the Tama Hills Recreation Center, Japan, June 16, 2022, during deployment for training. The DFT program enables Airmen to train on equipment they will likely operate during a deployment but might not have on their home base. Video by Staff Sgt. Jacob Cessna.

  • Guarding Pride: An Inside Perspective of Serving During the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy June 22, 2022

    Inside the Kentucky Military History Museum, May 25, 2022, in Frankfort, KY, now married Kentucky National Guard Soldier’s Staff Sgt. Claudia Rector and Jane Roth-Rothstein, KYNG prior service, discuss many hardships they faced when they fell in love in Afghanistan in 2007. Eleven years after the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy was redacted, many of the habits established early in their relationship still affect how they approach their lives today. Video by Sgt. Jessica Elbouab.

  • U.S. F-35s soar over Baltic nations June 17, 2022

    Two U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 134th Fighter Squadron, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, photographed from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, currently operating out of Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, conducted low approach flyovers over the Baltic Sea region on, June 16, 2022. The two fighter jets are flying across the Baltic Sea region starting at Pirita Tee, Estonia, then Riga, Latvia, and finally Vilnius, Lithuania to demonstrate U.S. commitment and assurance to NATO Baltic Allies and partners. Video by Master Sgt. Ryan Campbell, Senior Master Sgt. Michael Davis, Tech. Sgt. Richard Mekkri and Senior Airman Jana Somero.

  • National Guard Celebrates Father's Day June 16, 2022

    The National Guard celebrate's Father's Day. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes.

  • CNGB Visits Moldova as part of the State Partnership Program June 13, 2022

    U.S. Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, met with Moldovan officials at the Ministry of Defense headquarters in the Republic of Moldova, June 10, 2022. Hokanson joined Army Maj. Gen. Todd Hunt, the adjutant general, North Carolina National Guard, to recognize Moldova's 25-year security cooperation with North Carolina as part of the State Partnership Program. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes.

  • SEA Whitehead visits Maine National Guard June 4, 2022

    SEA Tony L. Whitehead, the senior enlisted advisor to the Chief, National Guard Bureau, visited with Airmen and Soldiers from the Maine National Guard June 4-5, 2022. SEA Whitehead toured multiple MENG installations and directly engaged with Guardsmen throughout his visit. His tour also included a recognition ceremony at Camp Chamberlain for Sgt. 1st Class Alyson Pelletier, a marketing noncommissioned officer for the Maine Army National Guard's Recruiting and Retention Battalion, who submitted the winning logo design for Whitehead's core priorities as SEA - what he calls his "three Es": educate, empower, and execute. Pelletier's design was selected from a field of more than 20 entries from across the 54 states and territories as the new brand for the office of the NGB senior enlisted advisor. Video by Master Sgt. Amber Monio.

  • Best Warrior 2022: Region 7 Finals, Guam June 6, 2022

    Seven states. One territory. Fifteen of the best of the best take on five days of grueling physical and mental challenges on the island of Guam to determine the 2022 Army National Guard's Region VII Best Warrior. Video by Mark Scott.

  • D-Day: 78 Years of Alliance and History June 6, 2022

    Hundreds of U.S. Armed Forces members join service members and civilians from all over Europe to recognize and honor the men and women of the "Greatest Generation" in commemoration of D-Day, Normandy, France, June 6, 2022. This year, U.S. Army Europe and Africa commemorates the 78th anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Video by Staff Sgt. Marimar Rivera Medina.

  • Soldier surprises daughter before graduation May 26, 2022

    Chief Warrant Officer Two Trina Sisk gives her daughter, Jai, a congratulatory video followed by a surprise visit for her graduation. After the graduation, Chief Sisk will return Camp Arifjan, Kuwait as part of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command's Operation Command Post in support of Operation Spartan Shield. Video by Tech. Capt. Joshua Sik.

  • Sentry Savannah: Training for tomorrow's fight, today May 23, 2022

    Sentry Savannah 22-1 was held at the Air Dominance Center, a combat readiness training center in Savannah, Georgia, May 2-15. The joint total force integrated exercise showcased the nation's combat fourth- and fifth-generation aircraft readiness. Video by Tech. Sgt. Caila Arahood and Staff Sgt. Anthony Pham.

