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Colorado Guard Soldiers to hone mountain skills at VailOpen in a New Window

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers will conduct annual ski and winter
Soldiers with the Colorado Army National Guard's Company C, 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry (Mountain) ski alongside 10th Mountain Division veterans, descendants and friends during the 43rd annual Ski-In celebration March 2, 2018, at the Ski Cooper ski area. The 10th Mountain Division was formed in 1943 and trained for WWII mountain warfare at Ski Cooper near Leadville, Colo.


Guard leaders participate in STEM event, mentor studentsOpen in a New Window

ARLINGTON, Va. – Leaders from throughout the National Guard joined other Service members in
Army Brig. Gen. Janeen Birckhead, the Maryland National Guard's assistant adjutant general for Army, illustrates a point to high school and college students during a mentoring session that was part of the annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Global Competitiveness Conference, held recently in Washington, D.C.


Oklahoma Air National Guardsmen save life on lunch breakOpen in a New Window

WILL ROGERS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Okla. – A group of Airmen from the 137th Special Operations
Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Potts, right, Oklahoma Air National Guard state command chief, Oklahoma Joint Force Headquarters, hugs Master Sgt. Scott Crim, a 137th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron (137th SOLRS) heavy equipment mechanic, during an informal coining in Crim's office at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City, Feb. 5, 2019.


Hawaii Guard Soldier awarded Medal of Valor for flood rescueOpen in a New Window

WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii – "A series of very difficult decisions ... that would save the lives
Gov. David Ige presents State Medal of Valor recipient, Staff Sgt. Gregory A.Y. Lum Ho, Jr., with award certificate during  a ceremony held on Feb. 9, 2019, at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii. Lum Ho was awarded the State Medal of Valor for ignoring substantial risk to his own life to ensure the rescue of a family of six while supporting Hawaii National Guard response efforts to Tropical Storm Lane on Aug. 23, 2018,


Guardsmen confront chemical attacks during Bay Area exerciseOpen in a New Window

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The picturesque American landmarks of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and
Oregon Army National Guard Maj. Richard Hosmer, 102nd CST deputy commander, prepares to dispatch a team of first responders from the California and Oregon National Guard Civil Support Teams (CST) into a training area at Fort Baker, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, Jan. 30, 2019. National Guard civil support teams worked with local agencies, including the San Francisco Fire Department, other first responders to assess and respond to a series simulated chemical attacks around the San Francisco Bay area as part of BAYEX, a week-long training exercise designed to bring multiple response agencies together to enhance interoperability during large-scale disasters.


Ore. Guard Soldiers learn arctic survival from CanadiansOpen in a New Window

MANNING PARK, B.C., Canada – Lights from headlamps in the distance dart across the blue snow
Oregon Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Eric Givens, right, with Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and Canadian Army Reserve Cpl. Avery Whitty-Kirker, with Royal Westminster Regiment, 39th Canadian Brigade Group, use knives to feather kindling sticks as part of a fire making class taught by the 4th Canadian Rangers Patrol Group during Westie Avalanche Exercise, Jan. 26, 2019, at E.C. Manning Park, British Columbia, Canada.


From South Dakota to around the worldOpen in a New Window

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The 114th Fighter Wing is a small unit, but their efforts span the globe.
Chief Master Sgt. Troy Erlandson, 114th Fighter Wing occupational safety manager, holds the South Dakota flag with another Airman during his trip to McMurdo Station, Antarctica where he worked directly for Joint Force Antarctica to support the Antarctic research mission.


Kansas Guard Airman innovates superior training methodOpen in a New Window

TOPEKA, Kansas - With a high deployment tempo and limited aircraft, finding the aircraft available
Neidhardt designed and built a faux floor of a KC-135 to use as a cargo loading training simulator.


Guard members to see expanded use of robotsOpen in a New Window

ARLINGTON, Va. – The use of robots continues to grow within the National Guard and Guard members are
Army Staff Sgt. Kevin O’Conner, a combat engineer with the South Carolina Army National Guard's 122nd Engineer Clearance Company, examines parts of a Talon IV Reset robotic vehicle while conducting training at the unit's home station in Graniteville, S.C., in Oct. 2018.  In the coming years, Soldiers throughout the Army National Guard can expect to see a wider variety of robots with expanded capabilities to meet a number of missions sets. That may  include a golf cart-sized robot designed to carry a squad's equipment as well as advances in autonomous vehicles that follow a lead vehicle driven by Soldiers.


