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Alaska Air Guardsmen rescue injured sheep hunterOpen in a New Window

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th
A HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter operated by Alaska Air National Guardsmen with the 210th Rescue Squadron takes off for aerial live-fire gunnery training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 19, 2019.

 

N.Y. National Guard leaders study at historic battlefieldOpen in a New Window

SARATOGA NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK, N.Y. — Future New York Army National Guard company commanders and
New York Army National Guard Maj. Jason Cossey speaks with James Hughto on a training exercise, at Saratoga Battlefield, Saratoga, N.Y., on Aug. 14, 2019. Cossey and other Soldiers were participating in the Commander’s Career Course, and getting a tour of Saratoga Battlefield.

 

Wis. leaders recognize Guardsmen for storm recovery missionOpen in a New Window

BALSAM LAKE, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers and senior Wisconsin National Guard leaders recognized Wisconsin
Brig. Gen. David Odonahue, Wisconsin's deputy adjutant general for civil support, pins the Wisconsin National Guard Emergency Service Ribbon on the collars of approximately 150 Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers and Airmen during an Aug. 10, 2019, ceremony at Unity High School in Balsom Lake, Wis. The Guard members helped clear storm debris from more than 50 miles of area roadways in the weeks following strong summer storms July 19.

 

Ohio Air, Army Guard members provide community medical careOpen in a New Window

MANSFIELD, Ohio – Members of the Ohio Air and Army National Guard teamed together with local medical
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing Medical Group, Mansfield, Ohio, give a child immunization shots as part of GuardCare Weekend Aug. 10, 2019, at the Buckeye Career Center, New Philadelphia, Ohio. GuardCare offers the opportunity for community members to receive basic healthcare and advice on further medical recommendations.

 

Minnesota ordnance expert named senior NCO of the yearOpen in a New Window

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD. – Master Sgt. Mark J. Jurakovich, an explosive ordnance disposal technician
Master Sgt. Mark Jurakovich, the Outstanding Airman of the Year in the category of Senior Noncommissioned officer, works with EOD robot, Jun 6, 2019.

 

Idaho Civil Support Team trains with Nampa police departmentOpen in a New Window

NAMPA, Idaho – Soldiers and Airmen from the Idaho National Guard’s 101st Weapons of Mass Destruction
Idaho National Guard’s 101st WMD CST trained with the Nampa Police Department. The 101st has the capabilities to retrieve and test chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear agents. The 101st and the Nampa Police Department have responded to real-world missions together in the past.

 

Air Force chief of staff tours Kentucky Air National GuardOpen in a New Window

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein toured the Kentucky Air National
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein meets Callie, the only search-and-rescue dog in the Department of Defense, and her handler, Master Sgt. Rudy Parsons, a pararescueman in the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, during a tour of the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Aug. 10, 2019. Goldfein toured various work centers, learning about the unique mission sets of the 123rd Airlift Wing.

 

N.Y. National Guard engineers training, building in HawaiiOpen in a New Window

HALEIWA, Hawaii – While most New York Army National Guard Soldiers spent their 2019 Annual Training
U.S. Army Pfc. Jesse Velez, a plumber assigned to the 1156th Engineer Company, 204th Engineer Battalion, New York Army National Guard, measures a board before cutting it during an Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) mission at Camp Paumalu, Haleiwa, Hawaii, July 31, 2019.Engineers from the Air Force, Air National Guard, and the Marine Corps have been working at the camp since May to help build a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activity center.

 

Kentucky Airman awarded the rare Distinguished Flying CrossOpen in a New Window

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein bestowed the Distinguished
Lt. Col. John "J.T." Hourigan, a pilot for the 123rd Airlift Wing, is pinned with the Distinguished Flying Cross by Gen. David L. Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Aug. 10, 2019. Hourigan earned the award for preventing a catastrophic, in-flight mishap that would have resulted in the loss of aircraft and crew.

 

North Dakota Guard members ace regional marksmanship matchOpen in a New Window

BISMARCK, N.D. — Members of the North Dakota National Guard marksmanship teams excelled for the
Sgt. Tyler Goldade, North Dakota Army National Guard, shoots a course of fire July 27, 2019, at Camp Guernsey, Wyo., during the Marksmanship Advisory Council Region 6 Championship. Goldade won the Combined Arms Individual Aggregate and Combined Arms Individual Rifle Champion.

 

Combat simulations used for the first time at Camp EdwardsOpen in a New Window

CAMP EDWARDS, Mass. – The Massachusetts Army National Guard performed a military exercise on Cape
A Soldier from the 1166th Transportation Company, Massachusetts National Guard, engages a target during a base defense live-fire exercise during the Combined Arms Exercise: Patriot Crucible on Camp Edwards, Mass., on  Aug. 4, 2019. The Soldiers of the 1166th participated in several iterations of this training event without ammunition and with blank ammunition in order to hone their skills in tactical maneuvers and fire.

