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Army Guard announces stationing of new cyber battalionOpen in a New Window

ARLINGTON, Va. – The director of the Army National Guard, Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, announced
The director of the Army National Guard, Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, announced Oct. 22, 2019, the stationing of the newly formed 127th Cyber Battalion in Indianapolis.


Credential, certification program available to Army GuardOpen in a New Window

ARLINGTON, Va. – Beginning in January, Army National Guard Soldiers will be eligible to take part in
Army National Guard Soldiers can take part in an Army-wide program allowing to obtain civilian, industry-specific credentials and certifications, beginning in January 2020.


Medics train for lifesaving with Army Guard medevac aircrewsOpen in a New Window

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. – More than 30 New York Army National Guard Soldiers of 466th Area Medical Company,
New York National Guard Soldiers of the 466th Area Support Medical Company conduct medical evacuation training with medevac aircrews of C Company, 1st Battalion, 171st General Support Aviation, at Floyd Bennet Memorial Airport in Queensbury, New York, Oct. 20th, 2019. The training prepares the medics of the 466th for mobilization and deployment to Iraq in 2020.


28th ECAB trains for water survivalOpen in a New Window

SOMERSET, Pa. – Thirty-seven Soldiers with the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade trained
Soldiers with the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade prepare to be submerged in a Shallow Water Egress Trainer chair, pushed by civilian and military instructors. The Soldiers had to demonstrate water survival skills, simulating exiting a submerged helicopter, during training at the pool at Somerset Area High School Oct. 19, 2019.


Colorado Guard partners to prepare for winter storm responseOpen in a New Window

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – The Colorado National Guard and state agencies will conduct a winter storm
A Colorado National Guard Small Unit Support Vehicle used to respond to blizzards, floods and other domestic events. The SUSVs are also used by infantry troops, special forces teams and others to traverse challenging terrain during overseas contingency operations.


State Department honors NY Guard Soldier for Iraq serviceOpen in a New Window

WASHINGTON – New York Army National Guard Sgt. Jhon Ortiz has received the State Department's
New York Army National Guard Sgt. Jhon Ortiz, shown outside the U.S. Capitol Sept. 5, 2019, received the State Department's Meritorious Honor Award for his actions in 2018 as part of the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center to relocate the U.S. Embassy Consulate in Basra, Iraq.


Guard practices combat readiness in Warfighter exerciseOpen in a New Window

FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – More than 450 National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 29th Infantry
Brig. Gen. John Rhodes, the 29th Infantry Division deputy commanding general for operations, participates in a mock media interview during the Warfighter exercise Sept. 25-Oct. 11, 2019, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.


Kansas Guard buttresses state wildland fire responseOpen in a New Window

SALINA, Kan. – Soldiers and Airmen from the Kansas National Guard partnered with the Kansas Forest
A group of Soldiers and Airmen from the Kansas National Guard spray flames with water from a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) during an integrated exercise with civilian fire departments at the Smokey Hill Range in Salina, Kansas, Sept. 19, 2019.


Warfighter exercise tests Iron Brigade’s mettleOpen in a New Window

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — To hone its combat capabilities, the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 157th
Capt. Matthew Jones, a military intelligence officer with the 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, during a recent Warfighter Exercise at Fort Campbell, Ky. Jones and the rest of the 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade headquarters coordinated security, logistics, protection and artillery for the 101st Airborne Division during the two-week exercise.


NY National Guard assists in final honors for WWII heroOpen in a New Window

SELKIRK, N.Y. – Members of the New York Army National Guard provided final honors for Francis S.
Technical Sgt. Francis S. Currey, Company K, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, poses July 26, 1945, with the weapons he used while halting a German attack on his company Dec. 21,1944, during the Battle of the Bulge. Maj. Gen. Leland S. Hobbs, commanding general, 30th Infantry Division, presented him with the nation's highest award, the Medal of Honor, near Reims, France.