Guard civil support teams tackled security at Super BowlOpen in a New Window

ARLINGTON, Va. – As football fans geared up for Sunday's ultimate event of the football season,
The Utah National Guard Civil Support Team conducts an External Evaluation by Army North at the Maverik Center in West Jordan, Utah, on Dec. 11, 2018.


Army Guard director fetes Army National Guard top recruitersOpen in a New Window

ARLINGTON, Va. – Army Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy, the director of the Army National Guard, recognized
Sgt. 1st Class Todd Crawford, a recruiter with the Wyoming Army National Guard, was named the Army Guard’s Recruiter of the Year in a ceremony and awards banquet Jan. 30, 2019, at the Bolger Center, Potomac, Maryland.


Hawaii Guard members deliver airlift for Southern Strike 19Open in a New Window

GULFPORT AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Miss. – Members of the Hawaii Air National Guard held airlift
U.S. Army Soldiers and vehicles from the 3rd Special Forces Group prepare to board a Hawaii Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III Jan. 21, 2019, at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center near Hattiesburg, Miss. The 204th Airlift Squadron transported personnel and vehicles to the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center, Miss., during exercise Southern Strike. The annual training is a is a total force, multi-service exercise hosted by the Mississippi Air National Guard’s Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport,


N.Y. Guard places troops on duty as cold front hitsOpen in a New Window

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The New York National Guard placed 80 Soldiers and Airmen on duty Wednesday, as
Airmen assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 174th Attack Wing prepare vehicles to deploy at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse, N.Y. as part of an Immediate Response Force at the direction of New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo as extremely cold weather hit western and central New York on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. The New York National Guard stood up four teams with 80 Soldiers and Airmen and 20 vehicles ready to provide support as required.


Alaska Air Guardsmen rescue man from popular lodgeOpen in a New Window

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard's 210th and
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. Pararescuemen from a similar craft helped rescue a man Tuesday.


National Guard technician program turns 50Open in a New Window

ARLINGTON, Va. – This month marks the 50th anniversary of the National Guard's technician program,
M1 Abrams tanks and other tracked vehicles sit in the maintenance bay at the South Carolina National Guard Unit Training Equipment Site on McCrady Training Center in Eastover, South Carolina, Jan. 23, 2019. Vehicle maintenance and repairs in the National Guard often falls to dual-status technicians - federal civilian employees who are required to maintain membership in a Guard unit as part of their employment. Technicians are also required to wear their military uniform and adhere to military customs and courtesies while on duty.  This month marks the 50-year anniversary of the technician program, which came into being Jan. 1, 1969.


Troops urged caution with sharing personal info onlineOpen in a New Window

ARLINGTON, Va. – In recent months several National Guard members have been victims of doxing – the
The seal of the National Guard Bureau


Army National Guard director at Pennsylvania training reviewOpen in a New Window

FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy, director of the Army National Guard, led an
Air Force Maj. Gen. Anthony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general, greets Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy, director of the Army National Guard, prior to an After Action Review of the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard’s rotation last summer at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Jan. 22, 2019.


Alaska Air National Guard rescuers save injured pilotOpen in a New Window

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard's 210th and
A 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk conducts hoist training June 5, 2018, at Eklutna Glacier in Alaska. On Jan. 22, 2019, a similar craft rescued a pilot at Chickaloon Flats.


Guard cyber units evolve as cyber threats continueOpen in a New Window

ARLINGTON, Va. – Just as the cyber threat has continued to evolve and grow, so too have the
Senior Airman David Daniel, left, with the Maryland Air National Guard's 275th Cyber Operations Squadron, points out key pieces of information on cyber defense operations to Army Maj. Steven Jackson, assistant intelligence officer with with the Mississippi National Guard, and Army Staff Sgt. Nyesha Bradley, with the Louisiana Army National Guard's D Company, 769th Brigade Engineer Battalion, during exercise Cyber Shield 17 at Camp W.G. Williams in Bluffdale, Utah, in April 2017.


Md. Guard uses innovation to prepare for Army Combat Fitness testOpen in a New Window

REISTERTOWN, Md. – As the Army transitions to the Army Combat Fitness Test to assess Soldier fitness
A U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 629th Military Intelligence Battalion receive instruction on proper stretching and warm-up techniques in preparation of the Army Combat Fitness Test Jan. 14, 2019, at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation in Reisterstown, Md.


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