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S.C. National Guard honors fallen troops with wreath-layingOpen in a New Window

COLUMBIA, S.C. – While this time of year is traditionally a time to celebrate, there are military
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Brad Owens, director of joint staff for the South Carolina National Guard, and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Scott Lambe, assistant adjutant general for air, South Carolina National Guard, place a wreath at the South Carolina Armed Forces Memorial at the South Carolina State House, Dec. 10, 2018.  The wreath is placed to honor the service men and women who served in the Armed Forces and made the ultimate sacrifice.

 

Puerto Rico Army Guard honors MIA Soldier from KoreaOpen in a New Window

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Cpl. Francisco Ramos Rivera, a 19 year-old Puerto Rican from Aibonito and
Cpl. Francisco Ramos Rivera was an MIA from the Korean War. He was identified in 2017 and returned home to his family for burial at the Puerto Rico National Cemetery in Bayamon. A Puerto Rico Army National Guard honor guard participated.

 

Seattle firefighters train with Washington National GuardOpen in a New Window

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - If a natural disaster hits, the Washington National Guard aviators
Members of the Seattle Fire Department participated in a training exercise with the Washington Army National Guard aviators doing personnel movement on UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

 

Northern Strike 19 planning underway in MichiganOpen in a New Window

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – With 6,400 participants from 10 countries and 22 states, Northern Strike 18
Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnais, Michigan National Guard adjutant general, speaks at the Northern Strike 19 Initial Planning Conference (IPC), Fort Custer Training Center, Mich., Dec. 4, 2018

 

N.Y. Guard Civil Support Team trains local fire departmentsOpen in a New Window

KINGSTON, N.Y. - The scene was set like something out of a zombie apocalypse movie. A large
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kristin Northrup, a survey team chief, and Spc. Sean Murray, a survey team member, assigned to the 2nd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (CST), New York National Guard, move to inspect, scan and catalog the contents of a simulated bomb maker's vehicle during a hazardous materials exercise with the City of Kingston Fire Department in Kingston, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2018.

 

D.C. National Guard supports funeral of George H.W. BushOpen in a New Window

WASHINGTON – District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG) Soldiers and Airmen provided security,
Maj. Joshua Behsudi, Mobilization Augmentation Command branch chief, hands Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan an invitation to the state funeral for 41st U.S. President George H.W. Bush prior to departing to the Washington National Cathedral Dec. 5, 2018.

 

New York Guard honors Korean War GI as he is laid to restOpen in a New Window

SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. – Sixty-eight years to the day after he was listed as missing in action in
Korean War missing Soldier Army Pfc. John Martin returned home for burial with full military honors December 2, 2018 following his positive identification by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) in September 2018.

 

Alaska National Guard aerial survey reduces earthquake havocOpen in a New Window

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - In the cold and dark early-morning hours Friday, an Alaska
Members of the 176th Wing  performed an aerial damage assessment in a C-130J Combat King II Nov. 30, 2018, over south central, Alaska, following the earthquake that hit the Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna Valley areas. In a matter of hours, members of the Alaska Air National Guard's Maintenance and Operation groups turned a planned community engagement into an aerial survey of earthquake damage, reporting findings to the State of Alaska's Joint Operations Center.

 

Washington Youth Academy Celebrates 10 yearsOpen in a New Window

BREMERTON, Wash. - The Washington Youth Academy celebrated its 10-year anniversary Nov. 18 with a
Washington Youth Academy 1st Lt. Darrell Stoops talks with former graduates of the WYA during the academies 10-year anniversary ceremony Nov. 18, 2018, in Bremerton, Wash. The ceremony brought together former and current graduates as a way to reconnect with past graduates, as well as show the current class the success the program can lead to.

 

Kansas Army Guard Soldiers aid motorists trapped by snowOpen in a New Window

ARLINGTON, Va. — In response to a fierce winter storm Sunday, Kansas Army National Guard Soldiers
Kansas Army National Guard Soldiers from Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery and Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery, helped out stranded motorists in Marshall County along Highway 36 on Nov. 25, 2018.  The Kansas Army National Guard had nine Stranded Motorists Assistance Response Teams stationed across Kansas to assist local law enforcement during a snow storm that struck earlier that day.

 

Lengyel: Every service member has role in building readinessOpen in a New Window

ALI AL SALEM AIR BASE, Kuwait — The men and women of Det. 2, 385th Expeditionary Aircraft
Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief, National Guard Bureau, talks with Nebraska National Guard members, 451st Air Expeditionary Group, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Nov. 23, 2018.

