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Patriot Exercise 2021

PATRIOT 21 is a training exercise designed for military members to work alongside civilian emergency management and first responders in the same manner they would during a natural disaster so that in the case of a real-world disaster all agencies can maximize their response efforts, provide necessary resources to the communities affected and save more lives. The exercise was held at Volk Field, Wi Combat Readiness Training Center June 14-17, 2021. Video by Master Sgt. Michael Knodle.

2021 Video Archive
  • Patriot Exercise 2021 June 17, 2021

    PATRIOT 21 is a training exercise designed for military members to work alongside civilian emergency management and first responders in the same manner they would during a natural disaster so that in the case of a real-world disaster all agencies can maximize their response efforts, provide necessary resources to the communities affected and save more lives. The exercise was held at Volk Field, Wi Combat Readiness Training Center June 14-17, 2021. Video by Master Sgt. Michael Knodle.

  • NCNG engineer battalion builds confidence rappelling June 16, 2021

    Soldiers with the North Carolina National Guard's 505th Engineer Battalion, 130th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, utilize the rappelling tower at Camp Butner June 16, 2021. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Junell.

  • Mississippi National Guard trains at NTC June 14, 2021

    Members of the Mississippi Army National Guard's 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team conduct brigade-wide training operations at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California, June14, 2021. The training exercise helps ensure high readiness levels at all brigade echelons, allowing for quick deployment in support of the warfight while also making the brigade better prepared to respond to large-scale emergencies and natural disasters at home. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes.

  • AZNG vaccinates tribal members of the Tohono O’odham Nation June 8, 2021

    Arizona National Guard Soldiers directed traffic and provided COVID-19 vaccines to residents at a vaccination event in Why, Arizona, June 8, 2021.Video by Staff Sgt. Dillon Davis.

  • Soldier vaccinates his grandma June 1, 2021

    Pfc. Joe Díaz, a combat medic of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard explains his experience working on the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Video by Spc. Hassani Ribera.

  • Memorial Day 2021 May 28, 2021

    Honoring the fallen this Memorial Day. "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them."Poem by Robert Laurence Binyon, For the Fallen. Video by Staff Sgt. William Frye. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Morrison.

  • All-Asian American, Pacific Islander aircrew takes flight May 25, 2021

    F-22 Raptors, a KC-135 Stratotanker and C-17 Globemaster operated by an all-Asian American and Pacific Islander aircrew took flight in Hawaii May 25 to celebrate AAPI contributions to the military during AAPI heritage month. Video by Senior Airman Robert Cabuco.

  • Alabama, Albania stronger together May 21, 2021

    The Alabama National Guard's 1-131 Aviation Regiment is building partnerships and friendships in Albania during DEFENDER-Europe 21. Video by Staff Sgt. William Frye.

  • AAPI Heritage Month- Capt. Peter Vu May 10, 2021

    The Nebraska National Guard recognizes the month of May as Asian Pacific American Heritage month honoring the contribution of Asian Pacific Americans through out our history. This May we recognize Nebraska Air National Guard Capt. Peter Vu with the 155th Medical Group. Video by Spc. Skyler Sandoz.

  • Cal Guard, CAL FIRE conduct '21 wildfire training May 3, 2021

    California National Guard air assets combined with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to engage in wildland firefighting training April 23-25, 2021, at Allen Helibase, Sutter Creek, California. The annual exercise preps organizations for the upcoming fire season. Video by Staff Sgt. Edward Siguenza.

  • Month of the Military Child Spotlight: The Beck Family April 23, 2021

    Raising any family takes support. Sgt. 1st Class Michael Beck and his wife learned it can also take an Army and a Tribe to raise a family of seven adopted Native American children. This video, in honor of the Month of the Military Child, highlights how the Becks stay connected as a family and to their Lakota heritage. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Morrison.

  • 2021 Mississippi National Guard Best Warrior Competition April 22, 2021

    11 Soldiers, one Airman, and two Uzbekistan Army partners gather at Camp Shelby to compete in a week long, around the clock event known as Best Warrior. The winners will be announced on Saturday April 24th, 2021 at the Mississippi Non Commissioned Officers Convention. Video by 1st Sgt. Bill Valentine.

  • U.S. Air Force fighter jets return from a mission during Sentry Savannah 21-1 April 19, 2021

    U.S. Air Force fighter jets from units across the nation return from a mission at the Air Dominance Center during Sentry Savannah 2021, Savannah, Georgia, April 19, 2021. The exercise, hosted by the Georgia National Guard, involved more than 10 units and over 60 aircraft participating in the Air National Guard’s largest air-to-air 4th and 5th generation fighter exercise showcasing the nation's combat aircraft readiness providing airpower anytime, anywhere. Video by Senior Master Sgt. Roger Parsons.

  • Colorado National Guard trains for fire season April 17, 2021

    Colorado National Guard Aviation and Partners train over Denver metro area for wildland fire season. Video by Sgt. Ray Rivera.

