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Military Leaders Urge Congress to Pass Timely 2025 Defense Budget
June 20, 2024
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense, during the National Guard and Reserve hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., June 18, 2024.

Illinois Air Guard Medical Group Trains with Navy in Italy
June 20, 2024
Tech. Sgt. Alexandria Fernando, public health technician, 126th Medical Group, 126 Air Refueling Wing Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer William Fields, preventive medicine corpsman, U.S. Naval Hospital in Naples Italy, discussion inspection of the Navy exchange food court restaurants in Capodichino, Italy, June 5, 2024.

Ohio Air Guard 178th Wing Hosts Engineer Installation Muster
June 20, 2024
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Issac Adducchio, assigned to the 269th Combat Communications Squadron, contacts the Defense Information Systems Agency to establish satellite communications at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan, May 14, 2024, as part of their larger annual training exercise. This annual training guarantees the readiness and deployability of equipment and Airmen.

Air Guard Helps Provide Free Medical Care to Virgin Islands
June 20, 2024
Staff Sgt. Siya Liu, 349th Aerospace Medical Squadron health services management technician, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., greets a patient at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, June 1, 2024. Ivanna Eudora Kean High School was transformed into a reception and treatment area during Virgin Islands Wellness Innovative Readiness Training June 1-8, 2024.

Missouri Air National Guard Improves Aircraft Ramp in Japan
June 20, 2024
The 139th Civil Engineer Squadron, Missouri Air National Guard, lays concrete at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 10, 2024. The Airmen work to extend the ramp to better accommodate 10 C-130J Hercules aircraft.

Pennsylvania Army Guardsmen Complete Combat Lifesaver Course
June 18, 2024
U.S. Army Spc. Jeremy Shockey, left, an intelligence analyst assigned to Headquarters Sustainment Company, 55th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, applies hemorrhage control to a simulated casualty using a tourniquet during a combat lifesaver course at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. June 17, 2024. Spc. Addison Straub, a combat medic specialist also assigned to HSC, instructs Shockey through the process.

38th Infantry Division Soldiers Conduct Warfighter Exercise
June 18, 2024
Indiana National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Cole Skillman, a 38th Infantry Division battle noncommissioned officer, answers a phone call during the division's Warfighter Exercise 24-4 at Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh, Indiana, June 15, 2024. Warfighter exercises evaluate Soldier proficiencies as they respond, communicate and develop plans and actions to virtual battlefield scenarios.

Puerto Rico Air National Guard Trains at Red Flag-Alaska
June 18, 2024
U.S. Airmen with the 141st Air Control Squadron, Puerto Rico National Guard, pose for a photo during Exercise Red Flag-Alaska 2024 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 18 to May 3, 2024. Airmen trained in air operations interoperability among joint partnerships, focusing on suppression of enemy air defenses and offensive and defensive counterair operations.

NY Army Guard Band Performs for Netherlands King and Queen
June 17, 2024
New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division band, led by Spc. Steven Fonti, perform a march during a ceremony welcoming King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands to the New York State executive mansion in Albany, New York, June 12, 2024. The Dutch royals visited New York's capital and were hosted by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on the third day of a four-day visit to the United States.

Air National Guard Conducts Sentry Savannah Exercise
June 17, 2024
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is fueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 185th Air Refueling Wing, Iowa Air National Guard, 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, involving more than 775 participants and 40 aircraft from six flying units.

Hawaii Air National Guard Hosts Sentry Aloha Joint Exercise
June 17, 2024
An A-10 Warthog and F-16 Fighting Falcon from the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Test Center, an F-16 from the 177th Fighter Wing, an F-35A Lighting II from the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, and an F-22 Raptor, operated by the 199th and 19th Fighter Squadrons, assemble during exercise Sentry Aloha 24-2 June 6, 2024, above the island of Hawaii. This iteration of the exercise involved approximately 1,060 participants and more than 40 aircraft from nine states,  operating out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, and Onizuka Kona International Airport, Keāhole.

National Guard, US Army North, FEMA Train for Hurricane Response
June 17, 2024
U.S. Army North stages a practice hurricane response during the 2024 Hurricane Rehearsal of Concept drill at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, June 4, 2024. The drill prepares ARNORTH and other federal agencies to respond to such disasters and safeguard American citizens.

Cal Air Guard F-15 Pilots Train with Marine Corps F-35 Pilots
June 17, 2024
An F-35B Lightning II is refueled on the flightline of the Fresno Air National Guard Base, California, while parked next to an F-15C Eagle, June 8, 2024. F-35s from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 and F-15s from the 144th Fighter Wing conducted fourth- and fifth-generation fighter integration training June 7-9 to refine and sharpen their skills while completing required flight training hours.

Washington Guard, Royal Thai Army Conduct Expert Exchange
June 14, 2024
Staff Sgt. Daniel Corser, 1st Battalion, 205th Regimental Training Institute, Washington National Guard, observes members of the 112th Stryker Regiment, Royal Thai Army, while they conduct recovery operations during a Stryker subject matter exchange in Chon Buri, Thailand, May 6-17, 2024.

Tennessee Guard Rescues Hiker in Great Smoky Mountains Park
June 14, 2024
Tennessee Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crew chief Sgt. Daniel Bandy prepares to lower flight paramedic Sgt. 1st Class Giovanni DeZuani by hoist to rescue a hiker in cardiac distress at the Double Spring Gap Shelter in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park June 12, 2024.

Champions Repeat at NH National Guard Marksmanship Match
June 13, 2024
Sgt. 1st Class Joe Wyner, state marksmanship coordinator, New Hampshire Army National Guard, left, presents Capt. Robert Matzelle, commander of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), with the first-place trophy as the 2024 New Hampshire National Guard Combat Marksmanship Match individual champion June 8, 2024. Matzelle defended his title from last year as the match’s top shot, placing first out of 90 competitors.

West Virginia Air National Guard Wing Conducts ’Super Drill’
June 13, 2024
Airmen assigned to 167th Airlift Wing fire the M4 carbine during weapon qualification training at the 167th Airlift Wing firing range, Martinsburg, West Virginia, June 7, 2024.

Idaho Medical Airmen Train in Field to Boost Readiness
June 13, 2024
U.S. Air Force medical specialists assigned to the 124th Medical Group, Idaho National Guard, trained in a field environment near Little Camas Reservoir in Elmore County June 5-8, 2024, .

Alaska Air National Guard rescues 6 plane crash victims
June 13, 2024
Alaska Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter aviators assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron hoist two 212th Rescue Squadron Guardian Angels during underway hoist training in the Prince William Sound near Whittier, Alaska, May 15, 2024. Guardian Angels of 212th Rescue Squadron hoisted from a 210th RQS HH-60 June 10 to rescue six plane crash victims near Port Alsworth.

Chaplains Address Guard Soldiers’ Spiritual, Mental Health
June 12, 2024
Command Sgt. Maj. John. T. Raines, the 13th command sergeant major of the Army National Guard, presented guidance on Soldier readiness at the Chaplains Section Training on May 8, 2024, at the Professional Education Center, Camp Robinson, Arkansas. The chaplains are training to develop spiritual readiness in Soldiers.