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New Hampshire Guard Medevacs Injured Hiker to Safety
May 29, 2024
The New Hampshire National Guard helped rescue and evacuate a hiker with a broken leg in the White Mountain National Forest May 26, 2024. The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew flew the man to Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, N.H.

Connecticut World War I Soldier Awarded Purple Heart
May 29, 2024
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Arthur Fredericks, the Connecticut National Guard's senior enlisted advisor, presents Rick Maynard a Connecticut World War I Campaign Medal in honor of his great-uncle's service with the 102nd Infantry Regiment in World War I. Sgt. Paul Maynard served with Company M in multiple battles across France and ultimately perished on the last day of the War.

US, Central American Partners Reaffirm Security Commitment
May 29, 2024
From left: Honduran Army Col. Marco Lanza, Salvadoran Army Col. Mario Figueroa,  U.S. Army Maj. Gen. David Mikolaities, New Hampshire National Guard adjutant general, and Guatemalan Naval Capt. Hector Ortiz reaffirmed their shared commitment to regional security and renewed partner-nation engagement and training opportunities during a multinational forum in San Salvador, El Salvador, May 21, 2024. The forum, hosted by U.S. Army South, served as the 19th edition of the U.S.-El Salvador army-to-army staff talks and the fifth Central American Working Group to enhance interoperability among American, Salvadoran, Guatemalan and Honduran armies.

New York’s 109th Airlift Wing Begins 2024 Greenland Missions
May 28, 2024
Staff Sgt. Skyler Buyce, a loadmaster with the 109th Airlift Wing, conducts post-flight checks in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, on May 13, 2024.

Virginia Guard, Tajikistan Conduct Key Leader Exchange
May 28, 2024
Brig. Gen. Todd H. Hubbard, the Virginia National Guard director of the Joint Staff, conducted key leader engagements with senior leaders from the Republic of Tajikistan April 29 to May 3, 2024, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Guard Soldiers, Czech Partners Celebrate Victory in Europe Day
May 28, 2024
Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia National Guard Soldiers participated in a Victory in Europe celebration May 8, 2024, in Hranice, Czech Republic. The units mobilized to the Czech Republic under the command of the Virginia National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Vermont Air Guard Tests Weapon Systems in Florida Exercises
May 28, 2024
U.S. Air Force Capt. Justin Fischer, a fighter pilot with the Vermont Air National Guard, prepares to fly an F-35A Lightning II aircraft during an exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 16, 2024.

New England Civil Engineers Strengthen Skills During Training Exercise
May 24, 2024
An instructor leads Air National Guardsmen from five civil engineer squadrons in combat vehicle operation training during the 2024 Region One Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force (BEEF) Field Training Exercise on Fort Devens, Massachusetts, May 15, 2024.

Idaho Guardsmen Train with Canadian and Polish Allies
May 24, 2024
Soldiers of the 116th Calvary Brigade Combat Team conducted a command post exercise at Idaho’s Orchard Combat Training Center ranges with soldiers from the Canadian Armed Forces' 41st Canadian Brigade Group, headquartered in Calgary, while Polish Land Forces from the 1st Warsaw Armor Brigade observed and conducted a subject-matter expert exchange, May 4-18, 2024.

New York National Guard Headquarters Staff Marks Memorial Day
May 23, 2024
New York Army National Guard Brig Gen. Isabel Smith, the director of joint staff, and Command Sgt. Major Curtis Moss stand at attention during the playing of taps after placing a wreath at the New York National Guard headquarters Memorial Day ceremony in Latham, New York, May 23, 2024. The first Memorial Day, or Decoration Day as it was called after the Civil War, was held in New York.

Tennessee Guard, Local Partners Practice Disaster Response
May 23, 2024
Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion remove volunteers acting as victims swept into the Chickamauga Dam during a simulated flood requiring the efforts of the Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team May 16, 2024. The training exercise was conducted with the Chattanooga Fire Department and other local emergency responders.

Oregon National Guard Honors Decorated Vietnam Veteran
May 23, 2024
Oregon Army National Guard Funeral Honor Guard members perform the presentation of the American flag during a memorial service for retired Maj. Charles L. Deibert at Willamette National Cemetery, Clackamas, Oregon, May 17, 2024. Deibert was awarded The Distinguished Service Cross for his service in combat operations in Vietnam.

North Dakota Guard Joins Medical Exercise with Ghana
May 23, 2024
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. John LeBlanc, deputy commanding general (National Guard) of U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa greets Maj. Gen. Raymond Ewusi, deputy chief of staff in charge of medical services, Ghana Armed Forces, before the opening ceremony of a medical readiness exercise in Accra, Ghana, May 13, 2024.

Virginia Guard, Tajik Partners Conduct Mountain Warfare Exchange
May 22, 2024
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 276th Engineer Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, conducted a mountain warfare exchange with Tajik military forces Apr. 29 to May 3, 2024, in Romit, Tajikistan. The exchange supported the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Air Guard Units Test Readiness at Sentry Savannah Exercise
May 22, 2024
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Salazar, a crew chief with the 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, South Carolina Air National Guard, washes the canopy on an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet during exercise Sentry Savannah hosted by the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Georgia, May 9, 2024. Sentry Savannah is the Air National Guard’s premier 4th- and 5th-gen fighter integration exercise, with this year’s event involving more than 775 participants and 40 aircraft from six units.

Hawaii Guard Supports Exchange with Partner Indonesia
May 22, 2024
Tentara Nasional Indonesia Lt. Cdr. Ronny Basirun Simatupang, Indonesia Armed Forces Surgeon General Headquarters staff officer and emergency nurse, center, and Hawaii Army National Guard State Partnership Program medical representatives, Maj. Ryan Ruiz and 1st Sgt. Aaron Pitts, celebrate the completion of a bilateral defense discussions midterm review May 7, 2024, at Jakarta, Indonesia.

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Hiker in Smoky Mountains
May 22, 2024
Sgt. 1st Class Cassandra Antes, a paramedic assigned to Task Force Smokey, prepares to be hoisted down to rescue an injured hiker May 20, 2024, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

10th Homeland Response Force Conducts Collective Training
May 21, 2024
Airmen attached to the only all-Air Force Search and Extraction team learn about rope rescue during the 10th Homeland Response Force Sustainment Year Collective Training Exercise at Camp Rilea, Oregon, April 24, 2024.

In Thailand, Hokanson Sees Enduring Partners in Name and Practice
May 21, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, joins Army Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, Washington's adjutant general, to visit Washington National Guardsmen and Royal Thai Air Force members training together during exercise Enduring Partners 2024, Bangkok, Thailand, May 9, 2024.

Pennsylvania Guard Military Police Deploying to Guantanamo Bay
May 21, 2024
U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 28th Military Police Company, 165th Military Police Battalion, 55th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, leave Harrisburg International Airport, Middletown, Pa. May 19, 2024. The unit is mobilizing to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to conduct prison detention operations.