South Dakota Guard hones mobility, command capabilityOpen in a New Window

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – More than 200 Soldiers with the 196th Maneuver Enhancement
South Dakota Army National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Marlette, right, talks with Lt. Col. Jason Campbell, command judge advocate with the 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, at a simulated wartime exercise Sept. 25-Oct. 12 in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


Army Guard improves readiness, supports defense strategyOpen in a New Window

WASHINGTON – The Army National Guard is adapting manning and force structure to the National Defense
National Guardsmen set up an M777 howitzer during training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 4, 2019.


W.Va. Guard helicopter crews train to fight wildland firesOpen in a New Window

KINGWOOD, W.Va. – Three West Virginia Army National Guard aircrews with Company C, 1st Battalion,
Members of West Virginia Army National Guard Company C, 1st Battalion, 150th Aviation Regiment, train at Camp Dawson, West Virginia, Oct. 10, 2019, using helicopter buckets to fight wildfires.


179th Airlift Wing recognizes Cybersecurity Awareness MonthOpen in a New Window

MANFIELD, Ohio – Cybercrimes, intrusions and scams are increasing, requiring increased vigilance to
Senior Master Sgt. Nick Wirwille, superintendent of the Cyber Systems Operations shop with the 179th Airlift Wing Communications Squadron, Mansfield, Ohio, works on a computer Oct. 6, 2019. Cyber Systems Operations specialists design, install and support systems to ensure they operate properly and remain secure from outside intrusion.


Cal Guard supports civilian search and rescue trainingOpen in a New Window

PETALUMA, Calif. – Volunteers from around the state attended helicopter safety and rescue training
Volunteer search and rescue personnel practice basic helicopter orientation during the safety and awareness course Oct. 4-6 at Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma, Calif. Some rescuers attended with their rescue dogs from California Rescue Dog Association (CARDA), a free and direct resource of Cal OES’ Law and Enforcement Division.


NY Air Guard helps resupply northernmost Canadian outpostOpen in a New Window

STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Scotia, N.Y. – The New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift
New York Air National Guard Airmen from the 109th Airlift Wing and Royal Canadian Air Force Airmen from 8 Wing in Trenton, Ontario, teamed up to resupply Canadian Forces Station Alert as part of Operation Boxtop. they are shown in front of a New York Air National Guard C-130 at Thule Air Base, Greenland, Oct. 3, 2019.


PRNG ships provide ferry service to Vieques, CulebraOpen in a New Window

FORT BUCHANAN, Puerto Rico – The Puerto Rico National Guard (PRNG) is providing essential cargo
The Puerto Rico National Guard loads vehicles at its pier in Roosevelt Roads, Ceiba, Oct. 7, 2019, for a trip to the island of Vieques. Gov. Wanda Vazquez Garced activated the PRNG to provide cargo ferry service to Vieques and Culebra after two Maritime Transport Authority vessels suffered mechanical problems. The journey to the Islands takes nearly three hours roundtrip, depending on conditions.


Alaska National Guard commander eyes regional hub conceptOpen in a New Window

GALENA, Alaska — Brig. Gen. Torrence Saxe, commander of the Alaska National Guard and commissioner
Students raise their hands to ask questions of visiting Alaska National Guard members at the Galena Interior Learning Academy Oct. 4, 2019. The Guard members were part of a small team visiting the Yukon River community to provide outreach services to veterans and build relationships for possible future Guard operations.


W.Va. Guard’s 249th Band trains on wildland fire suppressionOpen in a New Window

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – More than 20 members of the West Virginia Army National Guard's 249th Army Band
Soldiers of the West Virginia Army National Guard’s 249th Army Band work to remove debris from a fire line during basic wildland fire suppression training, conducted by the West Virginia Division of Forestry in Morgantown, West Virginia, Oct. 3, 2019.


TACPs share experiences with 124th Fighter Wing AirmenOpen in a New Window

GOWEN FIELD, Idaho – Airmen from the 124th Maintenance Squadron and 124th Medical Group joined
A pair of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs assigned to the 190th Fighter Squadron flies over a group of Airmen from the 124th Fighter Wing at the Saylor Creek Bombing Range, Idaho, Oct. 5, 2019. The range provides a designated area for pilots, Tactical Air Control Party Airmen and other mission-essential groups to run training missions.