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Wisconsin Guard Medical Company Helps Set Up Clinic
July 12, 2024
1st Lt. Jennifer Vanden Busch, the Joint Readiness Training Center Aid Station Rear operations officer, prepares a syringe June 13, 2024, during a training rotation for the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 32nd “Red Arrow” Infantry Brigade Combat Team. She was among the medics, nurses and physicians from the Wisconsin National Guard and surrounding states who responded to a call for volunteers to staff the JRTC clinic.

Hawaiian Raptors Land at Basa Air Base in Philippines
July 12, 2024
Philippine Air Force pilots welcome U.S. Air Force pilots from the 199th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron following a successful inaugural landing during the Marine Aviation Support Activity 24, at Basa Air Base, Philippines, June 13, 2024. The 199th EFS comprises19th and 199th Fighter Squadrons known as the Hawaiian Raptors based out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

Vermont National Guard Rescues Beryl Flood Victims
July 11, 2024
Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers supported Vermont Emergency Management Urban Search and Rescue Teams conducting health and welfare checks and evacuating people during flash flooding July 10-11, 2024, in Barre, Vermont. Before the storm, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott approved the activation of approximately 15 Soldiers and seven high-water vehicles to prepare for flash flooding.

Utah Air National Guard Conducts Weapons Training Exercise
July 11, 2024
Aircraft armament systems technicians from the Idaho Air National Guard’s 124th Maintenance Group download 30 mm rounds during a weapons system evaluation program exercise at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, June 11, 2024. The A-10 is equipped with the GAU-8/A seven-barrel Gatling gun and can fire 3,900 rounds a minute.

New Jersey, Pennsylvania Air Guard Collaborate on Exercise
July 11, 2024
Airmen assigned to the 171st Civil Engineer Squadron and the 177th Civil Engineer Squadron perform land navigation and simulated combat training exercises as part of the Piney Devil training exercise June 9, 2024, at Warren Grove Range, New Jersey.

Twins Exchange Command at Wyoming National Guard
July 10, 2024
At a ceremony at the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne June 27, 2024, Command Sgt. Maj. Edmundo Herrera, left, passed the guidon to his twin brother, Edwardo Herrera, who will now serve as the new command sergeant major of the Wyoming National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion.

Alaska Air National Guard Rescues Mariner in Gulf of Alaska
July 10, 2024
The Alaska Air National Guard rescues a critically ill mariner from a ship in the Gulf of Alaska June 15, 2024.

National Guard Participates in Adriatic Cyber Exercise in Slovenia
July 10, 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 representatives from six Adriatic nations working alongside their U.S. National Guard counterparts.

Idaho Army National Guard Rescues Injured Hiker
July 9, 2024
The Idaho Army National Guard’s State Aviation Group assisted the Custer County Search and Rescue with the rescue of an injured hiker July 6, 2024, on Thompson Peak of the Sawtooth Range outside Stanley, Idaho.

Hawaii Air Guard Trains on Urban Search and Rescue
July 8, 2024
Hawaii Air National Guard Airmen from the 154th Medical Group Detachment 1 and urban search and rescue teams from across the United States are briefed June 5, 2024, at Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Training Center in Livermore, Calif. The briefing, conducted during the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Medical Specialist Course, covered critical strategies for effective disaster response and coordination.

Michigan Guard, Latvia Collaborate on Airfield Capabilities
July 8, 2024
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ted Schroeder, 507th Engineer Battalion, project officer in charge, discusses the potential wet-gap training area with Latvian Armed Forces leadership during the design phase of the Selija Military Training Area in Latvia, June 5, 2024. Michigan Army National Guard Army Corp of Engineers will collaborate with Latvian Zemessardze Engineers over the next several years, contributing to the Selonia Training Area at each development phase.

Virginia Guard Cyber Brigade Validated for Federal Mobilizations
July 5, 2024
Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 123rd Cyber Protection Battalion, 91st Cyber Brigade, conduct re-certification of cyber protection teams on cyber operations June 6, 2024, as part of Cyber Shield Certification Exercise 2024 at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Cyber Shield CERTEX 2024 took place May 31 to June 15, with almost 250 personnel from the Army and Air National Guard from multiple states.

Oregon Guard Rescues Injured Hiker on Pacific Crest Trail
July 5, 2024
Oregon Army National Guard HH-60M crew members, from left, Staff Sgt. Kyle Sanders, crew chief and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kyle Hutton, pilot, stand next to a rescued hiker, with Sgt. 1st Class Michael Buchan, medic and chief warrant officer 4 Devin Wickenhagen, pilot in command in Medford, Oregon, June 23, 2024. The crew rescued the hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Red Arrow Transformed by Joint Readiness Training Exercise
July 3, 2024
The first few days in “the box” have wrapped up for troops at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Johnson, Louisiana, during which they completed blank and live fire training exercises that put their skills to the test while bringing Soldiers from across the United States and Canada together to work as cohesive teams.

Tennessee National Guard Band Performs in Bulgaria
July 3, 2024
Airmen and Soldiers from the Tennessee National Guard pose in front of the KC-135 Stratotanker crewed by Arizona National Guard's 161st Air Refueling Wing before departing Nashville for Sofia, Bulgaria, June 28, 2024, to support U.S. European Command’s U.S. Independence Day celebrations. The 129th Army National Guard Band, supplemented by former members of the 572nd Air National Guard Band, performed at the event.

Pennsylvania Guardsman Instructs Kenyans in Combat Care
July 2, 2024
Task Force Paxton medic Cpl. Vince Bartolome spent three days teaching Kenyan military forces Tactical Combat Casualty Care while stationed in Manda Bay, Kenya, in May 2024.

Iowa Air Guard Helps Small Town Recover from Flooding
July 2, 2024
U.S. Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Aaron Jacobson, a 185th Air Refueling Wing Civil Engineering Squadron pavements and construction equipment specialist, picks up debris using a skid steer loader in Sioux Rapids, Iowa, June 29, 2024. Airmen of the 185th ARW and 132nd Wing helped clean up debris in the wake of historic flooding in Northwest Iowa.

Idaho Guard Maintainers Supply Iron to the Fight
July 2, 2024
Maintenance Airmen from the 124th Maintenance Group generate A-10 Thunderbolt IIs at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, June 4, 2024. The aircraft generation is in support of a weapons system evaluation program  at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

New York Army Guard Tests Technology to Reduce Soldier Risk
July 1, 2024
U.S. Army Spc. Johnny Pagan, an infantryman with the New York National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, controls a soldier-borne sensor unmanned aerial vehicle in Fort Drum, N.Y., June 27, 2024. The system is portable and can be controlled by a single Soldier, allowing the drone to complete dangerous work Soldiers usually perform.

New Mexico National Guard Rescues Flood Victims
July 1, 2024
Six New Mexico Army National Guard Soldiers rescued four elderly residents from their home in Ruidoso June 29, 2024, as floods began to wash out parts of the area scarred by recent wildfires.