  • 345th CSSB Soldiers depart for yearlong mobilization April 1, 2021

    More than 60 Soldiers with the Oklahoma Army National Guard’s 345th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion held a virtual departure ceremony for their yearlong mobilization to Fort Bliss, Texas. While in Texas, the Soldiers will provide COVID-19 mitigation support for units deploying overseas to prevent the spread of COVID among both deploying and returning troops. Video by Leanna Maschino.

  • Women's History March 15, 2021

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Dawne L. Deskins, deputy director, Air National Guard, narrates a script for Women's History Month in Washington, D.C., Mar. 15, 2021. Deskins recognized how women have been pivotal in defending our country and how their service has helped shaped the nation and our armed forces. Video by Master Sgt. Thomas Sobczyk.

  • National Guard celebrates International Women's Day March 8, 2021

    The National Guard celebrates the accomplishments of its female members throughout history. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes.

  • COVID-19 1 Year Anniversary March 5, 2021

    From the first mission, to the last, in the fight against COVID-19, we're all in this together. Video by David Yoakum.

  • North Carolina tornado response Feb.16, 2021

    Soldiers from the North Carolina National Guard help first responders during a tornado weather event in Shallotte, North Carolina, Feb. 15-16, 2021. Video by Sgt. Marcel Pugh.

  • Cal Guard supports vaccine site at Cal state LA Feb.16, 2021

    Cal Guard and active duty service members are supporting the mass vaccination site at Cal State Los Angeles on Feb. 16, 2021. The site is the first joint federal and state operated vaccination point of distribution initiated by President Joe Biden. Video by Spc. Simone Lara.

  • D.C. Guard members discuss Black 'history made and in the making' Feb.7, 2021

    Members of the District of Columbia National Guard describe what Black History Month means to the mission, Feb. 5, 2021. The National Guard has been requested to continue supporting federal law enforcement agencies with security, communications, medical evacuation, logistics, and safety support to state, district and federal agencies through mid-March. Video by Tech. Sgt. Arthur Mondale Wright.

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense visits National Guard at Capitol Jan.29, 2021

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III meets with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, commanding general, District of Columbia National Guard, and Brig. Gen. Janeen L. Birckhead, commander of the multi-state National Guard task force charged with U.S. Capitol security, before walking the perimeter of the Capitol to meet with National Guard personnel and ensure their well-being, in Washington D.C., Jan. 29, 2021. The National Guard has been requested to continue supporting federal law enforcement agencies with security, communications, medical evacuation, logistics, and safety support to state, district and federal agencies through mid-March. Video by Staff Sgt. Andrew Enriquez.

  • SCNG provides assistance to Greenville food pantry Jan.27, 2021

    U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers, with the South Carolina National Guard, assisted a food pantry in Greenville, South Carolina, Jan. 26, 2021. The Soldiers helped with sorting, packing and distributing various food products because of the increased need for food and COVID-19 limitations of volunteers. The Soldiers are scheduled to continue assisting food pantries across the state for the next several weeks. Video by Staff Sgt. Brad Mincey.

  • Arizona National Guard rescues stranded climbers in Sedona Jan.26, 2021

    A U-H 60 Black Hawk crew with the Arizona Army National Guard rescued three stranded climbers in snow covered Haribo Canyon in Sedona, Tuesday, January, 26, 2021. Pilot U.S. Army Capt. Shannon Lancaster along with copilot Chief Warrant Officer Paul Duff, crew chiefs Staff Sgt. Karl Evans and Sgt. Jonathan Atcitty and medic Sgt. Javier Carrillo, hoisted up the climbers and flew them to a command post where emergency responders transported them to a local hospital. Capt. Lancaster and her crew also hoisted up four members of a local rescue team in the Haribo Canyon as well. Video by Maj. Kyle Key.

  • Arizona National Guard Soldiers administer COVID-19 vaccines Jan.25, 2021

    U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers prepare and administer COVID-19 vaccines Jan. 25, 2021 at the Maricopa County Fairgrounds in Phoenix. Arizona National Guardsmen are scheduled to continue assisting the administering of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as helping to distribute the vaccination to sites throughout Arizona. Video by Staff Sgt. Dillon Davis.

  • Feeding the Guard Jan.15, 2021

    It has been said that, “An army marches on its stomach.” The National Guard is ensuring its Soldiers and Airmen are well fed and have lodging for the duration of their support to the 2021 Inauguration. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Morrison.

  • Guard takes on new COVID-19 mission: vaccinations Jan.14, 2021

    For many National Guard members who supported COVID-19 response efforts, 2020 was filled with conducting tests, sanitizing facilities, providing logistical support, delivering meals and distributing personal protective equipment. Now, the Guard can add another mission to a fight that is approaching the one-year mark: supporting vaccinations. Video by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Morrison.

  • NCNG COVID-19 vaccinations Jan.12, 2021

    North Carolina National Guard Soldiers help vaccinate forsyth county residents with the COVID-19 Vaccine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Jan. 12, 2021. Video by Sgt. Marcel Pugh.

  • The National Guard in 2020 Dec.18, 2020

    "2020 has challenged us all; I am proud of the way National Guard men and women served their communities and nation this year." Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Chief, National Guard Bureau Video by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Morrison.

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