 

Information and cyber ops modeled by Md. Army Guard unitOpen in a New Window

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – As the unit celebrates its upcoming 10th anniversary, the 110th Information
U.S. Army Maj. John Rodriguez, an experienced IO officer, touches on the unification of information-related capabilities in a multi-domain battlefield environment demonstrated in an exercise known as Cyber Blitz 2018.

 

Lengyel shares Thanksgiving breakfast with deployed troopsOpen in a New Window

CAMP BUERHING, Kuwait – Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, and
Air Force National Guard Gen. Joseph Lengyel, right, chief of the National Guard Bureau, awards U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Karmen Walling, human resources sergeant assigned to Headquarters and Support Company, 935th Aviation Support Battalion, from Springfield, Missouri, a coin at the 35th Combat Aviation Brigade’s Administrative and Logistical Operations Center at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 22, 2018.

 

Calif. Guard MPs help Paradise pets, volunteers in shelterOpen in a New Window

CHICO, Calif. - A couple with a cat carrier presses themselves against a hallway wall at the Chico
Spc. Mark Maynard, a military police officer with the 870th Military Police Company, and Norm Rosene, public information officer for the North Valley Animal Rescue Group, direct a volunteer moving donations at the municipal airport in Chico, California, Nov. 18, 2018. In response to the Camp Fire, the airport has been converted to a temporary animal shelter, caring for displaced animals and providing donations to pet owners in need.

 

195th ISRG provides intel support for Camp, Woolsey FiresOpen in a New Window

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Air National Guard members from the 195th Intelligence, Surveillance,
Tech. Sgt. Roy Davis and Staff Sgt. Matt Lemaire, 234th Intelligence Squadron intelligence analysts, sit on a conference call with various civilian and military agencies regarding the California wildfires Nov. 14, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. The 234th IS Airmen are providing aerial imagery support to agencies battling the Camp and Woolsey Fires.

 

Guam National Guard plays role in moving supplies to SaipanOpen in a New Window

BARRIGADA, Guam - Amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) worked with 254th Rapid Engineer
Soldiers from the 9th Mission Support Command, 411th Engineer Brigade, Guam Army National Guard, secure a 10-ton dump truck inside the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) to transfer to the island of Saipan for Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) efforts. Sailors and Marines from Ashland, assigned to Commander, Amphibious Squadron 11, are providing Department of Defense support to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts.

 

La. Guard revamps course to better prepare future leadersOpen in a New Window

PINEVILLE, La. - The Louisiana Army National Guard's Multi-component Cadre Basic Leader Course (BLC)
Soldiers discuss experiences and take notes during class at the Louisiana National Guard's 199th Regiment (Regional Training Institute) Basic Leadership Course at Camp Cook in Ball, Louisiana. The LANG's BLC started a new curriculum during the August rotation that will be in effect at all schoolhouses Army wide by January 2020.

 

Juggling fires and families: Calif. aviators make it workOpen in a New Window

MATHER, Calif. – U.S. Army Sgt. Greg Fernandez stepped Monday into the hall of the Sacramento Army
U.S. Army Sgt. Greg Fernandez, a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter crew chief, works outside of the helicopter after landing, Nov. 11, 2018, at Sacramento Mather Airport in Mather, California. The helicopter is one of the first M-model UH-60s assigned to the California Army National Guard. The aircraft and crew traveled from Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, in Southern California to support state agencies battling the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California.

 

Vermont again a finalist for Army Communities of ExcellenceOpen in a New Window

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Vermont Army National Guard was selected as an Army Communities of Excellence
U.S. Army Spc. Andres Diaz, Detachment 1, Alpha Company, 572nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont National Guard, throws a training grenade at Fort Drum, N.Y., June 13, 2017.  The Vermont Guard is a finalist in the Army Communities of Excellence.

 

Prairie Assurance quake drill preps Guard, first respondersOpen in a New Window

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Imagine that a subtle shaking awakens you from a sound sleep. You step out of
A C-130 Hercules from the Illinois National Guard’s 182nd Airlift Wing based in Peoria, lands at the Marion Airport in Marion, Illinois, during Prairie Assurance, a full-scale, statewide multi-agency exercise Nov. 2, 2018. Soldiers and Airmen from the Illinois National Guard exercised at multiple locations in the state with state agencies, county emergency management agencies and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to test interoperability during a large-scale catastrophic event.

 

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12/13/2018
Missouri National Guard Association Board of Directors Meeting

1/17/2019
Missouri National Guard Association Board of Directors Meeting

1/18/2019 » 1/20/2019
EANGUS Area IV Mid-Winter Conference

2/21/2019
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