  • SEA Whitehead visits Minnesota National Guard Feb. 17, 2022

    Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, the senior enlisted advisor to the chief, National Guard Bureau, toured various facilities and met with Soldiers and Airmen of the Minnesota National Guard during a visit to the state from Feb. 15-18, 2022. U.S. Army National Guard video by Master Sgt. Amber Monio.

  • Army Mountain Warfare School Instructor rescues family members Feb. 17, 2022

    Staff Sgt. John Hampson, an instructor at the U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School, Jericho, Vermont, recounts his actions to rescue family members who fell into an icy lake in December 2021. Hampson improvised rescue equipment – a rope and a plastic boat, and directed family members to form a daisy chain to reach the three who were still in the icy water and pull them out. He then performed first aid on his nephew for several hours.U.S. Army National Guard video by Sgt. 1st Class Zach Sheely.

  • Making Mountaineers at the U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School Feb. 16, 2022

    Students of the U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School's Basic Military Mountaineer Course learn the fundamentals of military mountaineering in January. The AMWS is a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command school operated by the Vermont Army National Guard at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Vermont. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Zach Sheely.

  • Michigan combat medics attend EMT certification course Feb. 14, 2022

    Michigan Army National Guard combat medics refresh skills at a National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians certification course, Fort Custer Training Center, Augusta, Michigan, Feb. 11, 2022. Video by Master Sgt. David Eichaker.

  • Members of the Washington National Guard continue to support hospitals Feb. 9, 2022

    Washington Air National Guard Capt. Geneva Hoskins-Dorsey, a member of the 194th Medical Group explains how her team is assisting the hospital staff at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, Wash. Video by MPeter Chang.

  • National Guard Olympians ready for 2022 Beijing Games Feb. 1, 2022

    When the XXIV Olympic Winter Games begin the first week of February, several National Guard members will be among the hundreds of athletes and coaches representing Team USA in Beijing. Video by Master Sgt. Amber Monio.

  • COVID-19 response mission Jan. 20, 2022

    On behalf of Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke, the Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard, Brig. Gen. Lowell Kruse, Assistant Adjutant General – Army visited and recognized several Airmen of the United States Air Force January 20, 2022 while they supported the COVID-19 response mission at the St. Cloud Hospital in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Video by Anthony Housey.

  • National fights wildfires in Bastrop, Texas Jan. 19, 2022

    Soldiers with 36th Combat Aviation Brigade fights Wildfires in Bastrop, Texas using a UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter Jan 19, 2022, Texas Park and Wildlife Department resources including TPWD firefighters, Texas State Park Police Officers, Texas Game Wardens, fire response vehicles ranging in size from trucks to UTVS, the Texas Game Warden helicopter and drones responded to the fire. Video by Staff Sgt. Praxedis Pineda.

  • National Guard members provide COVID-19 support to medical facilities Jan. 13, 2022

    More than 15, 000 National Guard members are currently activated to support COVID-19 relief efforts. Approximately 6, 000 of those Soldiers and Airmen are supporting civilian medical facilities, as COVID hospitalizations hit the highest amount since the pandemic began, according the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Video by Master Sgt. Amber Monio.

  • CTNG assists with distribution of at-home COVID-19 testing kits Jan. 3, 2022

    Soldiers assigned to the Connecticut National Guard organize and prepare a shipment of at-home COVID-19 testing kits to be distributed to local towns and municipalities at a regional distribution point in North Haven, Connecticut, Jan. 3, 2022. These kits were picked up by representatives from local towns and municipalities to be handed out to their communities. Video by Timothy Koster.

  • National All-Domain Warfighting Center: Changing the way we train to fight Dec. 31, 2021

    Located in Northern Michigan, the National All Domain Warfighting Center is changing the way we train to fight. The NADWC boasts two extensive maneuver training centers, Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center and the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, and possesses the largest overland special-use military airspace east of the Mississippi. Video by Staff Sgt. Jacob Cessna.