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Florida Army Guard Makes Major Training Exercise Possible
July 25, 2024
Soldiers from the 53rd Brigade Support Battalion prepare an M977A4 HEMTT cargo transporter to move ammunition from an ammunition supply point to an ammunition holding area at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, July 15, 2024. They are among almost 5,000 Florida Army National Guard Soldiers mobilized to Camp Shelby to support the eXportable Combat Training Capability exercise, a major training event that ensures the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team’s readiness and proficiency to deploy.

Pennsylvania Guard’s 213th RSG Trains on Heavy Vehicles
July 25, 2024
U.S. Soldiers with the 213th Regional Support Group, Pennsylvania National Guard, train how to operate and maintain Light Medium Tactical Vehicles during an exercise at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, July 23, 2024.

Indiana National Guard Conducts Intensive Mortar Training
July 24, 2024
Members of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 293rd Infantry Regiment, Indiana National Guard, conduct a critical segment of their annual training focusing on advanced mortar operations as part of "Operation Touchdown July 18, 2024.

National Guard Leader Visits Georgia, Iowa Troops in Kosovo
July 24, 2024
Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, SEA to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, visits deployed Guard Soldiers in Kosovo, June 21-25, 2024. Whitehead visited Georgia and Iowa National Guard Soldiers stationed at Camp Bondsteel, Camp Film City, and installations across Kosovo.

Blue Pacific Events Keep Nevada Bilateral Affairs Officer Busy
July 23, 2024
Maj. Zackary Taylor-Warren stands near the entrance to the U.S. Embassy in Fiji July 22, 2024. Taylor-Warren became bilateral affairs officer in the Nevada National Guard this spring and immediately faced multiple high-profile events in the strategically vital South Pacific.

104th Fighter Wing Donates F-15C to New England Air Museum
July 23, 2024
Col. Michael Glass, 104th Fighter Wing Operations Group commander, flew F-15C aircraft 85-101 from Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Massachusetts, to Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Connecticut, for its final flight before being retired and donated to the New England Air Museum, July 22, 2024. Donating the F15 to the museum ensures the preservation of its history and air superiority since 1979.

Oregon National Guard Trains for Peacekeeping Deployments
July 22, 2024
Lt. Col. Joshua Rapp, commander of Task Force Guardian, conducts an after-action review with his staff July 21, 2024, at Fort Johnson, La. The review follows Task Force Guardian's first night of engagement with opposition forces during the Joint Readiness Training Center rotation, preparing the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team for upcoming overseas missions.

Medical Training Brings New Opportunities to Blackfeet Tribe
July 22, 2024
U.S. Army Spc. Brianna Bottorff, a combat medic assigned to the 215th Medical Company, Indiana Army National Guard, triages a patient at the Blackfeet tribal Health - Operation Walking Shield Innovative Readiness Training medical mission at Browning High School in Browning, Mont., July 17, 2024.

Michigan National Guard Soldier Earns Ranger Tab
July 22, 2024
Pfc. Chase Cammanga smiles during his graduation ceremony from Army Ranger School June 21, 2024. Cammenga is the first Michigan Army National Guard Soldier to complete the Ranger Team Leader Initiative training program for enlisted Soldiers in the Army National Guard who aspire to attend Ranger School.

Alaska Air Guard Helps Rescue Plane Accident Victims
July 22, 2024
A 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk conducts hoist training June 5, 2018, at Eklutna Glacier during a fini flight for Chief Master Sgt. Lance Jordan, command chief master sergeant for the Alaska Air National Guard.

‘Remember Why You Serve,’ Top Enlisted Guard Leader Says in South Dakota
July 19, 2024
Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony L. Whitehead, senior enlisted advisor to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, presents coins of recognition to members of the 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment from South Dakota. The SEA toured facilities and met with Soldiers and Airmen of the South Dakota National Guard during their drill weekend July 14-15, 2024.

New York National Guard Assists with Tornado Recovery Effort
July 19, 2024
New York Air National Guard Airmen assigned to the 174th Attack Wing clear debris in Rome, New York, July 17, 2024, alongside city employees. The New York National Guard deployed 25 Airmen from the 174th Attack Wing, 25 Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, and an additional 10 Soldiers to help clear debris left by a July 16 storm.

Pennsylvania Maintainers Conduct Two-Week Training Exercise
July 19, 2024
Pennsylvania Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Leonard, left, and Tech. Sgt. Shane Miller, with the 258th Air Traffic Control Squadron in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, work on a pick-off rescue while on a radar tower during a two-week training exercise that ended June 16, 2024. The 258th Air Traffic Control Squadron is a geologically separated unit of the 171st Air Refueling Wing.

Minnesota Air Guardsman Closing Out 42-year Career
July 18, 2024
Master Sgt. Tom Krob, an aircraft hydraulic systems specialist, 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, stands in front of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at the Duluth Air National Guard Base. Krob is retiring in July 2024 with more than 42 years of service to his state and nation.

NY Guard Civil Support Teams Learn from Brazilian Counterparts
July 18, 2024
U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Jonathan Morrison, assigned to the 24th Civil Support Team, New York National Guard, puts a simulated casualty on a litter with Brazilian Army soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, Defense Quimica Biological Radiological Nuclear, during Operation Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, July 12, 2024. Operation Maracana is a training exercise between the NYNG and Brazilian Armed Forces at the Maracanã stadium in preparation for the World Cup in 2026.

Weapons of Mass Destruction Exercise Tests Interoperability
July 18, 2024
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel F. Billingsley, communications chief, 33rd Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team, tests radio transmissions during a training exercise in Lihue, Hawaii, June 7, 2024. The exercise included military and civilian response partners to better integrate capabilities when disaster strikes.

Air National Guard Helps Battle California Fires from the Air
July 17, 2024
Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System Aircrew and personnel with the Colorado Air Force Reserve Command's 302nd Airlift Wing, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, the California Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing, Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, the U.S. Forest Service, and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) prepare two MAFFS-equipped C-130 aircraft to assist with firefighting efforts at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, Port Hueneme, California, July 15, 2024.

Guard, International Partners Train on Cyber Skills in Slovenia
July 17, 2024
Maryland Army National Guard Sgt. Emmanuel Unaka, cyber threat intelligence analyst with Cyber Protection Team 169, listens to Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina Lt. Armin Kolašinac, a Security Operations Center member, during the Adriatic Regional Security Cyber Cooperation exercise at the Slovenian Armed Forces Baron Andrej Čehovin barracks in Postojna, Slovenia, July 5, 2024. The two-week cybersecurity training event included 60 representatives from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Slovenia and North Macedonia and their National Guard State Partnership Program counterparts from New Jersey, Maryland, Minnesota, Iowa, Maine and Colorado, respectively.

Vermont National Guard Enhances Medical Readiness in Senegal
July 17, 2024
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Taylor Johnson, optometry specialist, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, conducts eye exams at the Tambacounda regional medical center in Tambacounda, Senegal, June 8, 2024. The Vermont National Guard was in Senegal for an annual medical readiness exercise with its State Partnership Program partner.

Iowa Air National Guard Security Forces Train in Michigan
July 16, 2024
U.S. Air National Guard Senior Airman Kolby Gries, 185th Air Refueling Wing Security Forces, looks through the sights of a M240B machine gun at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center near Alpena, Michigan, July 11, 2024. Security Forces Airmen of the Iowa Air National Guard were training on air base ground defense, urban tactical operations, weapons and equipment, and security forces procedures.