 

Oregon fighter pilots practice water-ejection techniquesOpen in a New Window

CULTUS LAKE, Ore. – U.S. Air Force F-15C pilots from the 173rd Fighter Wing of the Oregon Air
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kedric Osborne, an F-15C Instructor Pilot at the 173rd Fighter Wing, takes a deep breath before submerging beneath a floating parachute canopy during water survival training at Cultus Lake, Oregon, July 25, 2019.

 

Army training helps Texas Guard member save driver's lifeOpen in a New Window

FORT MEADE, Md. – When Matt Oldham saw the black SUV erupt in flames, he sprinted toward the fire.
Spc. Matt Oldham, top, takes part in a training exercise with his National Guard unit, C Company, Third Battalion, 144th Infantry Regiment from Seagoville, Texas. Oldham said his Army combat buddy care and lifesaver training helped him successfully pull a driver from a wrecked vehicle on July 24 in downtown Dallas.

 

Communities, Guard rally to recover from Wis. stormsOpen in a New Window

BALSAM LAKE, Wis. — Residents of Northern Wisconsin affected by the severe weather that swept
Staff Sgt. Cody Koeller, left, a part of the 115th Fighter Wing’s security forces and Tech. Sgt. Andrew Melton, a munitions technician with the 115th, right, cut through dense debris along the roadways near Loon Lake in Barron County, Wis., Aug. 3, 2019, as part of the continued recovery efforts in Polk and Barron Counties. Approximately 100 Soldiers and Airmen from the Wisconsin Army and Air National Guard remain on duty to assist civil authorities with damage assessment and debris clearance following the severe weather that struck Northern Wisconsin July 19-20.

 

Ohio Guard tests disaster response with civilian partnersOpen in a New Window

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Vigilant Guard kicked off Monday with a flurry of activity, with first responders
Members of the 61st Civil Support Team, Arkansas National Guard, brief their incident response plan to the West Licking Joint Fire District chief during Vigilant Guard 19-4, Aug. 5, 2019, at the Ohio Fire Academy in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Vigilant Guard brings together over 3,000 personnel from more than 90 local, state and federal agencies to train and develop disaster response capabilities in the largest exercise of its kind in the state’s history.

 

Alaska Airmen rescue 2 injured hikers in separate incidentsOpen in a New Window

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska —Responding to a request for assistance Saturday from the
An HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter operated by Alaska Air National Guardsmen with the 210th Rescue Squadron takes off for aerial live-fire gunnery training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 19, 2019. A similar aircraft helped rescue a person mauled by a bear on June 10, 2019.

 

Georgia Army National Guard welcomes 230 new SoldiersOpen in a New Window

FORT STEWART, Ga. – More than 230 Soldiers of the Georgia Army National Guard were welcomed Sunday
Pvt.1st Class Terry Brown of Albany, Georgia, and Pfc. Caleb Bennett of Rockmart, Georgia, were among the Soldiers recognized with an Army Achievement Medal during a battle handoff ceremony at Fort Stewart. Brown, of the Cumming-based 420th Signal Company and Bennett of the Statesboro-based Georgia Southern Cadet Detachment were the honor graduates of their basic combat training classes.

 

Illinois National Guard completes flood operationsOpen in a New Window

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS – Members of the Illinois National Guard have been released from State Active
Soldiers from Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 123rd Field Artillery place sandbags shoring up concrete barriers in Grafton, Illinois, during flood operations in June.

 

Wisconsin National Guard continues to respond to stormsOpen in a New Window

COMSTOCK, Wis. — More than 100 Soldiers and Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard remain on duty
Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers and Airmen help clear storm debris in Barron County, Wis., July 30.

 

Indiana Guard teams up with South Bend Fire DepartmentOpen in a New Window

KINGSBURY, Ind. — Members of the Indiana Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team, comprised of helicopter
Sgt. Todd D. Overbeck, with C Company, 238th General Support Aviation Battalion, assists Brent VanBruaene, with the South Bend Fire Department, as he boards a UH-60 Black Hawk during hoist operations at Kingsbury, Indiana, July 23, 2019. Overbeck and VanBuraene are members of the Indiana Helipcopter Aquatic Rescue Team, a small team of National Guard members and firefighters with the South Bend fire Department.

 

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8/22/2019
Board of Directors Meeting, Missouri National Guard Association

8/30/2019 » 9/2/2019
NGAUS 141st General Conference & Exhibition

9/26/2019
Board of Directors Meeting, Missouri National Guard Association

10/31/2019
Board of Directors Meeting, Missouri National Guard Association

11/28/2019
Board of Directors Meeting, Missouri National Guard Association